Shannen Torres

Soares Fellow
FLAS Fellow
2021 - 2022

Advisor: Jonathan Rosa

Class of 2022

Shannen Torres was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and received their B.A. from Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) with a concentration in Identity, Diversity and Aesthetics. As a Dominican-American, they’re interested in Black Dominican abolitionism and reconciliation with Black Haitians, and how these are both integral to the alternative and embodied archival practices of Dominicans and Haitians. They explored these interests in their undergraduate thesis, “Radical Inheritance: A Counter-Archive on Black Dominican and Black Haitian Legacies of Collaborative Freedom Fighting.”

At Stanford, there were a fellow for the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) and began their role as a Marketing Coordinator for Stanford's El Centro Latino y Chicano in 2019. They wish to continue exploring the digital humanities during their experience as a co-term in Latin American Studies.