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19 Students from 5 Colleges Present at First CLACS Graduate Student Conference

Published: Friday, 12 May 2017
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

Nineteen graduate students from five different colleges presented their research at the conference held on March 17, 2017. A conference planning committee comprising Eliana Castro, College of Education; Aldo Gonzalez, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Deon Claiborne and Melissa Chavarria, College of Social Science, organized abstracts submitted from across campus into four thematic sessions,  Violence and Its Representation, Re-shaping Environments, Gender, and Frontiers.

Faculty discussants Kristine Byron and Danny Mendez from Romance and Classical Studies, Nikolay Karkov from Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, and Laurie Medina from Anthropology provided comparative commentary on the presentations to provoke discussion across projects, disciplines, and colleges. 

Students from Latin America attended and engaged with speakers who presented research on their countries of origin. Lively conversations among students and faculty ensued over Cuban food.

CLACS thanks the Departments of Community Sustainability, Geography, and Romance and Classical Studies for their generous support of the conference.