CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

2014 CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant Brown Bag Series

April 30 | May 7 | May 14
KELLY HALL 114

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
10:45 AM | Karma Frierson
“Que te pongas bien; que te pongas mal”: The Politics of Presentation and Patrimony in Veracruz’s Fandango Culture”
11:30 AM | Sebastian Heilpern
TBA
11:30 AM | Carlos Cisneros
"
Floating Numerals in Guaymi"
11:30 AM | Adam Singerman
" Cooperative Documentation of the Tupari Language of Rondônia, Brazil"
12:00 PM | Nicholas Carby-Denning
"Struggle Over Yasuní: The State, NGOs and the Exceptionality of Nature in Ecuador’s Rainforest"
12:00 PM Jack Mullee
TBA
12:00 PM | Laura Horton
"Family Homesign Systems in Guatemala"
12:30 PM | Ebenezer Concepcion
"Constructing Contemporary Literary Production: Gender and Sexuality in Cuba"

12:30 PM | Erin McFee
""The war never ends. That is a lie." Time, identity, and (post) conflict citizenship among ex-combatants in Colombia"

  1:10 PM | Savannah Esquivel
"Beyond the Surface:The Ornamental Splendor of the Colonial-Mexican Monastery"
 
     

2013 CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS


RESOURCES

APPLY

Applications for 2014 have closed.  Please check back early in 2015 for the next application cycle.

RESEARCH SUPPORTED

The CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant supports master's, doctoral, and professional school students conducting pre-dissertation fieldwork in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere, excluding Puerto Rico, providing an opportunity to establish professional and institutional contacts, assess potential research sites, and refine the dissertation project proposal.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Award recipients are selected from among all divisions and professional schools of the University of Chicago. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.

BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS

The grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America plus a small amount toward local living and research costs. Travel for the 2014 grant must be completed by December 1, 2014. Recipients of the CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant have enjoyed notable success in obtaining subsequent dissertation research support as well as placement in key teaching, research, and other professional positions.Students returning from research trips advance scholarship on Latin America through presentations of their findings in the Center for Latin American Studies weekly Brown Bag colloquium.

QUESTIONS 

Please contact Jamie Gentry
773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu

 

 
This program is funded with the generous support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the Tinker Foundation, and the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Chicago.