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Anthropology

Baillie, Hal Department: Anthropology (Archaeology), MA                 Research Interests: RV09 Pilot project exploring the construction sequence and development of the Rio Viejo Acropolis in conjuncture with the rise and dispersal of the Rio Viejo Polity in the lower Rio Verde Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico Region of Interest: Mexico and Belize   Bender, Richard Department: Anthropology (Biological), MA Research Interests: I am primarily …

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Communication

Kristina Ruiz-Mesa Department: Communication, PhD program Research Interests: Access and success in Higher Education, DREAM Act, Rhetoric of immigration, social justice and communication Regions of interest: US, Mexico, Cuba

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Comparative Literature

Dill, Dustin Department: Comparative Literature Research Interests: Mexico, U.S., Literature, Theory Region of Interest: Mexico   Judy, Lauren Department: Comparative Literature, MA Research Interests: National Identity in Latin American/Andean Literature Region of Interest: Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile  

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jadin, Robert Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D. Research Interests: My research is on snake systematics and morphological evolution in the New World tropics. Region of Interest: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru   Orlofske, Sarah Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D. Research Interests: Tropical Amphibian Conservation and Ecotourism; Systematics and Phylogenetics Region of Interest: …

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Economics

Bucciferro, Justin Department: Economics, Ph.D. Research Interests: Economic History of Latin America Region of Interest: Brazil   Castro, Luis Department: Economics, Ph.D. Research Interests: The effect of IPR on FDI in Chile. Basically trying to see the effect of stronger intellectual Property Rights on Foreign Direct Investment in Chile. Region of Interest: Chile   Vavrus, …

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Education

DiGiacomo, Daniela Department: Education, PhD Research Interests: Mexican and Central American immigration and education Region of Interest: Mexico and Central America

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Engineering

Belmont, Suzanne Department: Civil Engineering Research Interests: Engineering in developing communities, civil systems, education access for those living in poverty Region of Interest: Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia   Chatterley, Christie Department: Civil Engineering, Ph.D. Research Interests: Monitoring and evaluation, water and sanitation, handwashing Region of Interest: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador   Mahoney, Ryan …

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Environmental Studies

Chan, Joanna Department: Environmental Studies, Ph.D. Research Interests: Four factors driving local ownership of community-based sustainable development projects Region of Interest: Nicaragua Lokey, Elizabeth Department: Environmental Studies, Ph.D. Research Interests: I qualify projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to various voluntary standards and is managing a project on carbon capture and sequestration funded by the …

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Geography

Correia, Joel Department: Geography, Ph.D. Research Interests:  Climate change mitigation schemes, land tenure and property rights, agrarian change, indigenous politics, the commodification of nature and identity, and political ecology Region of Interest:Southern Cone, particularly the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands Green, Sue Department: Geography Research Interests: Migration, population dynamics, and health Region of Interest: Mexico   Maclaurin, Galen …

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History

Cullison, Jennifer Department: History, PhD Research Interests: Race, ethnicity, immigration and citizenship across Latin America Region of Interest: Latin America generally and Brazil.   Foss, Chris Department: History, Ph.D. Research Interests: I’m broadly working on U.S. political and cultural relations vis a vis Latin America during the Cold War, but my specific area of interest …

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Journalism and Mass Communication

McWilliams Mierzejewski, Heather Department: Journalism and Mass Communication, MA Research Interests: Interested in stories from Latin America with a CU connection Region of Interest: All   Red, Magdelana Department: Journalism and Mass Communication, Ph.D. Research Interests: “Re-Interpreting Mexican Rock Music: The ‘Local’ form of a Global Movement” — a theoretical reappraisal of the role of …

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Linguistics

Sandoval, Richard Department: Linguistics, Ph.D. Research Interests: I am researching issues at the intersection of language, globalization, and identity in the northern New Mexico/southern Colorado Hispano enclave of the US. Region of Interest: US/Mexico Border  

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Mathematics

Pratarelli, Nick Department: Mathematics, MA Research Interests: Region of Interest: Argentina  

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Political Science

Cupery, David Department: Political Science, Ph.D. Research Interests: I am generally interested in development, political economy and regional integration with Latin American.  Currently I am working on a paper on anti-Americanism in Latin America Region of Interest: Andean South America   Foxworth, Raymond Department: Political Science, Ph.D. Research Interests: Most of my current projects have …

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Sociology

Cronin, Kathryn Department: Sociology, Ph.D. Research Interests: Women and development Region of Interest: Latin America   Nawrotzki, Raphael Department: Sociology and Institute of Behavioral Science, Ph.D.   Peterson, Rachel Department: Sociology, Ph.D. Research Interests: Population health, Latina populations in Arizona and in the Dominican Republic Region of Interest: Dominican Republic and Latin America generally

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