Recent WAC/D alum Jeremy Peretz's work has just been recognized by the Caribbean Studies Association with their Best Dissertation Award of 2022. The dissertation is a historical ethnographic exploration of Komfa, a Guyanese ritual performed largely by Afro-descendant women. Currently Jeremy is in the final stages of producing a film based primarily on research and relationships he formed while working towards his PhD in Culture and Performance. Jeremy is also an award-winning poet whose verse was recognized by the American Anthropological Association's Ethnographic Poetry Competition in 2018 when he was a CAP student. Jeremy's poems are available through such publications as Anthropology and Humanism, Postcolonial Text, Caribbean Quarterly, and African American Review. Since Fall 2021, Jeremy has been teaching in the University of Guyana's Faculty of Education and Humanities, with courses in cultural and Caribbean studies.