Jackson School doctoral student Kelsey Gilman and Chair of Latin American & Caribbean Studies Tony Lucero have co-authored an article titled “Speaking for Nature and Natives? Understanding Indigenous and Environmental Politics in Abiayala” in the May issue of Latin American Politics and Society, a Cambridge University Press publication.
Gilman, whose dissertation focuses on politics of Indigenous Intercultural higher education in Latin America, is researching Native access to higher education, and comparing resistance strategies in the global north and south. She is the recipient of numerous awards and research grants, including a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship 2020-2021, a 2019 Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Fund for Human Rights from the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights, a 2019 Research and Travel Grant from the UW’s Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and a FLAS fellowship for Kichwa (summer 2019).
Lucero is a scholar of Indigenous politics, borderlands studies, and social movements. In addition to various other academic roles, he serves on the advisory board of the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington.
His current book project, What Side Are You On: A Tohono O’odham Life Across Borders, is a collaborative oral history project with Tohono O’odham tribal member Mike Wilson and is currently under consideration by the Critical Indigeneity series of the University of North Carolina Press.