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Grassroots Development Fellows 2014
[July 02, 2014]

Grassroots Development Fellows 2014

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Inter-American Foundation issued the following news: The Inter-American Foundation has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 16 Ph.D. candidates from universities in the United States who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America during the coming year. The Fellows were selected on the strength of their academic record, their proposals and their potential contribution to grassroots development. All U.S. citizens except as noted, they will research the following topics: * Florencia Arancibia (Argentina), State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, the struggle to regulate pesticides in rural Argentina; * Giovanni Batz, University of Texas, Austin, Ixil resistance, tichajil and autonomy in Guatemala; * Eloisa Breman-Arevalo (Colombia/USA), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the re-emergence of campesino politics in the Colombian Caribbean; * Alicia Bravo-Frey (Peru), Clark University, resource governance in the Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve, Peru; * Jorge Derpic (Bolivia), University of Texas, Austin, lynchings and modalities of state presence in El Alto, Bolivia; * Rebecca Kruger, Columbia University, social capital, gender, and development in fair trade coffee co-operatives in Northern Nicaragua; * Lucy Miller, Indiana University, Bloomington, identity and generational transition in Amazonian extractive reserves in Brazil; * Gustavo Oliveira (Brazil/USA), University of California, Berkeley, Brazil-China agroindustrial partnerships; * Justin Perez, University of California, Irvine, antidiscrimination efforts among sexual minorities in Peru; * Luz Rodriguez Ramirez (Colombia), Duke University, beneficial environmental governance for small-scale gold mining in Colombia; * Manuel Rosaldo, University of California, Berkeley, Colombian waste pickers' struggle for social and economic inclusion; * Nicosia Shakes (Jamaica), Brown University, mobilizing women through performance in Jamaica: a study of Sistren Theatre Collective; * John Soileau III, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a case study of quilombolas and ribeirinho extractive reserves in Brazil's lower Amazon; * Zareen Thomas, University of Connecticut, young people, the state and youth organizations in Bolivia; * Andreina Torres Angarita (Venezuela), City University of New York (CUNY), the politics of state-sanctioned land seizures and autoconstruccion in Caracas; * Marcela Torres Wong (Peru), American University, politics of identity in the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon.

This fall the IAF will announce the competition for the 2015-2016 cycle of Fellowships for students in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as they relate to grassroots development. IAF Fellowships provide international transportation to the research site, a monthly stipend for up to 12 months and a research allowance. Fellows must have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy by the date they begin their IAF-sponsored research. To date, the IAF has supported more than 1,000 Fellows from the United States and 28 other countries in the Americas. For more information, visit

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