Please join the Center for Latin American Studies in congratulating the 2019 Tinker Field Research Grant recipients! These nine students, representing seven academic departments, will have the opportunity to conduct pre-dissertation fieldwork in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere. In total, these students will travel to five countries: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru. 

The 2019 Award Recipients are:

  • Rohan Chatterjee, History
    Peru
    La tierra para quien la trabaja: Revolt, Rebellion, and Revolution in Peru's Southern Sierra, 1956-1984
  • Alice Diaz Chauvigné, Anthropology
    Colombia
    Fishing and Hunting in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: between Ethnography and Zooarchaeology
  • Angela Epifano, Art History
    Brazil 
    The Art of Uprisings: African-Muslim Imagery in a Brazilian Slave Revolt
  • Aimee González, Music
    Cuba
    Reviving and Reimagining Cuba's Colonial Musical Past, 1990-Present
  • Lorna Hadlock, Comparative Human Development
    Peru
    Quechua Linguistic Forms and Conceptions of the Body
  • Amelia Parker, Divinity School
    Cuba
    Catholicism, Revolution, and Race in Cuba
  • Madeleine Stevens, Political Science
    Colombia
    The Influence of Insurgents' Criminality on Governments' Peace Terms
  • Andrés Uribe,
    Peru, Colombia
  • Juan Wilson, History
    Mexico
    'Obiter Dicta': The Enduring Structure of Judicial Institutions in Hispanic America, 1750-1850

The Tinker Foundation funds these awards in order to "provide budding scholars with a first-hand experience of their region of study, regardless of academic discipline." Students use these awards to conduct pre-dissertation or thesis research, to gain knowledge of language and culture, to familiarize themselves with research sources, and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in the field. 

Tinker Field Research Grant recipients have the opportunity to share their research experiences with the campus community upon their return from the field. For example, three grant recipients during the 2016-2017 academic year presented their work during Field Notes, a roundtable for the discussion of the ins and outs of conducting field research in Latin America. Other students have gone on to present their work at conferences or graduate workshops. 

We are excited to hear about these students' experiences when they return from the field and wish them the best in their research!