James Kale – 2018-2019, ETA, Brazil
My name is James Kale and I am a first-generation, Black, Afro-Latinx from the the South Bronx of NYC. I graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a double major in Applied Psychology & Human Development and Sociology and again in 2017 with a Master's in Education in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Education.
My dream and acceptance of the Fulbright grant stem from an ongoing educational and cultural interest in learning about the parallels of the African diaspora. In 2018, I was placed in Petrolina, PE at the Universidade de Pernambuco and in 2019, returned as a leader in Salvador, Brazil.
As an ETA Leader at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, I am excited to continue incorporating my professional and personal experience in the classroom by discussing how my intersectional identities have shaped my perspective/experience in the United States bringing a nuanced, holistic and different understanding of the United States to Brazil.