2015, “What Lies Beneath: An Eco-Historical View of High Andes Water Pollution,” Ambiente e Sociedade 18:1
2015, “The Organizers Who Never Gave Up: An interview with Alicia Jrapko, co-founder of the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five, on how persistence pays in uphill political struggles, NACLA Report on the Americas, online edition, January 13, 2015
2015, guest editor and lead author, “Global Water Grab in the Andes,” winter issue feature for NACLA Report on the Americas 47 (1), including the following articles: “Glacial Retreat in the Andes;” “Peru’s Media-Friendly Miining Ban Masks Toxic Inaction;” “U.N. Climate Conference Exposes Peru’s Poor Record on the Environment”
2015, “Both sides now: the rise of migrant activism and co-investment in public works in Zacatecas, Mexico,” with Fernando Robledo in Enduring Reform: Business Responses to Bottom-Up Social Change in the Americas, University of Pittsburgh Press.
2008. "Eyeing the Storm: New Scholarship on Bolivia,” Latin American Perspectives 35 6): 166-173
2006. “Fighting Corporate Swine.” Politics & Society 34 (3): 369 - 398
Establishment of Red Suma Quta (“Beautiful Lake Network”)
This civic watershed defense network focuses on clean-up and conservation of aquatic commons in the Lake Titicaca basin in Puno, Peru.
The network stresses public-private partnerships in the achievement of clean water-related goals and includes 71 lake monitors certified in protocols established by the nonprofit organization Global Water Watch. Monitors are trained in physical-chemical, bacteriological, and biological water monitoring methods. These monitors, all from Puno, Peru gather water quality data monthly at approximately 24 stations in western basin of Lake Titicaca.
Members of the Suma Quta network adhere to a basic four-fold design of consultación-investigación-concientización-remediación (“listening,” “researching,” “informing/raising awareness,”remediating”) in which volunteers discuss with communities water-related problems that affect them, co-design means of gathering and analyzing data on these problems with the communities, inform citizens of their findings, and then work with them to identify options for remediation of water quality problems.
Cleanups to date include the capping of four leaking legacy petroleum rigs in the north lake district of Pusi and the cleanup and setback of a principal drinking water spring in the west lake district of Parina.