“Of Priests and Pelicans: Religion in Northern Peru” by Kennedi Bloomquist

Of Priests and Pelicans I am standing in the far corner of the Plaza des Armas, excitement racing through my chest. Along the roads surrounding the plaza are long brilliant murals made of colorful flower petals lined with young school girls in bright red jumpsuits, their eyes following my every movement. A cool breeze whips … Continue reading “Of Priests and Pelicans: Religion in Northern Peru” by Kennedi Bloomquist

“The Therapy Groupie, Tough Guy, and the Doormat: A Study of Resilience in Post-Flood Peru” by Madeline Holland

"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of existence is to thrive." -Jamais Cascio   Introduction In the past half of a century, the number of natural disasters and people affected by them have increased substantially. From 1967 to 1991 approximately 117 million people were affected … Continue reading “The Therapy Groupie, Tough Guy, and the Doormat: A Study of Resilience in Post-Flood Peru” by Madeline Holland

“Life After Disaster: A Visual Ethnography of Life, Family and Homes After Flooding in Peru” by Alycia Beckstrand

Life After Disaster I am walking down a dusty dirt road. The only things that distinguish the road from the surrounding landscape are the tire tracks and the presence of fewer rocks than the surrounding area. The place I am in has been severely devastated by flooding from an El Niño event 2 months ago. … Continue reading “Life After Disaster: A Visual Ethnography of Life, Family and Homes After Flooding in Peru” by Alycia Beckstrand

“When the Waters Came: A Study of Differences of Wealth in a Post Disaster Community” by Savannah Hill

When the Waters Came Introduction What would you do if one morning you woke up to everything you owned gone? If in a moment, you had to choose only a couple of items to take with you, what would you choose? What if you had to choose in a matter of minutes what you would … Continue reading “When the Waters Came: A Study of Differences of Wealth in a Post Disaster Community” by Savannah Hill

Community Farming in Times of Need by Joe Montoya

Community Farming in Times of Need The effects of community agriculture on a population are much more impactful than just providing a place to grow food. My name is Joe Montoya and I am a student at Utah State University studying agricultural education with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. During the summer of 2017 I … Continue reading Community Farming in Times of Need by Joe Montoya