BA Economics and International Relations (2009), Agnes Scott College
Cara Snyder graduated with a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, where she double majored in Economics and International Relations, with a minor in Spanish (2009). Before joining the Women’s Studies department at the University of Maryland, Cara worked as a Program Assistant in The Americas Program at The Carter Center, as a Fulbright Scholar and English Teacher in Brazil, and as an International Admissions Counselor at Agnes Scott College. She has also participated in a number of training and programs that sit at the intersections of civil society and government. Her previous research “I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m Here to Stay: US-Latin Relations, Carmen Miranda, and the Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Prevention” examined the symbolic deployment of Carmen Miranda as a heuristic device for understanding the successes and failures of cultural diplomacy in US-Brazilian relations. As a graduate student, Cara is interested in feminist economics, sexualization of female athletes and transnational feminisms. To see some of Cara’s teaching and activism in Brazil, visit her website. Click here for her LinkedIn page.