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Will BooseCohort 2020

Education

  • BA, History, Florida State University, 2018
  • MA, Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2020

Research

Will is a second-year PhD student conducting research on the labor experiences of motorcycle taxi drivers in Iquitos and Lima, Perú. His work also analyzes the Peruvian state’s varying governance approaches to the motorcycle taxi economies in both cities—particularly how state, elite, and popular discourses about the “modern city” shape those approaches. Before coming to Emory, Will graduated from the Master's in Latin American Studies (MALAS) program at the University of Florida in May 2020. His capstone from that program—a multimodal project with motorcycle taxi drivers in Iquitos—is available freely here. Will incorporates photography and poetry into his research, and currently collaborates with the Iquitos-based poetry review Sentidos: Revista Amazónica as Digital Director. Pronouns: he/him/his.

Research interests: Motorcycle taxis, mobilities, “modernity,” anthropology of white supremacy, infrastructures, urban studies 

Advisors: Drs. Nugent and Holsey