Academic Interests: Cultural Anthropology, Social Networks, Voluntary Associations, Identity, Transnationalism, Latin America, Ritual, Intersectionalities Between the Private and the Public, Human-Environment Interaction
MA Thesis Title: Environmental and Conceptual Factors Affecting Building Design and Landscape in the Former United States Canal Zone, Panama
Previous Degrees: MA (2011), University of Nevada, Reno; BS (2006), Florida State University
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Biography: Laura is a second-year Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology. Born in Germany and raised in the United States, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Panama, Laura's interest in the concept of culture began at a young age. After teaching high school history and debate in the Republic of Panama for three years, Laura applied to the MA and Ph.D. programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her current research involves the formation of identity and membership within transnational fraternal orders existing in the Republic of Panama and Colombia. Laura plans further research trips to Panama City, Panama and Bucaramanga, Colombia in the Summer of 2013.