Recipient

Nathan Gill
Doctoral, Graduate Student
History

Project

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

2019
Before There Were Roses: Guachalá and the Environmental Economy of the Ecuadorian Andes

Nathan's research examines relationships between environmental change and evolving systems of free and forced labor at one of the oldest plantation complexes in the Americas, an Ecuadorian hacienda known as Guachalá. Combining archival research of four centuries of estate operations with geographic mapping, his research explores how Andean estates became laboratories where European elites, indigenous communities, and enslaved Africans experimented with changing patterns of land use, economic production, and political control at key moments in the transition to agrarian capitalism in Latin America.

Location

Ecuador