Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2013 11th Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America (TUCLA/TUSCLA)

November 23rd, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research projects. The conference is designed to enlist all of Tulane’s Latin American Studies seniors in a shared discussion of the region, its society and its cultures. This event is free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule:

Session I 9:00am – 10:30am
Panel 1: Welfare (Jones 100A – GCR)
Body Control: Women, Power, and Politics in Latin America

  • Margaret Horton, “From the Atacama to the Araucanía: fertile ground for feminist policymaking in Chile”
  • Olivia Heil, ‘€œThe Brothel of the Caribbean?: Rethinking the Notion of Prostitution in Contemporary Cuba‘€
  • Finley Baba, ‘€œQuechua Contraception: Abortion and Reproductive Health Policy in Andean Ecuador‘€
Session II 10:45am – 12:15pm – (2 simultaneous) Panel 3: Identity (Jones 100A – GCR) Mobility in the Margins: Positioning for Power and Prestige across Spatial, Racial, and Occupational Hierarchies in Latin America
  • Anthony Taillie, ‘€œThe Neoliberal Backlash: The Chilean Student Movement and the Dawn of a New Political Era‘€
  • Laura Sibert, ‘€œWho‘€™s the Top Banana?: Corporate Institutionalization of Race and Mobility in Central American Banana Enclaves of the Twentieth Century‘€
  • Sophie-Ann Kivett, ‘€œHands in the Trash, Heads out of the Trash: The Cartoneros of Buenos Aires and State Policies of Inclusion‘€
  • Max Pattsner, ‘€œWith Soccer We Will Pave the Jungle: How the 2014 World Cup Will Disproportionately Benefit Brazil‘€™s Hyper-Remote Host Cities‘€
Panel 4: Encounter (Jones 204) The Best Laid Plans: the Elusive(?) Quest for Justice and Development in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil
  • Zachary Hoyt, ‘€œFrom Tweets to the Street: Social Media, Democracy, and Crisis Politics in Brazil‘€
  • John Feffer, ‘€œ‘€˜No más lucro!‘€™: Will the student movement finally be successful in bringing about meaningful education reform in Chile?‘€
  • Angela Filardo, ‘€œ‘€˜Ni olvido ni perdón‘€™: Measuring Success in Argentina‘€™s Human Rights Trials‘€
  • Robin Imogene Goode, ‘€œFor Honor and Country (Maybe): Questioning the Agenda of Rio‘€™s 2016 Olympic Bid‘€

TUCLA is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact James Huck, or call 504-865-5164.

General Latin America + People
Nancy Mock
Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development