Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
CLACS

LACA Concentrators Theses Index

2018

Posever, Charlotte

"Unofficial Iconographies of Mama Huaco: Portraits of the First Coya in Viceregal Peru"

2017

Mai, Vi 

"Contesting HIV/AIDS in Cuba: The Stories Behind the Headlines"

2017

Garnsey, Camille

"The Context of Choice: Reproductive Rights in Cuba, 1937-2017"

2015

Sullivan, Tom

“Las aventuras del Chelevaso”

2010

Faircloth, Mariana

“Straight Outta La Sierra: Narcocorridos, Drug Traffickers and Their Challenge to Authority”

2010

Lambek, Will

“Migratory Identities: Migration, Identity Formation, and Latina/o Immigrant Community Organizing”

2010

Sarpong, Yau

“Lifting As We Climb: Afro-Brazilian Women in the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary”

2009

Barnes, Taylor 

“O Caso Herzog: A Censored Press Report Attack on Itself”

2009

Khamsyvoravong, Malay

"Desempolvando: La Historia de Trujillo”

2009

Siegal, Adam

“Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Presidents: The Politics of Alejandro Toledo and Evo Morales”

2008

Bracco, Aubry

“A Sea Cow’s Tale”

2008

Littlefield, Amy

“And to this Day, Nobody has Shut Me Up: Testimonies of Oaxacan Women in the Fight for Justice”

2008

Martinez, Marco Antonio

“Trapped: The Socioeconomic and Cultural Confinement of the Rio Grande Valley”

2008

Morse, Ashley

“Drugs and Democracy: The Continuity of State Violence Against the Margins of Carioca Society”

2007

Backus, Keriann

“Waorani Power: The Ramifications of Transnational Oil Corporations on the Future of a Hunter-Gatherer Society”

2007

Cornell Gonzales, Grace

“Cuando con Otros Somos Nosotros (When we are with others we are ourselves) The Associative Experience of the Unemployed Workers’ Movement of La Matanza”

2007

Cruz, Conchita

“Globalized Gangs: The Trans-nationalization of Maras”

2007

Morrison, Kai

“Autonomous Human Development among the Guarani Indians of Bolivia: An Empowerment Model of Community Health Worker Education”

2007

Novacich, Samuel

“Violence and Public Opinion in Rio de Janeiro”

2007

Petri, Carrie

“The Small Town Fallout: Immigration Policy in Hazleton, Pennsylvania”

2007

Samudio, Alvarado Cepeda

“Juana’s Stories”

2007

Turnquest, Orville Carey

“Pax Americana?: The Latin American Foreign Policies of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon”

2007

Vasquez, Gladys

“Latin American Trans-nationalism: The Case of Guatemalans in Providence, RI ‘1960 to the Present’”

2007

Zeichner, Natan Tzvi 

“Becoming the Vanguard: Student Activism and Popular Organizing in the Greater Sao Paulo Area during the Abertura Period of the Brazilian Dictatorship”

2006

Aguilar, Paul

“Disarmament: Action and Participation in Brazilian Civil Society”

2006

Alton, Anna

“Que se vayan todos Amartya Sen’s Development Model: Argentina”

2006

Cacho-Sousa, Jorge

“Promoting Citizenship through Education in Brazilian Favelas: a Study of Rio das Pedras”

2006

Costner, Anne

“Designing Private Water Markets in Latin America: A Critical Comparison of Dynamism and Duplicity in Privatized Urban Water Services in Two Latin American Countries”

2006

Cummings, Katherine

“On the Run for/from the Border: Romancing Communities, Border Crossing and Site-Specific Art Inventions in the Geopolitical Space of San Diego/Tijuana”

2006

Duran, Leah

“Dirty Trick or Democracy in Action? Investigating the Desafuero of Andes Manuel Lopez Obrador”

2006

Evarts, Linda

“Civil Society Participation in National Peace Negotiations in Colombia: A Key Actor Over Two Decades”

2006

Jones, Abigail

“Memorial as a Tool of Dissent: The Social Efficiency of Performance in Latin America”

2006

McDowell, Julia

“Indigenous Movements in Bolivia and Ecuador 1980-2006: Emergence, Action and Results”

2006

Thompson, Cristina

“A Reflection on the Product of Cuentame de Cuba”

2005

Bosa-Edwards, Dominique

“Wilfredo Lam: The Man and His Artistic Style”

2005

Castro, Sandra

“Icons of Revolution: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and Fidel Castro”

2005

Cespedes, Elizabeth 

“The Stranger Inside: The Haitian Revolution and Plantation—Slave Society in Faulkner and Carpentier”

2005

Dean, Katharine 

“The Politics of Reform: Ideology and Education in Nicaragua”

2005

Garcia-Renard, Isel

“Building Solidarity in Rural Haiti: An Assessment of the Socioeconomic Contribution of Partners in Health and Fonkoze”

2005

Juarez, Elisa Tatiana

“La Heroina Tragica en el Cine Contemporario Español y Mexicano”

2005

Lopez-Noon, Nicholas

“Developing Sexuality across Border, Revolutions and Time: Chicanos and the Legacy of Colonial Latin American Gender Politics”

2005

Lott, Claudine

“Dreaming with Open Eyes—Visions of Sor Juana, Personality and Sexuality”

2005

Neel, Kira

“Whose Government?! A Multifaceted Approach to Understanding Bolivian Democracy”

2005

Roman, Elda Maria

“The Chicana Feminist Familia: Literacy and Visual Representations of Select Chicana Icons”

2004

Alper, Alexandra

“El Loco Que Ama: Abdala Bucaram’s Exceptional Rise to Power”

2004

Bertenhal, Melissa

“Costa Rica: The Foundations of a Stable Latin American Democracy”

2004

Fort, Alexander 

“The Economic and Health Related Reforms of the 1990s in Peru: Analysis of the Outcomes”

2004

Hayashi, Matthew H.

“Emerging Tactics of the Global Guerilla: Networks and Symbols of the Zapatistas”

2004

Henry, Bruce

“Rethinking Assimilation of Second-Generation Mexican Immigrants”

2004

List, Deborah

“Transmitting Democracy: Radio Victoria and Post-War Civil Society in El Salvador”

2004

Littenberg-Brown, Michael

“The Privatization of Water in Latin America: Balancing Water as an Economic Commodity and Social Good”

2004

Malkin, Jessica A.

“Education Policy Diffusion in Central America: A Case Study of School-Based Management Reform”

2004

Plager-Unger, Clayton

“Photographs of Santiago”

2004

Purmont, Jessica

“Bridging Cultures: The Experience of Bringing Culture into the ESL Classroom”

2004

Saks, Adam

“Moving Pictures: Latin American Cinema and Human Rights”

2004

Woods, Meghan Moya

“The Impact of Structural Forces on Women’s HIV Risk in the Spanish Caribbean”

2003

Bransen Gill, Rosemary

“Belis Ayón: Towards a Veiled Explosion of Self Expression, the Deconstruction of a Modern Stereotype”

2003

Easterling, Stuart

“Rufino Tamayo and the Decline of Mexican Muralism”

2003

Falvey King, Virginia

“Lentes”

2003

Fick, Virginia

“Civil Lawsuits in the United States Against Foreign Tortures: One Means of Finding Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violence”

2003

Glidden, Trina 

“Tradition for Sale: Music and Cultural Tourism in Cuzco, Peru”

2003

Shield, David

“Prognosis Guarded: Argentina’s Healthcare System and the Current Economic Crisis”

2003

Terry, Dawn

“Rethinking Political Freedom: Hannah Arendt and the Student Movement at Philosophy and Humanities Campus of the University of Chile”

2002

Hernandez Mangana, Sophy

“Past the Mango Trees…”

2002

Licon, Gustavo

“Indigenous Ecuadorian Movements: National Politics, Local Realities”

2002

Pickard-Richardson, Jana

“Education for Change: Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy from Brazil to the United States”

2002

Rider, Michael

“There is No Sin beneath the Equator: The Intersection of Sexual Mythology and Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil”

2002

Witt, Maria

“Building a ‘Culture of Unionism’: CELTAC’s Approach to Organizing Maquiladoras of Juarez, Mexico”

2001

Bryan, Camille

“Sara, a Black Girl in Buenos Aires”

2001

Dominguez, Norma Diane

“Deporting the Unwanted: Salvadoran Gang Members”

2001

Meyer, Manuella

“Paving the Road to Dictatorship: The US Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934) and the Birth of the Duvalier Regime”

2001

Rosman, Ilana

“The Decline of the Chilean Communist Party: A New Analysis of Political Visibility in Latin America”

2001

Tendell, Audrey

“Does the Blood of Africa Run Deep in Our Veins? The Role of Race in Cuba’s Foreign Policy towards Angola”

2000

Allan, Edward

“Urban Development of Guatemala City from 1773-1971: Historical Antecedents for a Master’s Thesis on the Coordinated Metropolitan Governance of the Metropolitan Area of Guatemala City”

2000

Barrett, Kelli

“Progress towards Gender Equality in Revolutionary Cuba: La Revolutión dentro de la Revolución”

2000

Beinroth, Katrin A.

“Social Movements of the Colonized: The Case of Vieques, Puerto Rico”

2000

Diaz, Vicente A.

“Culture and Disease Case Study: Hispanics and HIV/AIDS”

2000

Gonzalez, Luz Alicia

“Redeeming our Nation’s Pasts: An Examination into the Construction of National Identities through Literacy Tests”

2000

Maris, Liana

“To Be Educated is to Be Free: Formations of Self and Nation through Cuban Education”

2000

Hassey, Bess

“An Exploration of Race and Education in Post-Revolutionary Cuba”

2000

Miller, Spring 

“English for Action: Reflections on the Pedagogy and Politics of Adult Language Education”

2000

Osten, Sarah

“Zapatista Women: A Revolution within a Revolution”

2000

Puckett, Cassidy Cody

“Travel Journal, Destination Nicaragua: A Virtual Representation of a Nicaraguan Experience”

2000

Vars, John

“Sustainable Agriculture in Tropical America: Overcoming Obstacles to its Adoption, Case Study: Organic Shade—Grown Coffee, Intay, Ecuador”

2000

Woodley, Alicia B.J.

“Gabriel Orozco’s Black Kites: A Mexican Cultural Icon Transformed by Time and Space”

1999

Darsie, Willow

“A Foe in the Forest? The Chilean Military’s Opposition to Pulamín Park”

1999

Drury, Emily

“The Development of the Chilean Forestry Sector”

1999

Galvin, Ren F.

“Racialized Bodies, Idealized Space: Perspectival Politics and Visual Culture During Post-Revolutionary Mexico”

1999

Guitart, Jenn

“Sun, Sea, Sex and Socialismo: Discourses on Sex Workers in Cuba”

1999

Holovach, Rachel

“American Influences in Venezuelan Education: A Case Study of Ciudad Guyana”

1999

Inoa, Dilania M.

“The Evolution of Dominican National and Racial Identity and Meringue”

1999

Matínez, Katherine

“Afro-Peruvian Identity through Music and Dance”

1999

Scarbo, Alison

“The Interpreter’s Aide Program: Bridging Language at Rhode Island Hospital”

1999

Shimoda, Kelley

“Journey Stories from El Salvador to the Ocean State”

1999

Tukman, Sarah

“The Maquiladora Industry: Mexico’s Attempt towards Border Development”

1999

Wieder, Rebecca

“Small Things: Teaching as Learning in a Community Education Center”

1998

Blagrove, Jodyann

“Gay Men under the Revolution”

1998

Fernández, Dunia 

“Colonized Education: The Case of Indigenous Education in Mexico”

1998

Fry, Genevieve

“The Construction of Identity in the Muralist Movement of Post-Revolutionary Mexico”

1998

González, Tanya

“The Construction of Mexican Border Culture and the Identity in Contemporary Border Corridos: Singing sin Fronteras”

1998

Leavitt, Jennifer

“ESL Curriculum: Theories, Standards and Methods”

1998

Stoneman-Bell, Sierra

“Popular Education and Microenterprise Development: Two Models for Poverty Reduction and Popular Empowerment in Latin America”

1998

Zak, Margaret

“Engagement and Abandonment: Outside Intervention among the Yukis of Bolivia”

1998

Zuckerman, Casey

“Population Policy and Family Planning Programs in Mexico”

1997

Acheson, Katherine

“The Effects of International Development Aid on Children’s Rights in Brazil”

1997

Blumner, Kate

“Eating in Cuba: Current Food Coping Strategies in Havana”

1997

Coleman, Brooke

“The Immigration Enforcement and Welfare Reform Acts of 1996: A Guide for ESOL Tutors”

1997

Friedman, Jennifer

“The Resilience of Community: A Case Study of Salvadoran Refugees in Honduras”

1997

Fox, Nathan

“Affirmative Action in Brazil? A History of Afro-Brazilian Political Mobilization from its Emergence to the Current Debate on Quotas”

1997

Johnson, Amanda

“Latino Migrant Farmworkers in the Missouri Bootheel Region: Characteristics and Problems of a Linguistic and Ethnic Minority in Rural Mid-South Communities”

1997

Loeb, Michael Ilan

“Enter the Dragon: A Reflective Record of Initial Observation and Practice in Elementary and Adult Bilingual and ESOL Education”

1997

Milstein, Denise

“Components of Radical Unity Among Latinos: A Case Study of El Comité de Trabajadores Latinos Unidos”

1996

Anglin, Lorraine

“The Beliefs about Menstruation of Young Women from Two High Schools and One University in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic in November 1995”

1996

Chase, Dana Meredith

“Considerations for the Treatment of HIV-positive Ecuadorian Women: The Impact of Historical, Cultural and Societal Factors”

1996

Dantas, Luisa

 “The Effects of Class, Gender and Race Discrimination of the Education and Employment of Under-Privileged Women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

1996

De La Torre, Pearl

“The Role of Social Networks in the Migration Process: Mexican Migrants in Providence”

1996

Dzuba, Ilana

“Guatemala’s Public Relations Coup: The Role of the United States Media in Guatemalan Politics” Phillips, Adrienne “A Comparative Analysis of the Response to HIV/AIDS in Cuba and Brazil”

1996

Swietnicki, Mary

“The Formation and Aftermath of a Female Mexican Identity in the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo”

1995

Atkinson, Sarah

“The Rio Grande Valley: Spanish and English in a Developmental Bilingual Model”

1995

Buchbinder, Christopher

“The Political Economy of Sustainable Development in Chile”

1995

Cornell Barnard, Katherine

“Developing Culturally Appropriate Health Education Materials: The Case of Reducing Diarrheal Disease in Rural Highland Ecuador”

1995

Edwards, Yohance

“National Identity and Race: A Case Study of the Ecuadorian Example”

1995

Gross, Justin

“The Communities of Population Resistance of the Ixcán: The Birth of a Guatemalan Social Movement”

1995

Hopkins, Victoria

“Health Care Issues of Orphanage Children in Guatemala”

1995

Morgan, Patrick 

“The Road to Service Learning: Service as Education and the Case of Fundación Elpis”

1995

O. Wald, Zachary

“The Zapatista Rebellion: Land, Politics, Economics and Publicity”

1995

Quinton, Julie

“Women in the Maquiladoras: Gender, Race, Nationality and Class in Discourses of Transnational Capitalist Development, Social Change and Resistance on the United States/Mexican Border”

1995

Schwartz, Ken

“Breaking Molds: An Examination of Nicanor Parra’s Political Poetry from the Allende Era”

1995

Van Hell, Hans

“Privatization in Argentina: A Strategy for Economic Stability and Growth in the 1990s” Wolfson, Jill Suzanne “Somos Mujeres”

1995

Hallward, Kate

"Neoliberalism and the University: Limits to Resistance in Authoritarian Chile"

1994

Flores DeWilde, Leticia

“The Migrant Education Program: The Case of Bilingual-Bilcultural Education for Latino Children”

1994

Guzmán, Marcia Quiñones

“Arte Contestario: The Praxis of Chicana Feminist Politics”

1994

Keyser, Elizabeth

“Narco-Politics in Colombia during the 1980s”

1994

King, Dovie Yoana

“Mexico’s Programa Nacional de Solidaridad”

1994

Lloyd, Jennifer

“Tango: Construction of a Gendered National Identity through Popular Dance in Argentina"

1993

Barden, Merrill E.

“Understanding the Evolution of Diego Rivera’s Message to the United States”

1993

Cantu, Angelina

“Communication and Community: Mexican/North American Intermarriages in South Texas”

1993

Foreit, Jenny

“The Effects of Political Violence on Migration and Population Distribution in Peru”

1993

Marblestone, Judy

“The Potential Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexican Maize and Tomato Procedures”

1993

Mera, Helena

“Puerto Rican Adolescent Mothers’ Perspective on Pregnancy and Motherhood: A Case Study in Providence, Rhode Island”

1993

Pillsbury Oliver, Caroline

“The Language of Argentine Women: 1945-1992”

1993

Polander, Steven

“The Dexter Donation: A Site for Racial and Ethnic Incorporation”

1993

Yager, Alison

“The Co-Existence of Traditional and Modern Medicine in the Ecuadorian Oriente”

1992

Engler, Rachelle

“The Experience of Dominican Migrants: Mothers and Daughters in Providence, Rhode Island”

1992

Glassman, Amanda

“Missionaries and Hacendados: Jesuit Administration in the Province of Paraguay 1507-1767”

1992

Jimenez, Sydney (Sadie)

“Mal Aire, Chontapala and the Traditional Healers among the Runa of Lowland Ecuador: A Look at their Perceptions of Illness”

1992

Korten, Alicia

“Structural Adjustment, the Environment and the Poor: The Case Study of Costa Rica”

1992

Rabke, Jennifer

“Family Planning in Mexico”

1992

Robinson, Zac

“Aiding Repression: United States Foreign Policy towards El Salvador 1980-1988”

1992

Rossi, Jaime

“Sendero, Luminoso: Polarizing Peru’s Foundation”

1992

Sherman, Paul 

“The Mexican Government’s Mechanisms for Control of the Mass Media 1982-1988”

1992

Tracy, Matthew Collin

“The Origins of La Violencia”

1992

Wessels, Astrid

“Conservation without Evictions: The Search for Social and Ecological Justice on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula”

1991

Bejar, Raquel 

“The Argentine Riddle: Political Groups and Political Culture”

1991

Gaviria, Marcela

“Leftist Alternatives to Bipartisanism: The Movimiento 19 de Abril and the Union Patriotica in Colombia’s Democratic Opening”

1991

Hamann, Edmund Tappan 

“Mexican Education and Conceptualizations of Race from 1921-1940”

1991

Hoyt, Timothy

“Andean Cultural Ecology”

1991

Martin, Carla Margarita

“HIV Infection: Another Dimension in the Crisis of Latina Health”

1991

Tingue, Chris

“Baseball in the Dominican Republic: Major League Affiliation and Dependent Development”

1991

Willenson, Marni

“Crimes against Humanity in Argentina: Jacob Timerman and the Creation of Witness”

1990

Chesek, Michael Jonathan

“On the Front Lines of the War on Drugs: An Evaluation of US and Colombian Narcotics Control Policy”

1990

Glazerman, Steve Michael

“The Enduring Nature of the Interventionist State: Regulation and Promotion of Foreign Investment in the Mexican Automobile Industry”

1990

Rojas, Konrad Huber

“Squatters and States: The Political Power of the Urban Poor in Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City”

1990

Shohet, Jacqueline

“Transitions and Traditions: Indigenous Women in Esperanza, Ecuador”

1990

Stein, Michele

“Structural and Community Factors in Organizing the Workplace: Potential for Unionizing by Latinas in Rhode Island”

1989

Becker, Deborah

“Continuity and Change in Three Puerto Rican Families: Toward a Bicultural Identity”

1989

Calderon, Wendy Andrea

“Bilingual Education and the Hispanic Community”

1989

Coffey, Patrick

“The Role of Suffering in Juan Rulfo’s Fiction: Historic Cry or Eternal Lament?”

1989

Cox, Paige

“The Creation of a Female Political Ideology”

1989

Crawford, Michael

“From Rivalry to Rapprochement: An Analysis of Argentine-Brazilian Relations”

1989

Elliot, Lauren

“Drug Trafficking: A National Security Dilemma”

1989

Gross, David

“The Ethnopoetics of Cultural Formation in Two Literary Cases: Afro-Cubans and Jewish-Latin Americans”

1989

Keith, Jennifer 

“Women’s Fertility Regulations in Colombia: An Issue of Control”

1989

Lean, Sharon

“Women’s Impact on Health in Revolutionary Nicaragua”

1989

Longo, Dennise

“The Quest for Puerto Rico: Colonialism and Identity”

1989

Mostow, Kathy

“Problems Between Medical Model and Traditional Birth Systems: A Field Study of Two Communities in Rural Ecuador”

1989

Sanchez, Marilu

“Hispanic Involvement in Dropout Prevention Programs”

1986

Boyatt, Jessica

“Continuity and Change in Women’s Roles and Family Structure in the Dominican Community of Providence, Rhode Island"

1986

Stone, Audrey 

On Behalf of Tradition: A Study of Opus Dei Tradition, Family and Property”

1986

Castagna, Katy

“ ‘Hispanic’ Identity of Rhode Island: Some Recent Immigrants” “

1980

Verba, Ericka

“ ‘Buscando el Oro Macizo Salgo Volando al Camino…’ Violeta Parra, her Life and her Poetry”

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