Bolivia Field School

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is open for the Bolivia Field School 2017: Approaches to Ecological and Social Change. The program is an interdisciplinary social science methods field school taught by Dr. Kate McGurn Centellas (anthropology) and Dr. Miguel Centellas (political science/political sociology).

The field school teaches research design and methods in and around La Paz, Bolivia, a dynamic and diverse city that is, as we like to say, “good to think with.”

Students will live with families in La Paz and engage in experiential learning in and around the city, with some course meetings on the campus of the Universidad Católica Boliviana and others at sites ranging from the Congressional Archives to a small women-run NGO in El Alto to an NGO that works with indigenous communities building resilience to climate change. Participants will receive IRB certification prior to the field season and are expected to develop and begin executing a research project during the program, which can then be developed into a thesis project (undergraduate or graduate).
The dates are June 29tth – July 26th. The cost is $3,900 and includes 6 hours credit, excursions, health insurance, lodging, and all meals. It is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

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