Research is an important activity in my academic life. Currently, I am working with the Fundacion CEFOCAL, the educational branch of the HOGAR DE CRISTO, and the Ministry of Labor from Chile in the creation of training programs and projects for people living in extreme poverty. These training programs allow poor women, men and young people with opportunities to insert themselves within the most dynamic areas of the Chilean productive apparatus. I am also responsible for the production of video-documentaries about these training experiences as well as the preparation of audio-visual materials for the classes. During the spring of 2003, these training activities will be reinforced with 30 students from the Evergreen State College who will travel to Chile for ten weeks to help with the trainings.
Until the year 2001, I worked on a study about Population Growth and Poverty. In this research I worked with the Global Programme of Training in Population and Development, from the United Nations, which was located in Chile, and the Center for Latin American Studies, in Olympia, Washington. I was also researching and filming in the region of Ayacucho, Peru, on the same topics. In addition, I was a member of a team working in curriculum development for schools on different topics related to Latin America, and Latinos in the United States. This work required extensive research and filming of many cultural, political and socio-economic aspects of Latin America. During the Spring quarters of 1997, 1998 and 2000, I traveled to Chile with students from the Evergreen State College to research and film about these and other subjects. The materials produced was mostly bi-lingual and it is used by schools in Chile, Mexico, and the United States. The content of these programs were also aired through TCTV 22 (Panorama Latino Americano), Thourston County, Washington. Similar projects were carried out in Chile during the academic year 2001-2002 and will continue in the spring of 2003.
Between 1994 and 1995, I did extensive research on The New World Economic Order and Latin America. This study was supported by the Center for Latin American Studies, from Olympia, Washington. The main thesis of this research is that the great confrontation between capitalism and socialism, that started in 1914 and continued beyond the Great Depression,WWII and throughout the Cold War, between the 1950's to the 1980's, ended in 1989. The conflict between East and West ended in 1989 with the toppling of the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the Soviet Union. Today, the conflict between East and West is over. The world has now entered the 21st century with another crisis and confrontation on the way, within the same context. The conflict is now between Northern, industrialized and wealthy nations, and Southern, underdeveloped and poor nations; that is, between the First and the Third World. In this context we are no longer talking about the Third World, but the lost world, the damned world, the world of the marginalized, of the condemned.
From 1988 until the year 2000 I worked in a project entitled, Chile: the Struggle for Power. This is a study of the history of Chile, from prehistory to the present day. The research and writing for the final draft for this work are almost completed. This work is used as text for the students participating in my Study Abroad Progran in Chile. During the summer of 1991, I worked with a group of teachers from Seattle in Proyecto Saber. The team produced three video documentaries highlighting the music and culture of South America for use in elementary and high school education for the State of Washington. The documentaries were filmed at TCTV, Olympia Washington, aired on Panorama Latino Americano and produced by Two Thirds Productions.

The following is a summary of my most important research in the past:
--1987/1994. Popular and Alternative Communication. Production of video documentaries. Centro de Estudios Simón Bolívar and Teleanálisis (Chile).
--1983/1989. Usos de la Tecnicas de Comunicación Popular. Centro Latino Americano de Comunicaciones (CELACO), Mexico.
--1987/1992.The Political Role of the Church in Latin America and the Option for the Poor Also, research and production of two video documentaries: Nicaragua: Testimony of and Aggression and La Misa Campesina. Centro Ecuménico Antonio Valdivieso, Managua Nicaragua.
--1981/1983. The national Unified School in Allende's Chile: 1970-1973 Research Assistant to Dr. J. Farrell on a 3 year project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA. This research was published by the University of British Columbia Press. Department of Educational Planning and Adult Education. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). University of Toronto.
--1978/1980. Educational Programs for Latinos in Chicago. Latin American Studies Program. University of Illinois.
--1974/1978. Comparative Literacy Cruzades in Latin America and Dental Prevention Curriculum in Dental School. Sociology Department. OISE.
--1972/1973. Influence of Mass Media on Family Life. Also, Studies of Samall Families in Northern Chile. Sociology Department. Universidad de Chile.
--1971/1973. Welfare and Educational programs for Peasants and Workers. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Agriculture and ICIRA, (Institute for Land Reform).
--1971/1973. Telecourses and Educational Programs. Channel 9 T.V & Univ. of Chile
--1971/1973. Supervisor of several researches of a socio-political anthropological nature in Chilean rural areas. Planning Department. Ministry of Agricultura

2002. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, University of Ohio, Columbus: Brazil

1998. Plato Royalty Committee (TESC), grant to acquire video equipment (MX1 Videonic, Video Mixer), video monitors, and other video materials for the Field School to Chile.
1995. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Center and Perisphery in New Spain: 16th and 17th Century Spanish and Indigeneous Cultures in Mexico and New Mexico.
1992 - 1995. The Washington Commission for the Humanities (a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities). Three grants to produce weekly T.V. shows of Panorama Latino Americano, aired on channel 3 (TCTV), Olympia, WA.
Summer/92. The Evergreen State College. Grant-in-aid. Two months paid leave to work on my book, The Political Role of the Church in Latin America.
1991/1992. The Evergreen Foundation. Grant to produce a video-documentary about Dances of Mexico.
Fall/1991. Public Services and TESC. Latin American Community in Olympia.
1990 & 1991. Grant to assess racial issues at TESC (team of four faculty).
Summer/89. The Evergreen State College. Grant-in-aid. Two months paid leave to complete my book, Edgardo Enriquez Frodden and to produce a video-documentary about Chile.
1986. United Church of Canada. Travel allowance to Latin America. (filming)
1985. Awarded, Second Prize in a National Literary contest for Spanish speaking authors (Testimonies Category), organized by the Department.of Literature & Romance Languages, University of Alberta and the Spanish Embassy.
Summer/85. Secretary of State (Canada). Grant to produce an educational text about Latin America: The Bridge Between Canada and Latin America.
1982/1985. Social Sciences Humanity Research Council (Canada). Grants to facilitate international collaboration: researching & filming in South America.
Summer/80. Member of a Canadian Fact FindingCommission researching the results of the Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign.
1976-1979. Canada Council Fellowship.
1978 & 1979.Canada Council allowance to travel to Latin America.
1976 & 1977. Canada Council allowance to Latin America (filming and researching).
Summer/79. University of Illinois travel allowance to Europe to dictate several conferences on Latin America.
1974-1976. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Graduate Assistantship.

1989/2001 Producer of Panorama Latino Americano (a weekly biligual television program aired at TCTV Channel 29. Thurston County).

1992/1994 Editor of the Center for Latin American Studies Newsletter (a monthly publication with current information about Latin America).
1991/1994 Opinión Cultural (Canada).U.S.A. correspondent. 1989/1992 Página Abierta (Chile). U.S.A. correspondent.
1986/1990 Opinión (Ecuador). International correspondent. 1984/1985 Norte-Sur. Latin American newspaper published in Spanish. Editor of the International Section. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
1979/1980 Ecos: A Latin American Literary Journal. Editor (Founder). University of Illinois, Chicago.
1978/1988 Two Thirds: A journal of Underdevelopment Studies. Editor (Founder). Canada.
1978/1980 Latino Paper. U.S.A. correspondent; author of weekly column; editor of the international section.
1968/1970 Revista de Sociología. Editor. Sociology Department, University of Chile.


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