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Latin American and Iberian Studies
Travel Prizes and Grants Awarded Since 1999

Listed by award program and year with excerpts from students' post-travel reports when available.

Albert Bildner Travel Prize |   Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant  |  Tinker Field Research Grant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)  |  Senior Essay Prize

2011 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Matthew Joseph, 2012, “Son Jarocho:Afro-Mexican Music, Identity, and Politics”

2010 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, 2011, “Contested Memories of Pinochet’s Chile”

2009 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Jennifer Ivers, 2010, “Ecuadorian Oral Literature”

2008 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Rachel Newman, 2009, "Effects of Women’s Participation in Weaving Cooperatives on Family Dynamics"

Kai Thaler, 2009, "Receding Restraint: How Capturing the State Shifted the MPLA and Frelimo’s Use of Violence Against Civilians"

2007 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Haruko Castro, 2008, Yale College, Dominican Republic

Jessica Joyce Johnson, 2008, Social Science, Nicaragua

2004 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

George Lyall, Junior, Latin American Studies, "Remittances, Migration and Development"

2003 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Monique Walton, Junior, Latin American Studies, "Affirmative Action and Ideas of Racial Democracy in Brazil"

2002 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Kathryn Banakis, Junior, Religious Studies, Yale College, "Contemporary Liberation Theology and Liberal Movements in Costa Rica" (Declined)

Savaria Harris, Junior, History, Yale College, "Fifteen Men and Nine Guns: The History of the Cuban Revolution"

2001 Albert Bildner Travel Prize

Rachel M. Whelan, Junior, Latin American Studies, "Public Health During the Process: An Analysis of "sublet coercive measures" Instituted by the Argentine Government"

2011 Latin American Studies Travel Grant

Michael Blume, Yale College, “Music and The Global Black Community: The Interpretation of American Blackness in Rio de Janeiro”

Matthew Joseph, Yale College, “Son Jarocho: Afro-Mexican Music, Identity, and Politics”

Yasha Magarik, Yale College, “Agricultural and Archaeological Engagement with Peruvian Culture”

So Yoon Sim, Yale College, “Ideology and Education in the Landless People’s Movement of Brazil”

Graduate students:
Johns Graham, History, “The Flow of Opportunity? The Hydrological and Environmental History of the Mezquital Valley”

Ana Lara, African American Studies/Anthropology, “Dominican LGBT Activism and Subject Formation”

Meredith  Martin, FES, “Population structure of Amazonian fruit camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) in Peru after decades of harvest”

Oscar Prieto, Anthropology, ”Studying Early Fishing Communities and the Rise of Social Complexity in the Andean World”

Danielle Rappaport, FES, “Using Rubber to Recover: Evaluating the Success of Enrichment Regeneration under a Rubber Plantation in Southern Bahia, Brazil”

Theodore Varns, FES, “Addressing the drivers of local land-use change to protect biodiversity and water supplies in a tropical rural community in Argentina: San Pedro municipality, Misiones province”

Sarah Wyatt, FES, “The Impacts of Oil Palm Agriculture on Faunal Diversity in Colombia”

2010 Latin American Studies Travel Grant

Andrew Cantu, Yale College, “Visions of Utopia: Divergent Urban Planning Strategies for Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba, Brazil”

Amanda Clark, Yale College, “A Nahua take on Homeopathic Medicine in Mexico”

Laura Gonzalez, Yale College, “El Prado and Picasso: Inspiration, Creation, and Rescue during the Spanish Civil War”

Urpi Pariona, Yale College, “Study of the 2009 Bagua Crisis in Peru”     

Heather Soleau, Yale College, “Innovations for Poverty Action”

Daniel Suarez, Yale College,  “Contra la cultura:” Reconstructing the Legacy of Countercultures in Medellín”

Graduate students
Michelle Argueta, Law, “Uprooting Impunity in Guatemala”  

Kyra Busch, FES, “Adaptive Knowledge Transfer in Kuna Yala, Panama”  

Karina Cendon Boveda, Poli Sci, “Origins and Consequences of Institutions of Mass Political Participation: Compulsory Voting in Chile and Uruguay”

Andrew Chan, EPH, “The Spatial Distribution of Dengue Cases in Relation to Peridomestic Mosquito Vectors in Dominica”

Manuel Loli, FES, “Hydrological services of an Andean Amazon Cloud Forest: the role of soils and the influence of land-use change”    

Timothy Pertz, Law, “Trading in Paradise: Persuasion, Power and the DR-CAFTA Referendum in Costa Rica”

Fleur Porter, EPH, “A Pilot Study Identifying Population Demographics of Slum-Dwelling Brown Rats (R. norvegicus) in Salvador, Brazil”

  
2009 Latin American Studies Travel Grant

Stephanie Colantonio, Psychology,Yale College, “The Improvement of Quality of Life and Social Integration by means of a Program for STD/HIV Prevention in Adolescent Women”

Jennifer Ivers, Spanish, Yale College, “Ecuadorian Oral Literature”

Elizabeth Marshman, Yale College, “Biotechnology in the Developing World”

Andrés Medina, Political Science, Yale College, “The Nature of a Triumphant Revolutionary Cause and its Impact on Post-Conflict Stability; Civilian Collaboration in Intrastate Conflicts “ (A Case Study of the 1979 Nicaraguan Revolution and the Contra War)

Colin O'Leary, History, Yale College, “Mobilization and Memory: Brazil’s Role in World War II and its Commemoration of the War”

Graduate students
Ingrid Castaneda, History,Q’eqchi' Language Study in Guatemala

Cristina Cruz-Uribe, Spanish and Portuguese, “Women and Spiritual Biography in Colonial Peru”

Brian Fried, Political Science, “The End of the Closed Corral: Understanding the Decline of Clientelism in Brazil”

Julia Kennedy, IR, “Navigating Migration”

Leslie Yen, FES, Portuguese Language Study     

2008 Latin American and Iberain Studies Travel Grant

Sarah Fetter, 2009, Yale College, "La Boca: Como Oído de las Bocas de sus Residentes"

Tamara Leacock, 2009, Yale College, "Carnival and the Role of the Female Sexual Image"

Eileen Zelek, 2009, Yale College, “'Black' Buenos Aires"

Graduate students:
Onur Bakiner, Social Science, "Coming to Terms with the Past: A Study in Social Memory and Political Legitimacy"

Henry Brands, History, "The Cold War in Latin America: An International History"

Mercedes Bravo, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "Ambient Air Quality in São Paulo, Brazil: Chemical Characterization of Fine Particulate Matter and Links to Human Health"

Sara Hudson, Humanities, "Border Brokers and Border Breakers: Hemispheric Connections of the Borderlands in an Era of U.S. Empire"

Jordan Macknick, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "Tributaries of the Río Coco: Transnational Management"

Petra Richterov, Humanities, "Tu Tumbao-Iconography of the Rumba Complex: AfroCuban Expressive Culture and Embodied Philosphy"

Cecilia Viana, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "New infrastructures in the Amazon: impacts and participation"

2007 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

George H. Beane, 2008, Yale College, "Multi-Cultural Architecture in Spain"

Edgar Diaz-Machado, 2009, Yale College, "An Intensive Study of the Nahuatl Language"

Martine Forneret, 2008, Yale College, "Liberation Theology in Pre-and Post Conflict El Salvador"

Jessica Joyce Johnson, 2008, Yale College, "Researching the History & Effects of the 1980 Literacy Campaign in Nicaragua"

Hanna Sufrin, 2008, Yale College, "Broken Trust: Rebuilding Women's Rights in Peru"

David Tracey, 2008, Yale College, "Relics of the Reconquista: Do Medieval Institutions Affect Christian-Muslim Relations in Modern-Day Spain?"

Graduate Students:
Alvaro Redondo-Brenes, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "Effects of land use, political and socioeconomic factors on the conservation of mammal and bird species in the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor, Costa Rica"

Kelly Rich, Divinity School, "Liberation Theology Immersion Study"

Brenna Vredeveld , Environmental Science, "Modeling Land Cover Change in Peri-urban Areas of Quito, Ecuador"

Jorge Contesse, Yale Law School, "Indigenous Peoples in Chile: Between Culture and Constitutionalism"

2006 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

Noah Dobin-Bernstein "Martyrdom and Collective Identity in Argentina's Piquetero Movement"

Marisol Leon "Learning to Fight: The MST's Institutionalized Revolutionary Tactics"

Jennifer Mouriz "Tracking Condom Use in the Caribbean Island, Anguila, While Disseminating HIV Information to Reduce Social Stigma"

Nanlesta Pilgrim "The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Jamaican Adolescents Living with HIV"

Alvaro Redondo Brenes "Assessment of the Effect of Landscape Matrix on Wildline Conservation in Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor"

Stefano Theodoli-Braschi "Cuba: The Voice of a Silenced Revolution"

Julia Urrunaga "Women Participation in Development: A Comparative Analysis of Conservation Projects in Peru and Mozambique"

Dominique Gomez "Sustainability and Conception of Needs in Chile"

2005 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

Gloria Garcia - "The Dissemination of Private Pain: Testimonies, Visuality and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru"

Dawn Lippert - "Sustainable Viegues: the Challenges of Development Ecotourism"

Jennifer Shields - "The Literary, Artistic and Courtly Worlds of Don Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga"

Christopher Sinay - "Summer Internship at American Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal/Independent Research on Portuguese Foreign Policy"

Kirsten Weld - "El Mundo Maya: Guatemalan Indigenous Activism on the International Stage"

2004 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

Gemma Sala,7th year Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, The Judicialization of Federalism in Spain

Jessica Stites, 4th year Ph.D. Candidate, History, Screening the Transition

Catherine Timura, 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Indigenous Identity and Therapeutic Decision-Making in Children’s Illness in Salasaca, Ecuador

Louise Walker, 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate, History, Mexico City, Ruptured: Political and Economic Fault Lines 1982-1997

Julie M. Weise, 1st year Ph.D. Candidate, History The Transnational History of Mexicans in the U.S. South
“While my Graduate School summer funding enabled me to conduct research in the U.S. South, funding from CLAIS and the Council on Agrarian Studies helped me travel to Mexico, where I conducted research in Mexico City archives and traveled to the state of Veracruz to make contact with academics and government officials involved with emigration from that state.”

Patricio Zambrano, Junior, Political Science and Film Studies, National Cinemas in Latin America: The Case of Argentina

2003 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

Acacia Clark, Junior, Latin American Studies, Study of identity and interregional interaction of the classic Maya.

Vladimir Gil, Fifth Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, "The Political Economy of the Social Conflicts on Development and Nature of a Large Mine in Peru: A Local Perspective for the Antamina Mine, 1997-2002"

Dorota Henneghan, Third Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese, "Gender and Costume in 19th Century Spanish Society"

2002 Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant

Christiane Ehringhaus, Third year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Post-victory dilemmas: How social organizations and institutional policies shape land-use decisions in Amazonian extractive reserves"

Vladimir Gil, Fourth year Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, "The Political Economy of the Social Impact of an Andean Large Mine: A Local Perspective for the Antamina mine, 1997-2002"

Savaria Harris, Junior, History, Yale College, "Fifteen Men and Nine Guns: The History of the Cuban Revolution"

Helena Hansen, Fifth year Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology and Medicine, "Agency and Addiction: Pentecostal Recovery Movements in Puerto Rico"

Alvaro Huerta, Junior, Political Science and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale College, "A Dilemma on the Rise: The Potential HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Chiapas, Mexico"

Kathryn Klein, Junior, History, Yale College, "Holiday Celebrations and State Formations in Michoacãn"

Andrew Salvador Mathews, Fifth year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies and Anthropology, "Forestry Culture: Language, Institutions and Power in Mexican Forest Management"

2001 Latin American Travel Grant

John D. Charles, Fourth year Ph.D. Candidate, Latin American Literatures, Spanish and Portuguese, "Ladinidad and Religious Worship in Early Colonial Peru (1583-1650)"

Jeffrey Firman, Junior, Ecology and Evolution Biology, Yale College, "Hitchhiking in Leafcutter Ants (Atta cephalotes) in Response to Phorid Parasitism"

Eva J. Garen, Third Year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Property, Ethnicity and Power: The Politics of Ecotourism in the Bay Islands, Honduras"

Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Junior, Spanish and Portuguese, Yale College, "Alternate, Altered, Alternative: Possible Worlds in Latin American Fiction"

Penny Herscovitch, Junior, Architecture and Urban Studies, Yale College, Studying the affects of globalization on four folk art Producing extended family groups in Central Mexico"

Jana Lipman, First Year Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Changing Tides: National Identity and Foreign Policy in Cuba and Jamaica, 1958-1962"
"As a result of the support provided by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies "I was able to access archival sources including Jamaica's Cabinet Minutes and rare Jamaican socialist newspapers, and interview a wide range of actors including current and former government ministers, Jamaicans who worked in the U.S. Guantanamo base, and Cubans of Jamaican descent who fought in the Revolutionary Army...I know have extensive and compelling material with which to write articles that combine diplomatic and social history at this critical turning point in Cold War and Caribbean history."

Luis Martin-Cabrera, Junior, Spanish and Portuguese, Yale College, "Memory, Trauma and Testimony in Post-Dictatorship Argentina"

Maceo Montoya, Junior, History and Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale College, "Portrait of South America"

Thomas Whitney, Junior, Sociology, Yale College, "Roma, Assimilation and Poverty in Chile"

Lyneise Williams, Fourth Year Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, "Visualizing Hybridity: Identity and Representation in Pedro Figari's Candombe Paintings"

2000 Latin American Travel Grant

Anamaria De La Cruz, History and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Study of Mayan Women Weavers and the Jolom Mayaetik Cooperative in Mexico.
"In learning how to communicate with the women, and in attempting to develop a basic understanding of their project, their goals, and the obstacles they faced, I am left not only with a wealth of information, but an extreme respect for their work, for their determination and for their willingness to share their experiences."

Karen Beard, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Study of the functional roles of an amphibian, the coqui, in its ecosystem and the potential consequences of species loss on ecosystem function and recovery.
"The overall objective of my research was to examine the functional roles of an amphibian (the coqui) in an ecosystem and to determine the potential consequences of species loss on ecosystem function and recovery...I am presently writing up the results of my finding and plan to defend my dissertation this winter."

Cecilia Enjuto, Comparative Literature, summer program in Rio de Janeiro.

Christiane Ehringhaus, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Opportunities and Constraints of the Extractivist Development Model in Brazilian Amazonia"
"I spent the bulk of my time during the summer in the southwestern Amazonian state of Acre, where I already have spent over two years teaching and conducting research and where I intend to carry out most of my researchmost of my time in Acre I invested in exploring my new research avenues and in strengthening my ties with the local university and state government. Since early 1999, a 'green' 'government of the forest' (governo da floresta) has been in power in Acre, which focuses its strategies on the sustainable exploitation of forest resources for rural communities. Thus, the willingness to collaborate with researchers and to incorporate scientific input into government strategies is very high."

Eva Garen, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "The Power of Success: Representations and Consequences of the La Amistad Reserve"

Gabriela Gomez-Cárcamo, History, "Film and National Identity in Post-Revolutionary Mexico"

Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Spanish and Portuguese, "Alternate, Altered, Alternative: Possible Worlds in Latin American Fiction"
"This trip allowed me to gather material beyond the scope of Yale's libraries, indeed, beyond the scope of any library, as much of Latin American literature in the genres I am researching is available only in used book stores and markets and in private collections."

Luis Martin-Cabrera, Spanish and Portuguese, "Memory, Trauma and Testimony in Post-dictatorship Argentina"

Anthony Masaquel, Epidemiology and Public Health, "Mental Health Carve Outs in Puerto Rico: An Investigation of the Quality of Mental Health Services Provided to the Chronically Mentally Ill"
"We believed that it was a worthwhile endeavor to understand the quality of mental health care provided by various mental health carve outs in Puerto Rico. This was an exciting opportunity for me because Puerto Rico is currently undergoing a health care reform and this topic has not been explored to date."

Jeremy Mumford, History, Study of sixteenth-century Spanish policy of moving Indians into centralized villages, called reducciones de indios.
"This research made it clear to me that my intended dissertation topic–'Incas and Jesuits of Colonial Peru'–was not feasible as planned. I formulated a new topic: a study of the sixteenth-century Spanish policy of moving Indians into centralized villages, called reducciones de indios."

Erik Myrup, History, Study of Portugal's Overseas Council and the colonization of the Brazilian Central West.

Jonathan Padwe, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Tsimane Indigenous Subsistence Strategies and Protected Areas Designations in the Beni Department, Bolivia"

Nikkita Patel, Epidemiology and Public Health, "Risk Assessment for Dengue Transmission in Martinique"

Jennifer Rubin, Epidemiology and Public Health, Study of the sexual behavior and barriers to condom use in adolescents in Santo Domingo.
"In order to design effective prevention interventions, it is important for people working in adolescent health to understand culturally how Dominican adolescents think and what their values and beliefs are towards gender roles, sex and condoms. I feel that my study was able to identify some of these beliefs and attitudes, as well as gaps in education, and hope that this information will be helpful for organizations working with youth."

Noam Schimmel, Political Science and English, Summer study in Argentina–Argentine politics and literature.
"In my Ideas and Culture of Argentina class at the Torcuato di Tella University I am completing my term paper on Peronism, and in particular, the mythology of Eva Peron and the role of her autobiography, La Razon de Mi Vida in planting Peronist sentiment in the Argentine public. That class allowed me to continue the study of Argentine national identity, history, and culture that I began at Yale, in greater depth."

Naomi Seiler, Law School, Study of gender analysis and sterilization laws in Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru.
"My research on the recent decree and preceding laws in Costa Rica involved visits to numerous agencies including the legislative assembly, the national library, the supreme court, the tribunals, the judicial archives, and the ombudsperson office. There were not only important to my research but also fun, because in a country so much smaller than the US these institutions are very different and accessible."

David Stewart, Latin American Studies, Advanced language and cultural studies.
"My research centered around two main questions: why is Portugal spending so much time and effort trying to rebuild East Timor? How long is this aid and support likely to last? I interviewed aid workers, public officials, and scholars. Additionally, I met with many Timorese who are living in Lisbon under political asylum."

John Tuxill, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Agrarian Change and Agrodiversity in Yucatan, Mexico"

Julie Velásquez Runk, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Forest and Cultural Ecology of Artesanal Non-Timber Forest Products in Yucatán, Mexico: A Feasibility Study"

Rachel M. Whelan, Latin American Studies, Study of the objectives and methods of the Paraguayan public health system.
"The research I conducted this summer in community public health was both eye opening and extremely educational. The major lesson I took away from the summer is that rural public health in Paraguay has very little to do with actual medicine and everything to do with the community and getting it organized. It helped me to make some decisions about my own specific interests in public health."

2010 Tinker Field Research Grant

Ingrid Castaneda, History, “Archives and Q'eqchi' Communities Research Reconnaissance, Guatemala”

Jeffrey Chow, FES, “Reforestation of Agricultural Land for Carbon Sequestration in Costa Rica”  

Guilherme DePaula, FES, “Climate Change and Economic Development in Brazil: What is the Impact on Household Energy Consumption?

Brian Fried, Poli Sci, “The End of the Closed Choral: Explaining the Decline of Clientelism in Brazil”

Jonathan Gebhardt, “Crossing Cultures: Trade, Communication, and Violence in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Macao and Manila”

William Johnson, “Without Country: Black Revolutionaries of the Caribbean Diaspora, 1932-1975”

Jennifer Lambe, History, “Contested Terrain: Psychiatry, Politics, and Popular Religiosity in Cuba and the Diaspora”

Oscar Prieto, Anthropology, “Pampas Gramalote Archaeological and Ethnographic Project”

Juan Rebolledo, Political Science, “Resisting Democracy: Explaining the Persistence of Subnational Authoritarian Enclaves in Developing Democracies”

Luis Schiumerini, Poli Sci,  “Explaining Citizen-politicians Linkages through a new Comparative Sociology of Political Parties: Brazil as a fertile theory-development context”

Jeffrey Stoike, FES, “Conservation Mosaics: forest fragments and community remnants in the restoration of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil”

Nazanin Sullivan, History, “Infanticide in Imperial Spain”

Ana Lara, African American Studies/Anthropology, “Black Queer Community Formations in Transnational Landscapes”

Daniel Summers, MPH, “Aedes aegypti Wintering Habits and the Persistence of Urban Transmission of Dengue Fever in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil”

2009 Tinker Field Research Grant

Karina Cendon Boveda, Political Science, “Origins of Compulsory Voting in Argentina”

Diego Arguelhes, Law, “Constitutional change and Judicial Continuity in Argentina and Brazil”

Ashley DuVal, FES, “Domestication of açaí in caboclo homegardens of the Brazilian várzea”

Elaine Hooper, FES, “The effect of forest fragmentation on seedling survival in the Brazilian Amazon”

Julia Kennedy, International Relations, “Navigating Migration: Economic and policy effects on women's family relationships in migration between Brazil and Danbury, CT”

Marian Schlotterbeck, History, “Changing Spaces: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Concepción, Chile, 1960-1980”

Jennifer Lambe, History, “Contested Terrain: Psychiatry and Popular Religiosity in Cuba and the Atlantic World”

Yann Desailly-Chanson, Anthropology, Research at the Classical Maya Site of La Corona, Guatemala

Peter Douglas, Geology and Geophysics, “Biomarker climate records of the Classic Maya collapse from the northern Peten, Guatemala”

Juan Rebolledo, Political Science, “The Determinants of the Rule of Law and its effects on economic growth”

Gillian Paul, FES, “A comparison of herbivore damage among native tree species in mixed and pure forest plantations in Central Panama”

Andrea Katz, Political Science, “Hyper-Presidentialism and Constitutional Checks: An Examination of Executive-Judiciary Tensions in Uruguay”

2008 Tinker Field Research Grant

Regin Bateson, Poli Sci,  “Contemporary Violence in Guatemala and Honduras”

Stephanie Day, FES, “The Effects of Native Trees on Yerba Mate Growth and Soil Fertility in Agroforestry Systems in Misiones Argentina”

Adrian Deveny, IR, “Using the "Bolsa Floresta" as a Model for Creating International Policy to Reduce Emissions From Deforestation”

Brian Fried, Poli Sci, “Voting Freely: Exploring the Decline of Clientelistic Politics in Northeastern Brazil”

Dana Graef, Anthropology, “The degraded versus the pure: the role of policy in environmental and cultural change”

Justin Haaheim, Divinity, “The Theology of the Cross and the Reality of Suffering: Examining the Plausibility and Utility of the Theology of the Cross in Argentine Human Rights Struggles”

Amelia Hoover, Political Science, Feasibility Study, Dissertation Project: “Repertoires of Violence Against Noncombatants: The Role of Armed Group Institutions and Ideologies”

Andrew Konove, History, “Aguardiente de Caña, the Bourbon Monarchy, and the Micro-Politics of Free Trade in the Spanish Empire”

Paul Lagunes, "A Study on Inequality of Influence: Is Mexico’s Freedom of Information Law Ensuring Transparency Before All?"

Dina Odnopozova-Feldman, Comp Lit, “Soviet-post-Soviet literary exchanges with Argentina”

Marian Schlotterbeck, History, “Unionization and Popular Power: A Comparative Study of Lota and Huachipato, Concepción, Chile, 1960-1973”

Stella Shons, FES, “Attempts at Sustainable Development in the State of Amazonas, Brazil: An Analysis of the Case of the Pirarucúe”

Natasha Silber, History, “Racial Formation in 16th Century Portugal”

Norio Takaki, FES, “The Political Economy of Waste Management in Brasília - The Case of the 'Catadores'”

2008 Tinker Field Research Grant

Onur Bakiner, 2011, "Coming to Terms with the Past: A Study in Social Memory and Political Legitimacy"

Regina Bateson, 2012, "Contemporary Violence in Guatemala and Honduras"

Stephanie Day, 2009, "The Effects of Native Trees on Yerba Mate Growth and Soil Fertility in Agroforestry Systems in Misiones Argentina"

Adrian Deveny, 2009, "Using the 'Bolsa Floresta' as a Model for Creating International Policy to Reduce Emissions From Deforestation"

Brian Fried, 2011, "Voting Freely: Exploring the Decline of Clientelistic Politics in Northeastern Brazil"

Dana Graef, 2013, "The degraded versus the pure: the role of policy in environmental and cultural change"

Justin Haaheim, 2010, "The Theology of the Cross and the Reality of Suffering: Examining the Plausibility and Utility of the Theology of the Cross in Argentine Human Rights Struggles"

Amelia Hoover, 2010, "Additional Language Training and Feasibility Study (Dissertation Project: Repertoires of Violence Against Noncombatants: The Role of Armed Group Institutions and Ideologies"

Sara Hudson, 2010, "Border Brokers and Border Breakers: Hemispheric Connections of the Borderlands in an Era of U.S. Empire"

Tal Ilany, 2009, "Managing Agroforestry Plantations with Ilex Paraguariensis on Degraded Lands in Argentina"

Andrew Konove, 2012, "Aguardiente de Caña, the Bourbon Monarchy, and the Micro-Politics of Free Trade in the Spanish Empire"

Paul Lagunes, 2011, "A Study on Inequality of Influence: Is Mexico’s Freedom of Information Law Ensuring Transparency Before All?"

Dina Odnopozova-Feldman, 2012, "Soviet-post-Soviet literary exchanges with Argentina"

Marian Schlotterbeck, 2013, "Unionization and Popular Power: A Comparative Study of Lota and Huachipato, Concepción, Chile, 1960-1973"

Stella Schons, 2009, "Attempts at Sustainable Development in the State of Amazonas, Brazil: An Analysis of the Case of the Pirarucú"

Natasha Silber, 2012, "Racial Formation in 16th Century Portugal"

Norio Takaki, 2009, "The Political Economy of Waste Management in Brasília – The Case of the ‘Catadores’"

2004 Tinker Field Research Grant

Claudia Brittenham, 2nd year Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, Art Historical Research in Mexico

Tiffani Brown, 1st year Masters Candidate, International Relations The Changing Status of Former Colonies within the European Union: An Examination of Portuguese-Cape Verdean Relations (Lisbon, Portugal)
“Over a period of eleven weeks, I focused on the change in diplomatic and economic relations between the countries through independent research and an internship at the US Embassy in Lisbon…My fellowship, provided by both the Coca-Cola and Tinker Foundations, allowed me to conduct my first overseas research project while being exposed to the responsibilities of a Foreign Service officer. Professionally, my contact with members of the business community in Lisbon opened a job opportunity to work for a private investment bank in Angola following graduation.”

Ryan Calkins, 1st year Masters Candidate, International Relations, Institute for Policy Studies Congressional Delegation

Jonathan Cox, 1st year Ph.D. Candidate, Epidemiology and Public Health, Ecology and Population Dynamics of Dengue Virus Vectors in Puerto Rico

Laura B. Cuoco, Masters Candidate, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,Mangrove Deforestation in Ecuador: A Political Ecology Investigation of Causes of Destruction and Approaches to Alternatives

Martin de Santos, 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Cultural Life of Economic Indicators: “Country Risk” and the Argentine Crisis
“This project studies the symbolic logics of economic indicators in mediatic public spheres. It tackled the fascinating case of riesgo país in Argentina and how it came to ‘dominate’ the public imagination and discourse before and during the crisis of 2001, and how this effervescence was unrelated to the strictly economic interpretation of the indicator.”

Adam Franklin-Lyons, 1st year Ph.D., History, The Archaeology of Medieval Catalonian Agricultural Practice

Katharine Hutchinson, 2nd year Masters Candidate, Nursing, Technology and Birth Practices in Nicaragua

Martine Jean, 2nd year Ph.D. Candidate, History, Social Control and Post Colonial State Formation in 19th Century Brazil

Alder Keleman, 1st Masters Candidate, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and International Relations, Genealogies of Globalization: Crop Variety Conservation and Loss in Southern Sonoran Dryland Farming

Kavita Ketwaroo, 1st year Masters CandidateSchool of Public Health, Mother to Child HIV Transmission in Jamaica

Erica Marcy, 1st year Masters Candidate, School of Management, Private Sector Development in Latin America

Lisa Pinley, 1st year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, Colonial Outpost to Bohemian Mecca: the Development of Tourism in San Miguel de Allende

Maile Caroline Ray, 1st year Masters Candidate, Epidemiology and Public Health, A Study of the Prevalence and Determinants of Depression in Adolescents in León, Nicaragua: A Means for Improving Global Mental Health Services

Tatiana Seijas, 2nd year Ph.D. Candidate, History, Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico

Misae Ueha, 2nd  year Masters Candidate, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction and Assessment of HIV/AIDS Treatment in Guatemala

2003 Tinker Field Research Grant

Elizabeth Addonizio, Second Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, "The Distributive Consequences of Privatization in Latin America"

Sheriden Booker, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, "When Osun became Cuban: The Evolution of an African Goddess"

Geraldo Cadava, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "The Transnational Politics in Mexico and the U.S. 1920-2000"

Caterina Casamilglia, Third Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, "The Relevance of Incentives and the Cumulative Nature of the Education Process"

Avery Cohn, First Year, Masters Candidate, FES, "A Participatory Identification of Obstacles to Small Farm Reforestation in Panama"

Ryan Crewe, Second Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Between the Sea and Infidels: Theological Imperialism in the Formation of the Spanish Atlantic, 1492-1580"

Caio Maário da Silva Pereira Neta, First Year, JDS Candidate, Law, "Design and Implementation of Universal Service Policies in Latin American Telecommunications Sector"

Sarah Davidson, First Year, Masters Candidate, FES, "Community Responses to International Reforms: A Case Study of Nuevo San Juan's Response to Privatization"

Raphael Folsom, Third Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "The Search for Common Ground in Northwestern Mexico"

Gisela Guerenstein Heffes, Second Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese, "New Writings in the Southern Cone"

Katharine Hutchinson, First Year, Masters Candidate, Nursing, Community Health Rotation.

Martine Jean, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "The 1912 Massacre in Cuban Memory: Then and Now"

Nadia Khan, First Year, Masters Candidate, EPH, "The Path to Control of Chagas Disease: Testing a Transmission Blocking Antibody on Guatemalan Trypanosoma Cruzi"

Melissa McCarron, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, El Paraiso Regional Archaeological Project.

Manuella Meyer, Second Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Maternal Threats to the Body Politic: A Socio-Cultural History of Wet-Nursing in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia (1870-1930)"

Helen Mills, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, FES, "Top Down and Bottom Up Controls on Fire Regime in the Chihuahuan Borderlands"

Danielle Olivier, First Year, Masters Candidate, Nursing, "Exploring Community Health Nursing in Estelm, Nicaragua"

Alexandra Ponette, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, FES, "Managing the Matrix with Agroforestry"

Leslie K. Reed, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Sedition or Salvation? The General Strike in Chile, October 1972"

Regina Vadney, First Year, Masters Candidate, Nursing, "A Qualitative Assessment of Women's Health Needs in Rural Nicaragua"

Catherine Virostko, First Year, Masters Candidate, Nursing, Community Health in Estelm, Nicaragua.

Louise Walker, Second Year, Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Contested Landscapes: The Politics of Space in Mexico, City, 1968-1985"

Karina Yager, First Year, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, "Scoping the Peruvian Andes: an Introduction to Language, Landscape and Aerial Imagery"

2002 Tinker Field Research Grant

Monica Araya, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Corporate Environmental Behavior in Latin America: The Case of Foreign Investors in Costa Rica"

Nicole Michele Ardoin, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Social Ecology, "Potentials and Pitfalls of Environmental Education at a Landscape Level: Three Studies from the Field." In conjunction with Yale Center for International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

Kathleen Asas, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Epidemiology and Public Health, Microbial Diseases Division, "The Effectiveness of a Breast feeding Promotion Program Among Low-income Women in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil"

Kalanit Baumhaft, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, "Negotiating a Positive Identity: The Tapirapi Indians of Brazil"

Marina Thereza Campos, Second year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "New Footprints in the Forestry: Colonists Forest Use, Their Institutions and the Emergence of an Environmental Consciousness in Eastern Brazilian Amazonia Field." In conjunction with Yale Center for International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

Richard J. Chavéz, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Modeling soil erosion risk in the volcano's chain in the northwester of Nicaragua"

Ryan Crewe, First year Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Evangelical Projects and Imperial Expansion in Early Colonial Mexico: The cases of Tlaxcala, Michoacão and Chiapas"

Roberto Frau, Second year Ph.D. Candidate, International Relations and Forestry and Environmental Studies, "A Geospatial Analysis of Public-Private Opportunities for the Development of Brazil's Urban Transportation Infrastructure." In conjunction with the Coca Cola World Fund at Yale University

Borja Gracia, Third year Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, "Matching Function: The Spanish Case"

Ilmi M. Elijah Granoff, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Indigenous Reserves as a Conservation Management Tool in the Brazilian Amazon: The Role of Institutions." In conjunction with George Walter Leitner Program in International Political Economy

Boris A. Mendez Paiz, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forest Management and Policy, "Forest Incentives in Guatemala: An Analysis of Past Trends and Current Situation"

Joseph Pikiewicz, Second year Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture, "Brazilian Modern and Contemporary Architecture and Planning"

Manuella Meyer, First year Ph.D. Candidate, History and African American Studies, "Racial Politics within the Brazilian Polity: The Case of the Frente Negra Brasiliera (1931-1937) and Movimento Negro Unificado (1978-1990)"

Robert Powell, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Nature-based Tourism and the Effects of Participation on Environmental Knowledge, Values and Behaviors." In conjunction with Yale Center for International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

Emily D. Sprowls, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Environmental Studies and Social Ecology, "Marine Education and Children's Sense of Place in the San Andres Archipelago"

Brian Douglas Stout, First year Ph.D. Candidate, Epidemiology and Public Health Microbial Diseases Division, "Determining Factors Associated with Adherence to Antiretroviral Drugs in HIV Patients in Costa Rica"

Louise Walker, First year Ph.D. Candidate, History, "Ideology and Codfish in the turn of the 20th Century Atlantic World"

Susanna J. Westbrook, Second year Ph.D. Candidate, Nursing, Midwifery Department, "An Assessment of Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors, Attitudes and Knowledge in Southwestern Nicaragua"

2010  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Summer 2010
Octavio Barajas, Tulane, Intermediate Nahuatl
Michael Blume, Yale College, Advanced Portuguese           
Edma Delgado, University of Kansas), Intermediate Nahuatl
Arnold Farias, (Cal State)  Intermediate Nahuatl
John Garcia, (Cal State)  Intermediate Nahuatl

AY 2009-10
Ashley DuVal, FES, Advanced Portuguese
Justin Freiberg, FES, Nahuatl (Beginning)
Eliot Logan-Hines, FES, Nahuatl (Beginning)
Samantha Raneri, International Relations, Advanced Portuguese           
Lesley Yen, FES, Advanced Portuguese

2008-09  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Summer  2009
Alondra Pacheco, Nahuatl
Edma Delgado, Nahuatl
Adam Coon, Nahuatl
Peter Christensen, FES, Nahuatl
Ana Cecilia Del Cid-Liccardi, FES, Portuguese
Bjorn Fredrickson,FES, Portuguese
Janet Lawson, FES, Portuguese
Lesley Yen, IR,  Portuguese

2008  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Summer 2008
Michael Swiertz, U of New Mexico, Nahuatl
Adam Coon, Nahuatl
Stephanie Schmidt, Nahuatl

2007-08  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Summer 2007

Michael Swiertz, University of New Mexico, Nahuatl
Virginia Kay Walker, University of Texas, Nahuatl
Christopher S. Doty, University of Oregon, Nahuatl
Kim Anne Carter Munoz, University of Washington, Nahuatl

AY 2007-08
Alexis Arieff,  Intermediate Portuguese
Adrian Deveny, Intermediate Portuguese                                    
Janet Lawson, Intermediate Portuguese                        
Kyle Meister, Advanced Portuguese

2004 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Elizabeth Black, 1st year Masters Candidate, International Relations, Portuguese Language Study, Academic Year

Ryan Calkins, 1st year Masters Candidate, International Relations, Portuguese Language Study, Academic Year

Lucia Henderson, 2nd year Graduate Student, University of California, San Diego, Nahuatl Language Study, Summer

Benjamin Johnson, 1st year Ph.D. History, University of Chicago, Nahuatl Language Study, Summer

Margarita Ochoa, University of New Mexico, Nahuatl Language Study, Summer

Jane Padelford, Masters Candidate, Language Arts, Cornell University, Nahuatl Language Study, Summer

Annette Stephens, 2nd year Masters Candidate, University of Oregon, Nahuatl Language Study, Summer

Miriam Kritzer Van Zant, Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Quichua Language Study, Summer

2011 Latin American Studies Senior Essay Prize

Carolina Cooper, "The Pro-Amnesty Movement in Brazil”

2010  Latin American Studies Senior Essay Prize

Alan Montes, “Lugares de Ambiente: Innovative Gay and Lesbian Latina/o Mobilizations in Boston, 1978-1985”

2009  Latin American Studies Senior Essay Prize

Rachel Grace Newman, “Utopias of a Multiethnic Mexico: The Politics of Intercultural Education in Chiapas, 2000-2009”

2008 Latin American Studies Senior Essay Prize

Haruko Castro, Senior, Latin American Studies, "Beyond ‘Woman’; Beyond ‘Latina’: The Next Phase of Identity Construction in New York City’s Grassroots Multi-Service Agencies"

2006 Latin American Studies Senior Essay Prize

Sara Moros, Latin American Studies, “The Piqueteros as a Lens: An Assessment of Argentine Democracy.” 

2004 Senior Essay Prize

Helen Phillips, Senior, Latin American Studies, "The Inner Revolution: Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and the Creation of a Literary Culture in Sandinista Nicaragua"

Monique Walton, Senior, Latin American Studies, "The Contradictions of Brazilian Nationalism and Racial Inequality: Discussion Race-Based Preferences in Higher Education Admissions"

 

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale