Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Zach Shultz

Student - M.A. Candidate

Zach Shultz, a native of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, earned his B.A. in Spanish and Sociology in 2009 from the University of Kentucky. While at Kentucky, he spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and completed an undergraduate honors thesis entitled ¬"¿El ¬'SoHo¬' madrileño? Consumismo, identidad sexual y la representación del espacio en Chueca¬" in which he explored the process of gentrification in Madrid¬'s gay neighborhood. Zach has also spent time traveling in Peru and Guatemala and throughout Europe. His paper, ¬"The Crisis of Identity in Post-Revolutionary Cuban Film: A Sociological Analysis of Strawberry and Chocolate,¬" was published in the University of Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship, Kaleidoscope. In 2009, Zach was awarded the Lee Coleman Outstanding Sociology Senior Award. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. From 2009-2010, Zach worked in Lexington, Kentucky as the Citizenship Project Coordinator at the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, a non-profit, public interest organization providing legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees. At Tulane, he plans to focus his research on gender and sexuality, urban studies and New Social Movements in Mexico, Brazil, or the Dominican Republic.