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Marc Antone
Marc Antone is a PhD student in the department of history. His research focuses on ethnic violence, authoritarianism, and citizenship in nineteenth-century Mexico. He has a B.A. in Literature from Appalachian State University and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University.

Jennifer Boles
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Jennifer Boles is a PhD candidate in Latin American History with an emphasis on modern Mexico. Her dissertation, which also includes a film component, examines the life and work of Mexican filmmaker, Sergio García Michel (1945-2010) who made films independently and with minimal resources his entire life, leaving behind an extensive personal archive. He emerged on the cultural scene in Mexico City after the upheavals of 1968 and was a key figure in the formation of a grassroots movement of Super-8 filmmakers.

Chris Eichstedt
Chris Eichstedt is am a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American History. His research interests include the social democratic left during the Cold War, neoliberalism, and developmentalism. His dissertation, "The Enchantment of Neoliberalism: The Costa Rican National Liberation Party and the Transformation of Social Democracy, 1968-1990," examines the transition to a neoliberal model of development in Costa Rica.

Chris Moore
In Chris Moore's dissertation, preliminarily titled Que la universidad entre, he examines the role that Argentine university film programs played in the establishment of a national visual culture during the years 1946-1975. In addition to his studies, which have been focused in the departments of History and of Communication and Culture, he has also written, directed, and edited four feature-length documentary films. He has loved Bloomington - where he regularly plays soccer in a Wednesday-night league - but he has also appreciated its proximity to Chicago. Beginning in December of 2013, he will spend a fellowship year at the Smithsonian Institution's Human Studies Film Archive, in Washington, D.C.

Timo Schaefer
Timo Schaefer is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History whose research focuses on nineteenth-century Mexico. He has a special thematic interest in the ethical, intellectual, and political dimensions of popular life practices and a strong comparative interest in Europe as well as other regions of Latin America. He holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from the University of British Columbia.

Alfio Saitta
Alfio Saitta holds an MA in History from California State University, Los Angeles. His dissertation research focuses on the history of neighborhood, social, and sports clubs in Argentina. His research interests include exploring the relationship between masculinity, sports practices, and sporting institutions.

Jon Warner
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Jon Warner received his BA in History and Spanish from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He took a year off after graduating and spent 6 months in Costa Rica and Panama, alternating between living on the beach and on coffee farms. He is currently in his 6th year at IU and hopes to be done with a draft of his dissertation by the end of the summer. His research deals with the development of black internationalism among West Indians in Panama and the Panamanian political and social responses that developed as a result of West Indian black internationalism.



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