2022 CLALS Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

2022 CLALS Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

Applications are due March 31, 2022

 

The 2022 CLALS Graduate Student Summer Research Grants are intended to provide outstanding graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and at the University of Pennsylvania with the opportunity to deepen their disciplinary interests in Latin America and Latinx Studies. 

The application is open to Penn graduate students without citizenship or visa requirements.  

Grantees will have to present their findings at a special event of the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Internal Speaker (CLALSIS) Series during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

We generally distribute five to ten awards in the range of $500 to $1,000, depending on applications and funding at the time of award distribution.  

Please submit your application here by Thursday, March 31st, 2022.  Please contact the CLALS program with any questions at clals-upenn@sas.upenn.edu, or you may contact the CLALS Associate Director directly at bartch@sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-9919. 

 

 

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LALS Graduate Student On-site Research Grant 2021      
Name Department/School(s)(Most departments are in SAS) Project Title Faculty Advisor
Eiver Miguel Durango Loaiza History La llave de la Tierra Firme,” Trade and Imperial Transforamation in a Black and Indigenous Caribbean (1748-1808) Marcy Norton and Roquinaldo Ferreira
Taylor Elizabeth Dysart History and Sociology of Science The Scientist and the Jaguar: Ayahuasca, Enchantment an the Politics of Knowledge in the Amazon, 1849-2000 Sebastián Gil-Riaño
Carmen Torre Perez Romance Languages “Friki” History: Building a Digital Archive of Cuba’s Underground Cultures (1980-1999) Odette Casamayor-Cisneros
Gillian Maris Jones Anthropology Afro-Indigenous Hurricane Survival: Imperial Connections and Beyond Deborah A. Thomas
Gillian MarisJones Department of Anthropology No End to Aftermath: Blackness and Being in the Wake of Slavery, Imperialism, and Atlantic Hurricanes Deborah Thomas
Lenin Lozano Guzman Romance Languages Rethinking Rural Peru and Colombia: The Realist Novel during the Neoliberal Era Ericka Beckman
Michael Martin Shea Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Neoliberal Visions: Crisis Landscapes and Poetic Sights Dr. Ashley Brock
Daniel Morales-Armstrong Africana Studies and History ¿Un Tema Agotado?: Reading and Writing Post-Emancipation Labor Contracting in Puerto Rico Grace Sanders Johnson
Randall C Burson History Disastrous Legacies: Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, and Florida in the Hurricane’s Eye in 1928 and Beyond Adriana Petryna
       
LALS Graduate Student On-site Research Grant 2020      
Name Department/School(s)(Most departments are in SAS) Project Title Faculty Advisor
Randall Burson Anthropology & Perelman School of Medicine Movements for a Dignified Life: Situating Mapuche Rights to Life and Land in Chile’s Shifting Political Landscape Adriana Petryna
Kim Cardenas Political Science LGBTQ+ Latinx and Black Activism: Identity Salience, Local Context, and Mobilization Michael Jones-Correa
Santiago Cunial Political Science Energy Transitions in Developing Countries: Economic Crises and Time Horizons in Latin America Tulia Falleti
Francisco Diaz Anthropology Becoming Mayanist: the archaeo-genesis of a research tradition Richard Leventhal
Dylan Farrell-Bryan Sociology Deciding to Deport: Judges, Decision-Making, and the Bureaucracy of Removal from Immigration Court Emilio Parrado
Gillian Maris Jones Anthropology and Africana Studies No End to Aftermath: Blackness and Being in the Wake of Slavery, Imperialism, and Atlantic Hurricanes Deborah Thomas
Yasmín Amira Mertehikian Sociology Argentina’s Fertility Regime (1980-2010): The End of the First Demographic Transition or an Emergent Second One? Emilio Parrado
Daniel Morales-Armstrong Africana Studies Developing a Transnational, Multi-Archive Catalog of Documents Related to Post-Emancipation Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico Grace Sanders Johnson
Brett Robert History Disastrous Legacies: Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, and Florida in the Hurricane’s Eye in 1928 and Beyond Ann Farnsworth Alvear
Giovani Rocha Political Science and Africana Studies Racial Policy, Ideology and Subnational Politics in Latin America Tulia Falleti
Marlen Rosas History Recording Resistance: Indigenous Activists' Archives and Narrative Power in Ecuador Ann Farnsworth-Alvear
Michael MartinShea Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Seeing Beyond History: American Visionary Poets and the Neoliberal Turn Ashley Brock