Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium

Research Talks

October 4, 2011

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.

Schedule of Presentations: 

Tuesday, October 4

Time Presenter Title
3:00 Introduction
3:10 Elana Robinson-Lynch Social Work Skill Development in Spanish
3:25 Robert Snyder A Wick Enzyme Immunoassay (WEIA) to Detect Humoral Immune Response Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Surface Lipids as a Biomarker for Monitoring Response to Treatment of Tuberculosis
3:40 Bryan Cockrell Technological Investigation of Metals From the Cenote Sagrado, Chichen Itza
3:55 Julie Gamble Plurinationalism, Oil Politics and City Planning in Quito
4:10 Sarah Weber International Networking of Guatemalan Indigenous Groups
4:25 Rosalynn Vega A Tale of Two Births: Transnational Health Care in Multiethnic Mexico
4:40 Allyson Goldberg Exploring the Impact of Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

Wednesday, October 5

Time Presenter Title
3:00 Introduction
3:10 Daniel Lavelle A 21st Century Socialist Agriculture? Peasant-State Dynamics in Venezuela
3:25 Charity Samantha Fitzgerald Rural Community Development: The Challenges and Opportunities of Fair-Trade Coffee Farming in Coto Brus
3:40 Marc Badger Comparative Flight Biomechanics of Tropical Insects in Their Natural Habitats
3:55 Rebecca Herman The Trampoline to Victory: Pan American Airways and the Brazilian Bulge
4:10 Sergio Montero Mobilizing Green Urbanisms: The Politics, Scales and Networks of Green Urban Policy Circulation in Bogota, Sevilla and San Francisco