Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Graduate Student Summer Research Grant Symposium

October 31st, 2009
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location
Tulane University
Jones Hall 100A
Greenleaf Conference Room

Graduate students who received summer research grants through the Stone Center will present their experiences. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by The Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Adrianne Ott.

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Borealis, Department of History

Presentation Schedule

Continental Breakfast: 8:30am

Panel One: 9:00am – 10:30am – Historical Research
  • Sarah Borealis: “Fashion and the construction of female narrative in revolutionary Mexico”
  • Christy Dimos: “The Affect of Social Support on TB/HIV Patients in Lima, Peru”
  • Haley Holt: “Identity and Community of Epi-Classic Oaxaca”
  • Irene Lugo: “Early Modernism in the Arts at the End of the Porfiriato”
  • Adrianne Ott: “Arnulfo Arias, Panameñismo, and Chinese Panamanians”
Panel Two: 10:45am – 12:00pm – Environmental Interaction
  • Lisa Crossman: “Beyond Landscapes: An Exploration of Environmental Art”
  • Sherman Horn: “A Closer Look at Jenney Creek: Redefining Middle Formative Settlement in the Upper Belize Valley”
  • Sami Rifai: “Factors influencing wind driven tree mortality and survival in the Central Amazon”
  • Tia Vice: “Afro-Cuban Women in late nineteenth century Cuba”

Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel Three 1:00pm-2:15pm – Mix N Match
  • Heriberto Cababa: “Mobile Phones in Cuba: Technology of Change”
  • Katharina Kniess: “Sandinismo, the Vanguardia and Nationalist Culture”
  • Kristin Wallace: “Grandes Maestros: Pequenos Negocios: Cultural Production and Microbusiness Development in Fomento Cultural Banamex’s Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Program”
  • Corey Waters: “A Non-Governmental Organization’s Initiative to Advance Gender Equality in El Salvador”
Panel Four: 2:30pm-4:00pm – Literature and Cultural Research
  • Scott Johnson: “X’telhu: Preliminary Research at a Late to Terminal Classic Site in Northern Yucatan”
  • Melina Leodas: “De poco sacamos mucho: Cuban Hip-Hop Under Raúl Castro‘€™s Reforms”
  • Gwen Murray: “(Re)presenting the Periphery: Social Perspective and Brazilian Audiovisual Production”
  • Antonio Rueda: “Origins and Development of the Theater in Seville in the Sixteenth Century”
  • Ana Villar-Prados: “Entre el Guadalquivir y el Esgueva: Representación literaria de paisajes urbanos y geográficos en los poemas de Luis Góngora”

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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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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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