Gregorio Ortiz

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(BS Anthropology, 2012 Baylor University; MA Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder) Gregorio is a PhD candidate whose research examines the social and environmental impacts of fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale region of south Texas, and how the region’s Chicano history and heritage influences perspectives of economic development. He has collaborated with research projects funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Institute for Economic Development in San Antonio, and Shell Oil. Gregorio's graduate research has been funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. He is currently writing his dissertation, Promises of Prosperity: Race, History, and Fracking in South Texas’s Brush Country, with the support of a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. His advisor is Jerry Jacka.