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Spring 2023 CLACS Graduate Student Conference

February 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
International Center, Room 303

Welcome to the Spring 2023 CLACS Graduate Student Conference!

This conference is one of the center's annual events. It aims to generate interdisciplinary conversations on themes of shared interest and to encourage dialogue between scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean and U.S. scholars who plan research in the region.

Conference Program

Panel 1: Diversity, Equity, and Empowerment

1:15 Jamie Garcia Vila (Community Sustainability) "Diversity and Inclusion Practices in Latin American Companies"

1:30 Maria Alejandra Garcia (Community Sustainability) "Rural Women's Empowerment in Colombia: The Positive and Negative Sides of Power"

1:45 Ana Patricia Ponce Castañeda (Romance and Classical Studies) "Design and use of digital tools for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Querétaro, México"

2:00 Discussion

2:15-2:45 Lunch: Cuban food from La Cocina Cubana

Panel 2: New Approaches, Insights, and Collaborations Emerging from the Research Process

2:45 Jessica Martinez Cruz (Philosophy) "Before the courtroom, or shall we put history on trial?"

3:00 Aubree Marshall (Anthropology) "Photogrammetry in the Belize Institute of Archaeology"

3:30 Discussion

Panel 3: Socio-ecological Entanglements and Their Impacts

3:45 Armando Dans Chavarria (Fisheries and Wildlife) "Linking ecological research to conserve endangered biodiversity in autonomous territories on the east cost of Nicaragua'

4:00 Jonathan Vivas Aragon (Community Sustainability) "Social well-being and the pathways to the adoption of regenerative grazing"

4:15 Discussion

4:30 Wrap-up/Reflection