LAIS Undergraduate Conference 2019 Program

UC Santa Barbara

Displacements: Peoples, Politics, and Rights

First Latin American and Iberian Studies Undergraduate Student Conference

April 10th– 11th, 2019

Harbor Room, UCen

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th

 

8:30 – 9:00 am: Coffee and Pastries

 

9:00 – 9:30 am: Inauguration and Introductions

 

John Majewski, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, UCSB

 

María Herrera-Sobek, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UCSB

 

Jeffrey Stopple, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, Dean of Undergraduate Education

 

9:30 – 11:00 am: Indigenous and Colonial Histories

 

Chair: Prof. Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, History and LAIS, UCSB

 

Matt Kern, History, UCSB: “Indigenous Autonomy in Sixteenth Century Tlaxcala”

 

Carol Lizeth Marchante, History and Anthropology, UCSB: “Sixteenth Century El Salvador: The Impact of Conquest and Colonialism on the Issues of Displacement”

 

Discussant: Mario Tumen, Graduate Student, History, UCSB

 

11:00  – 11:15  am: Break

 

11:30  – 1:00 pm: Power, Media and Foreign Policy

 

Chair: Silvia Bermúdez

 

Kuvimbanashe Edwin Chikukwa, Political Science, UCSB: “The New Foreign Aid”

Discussant: Prof. Juan Pablo Lupi, Spanish and Portuguese, and LAIS, UCSB

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Feminisms and Gender

 

Chair: Prof. Juan Pablo Lupi, Spanish and Portuguese, and LAIS, UCSB

 

Viviana González, Global Studies, UCSB: “Una revisión feminista de la educación en Brasil”

 

Fátima Morán, Global Studies, UCSB: “El simple hecho de ser una mujer en Honduras”

 

Edgar Ortuño, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside: “Exploring Queer and Feminist Choreographies in Mexican Ballet Folklórico Dance”

 

Discussant: Prof. Silvia Bermúdez, Spanish and Portuguese, and LAIS, UCSB

 

3:30 – 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Keynote Address

 

Introduction by Prof. Kathleen Bruhn, Political Science, and LAIS, UCSB

 

Dr. Terry Lynn Karl Gildred Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Stanford University: “Massacres, Migration, and the Promise of Change"

 

THURSDAY  APRIL 11th

 

9:00 – 9:30 am: Coffee and Pastries

 

9:30 – 11:00 am: Education and Indigenous Languages

 

Chair: María del Pilar Ramírez Restrepo, Graduate Student, History, UCSB

 

Maria Amaya-Morfin, International Development Studies, UCLA: “Educational Development in México: The Role of Social Capital in Higher Education”

 

Fátima Andrade Martínez LAIS, UCSB: “Mexican Indígena Youth in the US Public-school System”

 

Roberto Young, Sociology, UCSB: “Paraguayan Bilingualism in the 20th and 21st Centuries”

 

Discussant: Prof. Eric W. Campbell, Linguistics and LAIS, UCSB

 

11:00 - 11:15 am:  Break

 

11:30 - 1:00 pm: Environment, Women and Health

 

Chair: Jordan Hallbauer, Graduate Student, LAIS, UCSB

 

Katherine McCabe, Environmental Studies, UCSB: “The Storm That Caused Displacement: Ecology, Climate Change, and Migration”

 

Maribel Sandoval, Environmental Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese, UCSB: “¿Cómo afecta la participación de las mujeres a las cuestiones de planificación urbana? El caso del proyecto planta eléctrica puente “puente power project” en Oxnard”

 

Erik Salazar, History, UCLA: “Healers of a Changing World: Rural Medical

Response in Central Mexico Amidst the 1850 Cholera Epidemic”

 

Discussant: Christopher McQuilkin, Graduate Student, History, UCSB

 

1:00 - 2:00 pm. Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Migration, Borderlines and Human Trafficking

 

Chair: Christine Khrlorobian, Graduate Student, LAIS, UCSB

 

Yvette Linares, History, UCSB: “The Current State of Human Trafficking: Told Through the Tales of Trapped Victims”

 

Rachel Morris, Global Studies, UCSB: “The Immigration Package: Shipping and Handling Not Included - Chilean Immigration Through a Critical Race Lens”

 

Guadalupe Mota, History, USC: “Demystifying the Immigrant American Dream”

 

Discussant: Prof. Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, UCSB

 

3:30 - 3:45 pm: Break

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Graduate Student Roundtable:

 

Jordan Hallbauer (LAIS), Christine Khrlorobian (LAIS), María del Pilar Ramírez Restrepo (History), Sarah Zamir (LAIS)

 

5:30 - 5:45: pm  Conclusions and Awards

 

Prof. Cecilia Méndez, Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, UCSB

Prof. Juan Cobo, Vice-Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, UCSB

 

5:45 - 6:00 pm  Final Remarks

 

Prof. Charles Hale, Anthropology and SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, UCSB

 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Dinner Reception

 
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