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Joze Pelayo – Summer 2017

Joze Pelayo graduated from the International Studies M.A. program in summer 2017. He is currently with the Arab Gulf States Institute (AGSIW) in Washington DC, a think tank dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states. ...

Coverdell Fellows Join INTL in Fall 2019

Three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will make their Eugene their new home in Fall 2019 – as newly admitted graduate students, joining the International Studies M.A. Program (INTL). The program is looking forward to this new collaboration in learning and serving. While these are the not ...

Lina Lechlech – African Studies Research Award

African Studies awarded International Studies graduate student, Lina Lechlech, the African Studies Research Award, providing $500 towards Lina’s research project on sexual assault services in Western Cape Province, South Africa. Lina was elated to receive this award, saying, “This award ...

Gabreilla Farland – Overcoming Her Greatest Battles

Gabriella Farland knew from a young age that she had a love for language and travel, as well as an internal longing to help others and a nerdy fascination with science and health. That is why Farland originally came into the University of Oregon as a Biology major planning on pursing a pre-medical ...

“The Journey of a Refugee” – A prize-winner at the Grad Fair

Nino Dgebuadze (center, photo), a concurrent student in Nonprofit Management (MNM) and International Studies (INTL), was part of an award-winning 3-person panel at the 2019 University of Oregon Graduate Forum. The panel used three points of view to sketch a narrative of modern displacement and the ...

Lina Lechlech/ Alyssa Sperry – Global Oregon International Research Awards

Two International Studies Graduate Students have won Global Oregon International Research Awards from the UO Global Studies Institute! International Studies M.A. students, Lina Lechlech and Alyssa Sperry, were selected to receive graduate research awards, which will help to fund each of their ...

Maria Pomés Lorencés: 2018 Slape Awardee – Research in Bolivia

The George and Conni Slape Fellowship Award provides International Studies graduate students who win the award, with  research funding for INTL students’ M.A. theses. In Spring 2018, Maria Pomés Lorencés received the $1000 award, and used it to travel to lowland Bolilvia to pursue her M.A. ...

Michelle Nikfarjam – Alternative Visions of Agricultural Development: Agroecology and the Everyday Practice of Food Sovereignty in India

Slape Award – Spring 2018 – Michelle Nikfarjam With the generous help of the Slape Fellowship Award afforded by George and Conni Slape, Michelle was able to pursue an internship and foundational thesis research in New Delhi, India. During her time in India, she worked for Navdanya, an ...

Sarah Castagnola – B.A., INTL 2006 – Peace Corps, Uganda

After graduating from U of O with a B.A. in International Studies in 2006, Sarah Castagnola spent 2 months in Nicaragua before moving to Portland, Oregon. She landed a job working at Mercy Corps Northwest and supported domestic micro-finance and small business development.  In September of 2011 she ...

Rachel McGill – Inspired by Her Mother to Reach New Heights in Global Health

You might find her eating sushi in Japan or exploring the landscapes of England or even studying here, in Eugene. Regardless, you’ll always find Rachel McGill challenging herself with new experiences. McGill, a Senior studying International Studies (INTL) with a minor in Global Health (GH), ...
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