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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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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