Teddy Dondanville


PubNavigator, an online blog dedicated to making student research more accessible, has featured my Master’s Research from Peru. CLICK HERE TO READ

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The Stevenson Center at Illinois State University wrote a piece about my Peace Corps Service in Peru. Click HERE to read the article.

My Master’s Capstone research was published in the Illinois State University’s repository for student research and data. FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

The inspiration for this piece came from a response I was writing to one of the prompts of my final report for my University. At the end of it, I thought to myself, “this could be an interesting share for the Peace Corps Diversity Spotlight Series.” So I did some quick edits, extended it a bit and emailed it to the Diversity Task Force Representative in my region. I asked him to… Read More

References Anderson, W. 2002. Introduction: Postcolonial Technoscience. Social Studies of Science. 32(5-6): 643-658. Beck, U. 1992. Risk society: Towards a New Modernity (Trans: Ritter, M.). London: Sage Publications. Brenner, N. & Theodore, N. (2002). “Cities and the Geographies of ‘Actually Existing Neoliberalism’.” Antipode. 34: 349-79. Burneo, Z. 2011. El Proceso de Concentración de la Tierra en el Perú. Coalición Internacional para el Acceso a la Tierra. Burawoy, M. 1998. “The Extended Case… Read More

Reflexivity, Positionality, and Reciprocity In order to reduce and eliminate any sort of harm done to my participants, and to address any ethical issues, a critical conversation of reflexivity, positionality and reciprocity is important. The go-to conceptual framework that will guide this portion of my research is anti-ethnocentric and reflexive methodology (Roschelle, Toro-Morn & Facio 2010). In short, by critically examining my reflexivity in research, I can better understand my position within… Read More

Research Design In order to prepare an accurate account of the GMO moratorium in Peru this project will rely on multi-sited and macro ethnographic research methodologies. These strategies and techniques will each be theoretically informed by the feminist research qualities of reflexivity, positionality and reciprocity. The research goal will be to garner important opinions and perspectives from a myriad of stakeholders who are involved with the moratorium on GMOs—such as farmers, scientists,… Read More

Indigenous Politics & Rural Lifeworlds Historically the Peruvian State has been responsible for the seizure, exploitation and destruction of indigenous communities’ lands (WRM 2011). All of which began during the Spanish colonization, continued throughout numerous presidencies, and arguably, still outlasts today. For the purposes of this paper, attention will be paid specifically to the Presidencies of Alan Garcia and Alberto Fujimori. The reason for this is because of the intimate connection between… Read More