William Boose



Naples, Florida


B.A. in History, minor in Spanish, Florida State University


Amazonía, Peru, Human Rights in Latin America, Poetry, Journalism, Urbanism.


Will began his academic career in Latin American Studies following an undergraduate course that covered United States imperialism in Cold War Latin America. He pursued his interest in the region via coursework throughout his four years at Florida State University (FSU), eventually focusing his senior thesis on indigenous cosmologies and resistance in the Peruvian Amazon. Will conducted independent fieldwork for his thesis in Iquitos, Peru and surrounding indigenous communities, as well as archival work in the capitol city Lima. He received funding for this project via an FSU IDEA Grant. During his undergraduate career Will also taught English at a bilingual school in Mérida, Nicaragua and at La Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP) in Iquitos via funding from FSU’s Presidential Scholars program. Following graduation, he worked at Arthrex (Naples, FL) in the summer of 2018 as an intern for their LATAM Medical Education team, where he translated presentation templates from English to Spanish. Will also writes poetry, having published his piece “Morelos” in the Kudzu Review’s Spring 2018 edition. He looks forward to continuing to learn and write during his time in the MALAS program and is particularly excited to join the welcoming community at UF’s Center for Latin American Studies.