Chelsea Good Abbas
Ph.D. Applied Anthropology
Previous Graduate Education: Master of Philosophy, Anthropology & Education, Columbia University.
Research Interests: Borderlands, Conflict/Violence; Migration and Human Rights; Race and Ethnicity, Diasporas, Marginality; Social Movements; Visual Anthropology and Media Studies
Geographical Interests: Central America
Negron-Muntaner, F. and Abbas, C. (2016) With media mergers, Latino roles drop and stereotypes skyrocket on TV. Fox News Latino, April 22, 2016.
Negron-Muntaner, F., and Abbas, C. (2016) The Latino Disconnect: Latinos in the Age of Media Mergers. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbia Univ. New York.
Negron-Muntaner, F., with Abbas, C., Figueroa, L. & Robson S. (2014) The Latino Media Gap: A Report on the State of Latinos in U.S. Media. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbia Univ. New York.
Abbas, C. (2016) Como Hacer y Fingir un Conflicto: Líderes Políticos, Tramas y Legitimación en la Disputa Fronteriza por La Isla Calero. IX Jornadas de Investigaciones. Institute for Social Research, University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. September 2016.
Abbas, C. (2016) Narratives of Conflict and Transborder Identity in the Disputed Rio San Juan Borderlands of Costa Rica. Institute for Social Research, University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. May 2016.
Abbas, C. (2015) Beyond the Boundaries: Social Relations between the Police, Local Land Owners and Migrant Farm Workers in the Contested Costa Rican Border Region. American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO. November 2015.
Abbas, C. (2015) Police-Civilian Relations in the Contested Border Region of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Sustaining Peace Conference, The Earth Institute, Columbia University. March 2015.
Abbas, C. (2013) Putting the Narco to Work: Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border and the War on Drugs. Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA. November 2013.
Abbas, C. (2012) Bounded Lives in the Borderlands: Increased Police Presence as a Daily Reality in a Costa Rican Border Community. Master’s Thesis Defense, Teachers College, Columbia University. April 2012.
Abbas, C. (2011) Nica vs. Tico: Exploring Environment and Identity in the Rio San Juan Borderlands of Costa Rica. American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. Montreal, QC. November, 2011.
Abbas, C. (2011) Danger Passes through Me: A Drug Documentary of a Latina’s Struggles in Hell’s Kitchen. Film presented at the Education Across the Americas Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University. April, 2011.
Abbas, C. (2009) A Look at Poverty in Paradise: Rethinking Undergraduate Research through Experiences in Limón, Costa Rica. American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2009.
TC 125th Anniversary Scholarship, 2015-2016
Graduate Fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia Univ. Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, 2014-2015
Outstanding Service Award, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University, 2014
Fulbright US Student Program, Costa Rica, Finalist 2014-2015
National Science Foundation, Summer Institute for Research Design, 2012
Institute of Latin American Studies, Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, 2011
Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research, 2011