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Alexis Takoushian
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Alexis Takoushian, University of Pittsburgh class of 2020. Alexis graduated with majors in Political Science and Spanish, a minor in Portuguese, and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Since her first week at the University of Pittsburgh, she has been involved at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). She contributes much of her knowledge on Latin America to the exceptional faculty, coursework, and opportunities she has experienced during her four years involved in CLAS. Her articles on Panoramas reflect her profound interest in contemporary social and political issues in Latin America. During her undergraduate career, Alexis was selected to participant in the 2018 CLAS Seminar & Field Trip to Valladolid, Mexico where she conducted research on the relationship between the rise of the MORENA party and political identification of university students during Mexico's national elections. She also was awarded the Brackenridge research fellowship in which she further investigated human security and foreign policy in the Venezuelan crisis. As a senior, Alexis served as a student ambassador for the Center for Latin American Studies as well as became the Teaching Assistant for the 2020 CLAS Seminar & Field Trip to Manizales, Colombia. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in U.S.-Latin American relations, government, or NGOs to promote a more just and peaceful world.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:30 0

Today’s headlines surrounding Latin America illustrate a continent full of raging protests in Nicaragua, political oppression in Venezuela, and economic crisis’s in countries like Brazil and...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 14:30 0

The past and present roles of immigration policy drive political, economic, and cultural dynamics in the formation of prison privatization. While inaugurated by President Nixon, succeeding...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:30 0

Venezuela’s prolonged economic crisis has not slowed down. The International Monetary Fund projects an 1,000,000% inflation rate by the end of 2018 (Ellsworth). The country’s paper currency, the...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 08:30 0

What is TPS?

Discussion about TPS, or temporary protected status, has made recent headlines due to the Trump administration’s persistent hardline policies towards...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 14:30 0

Brazil, like other Latin American countries, is multifaceted when it comes to LGBT+ rights. As a country bursting with art and culture it provides unique opportunities to showcase queer identity...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:30 0

The Maduro government has staged a plan to help curb the staggering inflation crisis in the country--- by creating a new currency. The idea of implementing a new currency in Venezuela is not new,...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:30 0

Around the world millions of people are exposed, even over-exposed, to messages and social media through the accessibility of their smartphone. Whether they are in a bus, in school, at work, or in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:30 0

Usually developing small-scale infrastructure in rural areas is seen in a positive light, especially when these rural areas are located deep within the Amazon forest in the borders of Peru. That...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:30 0

Debora Diniz is widely known in her homeland of Brazil as an activist, anthropologist, writer, filmmaker, law professor, and a co-founder of ANIS: Institute of Bioethics, an organization dedicated...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 14:30 0

The Dominican Republic made headlines about it’s beaches this week-- and it wasn’t for it’s miles of pristine tropical white-sand beaches. It was for waves upon waves of trash that had engulfed...

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