Wednesday, March 16, 2016
McKinney Conference Room
Carla Alberti is a PhD candidate in political science at Brown from Chile specializing in comparative politics and international relations, with a regional focus in Latin America. Her research interests lie at the intersection of ethnicity, democracy, development, and civil society. Her dissertation, entitled "Projecting Hegemony: Parties, Organizations, and Indigenous Forms of Governance in Bolivia," explores the interactions between political parties and indigenous groups in Latin America. She has received funding from the Fulbright Foundation, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University's department of political science, and the Center for Latin American Studies. Carla has organized panels and presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and her work has been published in journals such as Ethnopolitics and Development. Her most recent research projects focus on ethnic violence and extractive industries in Chile and the role of indigenous communities in smuggling-related violence in the Andean countries. Carla has a BA in political science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MA in political science from Brown University.