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Raul Basilio

UGA Arch
PhD Candidate

I am a 4th year doctoral candidate in the department of anthropology and part of the Human and Environmental Change lab supervised by Dr. Donald R. Nelson. As a researcher, I am generally interested in how individuals and societies understand water and pollution. My dissertation research is concerned with the ways people experience and feel about polluted waters creating sociopolitical tensions in contexts of inequality. More specifically, I am interested on the role of class and gender in shaping the realities created in toxic, aquatic environments through emotive and sensorial lenses. 

In the past I worked as an ethnographer and research assistant at the Cambodian-Laotian Community Strength & Resilience Project for Dr. Denise Lewis. 

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B.A. Anthropology major, Sociology minor University of South Alabama

Articles Featuring Raul Basilio

Walker DePuy, Katie Foster, Suneel Kumar, and Kristen Lear, along with co-authors Jacob Weger, Anya Bonanno, Raul Basilio, and Laura German, receive the J. Peter Brosius Integrative Conservation Research Award for their paper, “Environmental Governance:…

Events featuring Raul Basilio
Baldwin Hall, G41 & Zoom

Visceral Waters: Sensing Water Pollution in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Thursday, November 11th10:00 AM EST, Baldwin Hall, G-41

Zoom Meeting ID: 956 3297 0323

Please email Raul at for the Zoom passcode.

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