Affiliated Scholars

Ashley Ngozi Agbasoga, 

Teaching Assistant, Latina and Latino Studies

Ashley Ngozi Agbasoga is a current third-year doctoral student in Anthropology at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on Black/Afro-México, examining narratives of belonging, racialization and state formation, and racialized geographies--particularly concerning Blackness and Indigeneity--in the Costa Chica region of México. 

Ashley was the 2015-2017 Tepoztlán-Northwestern Graduate Fellow, in which she helped to plan the annual conference for the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Ashley loves to cook, dance, and play the cello. She is also a member of the Comparative Race and Diaspora cluster at Northwestern. 

Joel Valentín-Martínez

Senior Lecturer, Dance/Theater.

His choreographed work "Tlatelolco Revisited" recently premiered at Luna Negra Dance Theater. He is currently restaging Nora Chipaumire’s Groundswell.