1. Part of the trunk of any tree or plant that is in the earth and attached to the roots (cepa de la mata).
2. Cluster of plants that share a single root.
3. Taxonomic instrument symbolizing the parent of a given strain that contains the totality of an object or organism. As in pure origin (de pura cepa) or genuine origin (de buena cepa)
Melissa Rosario is scholar, radical educator and healer who lives and works in Puerto Rico. She received her PhD in Anthropology and Latinx Studies in 2013 from Cornell University, going on to serve as a postdoctoral fellow at Bowdoin College and visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University, her alma mater. During that time, she studied social movements and political currents in Puerto Rico, particularly interested in the process through which people transform. Read the full bio...
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