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From left to right: Aurora Lauzardo, Ph. D., thesis advisor Alejandro Álvarez Nieves Ph. D., student Melany Z. Flores Collazo, and Yvette Torres, M.A.

On August 22, 2017, Melany Z. Flores Collazo, defended her thesis titled Libretos de negritud: raza, nacionalismo cultural y colonialismo estadounidense en Puerto Rico, a translation from English into Spanish of Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico by Isar P. Godreau, Ph. D.

The Thesis Committee, formed by Aurora Lauzardo, Ph. D., Yvette Torres, M. A., and thesis advisor Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Ph. D., awarded her thesis the grade notable.