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.