Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2015 13th Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America (TUCLA/TUSCLA)

November 21st, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 102 and 108

The Stone Center‘€™s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research projects. TUCLA was formally launched in Fall of 2003 as a means to provide Latin American Studies undergraduates with an opportunity to present papers in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference. The conference is designed to enlist all of Tulane‘€™s Latin American Studies seniors in a shared discussion of the region, its society and its cultures.

Please join us for the thirteenth annual conference. This event is free and open to the public.
TUCLA is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Session I 9:00-10:45
PANEL 1 IDENTITY (JONES 102)
Patriarchy and Power: Sex, Vulnerability and Social Control
Sean Cashman, Separate but Equal: How the Cuban Medical Journal Sexología y Sociedad Reinforces Gender Polarity
Lucy Lloyd, Taís Araújo’s Black Protagonists and the Contradictions of Race in Contemporary Brazil
Alana Neuman, As Novas Meninas no Bairro: Brazil‘€™s Grafiteiras and Gender-Based Social Movements
Kade Kistner, The Human Trafficking Epidemic in Costa Rica
Discussant: Beth Manley, Department of History, Xavier University

PANEL 2 CREATIVITY (JONES 108)
Peripheral Vision: Representation, Visibility and the Cultures of Citizenship
Ariel Bernstein, Dancing with el Diablo: The Commercialization of Afro-Peruvian Cultural Expression
Henry Green, ‘€œGozando en La Habana:‘€ Reggaetòn as Cuban Patrimony
Caleb Gardner, Funk Carioca and Paulista: Commodification of Peripheral Identity and Culture
Jonah Mantell, Interpretations of Pixação: The Street Art Everyone Sees and No One Understands
Discussant: Chris Dunn, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Session II 11:00-12:15
PANEL 3 NATION (JONES 102)
Por la razón o la fuerza: Conflict and Contradiction in Contemporary Chile
Carlin O‘€™Brien, Praise Pinochet: Chile‘€™s Enduring Devotion to its Dictator
Jacob McGuire, An ‘€œEducation Earthquake‘€? The Evolution and Effectiveness of Mass StudentProtests in Chile
Nikki Stouman, Indigenous Policy and the Contradictory Language of Human Rights in Chile
Discussant: Melanie Huska, Department of History

PANEL 4 ENCOUNTER (JONES 108)
Bold Type: Identity Politics and the Power of the Press
Lucy Leonard,,Dios, patria… y libertad? Debating Democracy and the Press under Ecuador‘€™s CorreaAdministration
Currin Wallis, Re-Typing Tradition: New Black Press and the Afro-Argentine Struggle for CulturalCitizenship
Molly McConnell, Redressing ‘Pelé in a Skirt’: Futebol Feminino in Brazilian Social Media
Discussant: Mauro Porto, Department of Communication

Lunch 12:15-1:00

Session III 1:15 ‘€” 3:00
PANEL 5 LAND (JONES 102)
Unmapped Territory: Land and Indigeneity in the Age of Globalization
Michael Hammer, San Blas Albatross: Questioning Sustainability in the Tourism Practices of Panama‘€™s Kuna Yala
Jackie Siegmund, To Find Fun in an Urban Place: Manaus‘€™ Tourist Infrastructure and its Implications for Urban Tourism
Julie Gamze, “This land for us is sacred”: Guarani Indigeneity and Land Demarcation on São Paulo’s Urban Periphery
Brian Lipson, Indigenous Autonomy in the Commodification of Bolivian Quinoa
Discussant: Amalia Leguizamón, Department of Sociology

PANEL 6 WELFARE (JONES 108)
Public Health and the Public Sphere: Medicine, Politics and Communication
Erin Brock, ‘€œGod Willing, Guatemala Will Improve‘€: Cultural Competency and Chronic Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Lydia Norby-Adams, Makelawen Medicine? The Pharmaceutical Commercialization of Traditional Mapuche Practice
Diane Kowalski, Political Diagnosis: Brazil‘€™s Cuban Doctors Controversy and the Failure of the State
Discussant: Hannah Kaufman, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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