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2018 Graduate Student Projects

552px_552px Carolina Vargas.jpgCarolina Vargas (Agriculture Food and Resource Economics) will carry out research in Colombia on the structure of agrifood systems in relation to regional economic development. 





Clay edited 2.jpgClayton Oppenhuizen (History) will travel to Chile to conduct research on how Chilean exiles were able to connect with their compatriots who remained in Chile and work to unravel the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.





552px_552px_Gauthier_2.jpgCristina Gauthier (Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences) will pursue research in Brazil on socioeconomic disparities in solid waste and water management in relation to the environmental and health risks created by the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.




Marcela Omans Photo 1 (2).jpgMarcela Omans (Anthropology) will travel to Mexico and Peru. Focusing on Chinatowns, she will study how Chinese communities in Latin America create transnational social networks that play a role in the intensification of political and economic relations between China and Latin America.




552px_552pxbilbao.jpgMaría Isidora Bilbao (Ecological Community Psychology) will conduct research in Chile on the meaning of wellbeing for a group of Chilean adolescents from low-income families, exploring how factors such as ethnicity and gender identity impact adolescents´ understanding of wellbeing.




paredes edited 2.jpgNerli Paredes (Anthropology) will travel to Mexico to collect data on the impact of distress and social support on maternal and infant feeding practices of Zapotec mothers, after a natural disaster in Oaxaca.





ogrady edited 2.jpgPatrick O'Grady (History) will conduct archival research on the rise of Evangelical Christianity in Chile during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.





552px_552pxCarneiro 3.jpgPaulo Carneiro (Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology) will pursue research in Amazonas state in Brazil on the relationship between bovine tuberculosis and high rates of human tuberculosis in that state.