Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium

CLAS Research

April 2, 2013

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, April 2

Time Presenter Title
3:00 Introduction
3:10 Tracy Misiewicz Ecological Divergence in a Tropical Tree: Protium subserratum (Burseraceae)
3:25 Jessica Stair Marian Imagery and its Transformations
3:40 Ashton Wesner Transforming National Identity: race, nature, and desertification in Argentina

Wednesday, April 3

Time Presenter Title
3:00 Introduction
3:10 Soledad Martinez Income and health insurance type in Chile: Effects on health and health services utilization
3:25 Megan Peppel Mortgage-Finance Practices and the Reshaping of Socioeconomic Inequality in Argentina
3:40 Eugenia Giraudy Expanding Electoral Coalitions: Conservative Parties in Argentina and Mexico
4:00 Sebastião Edson Macedo Tracking the Silence of the Backland: In search of a non-Euclidean criticism on the Massacre of Canudos
4:14 Nick Orozco Dietary Practices In the Face of Globalization: Preserving Culture in Ecuadorean Indigenous Communities
4:40 Flavio Silva de la Mora Lithic communities of practice in the Northwestern Maya Lowlands: looking at Political and Economic Integration in the Late Classic (700-900 C.E.)