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MA Thesis Archive

MA theses are available for review in the CLAS seminar room. 

       Thesis Title                 

Year

Adviser

Eyes Wide Shut: The CIA, Cold War Logic, and the Moral Economy of Covert War in 1980s Nicaragua 2018 John D. Kelly
Faux Trompe-l'oeil: Representation andTransmission Of the Memory of Chilean Travestis In the Work Of Paz Errázuriz and Claudia Rodríguez 2018 Brotherton, P. Sean
Insurgent Teachers: Literacy Campaigns, Racial Democracy, and Revolutionary Identity in the Barrios of Cuba, 1958-1961 2018 Borges, Dain
One Hundred Days: The Cuban Revolutionary Alliance of 1933 2018 Borges, Dain
The Land Is For Those Who Work It: The 1969 Peruvian Agrarian Reform in the Pampa de Anta 2018 Winchell, Mareike
Buildings Forests of Cacao: A History of the Development of the Transamazon, Cacao Agriculture, and Agroforestry 2017 Fischer, Brodie
Stability of International Silver Prices and Mexico’s Mining Industry, 1902-1904 2017 Tenorio, Mauricio 
Negotiating Space: The Role of Interiority In the Art of Norah Borges 2017  Sullivan, Megan 
Bonó, Hispaniola, and Race: The Domoinican Republic and Haiti 2017 Kourí, Emilio
A Neglected Population: Women's Health in Guatemala and the Failings of the Guatemalan Healthcare System 2017 Zarychta, Alan
A Categorization and Comparative Analysis of Maya Body Part Caches 2016 Brittenham, Claudia
Before the Court: Women and the Law in the Viceroyalty of Nueva Granada on the Eve of Independence, 1765-1821 2016 Borges, Dain
From Feminism to Federation: Women's Movements Before and After the Cuban Revolution 2016 Fischer, Brodie
Que Gane el Menos Peor: Determinants of Vote Choice in Mexican Presidential Elections and the Implications for Mexico's Nascent Democracy 2016 Tenorio, Mauricio
Brazil at the 1893 Columbian Exposition: A Diplomatic, Nationalistic, and Commercial Mission of A Republic on the Verge of Collapse 2015 Tenorio, Mauricio
Loyalty and Legacy: The Modern Significance of the Chaco War in Paraguay 2015 Borges, Dain
Call me Euclides: Art, Science and Politics in Euclides da Cunha's Os Sertoes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick 2014 Borges, Dain
Quino & Mafalda: Cultural Production, Social Criticism, and Politics in Argentina's Middleclass 2014 Tenorio, Mauricio

Petitioning to be White: Political Inclusion of the Jews in Jamaica from 1750-1831

2013

Paschel, Tianna

Gender and Militancy: The Role of Men in the Search for Argentina's Disappeared

2013

Borges, Dain

Addressing the Chilean Energy Dilemma and the Effects on the Mining Sector of the Norther Provinces: Reliance on Fossil Fuels and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Short-Term and Long-Term Solutions

2013

Lima, Victor

El Mantengo: Historicizing Federal Transfers and Welfare Benefits in Puerto Rico

2013

Borges, Dain

Security Abducted:  The Chavez Administration and the Proliferation of Kidnappings in Venezuela

2012

Szwarcberg, Mariela

Indigeneity, Tourism, and the State:  Community Politics and Cultural Strategy in Otavalo, Ecuador

2012

Kingsley Scott, Stephen

New Voices in Memory Discourse:  The Children of the Disappeared in Argentina

2012

Manzano, Valeria

Recognition and Reconceptualization: Indigenous Movements, Citizenship, and the Nation-State in Latin America

2012

Lucy, John

Health in Transit:  Migrant Subjectivity and HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Along the Mexico-Guatemala Border

2012

Raikhel, Eugene

How History Changes the Primoridial Titles of San Gregorio Atlapulco

2012

Kouri, Emilio

Defining "Best Interests":  An Analysis of International Adoption Reform in Guatemala

2012

Gzesh, Susan

China-Latin American Free Trade Agreement:  Case Studies of Peru and Costa Rica

2012

Borges, Dain

The Myth of Authenticity: Mexican Food in Texas

2011

Gutierrez, Ramon A.

Third-Wave on the Border:  An Examination of Third-Wave Feminist Practice in Ciudad Juárz, Mexico

2011

Gzesh, Susan

Building Autonomy: Minority Rights and the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

2011

Kouri, Emilio

Motivations of Cuban and East German Emigrants in the 19790s:  A Comparative Perspective

2011

Kouri, Emilio

Subversive Networking: A Case Study of the Internal and External Networks of the Sicilian Mafia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

2011

Padgett, John

The Politics of Rights Limitations of Human Rights Discourse in Post-Genocide Guatemala 2011  

Blogging on the Plazoleta Electronica: Digital Expression and Citizen Networks in Contemporary Cuba

2010

Lugo-Ortiz, Agnes

Bypassing the Chronic: The Haitian Health Care Sector's Response to the Changing Role of International Aid

2010

Beckett, Greg

The Oaxacan Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Southern Mexico

2010

Kouri, Emilio

Covering the Coup in Honduras: How Fox News Channel Frames Conflict in Central America

2010

Granados, Luis Fernando

Home Bodies: Recognition and Regulation of Difference In Costa Rica

2010

Fikes, Kesha

Souvenir Stories: A Travel Guide for Seeking Authenticity in Cuba

2010

Fogelson, Ray

Periferia e periferia: The Brazilian Hip-Hop Movement and the Historical Continuum of Afro-Brazilian Expression

2010

Jackson, Travis A.

Mexico's Southern Border: A Replication of the Worst Aspects of U.S. Immigrant Abuse

2010

Gzesh, Susan

Familial Remittances Produce Glocalization in Rural El Salvador

2010

Menendez, Alicia

Transnational Activism and the Resonance of the Zapatista Indigenous Movement on Chicago's Latina/o Solidary Networks

2010

Borges, Dain

Developing High-Tech Economies in Less Developed Countries: A Study of Chile

2009

Menendez, Alicia

Agency and Mixtec Street Vendors of Tijuana: A Discursive Analysis

2008

Grandner, Margarete

Paying the Devil: Democratic Peace Theory and the Panama Flag Crisis

2009

Borges, Dain

Dairy, Development, and Free Trade in the Dominican Republic's Linea Noroeste

2009

Kouri, Emilio

Patriarchy's Poisoned Branches: Gender Violence, Impunity, and Women's Human Rights Violations in the Ciudad Juárez Femicides

2009

 

Diary, Development and Free Trade in the Dominican Republic's Linea Noroeste

2009

Kouri, Emilio

Composter as Mediator of Cultural Texts: Action and Adaptation in the Art Songs of Julian Aguirre (1868-1924)

2009

Kendrick, Robert

Evo Soy Yo: Cinema and National Identity in Bolivia

2008

Kolata, Alan

Pushing on a Closing Door: The Cuban American Lobby's Fading Influence on the U.S. Cuba Policy

2008

Mearsheimer, John

Religion and Social Capital in Latin America: The Chilean Case in Comparative Perspective

2008

Clark, Terry N. 

Rhetoric and Repetition: Debating immigration in the United States House of Representatives

2008

 

Mexican Guestworker Programs and U.S. Immigration Policy: Reexamining the Bracero Program

2008

 

The Craft of National Romance: The Role of the Decorative Arts in the Postrevolutionary Construction of the Mexican National Persona

2008

Kouri, Emilio

Building a Better Future for Migrants: Chicago-Based Mexican Hometown Associations and Illinois State Immigrant Integration Policy

2008

Gzesh, Susan

Within the Community or Without it: The Missing Indigenous movement in Peru

2008

Shoaps, Robin

Representingations of Youth During Argentina's Last Military Dictatorship: The Rock National Movement, the 1978 World Cup, and the Malvinas War

2008

Borges, Dain

Conservatives in Exile: A Content Analysis of La Prensa, 1913-1920

2007

Kouri, Emilio

Island Exchanges: Community Work in HIV Prevention for Haitian Women in the Dominican Republic

2007

Jones, Kris

"Take heart, my friend": The ethics and poetics of solidarity in Alicia Partnoy's "The Little School: Tales of Dissappearance and Survival"

2007

Lugo-Ortiz, Agnes

Blood and Gold: Francisco de Toledo and Indigenous Labor in Sixteenth Century Peru

2006

 

Women's NGOs and Oaxaca's state government: The current status of the public-private partnership

2006

Menendez, Alicia

Institutionalizing Community: The Union de Museos Comunitarios de Oaxaca

2006

 

The Destruction and Reconstruction of Death in Ana Castillo's So Far From God: Moving beyond social commentary and toward literary value in a Chicana novel

2006

Coronado, Raul

Echoes of Reggae in Brazil: The Shared and Contested meanings of Rastafari in Pernambuco

2006

Palmie, Stephan

Power, Patriarchy and Politics in Isabel Allende's "La casa de los espiritus" and "de amor y de sombre"

2005

Austin, Kelly

Celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in the United States: Transnational Spaces, the Marketing of Nationalisms, and the muth of the melting pot

2006

 

Denoting the Revolution: The Argentine Left, the State, and the Struggle for Tucuman, 1966-1976

2006

 

Inequitable Justice & the Rule of Law Along the U.S./Mexico Border: Human Rights, Impunity, and "Feminicide" in Ciudad Juarez

2006

Feldman, Andreas

Intercommunity Violence or Counterinsurgency: Conflicting Accounts of the Acteal Massacre

2006

 

Fair Trade: Wealth, Poverty and Sustainable Coffee in Guatemala

2005

 

Islam Among Latinos in Chicago

2005

 

Mayan Ethnic Identity Formation in Rural Yucatan: Analyzing Catefories of Self-Identification Used by Bilingual Spanish-Yucatec Maya Speakers

2005

Escalante, Fernando

Risks and Resources: Oral History from Urban Brazil

2005

 

The Mexican Myth: Scholarship, Politics and the Military

2004

 

Murals & Community in Pilsen: Spatializing Identity and Conflict in a Chicago Neighborhood

2004

 

 HIV/AIDS Prevention in Latin America 1980-2002

2004

Jones, Kristine

Negotiating Liberation through Immigration: Peruvian Wives and Husbands in the U.S.

2004

 

Beautifying the Revolution: The Origins and the Significance of Women's Suffrage in Chiapas

2004

Kouri, Emilio

Franchising the Spiritual: The Importation of Brazilian Umbanda

2004

Palmie, Stephan

False Hope for Colombia: An Analysis of Alvaro Uribe's Plan for Democratic Security

2004

Feldman, Andreas

Democracy and Human Rights in Mexico Would be Better Served by Changing the Constitution to Reform the Judiciary and Allow for Merit selection of Hudges at the Municipal and Local Levels

2003

Katz, Friedrich

Everybody Punta: Garifuna Music and the Belizean National Imagination, 1960-2000

2003

Kendrick, Bob

Rican-Struction: An Analysis of Displacement, Resistance, and Change in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

2003

 

Mexicas, Cosmopolitans and Cosmic Citizens: Morality and Cultural Identity in an Age of Globalization

2003

Salzinger, Leslie

Ritual Movement and Modernity: The Qoylluriti Pilgrimage and the Tensions of Cusco's Regional Society

2003

Kolata, Alan

U.S. Reaction Towards the Cristero Rebellion

2002

Kouri, Emilio

Black Protest and the Centenary of Abolition in Brazil: A Moment of Redefinition

2002

Lomnitz, Claudio

The Failures of Popular Front Politics: The Mexican Communist Party, Cardenismo, and the Worker's Administration of the national Railways of Mexico, 1938-1940

2002

Kouri, Emilio

Tropics of Desire Amidst the Paradox of Machismo in Revolutionary Cuba: Castro, Arenas and The Other

2002

Hall, Jonathan 

Costa Rica: A Viable Model for Sustainable Development?

2001

Kolata, Alan

Acculturation and Its Discontents: Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to Explore Well-Being Differences Among U.S. Hispanic Adolescents at Varying Levels of Linguistic Acculturation

2001

 

Examination of the Appropriateness of a Monetary Union Between the Untied States and Mexico: Should Mexico Polarize its Economy?

2000

Salzinger, Leslie

Simon Bolivar's Congreso de Panama (1826) and the Evolution of Pan-American Ideology

2000

Lomnitz, Claudio

Cooperation in the International Coffee Trade

2000

Gruber, Lloyd

Seamless Borders: Transnational Legal Actors under NAFTA

2000

Sassen, Saskia

Cuba: International Economic Intergration and its Effects on Human Rights Violations

2000

Derby, Robin

Connecting Communities: An Exploration of Development in Latin America and the Promise of Transnational Grassroots Development Networks

2000

Kolata, Alan

U.S.-Cuba Policy Adrift: The Helms-Burton Fiasco and its Ramifications for a Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

1999

Stokes, Susan C.

HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention in Cuba: A Condomnation?

1999

 

Regarding Visual Cultures and Visual Communication in Latin America

1999

 

Memory and Justice in Buenos Aires

1999

O'Connor, Patrick

Distinguishing the Middle Class in 1920s Buenos Aires

1999

 

The Economic, Political, and Social Consequences of Peruvian Industrialization during the Velasco Regime

1999

Katz, Friedrich

From Cultural Education to Conspiracy: A Puerto Rican Community's Confrontation of Colonialism

1999

 

Economics, Education, and Expectations: Cuban Adolescents Respond to a Bifurcated Status Mobility System

1998

Bidwell, Charles

Citizenization of Politics in Mexico: Non-Governmental Organizations Create Alternative Agenda for Children's Rights

1998

Lynn, Laurina

Citizenization of Politics in Mexico: Non-Governmental Organizations Create Alternative Agenda for Children's Rights

1998

 

Agente de la Desestabilizacion: Mito en las Primeras Obras de Carlos Fuentes

1998

O'Connor Patrick

Gustavo Gutierrez: Looking to the Past

1998

 

Utopianism, Cardenismo and Revolutionary Legacies

1997

 

Political Refugees in Mexico: The Influence of the Mexican Revolution on Sandino's War

1997

 

Tina Modotti: An Italian-American Photographer and Anti-Facism Activist in 1920s Post-Revolutionary Mexico

1997

 

Fear and the "Dirty War"

1997

 

B. Tragen through Gabriel Figueroa

1997 

 

Junio 29, 1925.  Es Expulsado de Mexico Bertram Wolfe.

1997

Katz, Friedrich

The So-Called Informal Sector in Costa Rica: Some Notes and Observations

1997

Sjaastad, Larry, Alan Kolata

Stagnation of Middle-class Entrepeneurship in the Rio de la Plata

1997

Katz, Friedrich

Why the Constitution was Reformed? An analysis of the reforms introduced to the Argentine Constitution in 1994.

1996

Stokes, Susan C.

Colombia in the Shadow of U.S. Politics: "De-certification and the Failure of U.S. Anti-Drug Policy

1996

Stokes, Susan C.

Who Feared Acapulco?: To Be Stateside in Mexico

1996

Lomnitz, Claudio

The Importance of Family and Its Effects on Social Organization in a Mexican Immigrant Community

1996

Sampson, Robert

Government Policies Relating to the Indigenous Population of Mexico 1930-1940, With Specific Focus on the Cardenas Years

1996

Katz, Friedrich

Macroemonomic Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows in Ten Latin American Countries

1996

Hiber, Robert

The Cuban Revolution and the Mexican Left

1996

Katz, Friedrich

The Working Class and the Left in Chile: From Allende to Pinochet

1995

 

The Church Response to the Mexican Revolutionary State: 1920-1940

1995

Katz, Friedrich

A House of Survivals: Changes in Yoruban Religion from Nigeria to Brazil

1995

Duncan, T. Bentley

Sewing for Survival: A Reconsideration of Appraisals of Arpilleras Produced in the Shantytowns of Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile

1995

Cummins, Thomas

Terrorism, Legality and Diplomacy: The Letelier-Moffit Murders and U.S.-Chilean Relations

1995

 

The Corroborating Case for Peaceful, Local Social Change through Grass-Roots, Democratic Social Movement Organizing: CUAVES (Peru)

1995

Parish, William

Exchange Rate Policy as an Instrument for Growth in Latin America

1994

 

The Theme of Corruption in Three of Mario Vargas Llosa's Novels: La ciudad y los perros, Conversacion en la catedral, and Pantaleon y las vistitadoras

1994

 

Meanings of Marriage and Cohabitation: A Qualitative Study of Puerto Rican Women

1994

Tienda, Marta

Perspectives of Chiapas: Approaches to Change in Mexico

1994

Stokes, Susan C.

Che Guevara in Bolivia: Spreading the Cuban Dream?

1993

Katz, Friedrich

Changes in Church-State Relations in Mexico and Cuba in 1992

1993

Massey, Douglas

Enfrentando la vida sufrida: Gender, Rural-Urban Migration and Family Decision Making in Peru

1993

Massey, Douglas

Guatemala: A Tortured Society

1992

 

The U.S.-Mexico Border in the U.S. Press 1980-1992: Image Identification and Identity

1992

 

Argentina and the United States, 1945-1955: The Effect of peron's Xenophobic Nationalism on Economic and Political Relations

1992

 

Dr. Atl, Carrancista Radical

1992

Katz, Friedrich

Recent and Inflationary Experiences in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Chile

1992

Coatsworth, John

Costa Rican National Identity and Foreign Policy

1992

Stokes, Susan C.

Prisons and Punishment: The Discriminatory Treatment of Female Prisoners in Latin America

1992

Stokes, Susan C.

The Peril and Promise of Latin American Testimonio: Subaltern Voices in "Las tinieblas de oscuridad"

1991

Rene de Couta

The Frustrated Dreams of a Zapatista Intellectual: Manuel Palafox and the Mexican Revolution

1991

Katz, Friedrich

Newspaper Coverage of Elections in El Salvador and Nicaragua in 1984, and the Implication of this Coverage for the Media-State Relationship

1991

Coatsworth, John

Perceptions and Realities: Government Policies and Mexican Migration to the United States

1991

Massey, Douglas

Baseball in Latin America: The tool of Socialism

1991

Stokes, Susan C.

Crisis in Argentina Catholicism: A Failure in Democracy

1990

 

Challenging Historical Truth: A New Vision of Reality in One Hundred Years of Solitude

1990

 

Ronald Reagan and the Policy of Contra Aid

1989

 

Race and Class in Brazil and the United States: A Comparative Historical Analysis

1989

Tienda, Marta

The National Reconciliation Process in Guatemala: A Cooperative Failure

1989

Coatsworth, John

Influencias ideologicas del naturalismo en la interpretacion socio-cultural del puertorriqueno (La Charca, Manuel Zeno-Gandia

1988

 

The Development of Population Policy in Brazil

1988

Duncan, T. Bentley

United States Foreign Policy and Democratic Breakdown in Colombia: 1946-1949

1988

Duncan, T. Bentley

The Influence of Spanish Revolutionaries on the Dominican Labor Movement of the 1940s

1988

Coatsworth, John

The Impact of Oil on the Development of Democracy in Venezuela

1988

 

The Role of Liberating Psychology in Popular Education: A Case Study of a Brazilian Model

1987

 

Menage a Trois: The United States, Great Britain, and Argentina: 1880-1958

1987

Coatsworth, John

Political Stability and Economic Stability: The Collapse of Stabilizing Development in Mexico

1987

Sjaastad, Larry

The "Aleluyas": A Study of Venezuelan Pentecostal Communities In Their Social and Religious Milieu In the Light of Church Sect-Typology

1987

Love, Robin

The Secondary Labor Market and Enclave Economic Activity: The Cuban and Korean Examples

1986

 

Woodrow Wilson's Intervention in Haiti

1986

Coatsworth, John

American Residents of Mexico: The Community of San Miguel de Allende

1986

Carby, Alexander F; MCCready, William 

The Corporate Interest of the Argentine Military in the Beagle Channel Dispute

1986

 

Infant Mortaility Among Indigenous Populations of Latin America

1985

 

Antecedents of the Anglo-Portuguese Attack on French Guiana in 1808

1985

 

Limits of the Alliance Between the State and Labor: Lazaro Cardenas and Three Major Strikes in Mexico, 1936

1985

 

An Assessment of the National Campaign Plan for El Salvador: Planning for Success or Failure?

1984

Coatsworth, John

Social Mobility and the Role of Black Women in Salvador Bahia

1983

 

Export Trade of Small Chilean Business

1983

 

The Effects of American Sovereignty on Agriculture in Puerto Rico, 1899-1935

1983

 

The Origin of  American Imperial Policy: American Policy in the Caribbean 1898-1918

1983

 

Revolution and Transformation of Societies in the Periphery: A Comparative Study of Cuba and Nicaragua

1982

 

The Image of the Afro-Cuban in Folklore

1981

 

The Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil

1980

 

Brazil 1964-1980 - Protracted Authoritarian Rule in Latin American

1980