Alessandro Morosin, M.A.
Research Interests: Alessandro is pursuing comparative studies of how globalization shapes political and economic realities in developing countries, and of how social movements mobilize in response to socio-environmental threats. His M.A. Thesis statistically analyzed the role of natural resource dependence in human rights violations across the Global South. He will spend most of the 2016-2017 academic year in Oaxaca, Mexico collecting field data for his dissertation. He received a UC Mexus grant in Summer 2015 for his pre-dissertation research in Oaxaca City. Through participant observation and interviews with men and women in the rural movement against mining projects, he hopes to research why women’s prominent leadership of anti-mining organizations contributes to popular support for communal land rights and environmental justice. Alessandro has enjoyed teaching courses such as Social Change at UC Riverside, Globalization and Resistance at Cal State Los Angeles, and Race and Culture in the Americas in CSULA’s Chicano Studies department.
He received his B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College and an M.A. in Global and International Studies from UC Santa Barbara.
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