Doctoral Student A. REY VILLANUEVA
Research Interests: Environmental discourses, focusing on how people perceive and interact with what they consider to be their environment and ideologies of contamination and health. Processes of nuclear energy and the effects and understandings of localities touched by it
Advisor: Dr. Michael Cepek
Degrees: B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2010); M.A. Linguistics, University of Virginia (2012)
Dissertation Topic: Analyzing actors connected to nuclear energy production in Argentina, specifically focusing on how actors connected to various levels of the supply chain act and react towards uranium use, and its perceived influence on livelihood, health, and policy.