Alumni (Fellow)

Roberto Armengol

Jefferson Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellow
Coral Gables, Florida
B.A. University of Delaware (1999)
M.A. University of Virginia (2006)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2013)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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Roberto Armengol is a postdoctoral fellow in U.Va.’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a lecturer for the Anthropology Department. He is a sociocultural anthropologist with extensive field experience in urban Cuba where his research has since developed into an ongoing focus on markets, globalization and sustainable alternatives to neoliberal capitalism. Roberto served in the inaugural class of College Fellows, a group of faculty who developed and piloted the New Curriculum. In 2019-20, he was awarded a Ford Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to begin a begin a new long-term ethnographic project.

Roberto is also a professional journalist. He has worked as a staff writer at daily newspapers, a reporter for Bloomberg News and, most recently, as the audio producer for the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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