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Joshua L. Mayer



Contact Information

Email    joshuamayer@ucla.edu. 
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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology

Research

Race and ethnicity in Latin America; indigenous and Afrodescendant social movements; communal lands, territoriality, and sovereignty; neoliberalism, neo-extractivism, and postneoliberalism; political and legal anthropology; activist research methods

Publications

2019. “Negotiating Consultation: The Duty to Consult and Contestation of Autonomy in Nicaragua’s Rama Kriol Territory.” In Indigenous Struggles for Autonomy: The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, edited by Luciano Baracco, 99–130. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2018. “Behind the Fire that Propelled Nicaragua’s Uprising.” NACLA News. December 12. https://nacla.org/news/2018/12/12/behind-fire-propelled-nicaragua’s-uprising.

Grants and Awards

2019 Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council 
2018 Graduate Research Mentorship, UCLA
2018 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA
2018 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship, UCLA (declined)
2018 Amherst Memorial Fellowship, Amherst College
2017 Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award, UCLA
2017 John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship, Amherst College
2015 Social Sciences Scholarship, University of Chicago
2015 Amherst Memorial Fellowship, Amherst College
2014 Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant (Nicaragua)
2014 John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship, Amherst College (declined)

Conference Presentations

2019. (Co-authored with Selvano Ervin Hodgson.) "Titulación, educación y colonialismo en el Territorio Rama y Kriol de Nicaragua: reflexiones sobre diez años de luchas." 37th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston, MA, May 26.

2018. “Patrolling Settler Capitalism: Cattle Ranchers and Afro-Indigenous Forest Rangers in Nicaragua’s Rama-Kriol Territory.” 117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 17.

2018. “Nicaragua in Crisis: Anthropological Interpretations and Regional and Global Implications.” Late-Breaking Roundtable, organizer and presenter. 117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 16.

2018. “Cattle Ranchers and Afro-Indigenous Forest Rangers: Settler Capitalism and Resistance in Nicaragua’s Rama-Kriol Territory.” 35th Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, San José, Costa Rica, May 21.

2016 “After Awas Tingni: Urban Communal Land Rights on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast.” 115th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 19.

Advisors

Shannon Speed (chair)
Jessica Cattelino
Jemima Pierre
Jennifer Goett (Michigan State University)

Degrees

BA magna cum laude, Political Science, Amherst College (2013)
MA Social Sciences, University of Chicago (2016)