Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium

Research Talks

February 23, 2012

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.

Thursday, February 23

Time Presenter Title
2:00 Introduction
2:10 Tomas Bril Mascarenhas PERU: The Center Could Not Hold
2:25 Jennifer Tucker “Urban Poverty and Informal Economic Practice in Ciudad del Este”


Andra Brosy-Chastain “Urban Planning, Political Culture and the Origins of the Santiago Subway System, 1960-75”
2:55 Aaron Ramirez “The Vulnerability of Island Vegetation to Climate Change: Juan Fernández Islands, Chile”
3:10 Break
3:15 Andrés Schipani “Left-wing Governments and the Popular Sectors: Bridging the Formal-Informal Divide in Latin America”

Friday, February 24

Time Presenter Title
2:00 Introcution
2:10 Manuel Rosaldo  “Organizing in the Informal Sector: Colombian Waste Picker Collectives Respond to Globalization of their Industry"  
2:25 Miguel Perez Ahumada “Urban Movements in a Gentrified Space, Santiago, Chile”


Sarah Krupp STUDENT RESEARCH: Cultivating a Coca-Free Future
2:55 Julie Gamble “The City of Good Living: Participatory Planning in Quito, Ecuador”
3:10 Break
3:15 Pedro Peterson “Urban Land Taxation: The Social Function of  Property in Brazil”
3:30 Hernan Flom ARGENTINA: The Politics of Insecurity
3:45 Antonia Rivas “Rapa Nui: The Power of Law”
4:00 Aidan Tait “The Role of Human Milk Banking in Promoting Breastfeeding in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas”
A student seating talking to the audience and pointing toward her slides

Francesca Rubino. (Photo by CLAS.)