Curriculum Vitae:

Aaron G. Victoria

Research Interests:

Mobilities; Roads; Exchange; Infrastructure; Transit Ethnography; Anthropology of Work; Affect, Inter-American Highway; Border Communities; Central America; Panama; Costa Rica; Nicaragua

Education:

2019









2011





2007

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

PhD in Cultural Anthropology

Dissertation Title: "Finding Rhythms in the Road: How Mobilities Become Livelihoods on the Inter-American Highway"

 

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida​

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

Thesis Title: "The Politics of Indigenous Nationalism: The Case of Bolivia"



Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts in History, magna cum laude

Minor in Latin American Studies

Minor in Economics

Elected to membership in Delta Epsilon Iota, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Phi Alpha Theta and Delta Omicron Epsilon

Fellowships, Grants,  and Awards:

2005 Provost Scholar for Academic Achievement

2005, 2006 Pennsylvania Senator's Certificate of Recognition

2012-2015 Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida

2013 Tinker Travel Grant, The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida

2013 Paul and Polly Research Award, Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida

2014 James C. Waggoner Grants-in-Aid, Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida

2014 CLAS Graduate Travel Award, Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida

2014 CLAS Graduate Travel Award, LUECI at the University of Florida

2014 Research Graduate Student Travel Funds, Office of Research at the University of Florida

2015 The Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, The Graduate School at the University of Florida

2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award, The Graduate School at the University of Florida

Teaching Experience:

2016

 

2015

2015

2014-2015

2014

2014

2014

2012

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Graduate Teaching Associate- Department of Anthropology

  • Oversaw the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Summer B semester

  • Prepared and developed the course curriculum for ANT 2301

  • Lectured about course content as it relates to anthropology theory and ethnographic research methods for a class of about 300 students

  • Managed the responsibilities of one graduate teaching assistant

  • Wrote up performance reviews for one graduate teaching assistant

  • Planned, oversaw, and provided expert insight for students' ethnographic research activities

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in small team management, classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology-related content

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Teaching Assistant- The Teaching Center

Tutored seven "at-risk" student athletes in the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Fall semester

  • Monitored the attendance, classroom behavior, and course performance of seven "at-risk" student athletes in the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture

  • Partnered with student advisers of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to track the course progress and performance of the assigned group of student athletes

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Teaching Associate- Department of Anthropology

  • Oversaw the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Summer B semester

  • Prepared and develop course curriculum for the course Anthropology 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture

  • Lectured about course content as it relates to anthropology theory and ethnographic research methods for a class of about 300 students

  • Managed the responsibilities of one graduate teaching assistant

  • Wrote up performance reviews for one graduate teaching assistant

  • Assisted students with technical issues as they related to their course content, assignments, and exams

  • Planned, oversaw, and provided expert insight for students' ethnographic research activities

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in small team management, classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology related content

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head Graduate Teaching Assistant- Department of Anthropology

  • Assisted in the administration of the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters

  • Managed the weekly workload and performance of nine graduate teaching assistants

  • Coordinated course discussion section materials and course policies between the instructor and nine graduate teaching assistants

  • Acted as the primary liaison between 700+ students and the course instructor

  • Constructed and proctored course exams

  • Planned, organized, and oversaw the students’ ethnographic research and writing assignments

  • Set-up and taught two course-related lab sections (about 50 students total) each week

  • Monitored and graded student assignments and exams

  • Provided expert advice and guidance in the planning and execution of student ethnographic research papers

  • Provided technical assistance to students regarding their assignments and other course content

  • Prepared weekly discussion plans that connected lecture content with overarching anthropological methods and thought

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in small team management, classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology-related content

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Teaching Associate- Department of Florida

  • Oversaw the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture for the Summer B semester

  • Prepared and developed the course curriculum for the course ANT 2301

  • Lectured about course content as it relates to anthropology theory and ethnographic research methods for a class of about 300 students

  • Managed the responsibilities of one graduate teaching assistant

  • Wrote up performance reviews for one graduate teaching assistant

  • Assisted students with technical issues as they related to their course content, assignments, and exams

  • Planned, oversaw, and provided expert insight for students' ethnographic research activities

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in small team management, classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology-related content

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head Graduate Teaching Assistant- Department of Anthropology

  • Assisted in the administration of the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters

  • Managed the weekly workload and performance of nine graduate teaching assistants

  • Coordinated course discussion section materials and course policies between the instructor and nine graduate teaching assistants

  • Acted as the primary liaison between 700+ students and the course instructor

  • Constructed and proctored course exams

  • Planned, organized, and oversaw the students’ ethnographic research and writing assignments

  • Set-up and taught two course-related lab sections (about 50 students total) each week

  • Monitored and graded student assignments and exams

  • Provided expert advice and guidance in the planning and execution of student ethnographic research papers

  • Provided technical assistance to students regarding their assignments and other course content

  • Prepared weekly discussion plans that connected lecture content with overarching anthropological methods and thought

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in small team management, classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology-related content

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Teaching Assistant- Department of Anthropology

  • Assisted in the administration of the anthropology course ANT 2301- Human Sexuality and Culture during the Fall semester

  • Set-up and taught three course related lab sections (about 75 students total) each week

  • Developed questions for course exams

  • Monitored and graded student assignments and exams

  • Provided expert advice and guidance in the planning and execution of student ethnographic research papers

  • Provided technical assistance to students regarding their assignments and other course content

  • Prepared weekly discussion plans that connected lecture content with overarching anthropological methods and thought

  • Developed skills and gained crucial experience in classroom management, public speaking, and the presentation of anthropology related content

The University of Florida English Language Institute, Gainesville, Florida

Conversation Partner (Non-Compensational)

  • Assisted non-English speaking students in the comprehension of colloquial English through one on one meetings

Presentations and Theses
Professional Publicatations

Victoria, A.G. (2017). “Book Review: Ashley Carse, Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal.” Journal of Transport History.

Victoria, A.G. (2019). “Finding Rhythms in the Road: How Mobilities Become Livelihoods on the Inter-American Highway.” (PhD Thesis, University of Florida, 2019)

Victoria, A.G. (2016). “Finding Rhythms in the Road: How Mobilities become Livelihoods on Central America’s Pan-American Highway.” Presented at the Florida Anthropological Student Association Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Victoria, A.G. (2014). “Border Work on ‘The Highway’: Conceptualizing the Informal Economy in Relation to Globalization in Latin America.” Paper Presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C.

 

Victoria, A.G. (2014). “Border Work on ‘The Highway’: Conceptualizing the Informal Economy in Central America.” Presented at the Crime, Law, and Governance Working Group, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

 

Victoria, A.G. (2014). “Finding Rhythms in the Road: Ethnography of Road Experiences through Colectivo Bus Systems in Central America.” Presented at the Transit Ethnography Working Group on Stories of the Street: Student Presentations of Roads and Road Publics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

 

Victoria, A.G. (2014). “Informal States: Neoliberal Governance and Border Crossings along the Pan-American Highway.” Presented at the Florida Anthropological Student Association Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

 

Victoria, A.G. (2011). “The Politics of Indigenous Nationalism: The Case of Bolivia” (Master’s Thesis, University of Florida, 2011).

 

Victoria, A.G. (2010). “Bolivia’s Reconquista: Aymara Political Leaders and Their Plan to Reshape the Bolivian Government.” Paper Presented at Conference on Agents of Change: Resistance and Resilience in Latin America, University of Tulane, New Orleans, LA.

Language Skills

Spanish, fluent; Portuguese, intermediate (read), novice (written/spoken); Latin, novice; English (native)

Professional Affiliations

American Anthropological Association, Arlington, Virginia
Transit Ethnography Working Group, Gainesville, Florida
Crime, Law, and Governance Working Group, Gainesville, Florida

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