Vanessa Navarro-Rodriguez is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on comparative politics and international relations. She spent the first two years of her Ph.D. researching the prevalence of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers during UN peacekeeping operations. Her dissertation looks at the heterogeneity of the Mapuche in Chile, their identity formation and political behavior with the Chilean government. Her work has been supported by the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, the UC Berkeley Mentored Research Award, the UC Berkeley Graduate School Chancellor’s Fellowship, the Samuel R. Berger National Leadership Scholarship from Cornell University, and the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute.
Political Science, Indigenous Politics, Political Behavior