— PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
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Derricks Leon Washington completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at U.T. Austin. His work focuses on migration, diaspora, identity, and dance. He is a fellow at the Smithsonian Center of Folklore and Cultural Heritage. Additionally, he was the former executive director of El Fogon Center for the Art in NYC where he helped curate live Latino, Afro-Latino, Caribbean music, dance/movement, poetry salons, and visual art expositions. As an anthropologist/educator, he worked at the New-York Historical Society (the oldest museum in New York and the second oldest in the US) and has appeared on News 12 the Bronx, Bronx free press, and Mott haven Times, BX 360 magazine.