Luis Barros

About Luis Barros

Luis Barros is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies, also from the University of Arizona, and his Master Thesis focused on Brazilian fishing cooperatives linked to the Tilapia value-chain. His current research focuses endogeous grassroots community-driven development in the context of the Tohono O'odham reservation and seeks to identify alternative governance forms that can reduce dependency on the assistance of federal grant money or casino money (traditionally, the two greatest financial resources for developing projects in Native American Nations). Broadly, his intellectual interests include economic anthropology, development anthropology, American Indian Studies and economics.

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