PLACA Summer Research Grant

Student Recipients 2008

Zachary Beier

Department of Anthropology

 Zachary Beier

Degree Sought: Ph.D.

Title of Summer Research Project: Historical Archaeological Investigations of Fort Shirley, Dominica

Susana del Granado

SUNY - ESF
Environmental Policy

Susana del Granado

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Summer Research Project: Bolivia's Natural Gas: A Blessing or a Curse?

William Helenbrook

SUNY - ESF
Environmental and Forest Biology 

William Helenbrook

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project: Population Genetic Assessment of Host-Parasite Systems: How Habitat Disturbance Influences Co-Evolutionary Processes (Costa Rica)

Catherine E. LaVoy 

Department of Anthropology 

Catherine E. LaVoy

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project: Sugar and Slavery: Exploring African Slave Quarters in the Northeast of Brazil 

Jessica Pezdek

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

 Jessica Pezdek

Degree Sought: Master of Arts

Title of Research Project: The Representation of Latin American Immigrants in Spanish Theater (Spain)

John Stegeman

Department of History

John Stegeman

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project: Mapuche Urban Migration, 1920 - 1973 (Chile)

Marla Torrado

Department of Geography

Marla Torrado

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project:  Soybean Expansion in Argentina