Laura Gotkowitzs "research interests center on rural social movements; legal cultures; race, ethnicity, and violence in the modern Andes. She has published A Revolution for Our Rights: Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (Duke University Press), which traces indigenous struggles over land, labor, citizenship, and nationhood in Bolivia from the late-nineteenth-century liberal reforms to the 1952 revolution. Laura has also been involved in a collaborative, interdisciplinary project on race and racism in Latin America. With Marisol de la Cadena, she is co-editing a volume tentatively titled, Race, Culture, and Power: From Purity of Blood to Indigenous Social Movements in Latin America.
"Before joining Iowa's History Department, Laura was an assistant professor at Swarthmore College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998." 
Awards & Service
- Special Projects Fund, Latin American Studies Association-with Marisol de la Cadena (2002-03)
- Major Projects, International Programs, University of Iowa-with Marisol de la Cadena (2002-03)
- Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa (2002)
- Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research - with Marisol de la Cadena (2001-02)
- Arts and Humanities Initiative, University of Iowa - with Marisol de la Cadena (2001-02)
- Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Fellowship (1999-2000)
- Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, American Historical Association (1998)
- Mellon Foundation, University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowship (1993-94)
- Social Science Research Council-American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship (1992-93)
- Fulbright Grant (1987-88)
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Laura Gotkowitz, University of Iowa, accessed September 23, 2008.