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Rachel O’Donnell is an Assistant Professor (non-tenure) in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester. She holds a BA in English and Political Science from Moravian College and an MA and PhD in Political Science from York University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her research is on the history and political economy of bioprospecting in the Americas, and she has also written about the revolutionary forces during the Guatemalan civil war as well as the legacy of the Central American civil wars on development and policy in the region.

She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and worked as a researcher with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) in Toronto.



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