CLACS and Tinker Summer Research Awards

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Photo by Amy Lasater in 2009 while in Peru on a summer research grant
CLACS is excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Tinker Field Research Awards and the CLACS Summer Research Grant Awards.
Pending funding, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers an annual competition for Tinker field research and CLACS summer research grants. Graduate students in all NYU schools and programs may apply for assistance with summer research in Latin America and the Caribbean for periods ranging from two to twelve weeks. M.A. candidates may research master’s theses or Major Projects; Ph.D. students may carry out preliminary research for dissertations.
The following students come from a range of departments across NYU, and we are pleased to be able to support their research projects in the countries listed. You can find more information on the CLACS website. Please stay tuned to the CLACS blog, as summer research grant winners will be contributing stories from the field. Congratulations!

Tinker Summer Research Grant Recipients

 Name  Affiliation  Project Title  Country
Rachel Brookes-Ames  CLACS, MA  Planting Empowerment: Business as the Solution for Ecological Regeneration and Social Change? Panama
Lee Elizabeth Douglas  Anthropology, PhD  Memory and Human Rights Museum mediating memory politics to Santiago’s Youth Chile
Lee Ann Evans  CLACS, MA  Los que Viven en la Costa: A Study of Racialization and Exclusion on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Jason Farbman  CLACS, MA  From Cochabamba to Washington: Translating Struggle from Quechua/ Amayra to Spanish to English Bolivia
Emma Kreyche Social & Cultural Analysis, MA  Growing Conflict over Metallic Mining in El Salvador El Salvador
Evelyne Laurent-Perrault  History, PhD  Honour, Gender and Blackness in Spanish America: From Slavery to Citizenship, Contestations of hegemony and Afro-descendents’ ideologies during the 19th Century in the Province of Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela
Amy Lasater  Anthropology, PhD  Potato Science and National Identity in Lima, Peru Peru
Johanna Lenkner  Linguistic Anthropology, PhD  Examining representations of Barcelona’s immigrant communities in municipal government training Spain
Kaitlin McNally-Murphy  Performance Studies, PhD  The Social and Spatial Organization of Terror, Survival and Healing Chile
Hyejin Nah  Anthropology, PhD  Saving an Indian Face on Facebook? Computer mediated linguistic practices and Ethnic identity performance Chile
Andrew O’Reilly  CLACS, MA  Ways in which young boys in Antioquia use the sport of cycling Colombia
Mariana Pardes  CLACS, MA  Battles over Public Space in Buenos Aires, Argeninta: A Case Study of Murga Porteña Argentina
Anna Reidy  Ethnomusicology, PhD  Place, History and Musicality in the Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza Spain
Karla Paola Reyes  CLACS, MA  Expanding Citizenship with Education: Indigenous Education in Mexico under Cardenas Mexico
Justino Rodriguez  History, PhD  Blacks and the labor movement in Cuba, 1918-1945 Cuba
Carlos Rojas  Spanish, PhD  Study of autobiographical texts related to violence in Colombia Colombia
Ashley Roseberry  CLACS, MA  Transforming Tradition: Uses of Yerba Mate in Buenos Aires Argentina
Jonathan M. Square  History, PhD  Prisoners’ Understandings of the law, role of scriveners in prisoner letters and race, color and ethnicity in Brazilian carcereal punishment Brazil
 Jonathan Toner  Global Affairs, MS  Bridging the gap between Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Microfinance in Guatemala  Guatemala
Maria Piedrahita Trimble  CLACS, MA  An Actor’s Dialogue: Negotiating Development in Huancayo, Peru Peru


CLACS Summer Grant Recipients

Name  Affiliation  Project Title Country
Shira Klein  Hebrew and Judaic Studies & History, PhD  Italian Jews in Argentina Argentina
Omar Ramadan  CLACS, MA  Translating Insha’Allah to Ojala: Illuminating the Expression of Puerto Rican Muslim Identity Through Hip Hop Art Puerto Rico

Jen Lewis
Assistant Director, CLACS

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