Rachel Nolan received her PhD in History from New York University in 2018. She is a historian of modern Latin America, and is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Children for Export”: A History of International Adoption from Guatemala. Research has taken her to Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and around the U.S. This book project was funded by the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and ACLS/Mellon Foundation. Prior to becoming a historian, Dr. Nolan worked as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times, and El Faro, among other publications. In September 2019 she will begin work as Assistant Professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies. 

Rachel Nolan

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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