Senior Research Papers
LALC Senior Research Papers
Latin American, Latino, and
Caribbean Studies Major
J. Beltran, “An Andean Tale: The Collapse of Diplomatic Relationships between
Colombia and Venezuela”
Dicker, “Claves de interpretación: Filosofía del lenguaje y sus repercusiones
en los cuentos de Jorge Luis Borges” [Interpretation Clues: Philosophy of
Language and its Repercussion in Jorge Luis Borges’ Short Stories”]
Pearre, “Populism in Latin America: Bolivia as a Case Study”
David, “National Identities Expressed Through Music: Dominican Merengue and
Leslie Mendoza, “Cambios y
continuidades en la política exterior brasileña: ¿Un poder global emergente o
un poder regional con aspiraciones globales?” [Change and Continuities in Brazil’s Foreign
Policy: An Emerging Global Power or a Regional Power with Global Aspirations?”]
Castejon, “Bolivia and Ecuador: The Formation of Indigenous National Identity
and Its Effects on Contemporary Mobilization”
Cohen, “The Application of Positivism in Latin America: Conteam Roots and
Spencerian Modification in Practice”
Seymour, "Borderlands and Rain Gods: A Re-examination of Queer Chicana/o
Literary Production in the 1980s"
Latin American Studies Certificate (1977-2009)
Elisabeth A. Ehrich, “Modernización y los estudiantes: Una voz de la
población” [Students and Modernization: A Voice of the People] (Sociology and Spanish)
Jeanette Faunce, “Primitive Elements in Contemporary Latin American
Literature” (major: Spanish)
Roger J. Harris, “La Novela: Un espejo de la Revolución en Cuba”
[The Novel as a Mirror of the Cuban Revolution” (Spanish)
Craig C. Weeks, “La Violencia: Comparing the Views of Political
Scientists and Novelists Concerning the Phenomenon of Colombia's Undeclared
Civil War” (History)
Aldred G. Weiss, “The Influence of United States Foreign Policy on the
Political Development of Nicaragua and Panama” (International Studies and
David B. Young. A Comparative
Analysis of the United States' Response to Revolutionary Change in Guatemala
(1951-1954), Cuba (1959-1961), and the Dominican Republic (1965) (International
Studies and History)
Harry O. Cook, “A Look at the Peruvian Aprista Party” (International
Studies and Spanish)
Judith A. Doll, “The New Treaties with Panama: The Beginning of a New Era”
(Economics and International Studies)
Betty J. Jaques, Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana: A Study of
Reformist Politics? (French and Spanish)
David R. Long, “Una existencia solitaria” [A Solitary Existence]
Erika P. Walters, “The United Fruit Company in Guatemala or How Bananas
Can Change your Life” (Anthropology and Spanish)
Joan B. Adrian, "Rómulo
Betancourt and the Evolution of Venezuelan Democracy" (Spanish).
Lisa M. Fittipaldi, "Colombian Political Parties: An
Analysis" (Political Science and Spanish).
Peter R. Vogel, "Communism in Mexico: An Historical and Political
Analysis" (International Studies).
Frederick F. Woerner, III, "Guatemala, 1944-1954"
Neil J. Kaplan, "The Cuban Revolution and the Urban Lower
Class" (International Studies and Political Science).
David C. Kramer, "The Latin American 'One-Man Earthquake': The
Dictator" (Political Science and Spanish).
Tamara S. Lovell, "La Violencia: Political and Literary
Perspectives" (International Studies and Spanish).
Adam C. Mosher, "The Mexican Labor Movement" (Political
Robyn A. Nichols, "The
Downfall of the Unidad Popular - An Economic and Political Analysis"
Sandra J. Smith, "The Mexican Revolution and its Novel"
Arthur G. Wasserman, "Third World Urbanization: The Latin American
Robert M. Fleming, "Economic Imperialism in Latin
America" (Political Science).
Elizabeth A. Gill, "Fidelismo and its Role in Cuban
Government, Economy, and Literature, 1959-1981" (International Studies).
Dan Barnes, "An Examination of Latin American Agrarian Reform: Case
Studies, Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, and Cuba" (International
Studies and Spanish).
Gregory S. Burton, "Perón in Argentina: The Polarization of
Society" (International Studies and Spanish).
Patricia Chorno, "Mexican Labor Migration: Economic Gains and Social
Laurie DeMille Fisher, "The Political and Social Modernization of
the Guatemalan Indian Communities, Success or Failure?" (Pshychology).
Carmita Bartlett Foster, "Mexican-American Poverty North and South
of the Border" (Spanish).
Janet E. Herr, "The Mapuche Indians of Chile" (Spanish).
Andrea Lenore Paolella, "The Economic and Political Policies of the
Cuban Revolution" (Economics and Spanish).
Maureen Lynn Ruggiero, "A Comparison of the Urban Poor in
Brazil and Cuba" (Economics and Spanish).
Sandra Hunt Wheaton, "Ernesto Cardenal: A Christian
Revolutionary in the Process of Liberation" (International Studies and
Susan Marie Berg, "The Illegal Immigrant from Mexico"
Christine Louise Dettra, "The Vargas Regime as Viewed in
Various Works of Jorge Amado" (Spanish).
Eric Marshall Dull, "Modernization in Colombia: Understanding
the Balance" (Political Science and Spanish).
Robin Lisa Glanz, "The History of the Jews in Argentina and
Brazil: Yesterday and Today" (Spanish).
Elizabeth Ann Henning, "Economic Development and Urban
Poverty in Brazil: Can and Agreement be Reached?" (International Studies
Nadine Leonard, "Religious Syncretism in Brazil"
(International Studies and Spanish).
Emile Ann Matuska, "The Culture of Poverty"
(International Studies and Spanish).
Kevin Bruce Nicusanti, "The Mexican Peasant in the Works of
Juan Rulfo" (Spanish).
Rena Ronson, "Male and Female Roles in Mexican Society"
(Music and Spanish).
Kelly Elizabeth Waser, "Rural-Urban Migration in Peru:
Effects on Individuals and their Communities" (International Studies).
Margot Denoie, "Mexican Corporatism" (International
Karen Lee Koch, "Mario Benedetti: The Uruguayan
Socio-Political Influence on his Literature" (Spanish).
Albert Michael Moore, "Governmental Illusion and Human
Practicality: Social Welfare/Health Policy in Mexico" (Anthropology).
Bergeron, Susan Lee. The Human Background of Caudillismo: The Argentine Gaucho (Spanish)
Kelly, Kevin James. The Mexican
Revolution: A Literal/Historical Portrait (History)
Maragos, Cassandra. The Argentine
Debt Crisis (Spanish)
Pedrow, Brian D. An
Application of Mexican Psychological Research to Anthropological Investigations
of Mexico (Psychology and Spanish)
Somarriba, Veronica. Modernismo,
Tenentismo, and the Revolution of 1930: The Transformation of Brazil (International
Maria Elizabeth Avila, "The Influence of Argentine Labor,
1943-1955: Perón's Bases of Support" (International Studies).
Lynne Margaret Hamilton, "The Sanctuary Movement: A Response
to Human Rights in Guatemala and El Salvador" (International Studies).
Michael Gordon Hoffman, "The Argentine Problem: Pan-American
Solidarity and the Second World War" (History).
Johanna Dane Sharp, "Amazon Development" (International
Steven Greg Doherty, "Reciprocity as a Cultural Expression in
Boruca, Costa Rica" (Anthropology).
Eric Alan Kline, "Literature and Poetry in the Nicaraguan
Revolution" (Political Science).
Tracey D'Anna Kline, "Comparing the Role of the Military in
Argentina and Chile" (Political Science and Spanish).
Kristin Farrell McCarthy, "Sendero Luminoso: Its Origins and
Consequences on the Peruvian Government" (International Studies and
Steven Floyd McEwen, "Land Tenure and the Mexican
Revolution" (History and Political Science).
Brian Edward Ruszczyk, "The Demise of Chilean Constitutional
Democracy: Internal and External Constraints on the Government of Salvador
Allende" (International Studies and Spanish).
Shawn Susan Stelow, "Guatemalan Land Tenure since the Advent
of Coffee Farming" (Spanish).
Monica Michelle Desmond, "Literature of the Mexican
Revolution" (Political Science and Spanish).
John Thomas Paul Perry, "The Chaco War (1932-1935)"
(Political Science and Spanish).
Bonnie Sue Brubaker, "The Galapagos Islands: The
Disenchantment of the Enchanted Isles" (Spanish).
Joanne Lipa, "Illegal Mexican Immigration to the United
States" (Political Science and Spanish).
Bryson James Hunter, "The Imposition of Liberal Ideas in
Argentina During the 19th Century" (International Studies and Spanish).
Karen Elizabeth Stoner, "Reflections on Politics in Central
American Literature" (International Studies).
Richard Harold Anderson, Jr., "The Cuban Revolution: Past,
Present... Future?" (International Studies).
Jennifer Michelle Berkowitz,
"The Rise and Fall of Juan and Evita Perón" (Political Science).
John David Nakabugo Fagg, "The Mexican Revolution and its
Portrayal in Three Novels by Mariano Azuela, Carlos Fuentes, and Jorge
Ibarguengoitia" (International Studies and Spanish).
Laura Anne McCarthy, "The Politics of Economic Reform in
Costa Rica" (International Studies and Spanish).
Jean Lynn Mitchell, "Possibilities of Sustainable Agriculture
in the Brazilian Amazon" (Spanish).
Amy Elizabeth Patz, "Las Malvinas, Liberadas [The Malvinas
Islands, Liberated]" (International Studies).
Lucas Farinato Webster, "Sendero Luminoso and the Political
History of Peru" (Political Science).
Elizabeth Elliot Fogarty, "The Repression of the Guatemalan
Indians since the 1950s: An Expression through the Literature of Guatemalan
Indians Rigoberta Menchu and Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan" (Spanish).
Kathryn Hollister Grose, "The Mapuche Indians of Chile: The
Consequences of National Integration" (Spanish).
Nicole Bonnes, "The Mexican Revolution in Literature"
Rebecca Cain, "International Peace Negotiations: The Central
American Case and the Arias Peace Plan" (International Studies).
Jason Cross, "Sendero Luminoso" (International Studies).
Rebecca Otten, "The American Image in Mexican Literature"
Catherine Plummer, "The Role of Brazilian Mass Media in the
Rise and Fall of Fernando Collor de Mello" (Latin American Studies).
Stephen Powell, "Isabel Allende and the Pinochet Dictatorship"
(International Studies and Spanish).
Sarah Bash, "In Their Own Words: The Written Record of the
Andean Colonial Period" (Political Science and International Studies).
Carolyn Cassidy, "The Mexican Border Ballad: A Self-Portrait
of a People" (Spanish).
Rebecca Darter, "The Politics of Latin American Indigenous
Mike Jones, "The Effect of the Bossa Nova on Brazilian Society
during the Military Dictatorship" (History).
Priscilla Pearson, "Common Threads: National Identity and
Mexican Caricature in Art and Literature" (Spanish).
Erica Baker, "Candomblé Religion" (Political Science).
Brenda Carrillo, "Syncretism in Latin America" (Spanish).
Suzanne Jehl, "NAFTA and the Development of Mexican
Agriculture" (Political Science).
Joanne Cissel, "The New Noble Savage: Indigenous Peoples of
the Ecuadorian Amazon and Environmental Protection" (International Studies
Catharine Hatten,"Patterns of Assimilation: Cuban
and Haitian Migrants in the United States" (International Studies).
Amy Mochel, "Relations between Latin America and the United
States in the 20th Century: The Interventionist Policies of the United States
and Dependency Theory" (International Relations and Spanish).
Rebekah Petronio, "The Land of Opportunity" Friend or
Foe?" (International Studies and Spanish).
Desiree Hoffman, "Guatemala: United Fruit, the October
Revolution, and the CIA" (International Studies).
Elizabeth Martin, "Debt for Nature Swaps" (Environmental
Studies and Policy Studies).
Tierney Quinn, "The Causes of
the Crisis in Central America" (Political Science).
Andrew Turner, "A Marriage of Necessity: U.S.-Mexican Labor
Union Cooperation in the Post-NAFTA Era" (International Studies).
Stacy López, "Report Card on the Maquiladoras: Economic Growth
versus Development" (Policy Studies and Spanish).
Kathleen Martin, "The Unfinished Fight: A Continuation of the
Mexican Revolution" (International Studies).
Verónica Rovelli, "Cuba: A Masked Defeat" (International
Nicole Russell, "The Effects of the Chilean Revolution and
Counter-Revolution on Literary Uses" (Spanish).
Melissa Brill, "Street Children in Latin America: The Result
of Government Policies" (Anthropology).
Leslie A. Conn, "Bodies and Borders: Gender Violence and Ciudad
Juárez" (Spanish and International Studies).
Kristin J. Haworth, "The Social and Economic Effects of U.S.
Migration on Mexican Sending Communities" (Spanish and International
David E. Hernández, "Poly-Salsa: Afro-Latin Rhythm and Its
Socio-Political Significance (East Asian Studies).
Sarah E. Howell, "Latinos in the American Political System:
Mainstream, Marginalized or Both? (Political Science).
Rosemary McGunnigle, "Students in Higher Education:
Self-Identification and the Children of Latin America Raised in the United
States" (Self-Developed Major in Latin American Studies).
Kristin A. McLane, "Psywar on Cuba" (History).
Michelle A. Miller, ‘From History to Herstory" (Spanish).
Joe R. Randel, "The Mariachi: El alma y el corazón de México “Mariachi:
The Soul and Heart of Mexico]” (Spanish).
Alicia M. Reynolds, "Do Community Health NGOs Contribute to
the Consolidation of El Salvador's Democracy?" (Anthropology).
Paul Campbell Stewart, "Perón's Immediate Impact on Argentina
(1943-1955)" (Political Science).
M. Brown, “An Examination of Italian Migration to Argentina between 1850 and
1914 and and Analysis of Italian Participation and Influence in Argentine
C. Craven, “Basta to Injustice: A Critical Review of the EZLN”
W. Donnelly, “The Injustice of an
American Institution: The Mis/Education of Mexican-Americans”
M. Keiper, “Informal Economic
Activity and Cross-Cultural Studies at the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Bryan L. Lazerow, “Agrarian Reform in Brazil”
Karla M. Nieves, “Migración Limítrofe en la Argentina [Border
Country Migration to Argentina]”
J. Orren, “Mexican Feminism: A Movement of Solidarity, Activism, and Democracy”
Rioff, “Mercosur and the Hemisphere: Evolving in a Multipolar World”
Jasmin Sánchez Cordero, “Educación en un ámbito de
industrialización: Las mujeres de una comunidad rural (Querétaro, México)”
[Education in the Context of Industrialization: Women in a Rural Community
Stein, “Tracing Samba and Tango: The Process of Becoming Cultural Symbols”
Troup, “How the Tlatelolco Massacre Became a Turning Point for Mexico’s
Axtmayer, “A Century of Unequal Treatment: Tyranny and Oppression in Puerto
Northcott-Grant, “Haití y VIH/SIDA” [“Haiti and HIV/AIDS”]
Moyer, “Pre-Columbian Influences on Twentieth-Century Mexican Silver Jewlery
Nottenbohn, “The Bittwersweet Coffee Trade”
Gina Osorio, “La migración de los mexicanos y sus efectos en
las familias y sus comunidades de origen” [Mexican Migration and Its Effects on
Families and Communities of Origin]
Bogdan, “Comparative Educational Systems in Modern Haiti and Cuba: Literacy and
Education and Its Social Implications”
Puck, “The Impact of the Sandinista Revolution on the Role and Status of Women
in Nicaragua Today”
Shaw, “Nationalism in Mexico’s Foreing Policy”
Hiller, “Real Men” Go North: Machismo, Modernity, and Migration in Mexican
Alice Drozdiak, “María, Why Don’t You
Write? The Role of Sexual Language in Life Narratives of Colonial Mexican
Shana Ellsbury, “Authoritarianism at the
State Level: Oaxaca and its Implications for Mexico’s Democratization”
Melissa Nolan, “La polémica de la
memoria y el futuro de la democracia en Chile [The Debate about Memory and the
Future of Democracy in Chile]”
Leslie N. Erdelack, “Exploring Ethnicity
and Family Identity: Culture as an Agent of Parenting among Latino and Mexican
Erdman, “Venezuelan Challenges to Neoliberal Policies”
Padilla, “Crafting a Case for Counterrevolution: U.S. Involvement in Nicaragua
in the 1990s”
Saralegui, “The Revolution Will Not Be Represented: Transformations in
Political Representation in Contemporary Venezuela”