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Field Research Travel Grantees

CLAS supports Stanford graduate field research in Latin America.

2022-23

CLAS Field Research Grant

Christian Robles-Baez 

Research: THE MAKING OF A WORLD MARKET FROM THE SOUTH: COFFEE IN THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY BRAZIL

Location: Brazil


Annie Obernoster

Research: Searching for roots. The role of community agroecology farms for Latinx communities
in San José, California

Location: San José, California


Katja Schwaller

Research: Unequal landscapes of digital capitalism – Investigating the relationality between neighborhoods in Mexico City and the Bay Area in times of remote working policies of Silicon Valley tech companies

Location: Mexico City, Mexico


Michelle Ha

Research: Early Twentieth Century Korean Indentureship on Yucatecan Haciendas

Location: Mérida, Yucatán


Cristian Soler

Research: Curating Dehumanization in the Age of Hyper-globalization:
Approach to Treating with World Latinx Artistic Practices


Minah Choi

Research: “Mapping socio-environmental mobilizations in Argentina’s Paraná Delta”

Location: Argentina


Sergio Sanchez Lopez

Research: Social and Ecological Values of Colombian Peatlands

Location: Colombia


Jameelah Morris

Research: “Contesting Colombia’s Paradise: Youth, Violence, and the Struggle for Black Life Across Generations”

Location: Colombia

 

Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant

Minah Choi

Research: Climate Change Resilience in Argentina: Community and State Perspectives on Wetland Conservation and the Ley de Humedales

Location: Argentina

 

Nina Maria de Meira Borba

Research: Enslaved Lives in the Far West of Brazil: Building Family and Community

Location: Brazil

 

Olavo Passos de Souza

Research: Liberal Networks and the Development of Brazilian National Identity

Location: Brazil

 

Rita Kamani-Rendeo

Research: Pedagogies of Border Thinking Across Hemispheric Contexts: Exploring the Intersections of Im/migration and Education in Colombia

Location: Colombia

 

Daniel Tovar Medina

Research: Political implications of the Temporary Protection Status for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: An Assessment of Rhetoric and Social Shift Through the Lens of Immigration Policy

Location: Colombia

 

Melissa de Franco

Research: Health Policy Modeling of Breast Cancer in Mexico

Location: Mexico

 

Matthew Gilbert

Research: Hearing the Human: Sound, Rational Thought & Humanities Research

Location: Mexico

 

Michelle Ha

Research: Sisal/Henequén: A Study of Yucatecan Agave Taxonomy and Fiber Production

Location: Mexico

 

Victor Manuel Márquez Padreñan

Research: Pastoral Work and State-building Processes in Chiapas, Mexico, and Temuco, Chile

Location: Mexico and Chile

2021-22

CLAS Field Research Grant

Jaime Landinez Aceros

Research: The Uses of Biodiversity: Technoscience and Post-Conflict Aspirations in Colombia

Location: Colombia

Esteban Salmón Perrilliat

Research: The administration of impunity: An ethnography of criminal prosecution in Mexico City

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Luísa Genes

Research: The role of dispersal and recruitment limitation in the recovery of tropical secondary forests

Location: Costa Rica

María de la Luz Daniel

Research: Consumers' literacy and decision-making: The case of the private health insurance market in Chile

Laura Menendez Gorina

Research: “From Houses to Ruins: Narratives of Homes in Modern Barcelona and Havana”

Location: Havana, Cuba

 

Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant

Xavi Luis Burgos

Research: Sacred Epistemologies in the Caribbean: The Pedagogical Possibilities of Afro-diasporic Religions

Location: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti

 

Davíd Morales

Research: Towards a Theory of Intercambio: Social Justice Teaching and Movement-building Across Empire

Location: Mexico

 

María Gloria Robalino

Research: Heightened Worlds: Vertiginous Imaginaries in the Latin American Pacific

Location: Mexico

 

2020-21

Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant

Raymundo López

Research: Aire, Tierra y Fuego: Assessing Grassroots Mobilization and Environmental Movements in Puerto Rico

Location: Remote

 

2019-20

Alan Chávez-Arroyo 

Research: Conflict and Queerness –The Effect of Armed Conflict and Policy on the LGBT

Location: Bogotá, Colombia


Eda Benites

Research: Forensic Anthropology Training in Waukesha County Medical

Location: Wisconsin, U.S.A


Jessica Cordiglia

Research: QuechuaStudies/LanguageRevitalization

Location: Lima, Peru


Tyler McFadden

Research: Green deserts or conservation opportunities: pollinator conservation and sustainable management in Chilean timber plantations

Location: Valdivia, Chile


Rolando Garcia Miron 

Research: Judicial Independence and the Challenges from Charismatic Populism: A Case Study of the Mexican Supreme Court

Location: Mexico City, Mexico 


Suzanne Ou 

Research: How does soil microbial community from different land use histories affect regeneration of tropical forests?

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica


Elizabeth Prosser

Research: Identity development and integration in Chinese-Peruvians and Japanese-Peruvians

Location: Lima, Peru


Pablo Seward Howard 

Research: Migrant Becomings:Communal Horizons and the Double Bind of Vulnerability in Chile Latino

Location: Santiago, Chile; Antofagasta, Chile

2018-19

CLAS Field Research Grant

Jaime Landinez Aceros

Research: Latin American Summer School on Social Issues (LASI) Chile 2019

Location: Santiago, Chile


Claire Maass

Research: The Lives and Living Conditions of Enslaved Africans and Afro-descendants in the Central Coast of Peru During the Late Colonial Period

Location: Peru


Tyler McFadden

Research: Green deserts or conservation opportunities: pollinator conservation and sustainable management in Chilean timber plantations

Location: Valdivia, Chile


Valentina Ramai

Research: Latin American Summer School on Social Issues (LASI) Chile 2019

Location: Santiago, Chile


Grace Eliana Alexandrino Ocana

Research: Rights to a Heritage City: Working-Class Citizens, Urban Heritage and Conservation in Lima, Peru

Location: Lima, Peru


Gabriela Oppitz

Research: Em terras trópico-americanas: For an Archaeology of the Nonidentity in the Lowlands of South America

Location: Brazil


Weronika Hanna Tomczyk

Research: Pre-dissertation Fieldwork and Preparations in Peru: Andean Zooarchaeology

Location: Peru


Edgar Franco Vivanco

Research: Strategies of Indigenous Resistance and Accommodation in Colonial Yucatan

Location: Mexico

 

Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant

Jaime Landinez Aceros

Research: Preliminary fieldwork for the Ph.D. Research Proposal “Ecologies of War in Colombia. Landscapes of Dispossession, Toxicity and Care”

Location: Colombia


Arjuna Dibley

Research: Creating a Climate for Change? Carbon Pricing and Long-Term Policy Reform in Mexico

Location: Mexico


Daniel Hernandez

Research: Ethnographic Fictions: From Naturalism to Transnaturalism in Cuban Literary Ethnography

 

Location: Cuba


Zait Lopez

Research: Borderland Addiction: Substance Abuse among Deportees in Tijuana, Mexico

 

Location: Tijuana, Mexico 


Esteban Salmón Perrilliat

Research: Poverty and Injustice in Mexico City’s Urban Margins

 

Location: Mexico


Valentina Ramia

Research: The Measurement of Fear in Asylum Law: An Ethnography of Legal Evidence of Well-Founded Fear of Persecution in Ecuador

 

Location: Ecuador


Gemma Elizabeth Smith

Research: Understanding Multi-Level Participatory Governance in International Watersheds

 

Location: Mexico


Romina Wainberg

Research: Darkest Stones: The Impact of Long-Term Mining in Southeastern Brazilian Culture

Location: Brazil

2017-18

Elix Colón

Research: From Socialism to Sociality: Growing Old in Contemporary Havana

Location: Cuba


Izabel Costa da Fonseca 

Research: Labor Market Returns to Higher Education in Brazil

Location: Brazil


Rachel Engstrand

Research: Investigating the Effects of Gold Mining on Soil Health and the Potential for Ecosystem Recovery

Location: Peru


Tyler McFadden

Research: Effects of Exotic Timber Plantations of Keystone Species Interactions: Consequences for Maintaining Biodiversity in Southern Chile

Location: Chile


Santiago Pardo Rodríguez

Research: Social Legitimacy of Judges in Times of Transition: The Case of the Colombian Tribunal for Peace

Location: Colombia


Anna Toledano

Research: Collecting Independence: The Science and Politics of Natural History Museums in New Spain, 1770-1820

Location: Guatemala


Adela Zhang 

Research: Dialogue and Development: Evaluating Institutional Conflict Resolution in Peru

Location: Peru

2016-17

Elinor Benami

Research: Brazilian Coffee Famers and Drought: Effects of Eco-Certification on Farmer Resilience

Location: Brazil


Marguerite DeLoney

Research: Cartographies of Belonging: Decolonial Explorations into the Making of Place with the Community of Portobelo

Location:  Panama


Claire Maass

Research: History of African Diaspora in Peru from an Archeological Perspective

Location: Peru


David McMahon

Research: Soil Nutrients and Sustainability in Brazilian Eucalyptus Forestry

Location: Brazil 


Grace Ocana

Research: Contested Metropolis: Lima’s Urban Heritage as the Perpetuation of Historical Structural Violence

Location: Peru


Jeffery Smith

Research: Impacts of Tropical Land Use on Anthropod Biodiversity: Implications for Food Webs and Ecosystems

Location: Costa Rica