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Submissions from 2014

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Violence Against Women and Machismo A research study of how Machismo justifies cases of violence against women and the psychological process that influence women to remain in abusive relationships in the city of Fortaleza, Rosa Cabrera, University of Colorado

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The Significance of Comunidade Sabiaguaba within the Developing City of Fortaleza, CE, Katherine Davis, University of Colorado

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Cabelo Crespo: A Struggle for Inclusion in Brazilian Society, Ashley Hamilton, Spelman College

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Eradicating Slavery in Maranhão: Impunity and Capitalism, Zachary Patton, University of Pittsburgh

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Rhetoric Or Results?: Tourism, The Aquarium, and The People of Fortaleza, Molly Silvia, University of Richmond

Submissions from 2013

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Cultural Exchange: Afro Ethnic Tourism in Bahia, Ayana Oforiwah Austin-Depay, Pomona College

The Unique Commonalities of Identity & Social Action in Salvador, Bahia, Nephthalie C. Bernard, Wheaton College

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Acquário Ceará: The Future of Tourism in Fortaleza, Elizabeth Duffield, University of Virginia

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Agua para Todos: Water Access Issues and Responses in Northeast Brazil, Jason Machado, Pomona College

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Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra: Constructing Humanity, Phoebe Rosenheim, Pomona College

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Rhetoric or Results?: Tourism, The Aquarium, and The People of Fortaleza, Molly Silvia, University of Richmond

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Exploring the Meanings of Social Support Networks, Andrea Villalobos, Occidental College

Submissions from 2012

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How Pescadores Become Produtores: Gender, Family, and Sustainable Living on Brazil’s Northeast Coast, Wren Brennan, Macalester College

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Changing Paradigms: Community Policing in Calabar, Isael Gonzalez Goodman, Pitzer College

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“Nos Trabalhamos em Rede:” How the Instituto Povo do Mar Utilizes Local Networks and Knowledge to Foster Empowerment., Cléa Major, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Connecting Cultures: MSMCBJ’s Alternative Methods to Mental Health Therapy Within the Aldeia Indigenous Reserve and the Bom Jardim Favela, Emily Rasowsky, George Washington University

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Drug Sentencing Policy Discourse of Fortaleza, Nick Sundback, Pomona College

Submissions from 2011

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The Influence of Local Government and BID Initiatives on CUCA Che Guevara as a Center for Social Inclusion, Tessa Baizer, Washington University in St. Louis

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Constructing Cidadania: Shifting Visions of Citizenship in the MST settlement Assentamento 25 de Maio in Ceará, Brazil, Alexis Victoria Cruzzavala, Yale University

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The Escola do Campo João sem Terra: A Look Inside the Process of Making Education Relevant in the Landless Worker’s Movement Settlement 25 De Maio., Owen Grooms, Warren Wilson College

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Feeling, Experiencing, Learning: Environmental Education at Escola Vila, Isabelle Aida Heilman, Claremont McKenna College

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Living for Two: Experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease Through the Caregiver, Jacob Kramer, Johns Hopkins University

Permaculture and Community: Manifestations of Subculture, Ecology, and Objectives in Comunidade Campina, Emily Sessoms, Rollings College

Submissions from 2010

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“Tem um Doido no CAPS / Que diz que Louco é Gente/Que diz que Louco Sabe/Que diz que Louco Sente” Failures and Successes in Brazilian Mental Health Reform: A Case Study of CAPS – Quixadá, Zachary Fuhrer, Yale University

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Race, Class, Gender and the Law: A Study of the Relationship Between Empregadas Domesticas and Their Patroas, Vasti Marilyn Mejía, Occidental College

Submissions from 2009

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O Último Peixe Ideas About the Future in Coastal Trairí, MaryCate R. Brower, Brandeis University

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Learning for Life at Escola Comunitária Luiza Mahin: Integrating Classroom and Community Experiences in a Neighborhood’s Mission for Social Change, Alexa K. Catao, Amherst College

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Remembering the Roots: Political Consciousness in the Quilombo Pitanga de Palmares in a Modernizing Society, Matthew Glenn, Pomona College

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The Body as Text: The Construction of Contemporary Gender Within a Queer Context in Salvador, Bahia, Tigist Kassahun, Pomona College

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Grita. Erga-se : Colonial Cycles of Violence in Domestic Labour in Salvador, Bahia, Jessica Nina Pine, Occidental College

Submissions from 2008

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Revitalizing the Human Spirit Together: A Case Study of Movimento de Saúde Mental Comunitária do Bom Jardim in Bom Jardim, Fortaleza, Ceará, Ana Bonilla, Occidental College

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Molding Memory: An Analysis of the Relationship between Representations of Candomblé in Public Places of Memory and the Afro-Brazilian Community, Lauren Hobby, Williams College

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‘Everything is for Him’: Mothers of Autistics as Agents of Social Change at Casa da Esperança, Alexandra Levin, George Washington University

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Kilombo do Kioiô: The Use of an Artesanato Program as a Program of Social Justice, Anna Losacano, Carleton College

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Surfistas for Change: Building New Identity and Community in Poor Brazilian Communities Through Sport and Education, Stephanie Miller, Washington University in St Louis

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Baguncaco Cleans Up the Bagunca of "Racial Democracy", Afro-Brazilian Consciousness and Racial Identity in Alagados, Salvador, Bahia, Monica Mugure, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Sacred Work: Transforming Spirit and Community in Lucena, Paraíba, Jenny Schneider, Brown University

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Fortaleza’s Feminisms: Searching for Feminist Theory in the Centro de Referência da Mulher and the Delegacia de Defesa da Mulher, Paige Sweet, Washington University in St Louis

Submissions from 2007

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Struggle, Revolution, and the MST: Reflections on the Meaning of Resistance, Andrew Cole, Bucknell University

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Living in the Margins: The Male Homosexual Experience in Salvador, Silvano Gonzalez, Pomona College

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Tornar-Se Negro & Thinking Beautiful, Ayana Hosten, Claremont McKenna College

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Creating Dreams, Fighting for Rights: A Study With Centro de Cultura Negra do Maranhão, Brazil, Laura Jenks, Brandeis University

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Spectator to Actor to Multiplier: EDISCA’s Humanizing Methodology, Hannah McDowell, Occidental College

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A Place in the World: MH2O’s Construction of a Peripheral Identity, Ryan Schutt, Pomona College

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Black Identity Formation as Racial Politics in São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil, Ariel Sloan, Harvard University

Submissions from 2006

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Não Sou Sua Puta: An Examination of Preconceptions of Sex Work In Salvador, Bahia, Charmaine Bee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Knowledge and Social Movements: Promotoras Populares and Social Transformation Beyond the Classroom of Grupo de Mulher Maravilha (GMM), Shanna Devine, Occidental College

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Casa da Mulher do Nordeste: Feminist Visions of Development, Sarah Frazer, University of Richmond

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Learning to Fight: The MST’s Escola Nacional and its Pedagogy of Resistance, Marisol León, Yale University

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From Quilombo to Bairro: The Maintenance of a Permanent Afro-Brazilian Underclass, Calisha Myers, University of Virginia

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Sex-Education and Preventative and Contraceptive Services: Educação-Sexual e Serviços Contraceptivos e Preventativos, Elizabeth M. Ortiz, Wesleyan University

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Contemporary Slavery in the Amazon of Maranhão: Reality and Response, Landen Romei, Washington University in St Louis

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Making Space for Critical Discourse: The Daily Resistance of Acampamento Luiz Carlos, Nicholas Detlef Salmons, McGill University

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Visiting the Past, Reclaiming the Present: The Africanisms of Capoeira Angola, Juan Esteban Sosa, Oberlin College

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What about Sustainable Improvement? Current Efforts and Challenges in the Work of the Municipal Government to Improve the Rights of the Garbage Pickers in Fortaleza, Brazil, Shehzia Valiulla, College of the Atlantic

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Entrepreneurship and “Conscientious Capitalism”? Economic Solidarity Within the Banco Palmas Network, Caroline Whistler

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Luta: The Story of the Movimento dos Atingidos Por Barragens in the Valley of Jaguaribe, Rachel Wood, American University

Submissions from 2005

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As Filhas de Oyá: Warriors in the Eye of the Storm, Sheela Bringi, Mills College

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A Falta de Voz Quilombola no Canto Brasileiro: As Conseqüências da Desvalorização da Terra Quilombola Pelo Estado Brasileiro, Maíra Dos Santos, Pitzer College

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The Needs of the Marginalized; Documenting a Crisis Defined as Such by the Catadores de Lixo of Jangurussú, Jane Hudson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Bofes e Sapinhas: Lesbian Life in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Ronny R. Kraft, Mills College

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A Child’s Dance of the Sankofa: Redefining, Reconstructing, and Reclaiming Identity, Shawnrey Notto, Pomona College

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Abortion: The Reality for Women of Praia Grande, Anna Tawse, Denison University

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Facing Reality: The Story of Icaro Amorim, Nicole Vengrove, New York University