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Macarena Moraga Agurto

Graduate Student
Email: macarenamoraga@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of North Florida, 2013

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Richard Kernaghan 


Research Interests

Macarena Moraga is a Fulbright Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on transitional justice, memory of state violence in Brazil and Chile, ethnographies of archives, and the anthropology of the state.


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 Awards

  • O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary Award for a Graduate Student at the University of Florida, 2019
  • Second Prize for an Outstanding Poster Presentation at the Latin American Studies Fieldwork Festival, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2019
  • Charles Woods Thesis Award for Best Master’s Thesis, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Edward H. Moseley Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, March 12-15, 2015
  • Outstanding Anthropology Graduate, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of North Florida, April 2014
  • University of North Florida, Latin Honors: Summa Cum Laude (every semester), 2011-2013
  • President’s Honor Roll, University of North Florida, for outstanding academic performance, having achieved a 4.0 GPA (every semester), 2011-2013
  • Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the Fourth Annual Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Student Symposium at the University of North Florida, April 12  2013

Graduate School Fellowships

  • Graduate School Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2017-2021
  •  Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Florida, 2015-2016
  • Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), For advanced study of Brazilian Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June-August 2015
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Spring 2015
  • Graduate Assistantship, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida , 2014

Research Grants 

  • Fulbright US Student Program (IIE), U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Paul and Polly Doughty Research Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2019
  • Amaya Burns Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2018
  • Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2015