MA STUDENTS

2017-18 COHORT

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COLIN A.

BA \ Brigham Young University:
Geology, Spanish


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Colin spent the summer taking Portuguese through the UChicago Summer Language Institute.

Academic Interests

Colin's academic interests include the nautral sciences (especially geology and meteorology), political science, history, and geography. He hopes to use a combination of these to explore themes of conflict and disaster mitigation in the Andes.

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester. Next on the list: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

Misc. tidbits

Colin skies, scuba dives, and juggles balls (only 3).


 

CHARLES L.

BA \ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: History, Anthropology


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Charles interned as a historian for the North Carolina labor movement.

Academic Interests

Diplomatic and political history of 20th Century Cuba

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

Charles' last was Bill Bryson's A Short History of Everything, because he wanted to read some about the beauty of science! His next is either a book on meditation by the Dalai Lama or Henry Kissinger's Does America Need a Foreign Policy?

Misc. tidbits

He plays folk and blues guitar and banjo and greatly looks forward to living in the same town as the Old Town School of Folk Music and the famous blues scene. 

JACK M.

BA \ Bowdoin College: History


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His 

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Jack lived in Texas for a year and half, working on the Mexican border as a paralegal at a legal service provider for undocumented immigrant children held in US Government custody. Jack also prepared for the LSAT and spent his spare time exploring the coastline and mountains of California.

Academic Interests

Migration from Mexico and Central America. Jack also hopes to study Modern Mexican history (Independence—present) and the nature of US-Mexican relations from the perspective of both the humanities and social sciences.

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

"Light in August" by William Faulkner. Jack plans to read one of Milan Kundera's works next.

Misc. tidbits

Jack is an avid photographer—he's trying to wrap up the finshing touches on a project of photos he took of the US-Mexico border in Texas and Arizona. He also loves all things outdoors.

ÁMBER  M.

BA \ Universidad Complutense de Madrid: International Relations


Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Ámber spent the summer preparing to leave for the US, reading, and enjoying the summer.

Academic Interests

Postcolonial studies and decoloniality, inequality, critical theory, intersectionality and racism, indigeneity(/ies) and indigenous’ resistances to the state, social movements, human rights, urban studies, ethnographical methods of research, and contemporary theories of the state.

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

This bridge called my back. Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by C. Moraga and G. Anzaldúa. Next on the list: Intelectuales indígenas en Ecuador, Bolívia y Chile

JORGE T.

BA \ University of Wisconsin—Madison: History, Politcal Science 


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Jorge spent his time biking, traveling to the Sierra Maestra, attending music festivals, watching Game of Thrones, and reading about the Mexican and Cuban revolutions.

Academic Interests

Postcolonialism, revolutionary movements in Mexico and Cuba, and indigeneity.

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Decolonizing the Mind. He might read Gramsci's Prison Notebooks next or articles on race in Mexico.

CESAR Z. 

BA \ University of California, Riverside: History


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

In the interim—between graduation and UChicago

Cesar spent his time reading. He also spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco visiting his sister and exploring the town. 

Academic Interests

Cesar plans to study post-revolutionary Mexico, primarily the decade of 1930- 1940. He also hopes to explore transnational history and its effect on Mexico. 

Reading habits—last book consumed for pleasure, and next on the list:

Cesar has, of late, been revisiting the works of J.D. Salinger—Catcher in the Rye, as well as his short stories.

Misc. tidbits

Cesar enjoys music, fantasy football (soccer), and comic books.