History, UC Davis
Lily Balloffet is a doctoral student in the UC Davis History Department. She studies Latin America and the Middle East, and is currently writing her dissertation about Arabic-speaking immigrant communities in Argentina in the first half of the twentieth century. Her project uses the history of these communities to highlight ongoing cultural, intellectual, political and artistic collaboration and exchange between South America and the Arab world. She recently returned from Argentina, where she completed the research for her dissertation under the auspices of the UC Davis Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.