PLACA Summer Research Grant

Student Recipients 2009

Carolina Arango-Vargas

Department of Anthropology

 Carolina Arango

Degree Sought: Ph.D.

Title of Summer Research Project: Women's Narratives and Women's Organizations: Experiences of Violence and Healing in the Colombian Conflict

Email: carangov@maxwell.syr.edu  

Cory LaFevers  

African American Studies

Cory LaFevers

Degree Sought: M.A., Pan African Studies

Title of Summer Research Project: Maracatu and the Black Movement in Recife, Brazil

Email: cjlafeve@syr.edu  

Catherine E. LaVoy

Department of Anthropology

Catherine E. LaVoy

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project: Pernambuco's Senzalas: An Archaeological Study of Change and the Daily Practices of Slaves on Sugar Plantations. (Brazil)

Email: celavoy@maxwell.syr.edu  

Donald Rayome

SUNY-ESF

Donald Rayome

Degree Sought: M.S.

Title of Research Project: Plant Community Design and Sustainability of Mopan Maya Ecological Engineering (Belize)

Email: ddrayome@syr.edu  

Yazmin Rivera

SUNY-ESF

Yazmin Rivera

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project: Field Assessment of Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Assemblages on Pines Introduced to Puerto Rico

Email: yarivera@syr.edu  

Kate Senner

Department of Geography

Kate Senner

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project:  Imaginative Geographies, Material Consequences: Critical junctures between migration, law and medicine in Guatemala.

Email: kssenner@syr.edu

Lorena Viñuela

Political Science Department

 Lorena Viñuela

Degree Sought: PhD

Title of Research Project:  Political Consequences of Fiscal Decentralization (Argentina)

Email: lvinuela@maxwell.syr.edu