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Layton wins research abroad award for fieldwork in Brazil

Oct. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt graduate student Matthew Layton will use a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to do field work in Brazil.

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Historian Landers featured in new PBS series ‘The African Americans’

Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Are protests in Brazil just the beginning?

Aug. 5, 2013—Protests may spread from Brazil to other Latin American nations with similar conditions, says a report from Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP).

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LAPOP: Politically tolerant people use social media

Jul. 15, 2013—A study by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project shows that the use of social media for political purposes in the Americas can be an effective complement to conventional forms of political engagement.

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Education is the key to promoting political participation: Vanderbilt poll

Jun. 25, 2012—One of the most important factors influencing citizens to participate actively in political campaigns in the Americas is education, according to a survey conducted by Vanderbilt University. “Working for a political party or campaign is uncommon,” the researchers wrote in a report about the survey, issued June 25 by the Latin American Public Opinion Project...

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Family life impedes political participation by women

Apr. 30, 2012—The responsibilities of family life tend to impede political participation by women in the Americas, a new study from the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University shows.

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Americas Quarterly: The effect of skin color in the Americas

Mar. 6, 2012—Because racial identification is much more fluid in Latin America and the Caribbean than it is in the United States, researchers with Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project used actual skin color rather than racial identity to examine the effect of ethnicity on equality issues like class and educational attainment.

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Latin American theologian with ecofeminist perspective visits VU

Mar. 23, 2011—Latin American theologian Ivone Gebara will be part of a March 28 panel discussion on "Ecology, Gender and Liberation in Brazil."

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