CLAS Summer Field Research Symposium

CLAS Research

February 8, 2014

Event Description

This symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the current research done by UC Berkeley graduate students who spent last summer in Latin America. Field research grants were provided by CLAS with the generous support of the Tinker Foundation.

Tuesday, February 8

Time Speaker Title


2:10 Ben Allen

Politics and Nature Conservation in Brazil

2:25 Christian Casillas

The Economies of the Mosquito Coast

2:40 Quinlan Bowman Communal Councils in Venezuela
15-minute break 
3:10 Anthony Fontes Death Dealing in Guatemala City
3:25 Julie Klinger The Geography of China’s Aid and Investment in Brazil

Wednesday, February 9

Time Speaker Title
2:00 Introduction
2:10 Brian Palmer-Rubin The Tradeoffs to Indigenous Organizations for Partisan Alliances
2:25 Tom McEnaney Unexpected Voices: Learning to Listen to Books in Argentina
2:40 Ben Lessing Violence Associated With the Drug Trade and the Mexican Case
15-minute break
3:10 Jasper Oshun Hydrologic Feedbacks Between Ecology and Fractured Rock
3:25 Adam Shellhorse Clarice Lispector’s Archive
3:40 German Vergara Historic Use of Wood in the Valley of Mexico