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Chelsea Good Abbas

Program: Applied Anthropology

Degree: Ph.D.

Previous Graduate Education:  Master of Arts, Anthropology & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Research Interests: Borderlands, Conflict/Violence; Race and Ethnicity, Diasporas, Marginality; Migration and Human Rights; Social Movements; Visual Anthropology.

Geographical Interests: Central America and the Caribbean.

Selected Publications, Presentations, Works-in-Progress:
Abbas, C. (2011) Nica vs. Tica: Exploring Environment and Identity in the Rio San Juan Borderlands of Costa Rica. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Abbas, C. (2011) Danger Passes Through Me: A Narrative Exploration of a Latina’s Struggles in Hell’s Kitchen. Film presented at the Education Across the Americas Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Abbas, C. (2009) A Look at Poverty in Paradise: Rethinking Undergraduate Research through Experiences in Limon, Costa Rica. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Awards/Grants:
NSF Summer Institute for Research Design, Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, 2012

Institute of Latin American Studies, Pre-dissertation Field Research Grant, 2011

Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research, 2011