CLACS provides opportunities for M.A. and Ph.D. minor/certificate students to conduct field research in Latin America and the Caribbean, primarily through summer Field Research Grants. In exchange for receiving the grants, students agree to write brief summaries of their field research.
Findings from the Field
Pedro Guillermo Ramon Celis, Mexico, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology; Documenting Site Meanings and Land-use Practices in a Tehuantepec barrio: Foundations for Collaborative Archaeological Project.
Tori Collins, Mexico, MA Student, Department of International Studies; Women and Water in Mexico City.
Genoveva E. Di Maggio Ferraro, Uruguay, PhD Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; A study of the Uruguayan Spanish discourse marker TÁ.
Anna Lurito, Domincan Republic, PhD Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; An analysis of implosive /s/ and compensation processes of following segments in the Dominican Republic.
Daniel Runnels, Argentina, PhD Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Writing Against the State: The Limits of Anarchist Thought in Latin America.
Sacha Siani, Brazil, PhD Student, Department of Geography; The role of enforcing environmental laws in the Brazilian Amazon: a cross-scale analysis.
Nathaniel Young, Mexico, MA Student, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Queer Spirituality: A Comparative Look at Religious Organizations Affirming Sexual and Gender Diversity in Mexico.
Renzo de la Riva Aguero, Peru, PhD Student, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Department of Political Science; Opening the black box: Explaining the mechanisms of municipal performance in climate change.
Shawn Conner, Brazil, PhD Student, School of Education; Comparative socio-legal analysis of social inclusion policies in Brazilian public universities.
Nofiya Denbaum, Colombia, PhD Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; The L2 Acquisition of Second Person Singular Forms of Address in the Study Abroad Context: The Case of Medellín, Colombia; Ye o ‘nay’? Perecptions about the segment /j/ in Spanish.
Rosemary Eyerman, Peru, Latin Americam and Caribbean Studies and School of Public Health; An Assessment of Food Security in a Peruvian Quechua Community.
Benjamin Fowler, Mexico, PhD Student, Jacobs School of Music; The Conservatorio Nacional de Música: A Cross Current of Music.
Chris Jillson, Nicaragua, PhD Student, Department of History; “We’re Not Trying to Throw Out the Government, but if It Falls, It Falls”: The Frente Sandinista and Neoliberalism, 1990-1996.
Casey Korducki, Dominican Republic, PhD Student, Department of History; Understanding the Opposition: the Dominican Republic, the PRD, and the Dictatorship with Popular Support.
Juan Morilla Romero, Mexico, PhD Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; A Shared Courage of Truth: From Journalists under Threat to Citizens Journalists in Mexico's Drug Wars.
William Palomo, El Salvador, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Title: The Biography of Roque Dalton.
Julio Alberto Ramos Pastrana, Mexico, PhD Student, Department of Economics; From Common to Private Property: Explaining the Evolution of Property Rights.
Amanda Waterhouse, Colombia, PhD Student, Department of History; Modernization's Architects: U.S. International Development in Colombia, 1948-1971.
Julio César Zambrano Gutiérrez, Ecuador, PhD Student, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; The effects of Citizen Participation and Social Learning on the acquisition of Foreign Aid: The case of the Ecuadorian Municipalities.