Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium

CLAS Research

Title Conditional: Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: Th 2:00 - 3:45 pm; Fr 2:00 - 3:15 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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.


Thursday, October 24

2:00 Introduction

2:10 Guillermo Jaimes, “Community Engaged Research in Salvador, Brazil”

2:25 Justin West, “Assessment of Multi-species Fodder Bank Cropping Systems to Improve on Farm Protein Production, Food Security, and Ecological Resilience”

2:40 Ernesto Muñoz Lamartine, “The Politics of Consumer Rights in Latin America”

2:55 Julia Tierney, “Governance by Security: The Contested Contemporary Remaking of Rio de Janeiro”

3:10 Break

3:15 Suzanne Li Puma, “Precarious Writing and Delicate Perception in the Visual Field, 1960-1980”

3:30 Gopal Penny, “Discovering Environmental Research Opportunities in Quito, Ecuador”


Friday, October 25

2:00 Introduction

2:10 Gabriel Damasco, “Understanding the Origin and the Landscape Dynamics of White-Sand Vegetation in Amazonia”

2:25 Samantha Rudolph, “FRIDA: Forwarding Research for Improved Detection and Access for Cervical Cancer Screening in Tlaxcala, Mexico”

2:40 Ana Alicia Levin, “Alli Kiru: Oral Health and Food Practices Among Amazonian Kichwa Youth”

2:55 Geoffrey Taylor, “Archaeological Reconnaissance in Arequipa, Peru”