Erika Valdivieso will join the Department of Classics as a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton. She and fifteen other scholars across several disciplines will join the twelve fellows selected last year with the aim of enhancing diversity in the professoriate.
Valdivieso has an interest in recovering the intellectual traditions of colonial Latin America, as informed by the legacy of classical humanism. She completed her Ph.D. in classics at Brown University and holds a master’s degree in Latin and bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Michigan.
Valdivieso will be advised by Dan-el Padilla Peralta, associate professor of classics and associated faculty in the programs in Latin American studies and Latino studies and the University Center for Human Values.
“Our 16 new Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows are an impressive group of early-career scholars, both in terms of their fields of expertise as well as the diversity of backgrounds they bring to Princeton,” said Dean of the Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni.
“They join last year’s 12 inaugural Postdoctoral Research Fellows to pursue research projects under the direction of faculty mentors, and enrich our academic departments and campus in the process. We are looking forward to this coming year with a full cohort of 28 outstanding fellows in the program.”
Read more about the other fellows here.