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Development Studies

Student Spotlight

2019-20 Enid Wilson Undergraduate Travel Fellowship Recipients

tabitha payneTabitha Payne, '20
Golden Voice
Tabitha Payne studies LGBTQI Cambodia in past and present through ethnographic participatory-action fieldwork a with a local LGBTQI and marginalized people’s rights group, CamASEAN Youth’s Future. 

semlaniMohammed-Reda Semlani, ‘20
The Economic Impact of the Argan Tree on the Local Communities in Southwestern Morocco
For his honors thesis, Reda investigates the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the Argan oil market on indigenous North African (Amazigh) women and their communities in Morocco.

Student Articles

Payne article

Love in the Time of Genocide
by Tabitha Payne (DS '20)
Published August 2, 2019

AMONG THE IGUANAS: On life and the pursuit of death in Guantánamo Bay

by Jessica Bram Murphy (DS '19)
Illustration by Giacomo Sartorelli
Published March 15, 2019

Misreadings and Misgivings: Understanding the Venezuelan Presidential Crisis

By Oriana Van Praag (DS '20)
Illustration by Katya Lebowe-Stoll
Published February 8, 2019



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DS DUG 2018

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devl photo exhibit

Rivers and bays, plants and seeds, dignity and displacement, livelihoods and dispossession, staying put and fleeing: these were elements around which four scholars—three Brown University students writing senior theses and one professor, all studying the idea of development critically—found common territory, over the past year, for interrogating received notions, for letting peoples’ histories speak beyond the written archives, and for aesthetics-in-practice.
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