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Christian Pettersen

Ph.D. Candidate
Fellow, Fulbright-Hays 2019-2020

Contact info

Geography-Geology Building, Room 120C
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Research Interests:

Critical human geography; legal geography; human rights; the global fight against impunity; international political economy;  Latin America; Southeast Asia


Ph.D. (2022), Geography, The University of Georgia

M.A. (2015), Geography, The University of Georgia

B.A. (2013), Geography and Latin American Studies, The University of Arizona


Dissertation/Thesis Title:
The Empire of Law: Hybrid Justice and the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala.

2021 - Graduate School Dean's Award.

2020 - Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.

2020 - Latin American and Caribbean Studies Travel Award.

2019 - University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning GRSC Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

2018  - Asia-Georgia Internship Connection Scholarship.

2018 - Willson Center Graduate Research Award.

2017 - University of Georgia President's Venture Fund Grant.

2017 - Department of Geography Travel Grant.

2017 - Graduate School Summer Travel Research Grant.

2017 - University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

2016 - Tinker Graduate Field Research Award.

2016 - Department of Geography Summer Travel Grant.

2015 - Department of Geography Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

2014 - Tinker Graduate Field Research Award.

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Major Professor

Amy J. Ross


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