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ENVS Master’s students to participate in UO research forum

ENVS Master’s students Ignacio Krell Rivera and Julia Ridgeway-Díaz will present at the second annual UO Research Forum, titled “Thinking Big:  Graduate Research Making a Difference.” This year’s forum will be held Friday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m in Gerlinger Lounge and the EMU River and Fir Rooms.

Ignacio and Julia will join over 80 graduate students who have been accepted as presenters in 12 faculty-moderated panels and two poster sessions. The annual event was initiated last year to provide UO graduate students with opportunities to share their research with a broad audience and engage with peers in an interdisciplinary forum.

Ignacio will present in the “Global Oregon: Sustainability and Justice” panel taking place from 1:45-3:00 p.m. in Gerlinger Lounge. In the panel, he will share research from his paper “Ethno-development policy, tourism and Mapuche struggles in Chile.” Ignacio’s paper abstract is available online.

Julia’s research on the indigenous Shuar Federation in Ecuador will be displayed in the “Thinking Big:  Graduate Research in Health and Human Performance” poster session from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the EMU Fir Room. Her poster is titled “Epstein-Barr Virus and Market Integration in the Chuar of Ecuadorian Amazonia.”

For more information on this event, visit the forum website.