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ISLAC at HarvardBernd Reiter with representatives of Latin American Civil Rights organizations and the director of the Harvard Center for Afro-Latin American Studies, Alejandro de la Fuente, Cambridge, Dec. 12, 2019

We Welcome Aaron Augsburger

Aaron Augsburger joins the School of Interdisciplinary Global  Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018. He recently
received his PhD in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His dissertation, entitled “The Struggle for Hegemony and the Articulation of Plurinationality: Two  Contrasting Visions of Social Change and State Transformation in Bolivia’s Proceso de Cambio,” examines the social, economic, and political transformations in Bolivia since Evo Morales and his Movimiento al Socialismo party which came to power in 2006. Based on 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork, the dissertation analyzes and interprets three particular social conflicts between the state and civil society in order to demonstrate the tensions and conflicts between hegemonic and plurinational theories of revolutionary change
as they play out in concrete, material terms. Aaron’s research and teaching interests are Latin America (with a regional focus on the Andes), revolutionary theory and practice, social movements, postcolonial and decolonial
thought, political economy, political ethnography and interpretive methods.

Barbara Cruz (Professor, Social Science Education) published, 'Global visionary: The life  and work of Jan L. Tucker'.

In Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker (Ed.) and,'The global education movement: Narratives of distinguished global scholars,' (pp. 37-58). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Both in 2018. Dr. Cruz has been teaching a course in the Honors
College, Geographic Perspectives, for the past 2 years, with a focus on Latin America and the
Caribbean. 


Christian Wells(Professor, Anthropology and Director USF Center for Brownfields Research) was a co-editor of, 'The Environmental Legacies of Colonialism in the Northern Neotropics.'

Special Issue of Environmental Archaeology, Volume 23, Number 1. 2018. He will be teaching Quantitative Methods and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

Linda M. Callejas (Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral & Community Sciences)
Most of her work is focused on work with Latinx (and other marginalized) populations in
the U.S.

Her research interest are behavioral health disparities, neighborhood health and
well-being, qualitative research methods. She will be teaching MHS 6626, Applied Leadership in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Fall 2018 (co-taught with Sharon Hodges) and MHS 6906, Program Development and Implementation in Children's Mental Health, Spring 2019 (lead professor).