Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Maisoon Fillo

M.A. Alumna

Maisoon Fillo graduated in 2015 with her bachelors in Psychology and Hispanic Studies at The College of William and Mary. She studied abroad in La Plata, Argentina to learn more about the legal, political, social and psychological dimensions of Argentina‘€™s dictatorship. During her scholarship in Argentina she interned with La Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, working closely with the high school outreach program, Jóvenes y Memoria. After graduating from William and Mary, Maisoon spent the summer in Vermont studying Spanish at Middlebury Language Schools. Shortly following Middlebury‘€™s language immersion program, she taught English at La Universidad de Cesar Vallejo in Lima, Peru. These opportunities of global citizenship led to an internship with the Inter-American Dialogue‘€™s Education Program in 2016. Through the Stone Center, she has been awarded two FLAS fellowships for the study of Brazilian Portuguese; these include a two-year language program and a summer immersive program in São Paulo, Brazil. Maisoon‘€™s graduate research will analyze transitional justice through the Afro-Brazilian lens.