CLAS Summer Research Symposium, Spring 2014

CLAS Research

February 27, 2014

Event Description

This symposium is an 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. This symposium is an opportunity to learn about the research done by recipients of the 2014 CLAS Summer Research Grant, which provides opportunities for graduate students to conduct fieldwork in Latin America.

Wednesday, February 26

Time Speaker Title


2:10 Sebastian Griscti

The Unexpected Literary Archive

2:25 Andrea Marston

The Other Side of Cooperation: Cooperative Mines in Bolivia

2:40 Rose Kagawa Adolescent Childbearing and Upward Mobility: Exploring the parenting experience of young mothers in a parent support program in Mexico
2:55 Cristian Villalonga The Rhetoric of Legal Crisis: How lawyers and legal scholars attempt to reframe the legal system to transform the state (Chile 1964-1994)
3:10 Break
3:15 Jevon Heath Yaminawa Language Documentation Project

Thursday, February 27

Time Speaker Title
2:00 Introduction
2:10 Erica Hellerstein Chile Abortion Project
2:25 Nicole Rosner Problematizing Socio-Spatial Development in the Margins of Rio de Janeiro
2:40 Juan Ernesto Guevara Andino Tree Species Turnover in Western Amazonia
2:55 Aurora Feeney-Kleinfeldt Studying the Yucatec Maya Language
3:10 Break
3:15 Pierre Bachas Access to finance and informality: The Mexican tax on cash deposits
3:30 Moises Yi Social Interactions and Worker Productivity: Firm Level Evidence