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An interior balconyThe following are the names of recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Georgia State University.

Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

Grants Awarded for Fall 2012

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce its most recent grant awards. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Thirteen grants were awarded for a total of $4,325.

Faculty Awards

  • Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste, Ph.D., Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded an ISG in the amount of $1,000. This award will support publication costs related to a book that will be published early in 2013. The book is the first anthology of its kind dedicated to cumbia, perhaps the most popular genre of music across the Americas.
  • Ryan Carlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded an ISG in the amount of $800 to support his work on how contextual factors such as party system polarization, election outcomes, economic inequality, and crises (economic and political) influence the degree of stereotype-based mistrust among citizens.
  • Melanie Davenport, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art and Design, was awarded a $400 ISG to support the professional translation into Spanish of a revised, updated account of a project creating animation with indigenous youth in Estipac, Mexico.
  • Leslie Marsh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a $400 PAG to attend a conference at the Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid (Getafe), Spain titled "Hispanic Cinemas: En Transición." There, she will present a paper titled, "Negotiating the future: Reflecting on the past in contemporary Brazilian cinema" as part of a panel she co-organized on "Contemporary Latin American Cinema Production: Old Subjects, New Politics?"
  • Kimberly Cleveland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art and Design, was awarded a $125 PAG to support her attendance at the XI Brazilian Studies Association Conference held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to present a paper titled, "A Taste of Slavery: Bahia's Past Explored through Gastronomic Artworks." The presentation is based on a chapter from her forthcoming book, "Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity" from University Press of Florida.
  • Victoria Rodrigo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a $400 PAG to support her attendance at the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) conference to present a paper entitled "Grammar (re)acquisition by L2 learners of Spanish and bilingual students."
  • Gladys Francis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a $400 PAG to support her attendance at the "Yari Yari Ntaso: Continuing the Dialog" conference sponsored by the Organization of Women Writers of Africa. There, she will be presenting on "Caribbean women's participation in elements of democracy, peace, and sustainable development."

Student Awards

  • William Lake, Graduate Student in Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a MAST in the amount of $200 to support travel to the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference to present a paper, titled, "La parabola de burbujas en el té casina: El arte de la lengua timvqvana y Catechismo en lengva castellana, y timuquana como vehículos de la transculturación entre los franciscanos y los timucua."
  • Kristen Badger, Graduate Student in Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a MAST in the amount of $200 to support travel to the Foreign Language Film Conference V to present a research paper on human rights representation in Brazil film.
  • Jenny Hawkins, Tabitha Humphrey, Richard Hurd, and Ranni Tewfik, Graduate Students in Modern and Classical Languages, were awarded MASTs of $100 each, to support travel to the Foreign Language Film V: "Rights and Representations" Conference to present a double panel on Representations of State Terror in Argentine Cinema.

Grants Awarded for Spring 2012

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce its most recent grant awards. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Eight grants were awarded to seven individuals for a total of $4,278.

Faculty Awards

  • Jennifer McCoy, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, was awarded both an ISG ($1,000) and a PAG ($500) for a total of $1500. The PAG will support her travel to attend the Latin American Studies Association Conference in San Francisco to present in two workshops focused on "Recent Research on the Andes" and the "Nicaragua Elections." The ISG will defray publication costs of the Spanish translation of her book International Mediation in Venezuela, co-authored with Francisco Diez, (US Institute of Peace Press, 2011)
  • Kimberly L. Cleveland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art and Design, was awarded an ISG in the amount of $1165 to support licensing fees and production of images for book on Black Art in Brazil
  • Ryan Carlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded a $500 PAG to attend the LASA conference, where he will present on and co-facilitate a roundtable, "Experiments for Export? Assessing the Suitability of Behavioral Experiments in Latin America." This is a LASA "Featured Event." He will also present a paper based on this research on a panel called, "Comparative Political Behavior in Latin America: New Challenges, New Findings."
  • Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a $500 PAG to attend the LASA conference, where he will present a paper entitled, "El video vs. la censura: el caso de "Amores invisibles" de Ciegossordomudos."
  • Bethany Turner-Livermore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was awarded a PAG in the amount of $428, to support her attendance at the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, TN. There, she will present original research on a late pre-contact/early Spanish colonial period skeletal population from the Lambayeque Valley on the northern coast of Peru associated with the Mochica culture.

Student Awards

  • William Lake, Graduate Student in Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded a MAST in the amount of $185. The award will support his travel to the 9th Annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) to be held at Georgia Southern University. There he will present a paper, entitled, "Siete heridas, siete transgresiones: Las manifestaciones consecuenciales de los siete pecados principales en Crónica de una muerte anunciada" as part of a symposium on Latin American Literature.

Grants Awarded for Fall 2011

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce its most recent grant awards. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Fourteen grants were awarded to 8 individuals for a total of $6,600.

Faculty Awards

  • Sheldon Schiffer, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Communication, was awarded both an ISG ($400) and a PAG ($500) for a total of $900 to travel for a screening of his film, Portraits of the Malecon, at the Miami International Documentary Film Festival and to support promotional activities related to the film at additional events, including two screenings in Oaxaca, Mexico at the Oaxaca Independent Film & Video Festival,
  • Monica Diaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded both an ISG ($1,200) and a PAG ($500) for a total of $1700. Her ISG award will support conducting archival research in Mexico City during the summer of 2012 at the Historical Archive of the Archbishopric, and the General Archive of the Nation in Mexico City. Her PAG award will support travel to the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in San Francisco, where she will present a paper and chair a panel entitled, "(Re)formations of Memory and Identity after the Conquest in New Spain/Mexico."
  • Henry (Chip) Carey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, was awarded both an ISG ($1,200) and a PAG ($500) for a total of $1700. The ISG award will support expenses related to publishing licenses to reprint three essays on Latin America in his forthcoming edited book, entitled, "Trials and Tribulations: International Criminal Tribunals and the Challenges of, International Justice." The PAG award will support travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for field research in support of a book on Haiti.
  • Molly Bassett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, was awarded a $500 PAG to support travel to the College Art Association's national conference in Los Angeles where she will present a paper entitled, "Divining Order: Collecting and Classifying the Aztec Gods," as part of a symposium, "Crossing Disciplines: The Role of Precolumbian Art History and the Pursuit of Culture."

Student Awards

  • R. Lillianne Macías, Graduate Student in Psychology, was awarded both an ISG ($200) and a MAST ($300) for a total of $500. The ISG award will support her research adapting and evaluating the Líderes program, a peer education intervention that trains Latina survivors of domestic violence as community leaders who will facilitate workshops on health and well-being for Latino families in Atlanta. The MAST award will support travel to San Francisco to present a paper entitled, "Líderes: An innovative training program for Latina survivors of DV," at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
  • Alvina Rosales, Graduate Student in Psychology, was awarded both an ISG ($200) and a MAST ($300). The ISG award will support her doctoral dissertation research on promoters and barriers to treatment adherence in a Latino immigrant population with diabetes mellitus type 1. The MAST award will support travel to San Francisco, to present a symposium titled, "Cultural Considerations and Community-Based Approaches for Understanding the Impact of our Work on Health, Well Being, and Resilience of our Participants" at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
  • Patricia Coloma Penate, Graduate Student in English, was awarded both an ISG ($200) and a MAST ($300) for a total of $500. These awards will support her travel to the University of Miami to examine the Lydia Cabrera Papers held at the Cuban Heritage Collection. Her doctoral dissertation examines possible connections between the work of this Cuban author and that of Zora Neale Hurston.
  • Rebecca Rodriguez, Graduate Student in Psychology, was awarded a $300 MAST to support travel to San Francisco to present a poster, entitled, "Using PAR with Latino youth to explore immigration climate on domestic violence: Implications for well-being and physical safety."

Grants Awarded for Spring 2011

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce its most recent grant awards. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Eight grants were awarded for a total of $7,000.

Institutional Support Grants:

  • Rudyard Alcocer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $1,000 to support expenses related to publication of his book, entitled Time Travel in the Latin American and Carribean Imagination.
  • Henry (Chip) Carey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, was awarded $1,200 to support expenses related to preparing an edited volume based on papers presented at the CLALS sponsored conference on Haiti after the Apocalypse.
  • Julia Perilla, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, was awarded $1,200 to support a Participatory Action Research (PAR) study conducted by Latin@ adolescents at Caminar Latino regarding their experience as witnesses of domestic violence. The study is entitled, An exploration of the effects of current immigration laws and climate on Latino/a youth.
  • Fernando Reati, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Modern and Classical Languages was awarded $1,000 to defray the cost of publication of his edited volume, Autos, barcos, trenes y aviones (Medios de transporte, modernidad y lenguajes artísticos en América Latina), which is scheduled for publication by Alcion Editora of Argentina in 2011.
  • Victoria Rodrigo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $1,200 to purchase printed material for research on the effect of extensive reading (ER) --reading in large amounts for the purpose of content and enjoyment-- in the Spanish curriculum as a way to accelerate language acquisition and, enhance the Spanish program.
  • Sheldon Schiffer, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Communication, was awarded $400 to support submission his films, entitled Transmigração and Retratos en el Malecón, to various film festivals

Professional Activities Grants:

  • Monica Diaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $500 to support travel to the 58th annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Council on for Latin American Studies, to present a paper, entitled Legal Pluralism and the ‘India Pura’ in the Colegio and Convent of Nuestra Señora de Guadelupe y Neuva Enseñanza.
  • Hector Fernandez-L’Hoeste, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $500 to support travel to the PorColombia Conference at Yale University, to present an invited paper on the role of nationalism in Colombia.

Grants Awarded for Fall 2010

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce grant awards for Spring 2009. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Six grants were awarded for a total of $3,300.

Institutional Support Grants:

  • Sheldon Schiffer, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Communication, was awarded $1,200 to support final post-production for his film, entitled Transmigração .

Professional Activities Grants:

  • Ryan Carlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded $300 to support travel to the National Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) where he presented present two papers based on research previously funded by CLALS.
  • William Nichols, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $500 to travel to Los Angeles to present a paper titled Border Music in a Borderless World: Mapping the Sounds of of NAFTA between Mexico and the U.S.”” at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention.
  • Victoria Rodrigo, was awarded $500 to attend the “Asociación para la Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language) conference in Salamanca, Spain, where she presented a paper entitled “El primer libro, la primera victoria! Percepción de los estudiantes sobre el valor de la lectura en L2.”
  • Sheldon Shiffer, M.F., Associate Professor of Communication, was awarded $500 to travel to Los Angeles to support final post-production for his film, entitled Transmigração .

Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards

  • Teljer Liburd, a graduate student in Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $300 to support his attendance at the Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) Fall Conference at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. There, he presented a paper based on his research on changes in musical form Reggaetón.

Grants Awarded for Spring 2009

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce grant awards for Spring 2009. The Center sponsors three competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

Four grants were awarded awarded for a total of $2,500.

Institutional Support Grants:

Ryan Carlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded $700 to support his research on the development and evolution of interpersonal trust and reciprocity in Chile and Uruguay.

Fernando Reati, Ph.D., Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, was awarded $1,000 to support implementation of the “Human Rights in Argentina” study abroad program.

Professional Activities Grants:

David McCreery, Ph.D., Professor of History, was awarded $500 to support travel to the State Archive of Bahia, Brazil in Salvador, Bahia for research on his project entitled, “Maritime History of Brazil, 1780-1880.”

Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards

Patricia Coloma, doctoral student in English, was awarded $300 to support travel to the 2010 NCBS Conference in New Orleans, where she will present a paper entitled, "Sacred Spaces: Hurston and Cabrera's Anthropological Approach to Folk Magic." Ms. Coloma’s work on “Africanity” focuses specifically on linking African American religious notions to Hispanic ones.

Grants Awarded in Fall 2009

The Center for Latin American and Latino/A Studies at GSU is pleased to announce the grant awards for Fall of 2009.  The Center sponsored the following grants this year:

  • Mark Alleyne Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty affiliates of the Center. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Mark Alleyne Student Travel Awards (MAST) are student travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates. These awards were named in memory of Dr. Mark Alleyne.
  • Institutional Support Grants(ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

Information on the grant recipients for Fall 2009 can be seen here.

Grants Awarded in Fall 2008

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies is pleased to announce grant awards for Fall, 2008. The Center sponsors two competitive grant awards in the fall and spring semesters each academic year:

  • Professional Activities Grants (PAG) are travel grants intended to assist in the development of research and creative production for faculty, graduate students, and in some exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates.
  • Institutional Support Grants (ISG) are intended to sponsor the direct or indirect support costs of completing instructional projects or research and creative production.

For details on the PAG/ISG awarded in Fall 2008, click here.

 

Grants Awarded in 2004-2007

Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste
Project Title: Travel to LASA Montréal
2007
Amount $ 500.00

Jennifer McCoy
Project Title: Travel to LASA Montréal
2007
Amount $ 500.00

Zachary Jones
Project Title: Travel to the Southern Conference on Language Teaching conference
2006
Amount $ 300.00

Sheldon Schiffer
Project Title: Film Presentation in Brazil (presentation will occur at two venues: SESC Arsenal, a Brazilian cultural center, and the Universitario de Matto Grosso in Cuiaba)
2006
Amount $ 500.00

Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste
Project Title: Hegemonía gubernamental  y transporte urbano: de Transmilenio cual potenciador  institucional de una versión identitaria nacional (to be presented at LASA Puerto Rico)
2005
Amount $ 500.00

Michele Reid
Project Title: Paper Presentation in Brazil
2005
Amount $ 200.00

John Bunting
Project Title: Travel to the “VI Congreso Estatal de Idiomas: Entrelazando Culturas” at la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in Mexicali, Mexico on September 29 - October 1, 2005.
2005
Amount $ 500.00

Jonathan Duarte
Project Title: Travel to HENAAC (Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation)
2005
Amount $ 300.00

Jeremy Paden
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2005
Amount $ 396.00

Sofia Tosello
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $ 300.00

Roberto Arévalo
Project Title: The Mirror Project
2004
Amount $300.00

Julia Perilla
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $1000.00

Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste
Project Title: Rockin’ las Americas
2003
Amount $500.00

Florencia Bazzano-Nelson
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2003
Amount $ 500.00

Fernando Reati
Project Title: Conference Panel on Twentieth Century Literature
2004
Amount $500.00

Dana Tottenham Warren
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $ 300.00

Bernardo Roque
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $ 300.00

Arthur Murphy
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $

Ana Fernandez
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $ 300.00

Adam Darnell
Project Title: Paper Presentation
2004
Amount $ 300.00