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LAS Annual Undergraduate Research Day

LAS Annual Undergraduate Research Day
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Apr 7th, 9:00 am End: Apr 7th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Sociology (FAS), Political Science, Latin American, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-

The Latin American Studies program and the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) are proud to invite you to their

Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Day

This one-day conference will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to present an essay or research on Latin American topics to LAS affiliated faculty members and other students. Each participant will give a 15-minute presentation of their work. Afterwards, participants will receive feedback from a mixed (but expert) audience, in a friendly and academic environment.

Join us as we listen to presentations by:

10:20 – 10:30 AM     Welcome and Introduction

10:30 – 11:15 AM     Chinezelum Azogu, (SP in Spanish)
"Tres Iconos Femeninos de la Identidad Mexicana"
Comments by Prof. Kevin Coleman (History)

11:15 AM – 12:00     Anton Rizor, (MA Political Science and History)
"Role of the Guatemalan Army in the Guatemalan Coup in 1954"
Comments by Prof. Don Kingsbury (Political Science & LAS)

12:00 – 1:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 PM     Sebastian F. Salomon Ballada, (MA Sociology and Political Science, MI Psychology)
"Polyarchy and the End of History: An Overview of Elite Influence in Peruvian Politics, 1985-2016".
Comments by LAS Visiting Scholar Mariana Barreto (Spanish)

1:45–2:30 PM     Sayumi Teshima (MA Latin American Studies and Spanish, MI Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health)
"Our Only Weapon Will Be Speech"
Comments by Prof. Luis van Isschot (History)

2:30 – 2:45 PM     Coffee break

2:45 – 3:30 PM     Katarina Sabados
Presentation of Report of LAS Undergraduate Research Award
Comments by Prof. Susan Antebi (Spanish & Portuguese, and LAS)

Please register to join us for a light lunch. If you can only join us for presentations, feel free to stop by  anytime!


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