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NECC Professor Selected to Spend Month in India

Submitted by on April 23, 2013 – 11:52 am
NECC Professor Selected to Spend Month in India

Professor Ligia Domenech

Northern Essex Community College Professor Ligia Domenech of Haverhill has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in its summer institute, “India’s Past and the Making of the Present.”

This program gives 24 higher education faculty the opportunity to spend four weeks studying the history and culture of India in New Delhi and other important sites on the subcontinent, July 1 through 26.
Speaking about this opportunity, Domenech says, “I love the fact that I will get this new learning experience that will challenge my current assumptions and deepen my perspectives about such a rich culture and its history”.

Domenech joined the Department of Global Studies at NECC in the fall of 2011. She is a published author having written about the governorship of Roberto Sanchez Vilella in Puerto Rico (1964-68), and the German U-boat Blockade of the Caribbean in 1942.
Domenech has a master’s in Caribbean Anthropology and a PhD in the History of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Three years ago before coming to Northern Essex, she spent three months at sea teaching World Civilization and U.S. History to U.S. soldiers aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter chasing drug traffickers around Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.