Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2016 14th Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America (TUCLA/TUSCLA)

December 3rd, 2016
8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

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 LAST seniors in a shared discussion of the region, its society and its cultures.

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

TUCLA Schedule:

9:00-10:30

Panel I- Nation: Outsiders Within? The Politics and Cultures of Belonging
Alina Meador, Disguising Deportation: Naturalization Law 169-14 and Dominican Anti-Haitianism
Fabiola Aguaya, Perpetuating Colonialism? The PROMESA Debate and the Puerto Rican Reality
David Andersen, ‘€œEl hermoso bastardo”: Nikkei Cuisine in Peru
Neely Sammons, From Protest to Profit: The Role of Street Art in Contemporary Buenos Aires

Discussant: Justin Wolfe, Department of History

10:45-12:15

Panel II- Identity: Settling for More: Gender, Power and the Struggle for Rights
Sarah Haensly, Disempowering Power: Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida‘€™s (GIRE‘€™s) Role in Mexico‘€™s Abortion Legislation
Allison Scribe, When You Can‘€™t Expect What You‘€™re Expecting: Zika‘€™s Impact on the Abortion Debate in Brazil
Elena Heitke, Daughter or Mother? Maternity in Keiko Fujimori’s Presidential Campaign
Brendan Mahoney, Gender and Microfinance: Can Loans Empower Latin American Women?

Discussant: Pamela Neumann, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Lunch 12:15- 1:00

1:00-3:00

Panel III: Encounter: Hostile Environments: Land, Ethnicity and SPaces of Conflict
Hannah Dean, A Lasting Peace? Indigenous Exclusion From the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords
Luisa Venegoni, Justice for Invaders? Urbanization-Conservation Conflict in Lima, Peru‘€™s Lomas Ecosystem
Naomi Cowans, The Curious Case of Rafael Correa: Indigenous People, the Environment and the State in Contemporary Ecuador
Katalina Euraque, Afro-Indigenous Lives Matter: Intercultural Solidarity in Post-coup Honduras
Ryan Morey, Ayahuasca Legality: The Question of Government Regulation

Discussant: Laura Murphy, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Check out the full TUCLA program here.

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