Feb 27 2014

Graduate Student News

Published by chelsea at 8:04 pm under Spring 2014 Newsletter

Ashley Larson (Latin American Studies) presented a paper in January 2014 at the Atlantic World Research Network conference “Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy, and Spain.” The title of the paper was “Serving A National Myth: Visions of Gastronomy in Gilberto Freyre’s Brazil.”

Matthew Layton (Political Science) was awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship in order to continue his dissertation research on the politics of conditional cash transfer anti-poverty programs in Latin America.

Will Young (Latin American Studies) and Laura Sellers (Political Science) collaborated with Professor Elizabeth Zechmeister (Political Science) on a project and coauthored paper, which will be presented at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in April. Their presentation is entitled “The Middle Class, Insecurity, and Democracy in Latin America.”

Chelsea Williams (Latin American Studies) gave a talk in November entitled “Why Does it Matter? Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico” at University of Maryland’s Latin American Studies Center’s VII Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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