Congratulations to Giovani Rocha, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Political Science and Africana Studies for being selected one of the recipients of the inaugural class of Presidential Ph.D. Fellows.
Giovani Rocha is a graduate student in the Joint PhD Political Science and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters in Government, Institutions and Public Policy from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil and a BA in Economics from the Brazilian Institute of Markets and Capitals (IBMEC-RJ). Prior to starting his graduate studies at Penn, Giovani worked in Brazil with education policy implementation at the local and federal levels and was a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. His research interests involve the intersection of politics, black activism, and antiracist policies in Latin American countries, with a particular interest in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay.