Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
CLACS

Ph.D. Dissertations 2011 - Present

2017

Gazzinelli, Gabriela G.

O Leque na Pasta do Ministro: Artes Amatórias na Prosa de Ficção Brasileira do Século Dezenove    

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2017

de Carteret, Alyce Michelle

Building Communities: The Craft of Housebuilding among the Classic Maya    

Anthropology

2017

Alves Temperan, Guillermo J.

Slum Growth in Brazilian Cities      

Economics

2017

Castillo Bejarano, Rafael

La Aristocracia en el Parnaso: La Militancia Poética del Conde de Villamediana    

Hispanic Studies

2017

Nate, Andrea F.

Celestina's Daughters: Conversa, Morisca, and "Old Christian" Descendants of the Medieval Iberian Go-Between  

Hispanic Studies

2017

Lotufo, Marcelo F.

The Possible Nation: Romanticism in Brazil and Argentina      

Comparative Literature

2017

Graizbord, Diana B.

Democratic Accountability and Its Discontents: Social Policy Evaluation Expertise in Mexico    

Sociology

2017

Haley, Sandra K.

Urban Pueblo: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in Oaxaca, Mexico, 1920-1945    

History

2017

Savell, Stephanie

The Right to Policing: Violence and Security Reform in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro    

Anthropology

2017

Spera, Stephanie A.

Drivers and Consequences of Lane Use Change Across the Brazilian Cerrado, 2000-2013    

Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

2016

Yana Stainova

Violence and Violins: The Social Resonance of Classical Music in Venezuela

Anthropology

2016

Annette Rodriguez

Recognition of Social Murder: How Lynching Invented 'The Mexican'

American Studies

2016

Heather Randell

Hydropower and the Dynamics of Displacement: Forced Migration and Agricultural Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon

Sociology

2016

Rachel Nagy

Ecological and Biogeochemical Consequences of Land Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon

Biology

2016

Magnus Hansen

Nahuatl Nation Language Revitalization and Indigenous Resurgence in Twenty-First Century Mexico

Anthropology

2016

Diego Diaz

Blessing and Curse: Positive and Negative Political Effects of Oil Wealth in the Argentine Provinces

Political Science

2016

Tatiana Andia Rey

Bureaucrats Against the State: The Making of Pharmaceutical Policy in Latin America

Sociology

2015

Jazmín Sierra

Partners at Home and Abroad: How Brazil Globalized State-Led Development

Political Science

2015

Thayse Leal Lima

Latino-Americanizando o Brasil: Intercâmbios Intelectuais e a Transnacionalização da Literatura Brasileira

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2015

Peter Taylor Klein

The Struggle for Voice in Brazil's Democratic Development State: Participation, Protest, and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Facility

Sociology

2015

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann

Constructing the Caribbean: Regional Discourse and Literary Practice on the Edge of World War II

Comparative Literature

2015

Mary Elizabeth Peterson

Geochemistry of the Galápagos Archipelago: Unraveling Deep Mantle Signatures from the Influence of Shallow Level Processes

Geological Sciences

2015

Andrea Elizabeth Flores

Succeeders: Latino Youth Learning to Belong

Anthropology

2015

Catalina Ocampo Londoño

Critical Fictions in Latin America

Comparative Literature

2015

Michael D. Rodríguez-Muñiz

Temporal Politics of the Future: National Latino Civil Rights Advocacy, Demographic Statistics, and the "Browning" of America

Sociology

2014

Maria Angélica Bautista Duarte

The Political and Social Consequences of State-Led Repression: The Chilean Case

Political Science

2014

Nicholas Poole Carter

Kingship and Collapse: Inequality and Identity in the Terminal Classic Southern Maya

Anthropology

2014

Iluminada Esther Hernández Medina

Urban Regime Change and Citizen Participation in Urban Policies: Conflict, Collaboration, and Corporatism in Mexico City

Sociology

2014

Kristin Joy Skrabut

Extreme Lives: The Unruly Domestication of Peruvian Poverty

Anthropology

2014

Kendra Christen Fehrer

Generation Chavez: Participation and Citizenship in Post-Neoliberal Venezuela

Anthropology

2014

Aleysia Kristine Whitmore

Performing Pleasure: Africa and its Diaspora on the World Music Stage

Ethnomusicology

2014

Emily M. Farris

Latino Leadership in City Hall

Political Science

2014

Domingo Morel

The (Dis)Empowering State: State Intervention and Its Effect on Black and Latino Political Empowerment

Political Science

2013

Polina Krylova Decker

Borges and the Avant-garde: A Transatlantic Foundational Exchange, 1919-1923

Hispanic Studies

2013

Susan Helen Ellison

Mediating Democracy in El Alto: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia

Anthropology

2013

Shelby Hayhoe Riskin

The Hydrological and Biogeochemcial Consequences of Conversion to Soybean Cultivation on the Amazonian Agricultural Frontier

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2013

Isadora Grevan de Carvalho

Fetishism as Structure, Image, and Performance in the Theater of Nelson Rodrigues

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2013

Arturo Alejandro Márquez Gómez

Desastre y Desvío: Narrativas de la Catástrofe en Chile Contemporáneo

Hispanic Studies

2013

Angelica Duran Martinez

Criminals, Cops, and Politicians: The Dynamics of Drug Violence in Colombia and Mexico

Political Science

2013

Sarah Jane Seidman

Venceros Means We Shall Overcome: The African American Freedom Struggle and the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1979

American Civilization/Studies

2013

Stephen M. Chambers

The American State of Cuba: The Business of Cuba and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1797-1825

History

2013

James Alan Doyle

The First Maya “Collapse”: The End of the Preclassic Period at El Palmar, Pretén, Guatemala

Anthropology

2013

Jennifer Noel Costanza

Constructing Indigenous Citizenship: Identity, Authority, and Rights in Decentralized Guatemala

Sociology

2013

Kyle James Matthews

Bodies of Evidence: The Grotesque Body and the Reconfiguration of Nation in Mexican Historiographic Metafiction

Hispanic Studies

2013

Tiago Alexandre Miguel De Abreu Freire

Essays in Applied Economics

Economics

2013

Ezio Neyra Magagna

Tres Dandis Ejemplares en Tiempos de Cambio: José Silva, Abraham Valdelomar, y Roberto de las Carreras

Hispanic Studies

2013

María Pizarro Prada

La Novela Policial Trasatlántica, una Pregunta por la Verdad (1975-2010)

Hispanic Studies

2013

Daniel F. Silva

Empire’s Individuals and the Reproduction of Imperial Meaning in Colonialism and Postcoloniality

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2013

Omar Pereyra

Residencial San Felipe: Contemporary Latin American Middle-Class Groups Meet

Sociology

2012

Geoffrey Amadeus Schullenberger

Uncanny Influences: Freud, Argentina, and the Literary Uses of Paranoia

Comparative Literature

2012

Azevedo Alves

Coordinating Care: State Politics and Intergovernmental Relations in the Brazilian Healthcare Sector

Political Science

2012

Lamonte Aido

Dissident Desires: Race, Sex, and Abolition in Nineteenth Century Brazilian Literature

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2012

Stephan Anthony Bocskay

Voices of Samba: Music and Brazilian Racial Imaginary, 1955-1988

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2012

María D. Villanúa

O Escritor no Palco: Representação e Performance em Três Romances Brasileiros Contemporâneos

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2012

Christopher Laurence Gibson

Civilizing the State: Civil Society and the Politics of Primary Public Health Care Provision in Urban Brazil

Sociology

2012

Daniella Witten Bush

Words that Speak, Literature that Acts: Diamela Eltit’s Narrative Performances

Hispanic Studies

2012

Daniel Clifford Piper

Urbanization, Gender, and the Culture Emergence in the Music of Dominican Popular Religion: Palos and Salves in San Cristóbal

Ethnomusicology

2012

Ligia Margarita Brandt Sanchez

Functional Roles of Biodiversity in the Galápagos Marine Reserve

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2012

Cassandra L. Mesick

The Culture of Construction: Architectural Technology and Building Practices among the Classic Period Maya

Anthropology

2012

Erin Elizabeth Beck

Transformation Through Participation? The Micropolitics of Microcredit in Rural Guatemala

Political Science

2012

Julia Hilary Garner

After the Earthquake: Literary Responses to Catastrophe in Mexico City, 1985-2000

Hispanic Studies

2012

José Ramón Ortiz Castillo

El Cancionero Hagiográfico de Jesús Malverde. Corridos de un Culto Paracatólico

Hispanic Studies

2012

Jorge Luis Terukina Yamauchi

Retórica, Ciencia e Imperialismo en Grandeza Mexicanna (1604) de Bernardo de Balbuena

Hispanic Studies

2012

Sara Christina Fingal

Turning the Tide: The Politics of Land and Leisure on the California and Mexican Coastlines in the Age of Environmentalism

History

2012

Carmen Patricia Saucedo Segami

La Literatura de la Violencia Política en el Perú (1980-2000): Planteamientos Narrativos y Opciones Éticas

Hispanic Studies

2012

Cecilia Perla

Extracting from the Extractors: The Politics of Private Welfare in the Peruvian Mining Industry

Political Science

2012

Celso Miguel Luis Moreto Villegas

Revolution “from the Middle”: Class Power, Democracy, and Middle-Class Narratives in the Philippines, Venezuela, and Ecuador

Sociology

2012

Mongoljin Batsaikhan

Essays on Small and Micro Enterprises

Economics

2011

Fulya Apaydin

Partisan Choices and Post-Fordist Transformations: The Politics of Human Capital Formation in Turkey and Argentina, 1990-2000

Political Science

2011

Kathleen Marie Millar

Reclaiming the Discarded: The Politics of Labor and Everyday Life on Rio's Garbage Dump

Anthropology

2011

Oscar C. Pérez

Travel, Consciousness, and Self-Narrative in the Afro-Luso-Brazilian Triangle

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2011

Guilherme Trielli Ribeiro

Circo Trancendental: O Circo Místico na Poesia de Jorge de Lima, nas Canções de Edu Lobo e Chico Buarque e na Cultura Brasileira

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

2011

Ana Margarida Fernandes Esteves

Grassroots Mobilization, Co-Production of Public Policy, and the Promotion of Participatory Democracy by the Brazilian Solidarity Economy Movement

Sociology

2011

Jennifer Lynne Ashley

Televising Exclusion: Democracy, Activism, and Urban Politics in Chile

Anthropology

2011

Eduardo Moncada

Politics, Business and Violence: Urban Security in Colombia (1988-2008)

Political Science

2011

Stella Aslibekyan

Genetic and Lifestyle Predictors of Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction in the Costa Rica Study

Epidemiology

2011

Loza Mireya

Braceros on the Boundaries: Activism, Race, Masculinity, and the Legacies of the Bracero Program

American Civilization/Studies

2011

Eric David Larson

Anxieties of Empire: Class, Race, Nation, and the Roots of the Anti-Neoliberal Globalization Movement in the U.S. and Mexico, 1987-2003

American Civilization/Studies

2011

Gabriela Sánchez Soto

The Effects of International Migration on the Educational Attainment and Educational Mobility of Youth in Mexico

Sociology

2011

Kelly Elizabeth Bay

Does Participatory Governance Deliver? Citizen Participation and Social Service Delivery in Nicaragua

Political Science

2011

Caitlin R. Chazen

Holocene climate evolution of the eastern tropical Pacific told from high resolution climate records from the Peru margin and equatorial upwelling regions

Geological Sciences

2011

Natalia Matta Jara

Historia y Modernidad en El Perú: Mestizaje y Utopía Andina en La Narrativa Histórica Contemporánea

Hispanic Studies

2011

Silvia Goldman

Después de la Interdicción: La Poesía y la Recuperación de la Palabra en la Postdictadura Sudamericana (1980-2005)

Hispanic Studies

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