Robert Walker, professor of Latin Studies and geography, works with an indigenous tribe to fight hydropower development of Amazonia’s Tapajós Valley. Shown here, Munduruku women warriors are ready to defend their home. This photo was taken by graduate student Maira Irigaray Castro for Amazon Watch. Walker’s work was featured as the cover story of the March/April issue of Environment magazine.
On a Dig
The study abroad program UF in Ethiopia, led by anthropology professor Steven Brandt, allows students to participate in an ongoing archaeological excavation at Mochena Borago, a large rock shelter in the southwestern Ethiopian highlands contain- ing deposits spanning more than 50,000 years. Shown here, Olivia Allen ’19 carefully sifts through the soil looking for artifacts.
Student researchers with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program interview civil rights activists as part of their Mississippi Freedom Project.