Scott Whiteford

Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies

Director of the Mexican Initiative for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scott Whiteford, Ph.D., is the Director of the Mexican Initiative for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. He served as the Director of Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. His research interests include: international migration, violence, power, human rights, research methods and political ecology of water.   He has carried out research in 8 Latin American countries and the Unites States. While at Michigan State University he was awarded prestigious teaching and research awards. He has won collaborative grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for Humanities, The U.S. Department of Education, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, CEPAL, and the Fulbright Commission. In collaboration with colleagues, he has written and edited 14 books, published in Spanish and English, based on long-term research. His areas of study include international migration, violence, social movements and power, issues in economic development, research methods and political ecology of water.

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