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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:    toombshannah@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Tucker


Research Interests

Materiality, Human-Environmental Interaction, the Impact of NGO’s on community life, Women and Development, Gender, Heritage Tourism and Conservation, Indigenous Knowledge and Tradition, Environmental Governance, Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film, Latin America, Honduras


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
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. Kernaghan 


Research Interests

Social Memory, Political and Legal Anthropology, Dictatorship Violence in Latin America, Human Rights, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Media

Macarena Moraga’s research explores the ramifications of past violence in the present. Her Master’s thesis involved the study of the construction of social memory of the dictatorships that occurred in Chile (1973-1990) and Brazil (1964-1985) via fictionalized TV shows and among viewers who belonged to the post-dictatorship generation. Currently she is exploring the current legal and social efforts to bring accountability to medical and military personnel who collaborated in interrogation sessions in military hospitals in Rio de Janeiro during the Brazilian dictatorship.


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 Awards

  • 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 

  • University of Florida, Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, 2015 

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: csalazar@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Collings


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Public Health, Cultural Constructs of Aging, Latin America, North America


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: eshe.lewis@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Harrison


Research Interests

African Diaspora in the Americas, Latin America, Peru, Women’s Issues, Structural Violence, Race and Gender Inequality


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: jandyagu@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Jusionyte


Research Interests

Graffiti and Street Art, Symbolic Boundaries and Transgression, Space and Place, Legitimacy and the State, Symbolic Anthropology and Aesthetics, Urban Anthropology, Legal Anthropology, Latin America, Brazil


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: hduecker@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Biological


Chair

Dr. Warren


Research Interests

Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights Violations in Latin America, Human Migration, Skeletal Indicators of Stress, Craniometric Variation


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: choeeta@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Schmidt


Research Interests

Human Rights Practice and Violation in India, Latin America, and Africa; Human Rights Practice and Violation in Religions; Human Rights Violation in the Sri Lankan war; Islamic studies; Biological Anthropology/Forensic anthropology


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:    ajacacan@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., University of Florida, 2017
  • B.A., Butler University, 2012

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Kernaghan


Research Interests

Anthropology of the city, gentrification, urban development, legal anthropology, sensory ethnography, aesthetics, value, city branding, United States, Latin America, Miami, Florida


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • James C. Waggoner Research Award, University of Florida Dept. of Anthropology, 2016
  • Polly and Paul Doughty Research Award, University of Florida Dept. of Anthropology, 2018

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: djandrews@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Schmink

Dr. McCarty


Research Interests

Environmental Anthropology, Political and Historical Ecology, Ethnobiology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Cognition, Memory, Law, Policy and Human Rights, Latin America, Caribbean, Southeast US


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Please join us for the second Crimescapes series lecture organized by the Crime, Law, and Governance in the Americas program at the Center for Latin American Studies. Anthropologist Dr. Kees Koonings (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam), one of the 2016 Bacardi visiting scholars, will deliver a talk on “Criminal governance in Latin America: ‘New violence’, power, and territoriality.” The event will take place next Wednesday, February 10, 5-6pm at Ustler Hall. Reception to follow. More information below and in the flyer attached.

Criminal governance in Latin America. ‘New violence’, power, and territoriality

Kees Koonings

CEDLA, University of Amsterdam & Department of Anthropology, Utrecht University 

Over the past decades, many Latin American countries have been presenting the paradoxical combination of consolidated democracy and increasing levels of criminal violence and public insecurity. This so-called ‘new violence’ is constitutive for present-day ‘crimescapes’ in Latin America. The constitution of these crimescapes have important and highly ambiguous implications for politics, governance, and even the fundamental question of territorial sovereignty. I will approach this problem from the perspective of ‘criminal governance’. I understand criminal governance to be the exercise of power or the ability to rule (partly) outside the legal-bureaucratic-democratic frame of the modern state for – at least in part – illicit objectives.  

Kees Koonings is Professor of Brazilian Studies at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), University of Amsterdam and Associate Professor in Development Studies and Latin American Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Utrecht University.