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Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony 2022

May 20, 2022 11:45 AM
Riley Moran

The Stone Center Spring Award Ceremony celebrated graduate and undergraduate students last weekend. See the list of graduates and honors here! 

2022 Graduate Degree Recipients:

Patricia Gibbs Alexander Lagarde, PhD Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at the Ceremonial Center of Chavín de Huántar, Peru

Vanessa Castañeda, PhD Political and Traditional: The Baianas de Acarajé of Salvador, Brazil

Maria Alejandra Castillo Casco, MA Socias de Desarrollo: Entrepreneurial Logic and Indigenous Women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Virginia "Rosie" Click, MA Power and Tourism in Cuba, 1902-2022

Kaillee Kieran Coleman, MA When I Am Not Here, Estoy Allá: A Decolonial Approach to U.S.-Cuban Special Collections, Historiography, and Art Historical Production

Huiying Cui, MA Migrant-Based Operational Patterns in the Coffee Production Sector in Honduras and a Gendered Perspective

Diane Ghogomu, MA Elulua: An Afrocosmic Pleasure Praxis

Jamie Marissa Giunta, MA Representations of Nikkei in Brazilian Literature: From Modernism to Manga

Marina Suzanne Hernandez, MA

Gabrielle Hutchinson Gallo, MA

Lilian Lombera, MA Diálogo Entre Cimarrones: Afro Cuban Funk & New Orleans Black Indians Tradition

Nicolas Javier López Casertano, MA Questioning ‘Chapin’ Identity in Iximulew: Maya Voices from the Settler Colony Known as ‘Guatemala’

Frida Camille Melgar, MA Gatekeeper Mindset: Mexico Learning from Its Northern Neighbor

Isabel Erin Owen, MA

Liat Rosenblum Perlin, MA

Explaining Smallholder Farmer Tropical Deforestation in Northwest Ecuador

Allison Waverly Scribe, MA

Exponiendo Fieles: An Ethnography of Online Fandom in Latin America”

Elena G. Vanasse Torres, MA

Primero Secaron Los Ríos: Topographic Hauntings and Mapping Other Worlds on Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico

Kyle Baxter Young MA, Espaço Queer: The Construction of Queer Collective Identity in Brazil’s Digital Spaces

2022 Undergraduate Degree Recipients

Hannah Ellis, BA

Jin Wei Rahill, BA

Charles Sellars, BA

Konrad Wampler, BA

William Brzezinski, Minor

Lily Quirk, Minor

J.P. Rodocanachi, Minor

Tess Stroh, Minor

John Walsh, Minor


Awards and Paper Prizes 

Catie Nuckols-Wilde, The William Griffith Award for Best Latin American Studies Graduate Student Instructor

Xena Fitzgerald, Making Memories: Celebrating Jesuit Triumph in Lima, The Donald Robertson Award for the Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities on a Latin American Topic

Carmen Vescia, From Radical Roots to Cultivating Continuity: Food Sovereignty and US Urban Agriculture for Latinx Communities, the Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences on a Latin American Topic

LAGO Awards

James Huck, LAGO Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award

Alejandra Castillo, LAGO Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award

Daniela Alvarez, LAGO Outstanding Staff Member Service Award


Stone Center faculty and staff congratulate the class of 2022 for their hard work and a job well done!