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Spotlight on Latin America and the Caribbean: Graduate Student Panel


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Please join Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) for a panel  presentation by PLACA-funded graduate students on their research projects in Latin America/Caribbean.

Panelists and Their Talk Titles:

Julissa Collazo López

PhD Student, WGS CAS
Department of Anthropology and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Playing the Part: Gender Expectations and Negotiation in Early Spanish Settlements in the Americas, Puerto Real (1503-1578) and St. Augustine (1565-1763)

Claudia Díaz-Combs

PhD Candidate
Department of Geography and the Environment

From Repression to Resistance: Environmental Social Movements in El Salvador

Odlanyer Hernández de Lara

PhD Student
Department of Anthropology

Cuba, 1958: An Archaeological Approach to Violence, Destruction and Memory in a Dictatorial Context

Catherine Pinon Juarez

M.A Spanish Language, Literature and Culture
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Linguistic Phenomena in the Central Mexican Spanish in New York 

Jorge Valdebenito

PhD Student
Department of Economics  

The Other Side of the Coin: The effects of Antidumping Policy on Brazilian Exporters


Gail A. Bulman
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics


Social Science and Public Policy


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