LAII PhD Fellows Colloquium

Asia Alsgaard, Josefina Bittar, Milena Carvalho, Carlos Contreras-Vidal, Carlos Ibarra, Dylan Maynard, David Paez and Jon Williams, LAII PhD Fellows

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Friday, April 02, 2021 | 03:30 pm

Virtual event


Join us for the Latin American & Iberian Institute's annual LAII PhD Fellows Colloquium, an afternoon  of presentations highlighting the work of exceptional doctoral students across campus whose research and writing explore important topics in Latin American and Iberian scholarship. This year the format will be informal mini presentations by the Fellows on their research or on the topic of dissertating during the pandemic. 

Asia Alsgaard // Anthropology

The Role of Coastal Resource Stability in the Transition to Agriculture, Soconusco, Mexico

Josefina Bittar // Linguistics

A Constructionist Approach to Verbal Borrowing: The Case of Paraguayan Guarani

Milena Carvalho // Anthropology

The Role of Subsistence in the Neanderthal Extinction

Carlos Contreras-Vidal // Political Science

Institutional Responses to Sexual Assault and Harassment in Mexican Universities

Carlos Ibarra // Spanish and Portuguese

Intergenerational Linguistic Identity, Attitudes, Usage, and Language Preservation among Bilingual and Trilingual Mixtecos in Woodburn, Oregon.

Dylan Maynard // History

The Martial Middle Class: Military Families, Modernization, and Counterinsurgency in Cold War Argentina

David Paez //  Linguistics

Imitative Expression in Colombian Spanish

Jon Williams // Sociology

Race and White Nationalism on the U.S.-Mexico Border


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