Research

2011 – Preliminary field research in Alto del Carmen, La Serena, Copiapo, Chile on social movements and the social and environmental impacts of mining projects in Northern Chile.

2010 – Research assistant for Prof. Pablo Policzer (Canada Research Chair in Latin American Politics, University of Calgary) in Temuco, Chile. Research assistant in generating initial research contacts and initiating preliminary interviews for a study of Indigenous Mapuche movements in the Araucania Region of Chile.

2008 – Participatory action field research in Conaripe, Chile
In collaboration with local civil society organization Mesa Pellaifa Newen and Canadian anthropologist Dr. Rita Henderson, assessed impacts of projected hydroelectric mega-projects in Indigenous Mapuche communities of southern Chile. Analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment standards in Chile.

2007-2008 – Independent Master’s field research in Ralco, Chile,
Focused on social impacts of relocations of Indigenous Mapuche communities due to the construction of a hydroelectric dam on Bio Bio River. Collaborated with local NGO Kume Rakiduam and Chilean anthropologists Diego Fuenzalida and Patricio Alvarez. Completed research and social impact report for the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman of the World Bank.

2006 – Independent anthropological research on Identity Formation and Visual Representation of Hungarian Migrants, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005 – Field Study and Documentary Film in Punjab, India
In collaboration with Dr. Tom Deiters, collected empirical data and produced a documentary film ´Toxic Tears´ among widows who lost their husbands to suicide due to the economic crisis in agriculture, and systemic failures that affect the rural poor.

2005 – Collaborated with Drs. Eeke Jagers, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Assessed bilingualism and integration in a foreign society among Argentine political refugees.

2004 – Participated in interdisciplinary research group on sustainable development, North Holland, Netherlands
Focused on sustainable entrepreneurship and social relations among small and mid-sized companies.

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