Peter K. New Award Winner, 2007
Christina Chauvenet will graduate in May 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies, /summa cum laude/ from Wake Forest University with honors in Political Science. Her academic interests include public health and human rights in Latin America, particularly Argentina and Brazil. Her winning paper, entitled "First Line of Defense: Health Care Agents and Childhood Cancer in Recife, Brazil" was the product of her trip to Brazil in the summer of 2007 through a university student research grant. She also recently completed a senior thesis entitled "Exploring Institutional Reform: Combating Police Brutality in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during the 1990s". Next year, she will begin graduate studies in Latin American Politics at The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London, with an eventual goal of academia.