Front Cover
 Director's corner
 Anniversary celebration
 Bacardi eminent visiting scholar:...
 Jacare: Fall performance
 Governor Jorge Viana's visit to...
 Colloquium series
 Faculty news and notes
 2005 Affiliate and core faculty...
 Tropical conservation and development...
 Center's annual conference hosts...
 2005 Field research grant...
 FIPSE/CAPES semester exchange:...
 Fellowship recipients
 UF Latin American Studies Alumni...
 Alumni news and notes
 Giving to the center for Latin...
 Back Cover

Title: Latinamericanist
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00066464/00002
 Material Information
Title: Latinamericanist
Alternate Title: University of Florida latinamericanist
Latin americanist
Abbreviated Title: Latinamericanist
Physical Description: v. : ; 28-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of Florida -- Center for Latin American Studies
Publisher: Center for Latin American Studies
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: 1964-
Frequency: semiannual[<1992->]
3 no. a year[ former ]
biweekly[ former <, sept. 28, 1964->]
Subject: Periodicals -- Latin America   ( lcsh )
Study and teaching (Higher) -- Periodicals -- Latin America -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Additional Physical Form: Also issued online.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 3, 1964)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Suspended between v. 35, no. 1 (fall 1999) and v. 36, no. 1 (spring 2005).
General Note: Title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 36, no. 2 (fall 2005).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00066464
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: oclc - 05269284
lccn - sc 84001784
issn - 0502-6660

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Director's corner
        Page 2
    Anniversary celebration
        Page 3
    Bacardi eminent visiting scholar: Mary H. Allegretti
        Page 4
    Jacare: Fall performance
        Page 5
    Governor Jorge Viana's visit to the University of Florida
        Page 6
    Colloquium series
        Page 7
    Faculty news and notes
        Page 8
        Page 9
    2005 Affiliate and core faculty publications on Latin America and Latino Studies
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Tropical conservation and development award
        Page 15
    Center's annual conference hosts historic 50th meeting of SALALM
        Page 16
    2005 Field research grant recipients
        Page 17
    FIPSE/CAPES semester exchange: business in Brazil
        Page 18
    Fellowship recipients
        Page 19
    UF Latin American Studies Alumni Board Formed
        Page 19
    Alumni news and notes
        Page 20
    Giving to the center for Latin American studies
        Page 21
    Back Cover
        Page 22
Full Text

University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies I Volume 36, Number 2 | Fall 2005

Celebrating 75 years of Latin American Studies

at the University of Florida

Keeping abreast with the times, and as far as possible in advance of future needs, the University of Florida is
inaugurating what is to be known as an Institute of Inter-American Affairs... Already, Dr. Tigert declared in his
commencement announcement, more courses adapted to the purposes in view are being offered in the
University of Florida than in any other American institution... This additional feature of the University of Florida
will bring great prestige to the university...
"Relationships with Latin America (editorial)," Florida Times-
Union, Jacksonville, June 5, 1930. p. 4.

The Founding of the Institute of
Inter-American Affairs at the
University of Florida

At the University of Florida's commencement exercises
on June 2, 1930, President John J. Tigert announced the
creation of the Institute for Inter-American Affairs (IIAA),
and as a demonstration of UF's commitment to
international good will, awarded an honorary degree to the
Cuban Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Orestes
Ferrara. The Institute evolved over the next 75 years to
become today's Center for Latin American Studies.
SJ.E. Edgerton of the IIAAAdvisory Board, President Tigert, Ambassador
Ferrara, and P.K. Yonge, Board of Control, seated before various state and Some commentators at the time thought it novel that UF,
university officials, June 2,1930. a small land-grant institution in the Deep South, would seek
to become a leader in foreign relations. Tigert wanted to show that UF's location and its curriculum of applied arts
and sciences made it especially suited to such work. In the summer of 1928, even before he had arrived in
Gainesville, he began to discuss his plans for a Latin American program at UF with Dr. Leo S. Rowe of the Pan
American Union. Tigert had little background in Latin American affairs, but understood from personal experience the
importance of international study. He had been a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and was later an educational officer
with the U.S. Army in Europe during the First World War. Having served as U.S. Commissioner of Education
(1922 1928), he was well aware of the growing interest in foreign affairs in the nation's academic, political and
commercial centers, and anticipated the "Good Neighbor Policy" of the Roosevelt Administration.

During Tigert's first year as President, a small delegation of journalism students visited Havana with the support
of the Associated Dailies of Florida, and upon their return, The Alligator proclaimed, "First International Good Will
Mission of Florida a Success" (April 6, 1929). Tigert recognized that his plans would require political support in
Florida as well as external funding from private foundations, and he carefully promoted his ideas in the press. His
efforts were eventually rewarded with many more favorable reviews, in Florida and beyond.
(Continued on page 3)

inside:Directors Anniversary Faculty Alumni
insi p2 onp3Celebration Publications p 19 Board

This year the Center for Latin American Studies is celebrating 75 years of
Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. The lead article in this issue
of The Latinamericanist reports on the 1930 founding of the Institute of Inter-
American Affairs, the Center's predecessor. Our current name and mission was
adopted in 1963, shortly after the Department of Education (DOE) Title VI
National Resource Center (NRC) program was created and we were designated
as one of the first NRCs in Latin American Studies.
At the spring 2005 all-faculty meeting we adopted a Strategic Plan to guide
Dr. Carmen Diana Deere the Center over the next 10 years, the end result of a process that began with
the all-faculty retreat in fall 2004. Among the important changes reflected in the Strategic Plan are
modifications in the Center's mission statement and in its governance structure. The mission statement
expands the scope of the Center's focus as follows:
"The Center's mission is to advance knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and its peoples
throughout the Hemisphere, and to enhance the scope and quality of research, teaching, and outreach in
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Florida."
The new governance structure is designed to increase participation by the Center's affiliate faculty in
decision-making processes. The new Faculty Advisory Council is composed of six affiliates (including
four elected representatives and two appointed by the Director to reflect appropriate balances), two
representatives of the Center-based faculty, and four ex-officio members. (See the next column for the
composition of the 2005-07 council.) Among the first activities of the Council has been to commission a
review of the MALAS academic program, implementing one of the recommended actions of the Strategic
The Center's hiring priorities, as outlined in the Strategic Plan, include building the field of Latino
Studies as well as filling disciplinary gaps. I am pleased to report that we have hired Dr. Helena
Rodrigues (University of Iowa PhD, 2005), whose area of specialization is Latino Politics, as a joint
appointment between the Center and the Department of Political Science. We also inaugurated the
Latino Studies concentration within the MALAS program this fall.
Furthering another goal of the Strategic Plan-the development of research and training programs with
the professional schools-the Center has pooled resources with the Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR) of the Levin College of Law, the UF International Center, and the Center for
International Business Education and Research (CIBER), to hire a program director, Meredith Fensom
(UF JD/MALAS, 2004) for the new Law and Policy in the Americas program. This program builds on
over six years of collaboration around the CGR's Rule of Law in the Americas annual conference and
constitutes an important step towards the institutionalization of this initiative. In order to garner the
resources for all of the initiatives envisioned in the Strategic Plan, the Center has also hired its first
development officer, Janet Bente-Romero (UF BA, 1983), a position shared with the UF International
Center (see pp. 21).
UF President Bernie Machen has designated Latin American Studies as one of the University's eight
strategic initiatives in the coming Capital Campaign. Over the past six months I have worked closely with
the deans of the various colleges to develop a comprehensive fund-raising plan that would move UF to
the very top tier of Latin American Studies programs internationally. Focusing primarily on the need for
endowed chairs and professorships to strengthen the core disciplines of LAS as well innovative
interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiatives, the plan also intends to facilitate the intensification of
educational exchanges with Latin American institutions at all levels.
A UF Latinamericanist Alumni Board-made up of MALAS alums as well as graduates from other
departments who have completed master's thesis and doctoral dissertations on LAS themes--has now
been officially constituted (see p. 19). We are hoping that many alums will join us at the 75th anniversary
celebratory event to take place on February 16th, commemorating the 1931 dedication of the Plaza of the
Americas and honoring our Latinamericanist emeriti faculty (see p. 3).
Finally, I am pleased to announce that our submission to The Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant
competition was successful. We will receive $15,000 for each of the next three years (to be matched by
the UF Office of Graduate and Research Affairs) for graduate student pre-dissertation field research

LAS Faculty Advisory Council
Florence Babb
Center for Women's Studies & Gender
Efrain Barradas
Center for Latin American Studies &
Department of Romance
Languages and Literatures
Martha Kohen
School of Architecture
Terry McCoy
Center for Latin American Studies &
Department of Political Science
Jeffrey Needell
Department of History
Maria Rogal
School of Art & Art History
Manuel Vasquez
Department of Religion
Dan Zarin
School of Forest Resources &
Ex oficio
Carmen Diana Deere
Director, Center for Latin American
Hannah Covert
Executive Director, Center for Latin
American Studies
Cristina Espinosa
Associate Director for Academic
Programs and Student Affairs, Center
for Latin American Studies
Richard Phillips
Head, Latin American Collection,
Smathers Libraries


Volume 36, Number 2
Fall 2005
Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530

Victoria G6mez de la Torre
Natalie Caula
Assistant Editor

JS Design Studio
ALTA, Inc.



(Continued from cover page)

Dr. Rollin S. Atwood, a 26 year-old Assistant Professor of Economic
Geography, was named Acting Director of the Institute. One of his
responsibilities was to oversee international exchange agreements
and the enrollment of foreign students (from Latin America and
elsewhere). During the 1929-30 academic year, there were only four
foreign students at UF, among a total enrollment of 2,257 (3 from
Cuba and 1 from France). After Tigert announced that the Institute
would provide support to foreign students, the total rose to 13 in
1930-31. This included eight students from Latin America, and
efforts were made to recruit more. The Institute was also active in
outreach work. The university's new radio station, WRUF, was used Inter-American Relations Society posting announcement
to educate the general public about Latin American cultures. On Pan outside UF library. Circa 1959
American Day (April 14), for example, the programming included Latin music and interviews with students from the
In 1933, just three years after of the founding of the
Institute, Dr. Tigert's efforts were widely recognized when an
international association of veterans of the First World War
(FIDAC) presented a medal to the University of Florida for
its efforts to promote peace through education, and when
the Carnegie Institution made a grant to fund Atwood's
research in Guatemala. In 1951, the functions of the
Institute were absorbed by the School of Inter-American
Studies, which in 1963 became the Center for Latin
American Studies. The Institute's first conference, in
February 1931, will be the subject of an article in a future
issue of the Latinamericanist.
a President Tigert (center) speaking at the University of Havana with first
Institute of Inter-American Affiars Director, Rollin Atwood (far left) as part of Contributed by Paul Losch, Assistant Librarian, Latin
a visit to promote relations between the two universities. 1938. American Collection.

Anniversary Celebration

The 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Center for Latin American
Studies will take place on February 16, at 4:00 P.M. at Emerson Alumni Hall. The event
will include a ceremony to honor UF's Latinamericanist Emeriti faculty, as well as a
lecture by Dr. Arturo Valenzuela on "The US and Latin America in the Post-Cold War Era:
More of the Same?" Dr. Valenzuela is the Director of the Center for Latin American
Studies at Georgetown University. He is former Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs
at the National Security Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs
in the State Department. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Although the Center's predecessor, the Institute for Inter-American Affairs, was
founded in June 1930, we have chosen the February date in order to also commemorate
the dedication of the Plaza of the Americas on February 13, 1931.

FALL 005.


Mary H. Allegretti

Mary H. Allegretti, a Brazilian
anthropologist, held the Center for Latin
American Studies' Bacardi Eminent
Scholar chair in Fall 2005. Dr. Allegretti
is well known internationally for her key
role in defending and galvanizing the Amazonian rubber tappers'
movement. She was involved with the movement during the violent
clashes of rainforest residents with large landholders that resulted
in the death of famous rubber tapper leader, Chico Mendes. Dr.
Allegretti also has considerable experience in the Brazilian
environmental policy arena having served as State Secretary of
Environment, Science, and Technology in the Amazonian State of
Amapa, and as National Secretary for the Amazon Region at the
Brazilian Ministry for the Environment. We spoke with Allegretti
about her work as a conservation advocate in Brazil, her
experience here at the Center, and about her future plans.

LAS: After being a visiting professor at the University of Chicago
and a fellow at Yale, what was appealing about the University of
Florida's Center for Latin American Studies?

MA: Teaching at Yale and Chicago was a new experience which
gave me the opportunity to work with students of diverse
perspectives. What stands out about UF is its connection to the
Amazon region and its specialization on problems of the tropical
rainforest. Students and faculty are working on the same issues that
I am working on in Brazil. It's impressive how UF is able to bring
scholars and students together from different fields in an
interdisciplinary program [the Tropical Conservation and
Development program (TCD).]. What I most like about the TCD
approach is its applied perspective, and this is what makes it really
different in relation to programs at the other universities. The TCD
program aims to influence public policies and public opinion, while
working in support of local communities. The Center for Latin
American Studies is the best place in the United States to study the
Amazon. I feel as if I am in the Amazon here, discussing the same
issues. This combination of an academic environment focused on
applied research on tropical forests is a paradise for me.

LAS: Could you tell me a little bit about your time in Brazil during
the rubber tappers' movement?

MA: I have spent most of my professional life working with rubber
tappers. I completed my Masters thesis on the rubber tappers in
1978, and subsequently met Chico Mendes who asked me to work
with the movement as a policy advocate. Since then, I have held a
number of different positions-as a researcher with NGOs, as a
policy-maker in state and federal government--always maintaining a
close relationship with the rubber tappers' movement. I have
assisted them in obtaining financial resources as well as in
garnering political support.

I am still working with the movement. I am currently preparing a
research proposal on the extractive reserves in the Amazon to help
the movement better define the priorities for the future.

LAS: Why did you decide to work for the Brazilian government?
Did you feel you could better help the rubber tappers' movement by
working from the inside?

MA: It is different to work from within the government. It became
interesting to me to work at the level of the Federal government
once the movement was sufficiently organized to begin a dialogue
with the State. My role has always been that of an anthropologist, a
professional who aims to support a social movement. One must
always keep in mind that one is not a rural worker, but from another
culture and social class. The challenge is how to establish dialogue
and transmit one's knowledge so that you help people empower
themselves based on the knowledge they teach you. It's an
alliance, an exchange between different cultures and forms of
knowledge, one that must be based on mutual respect. But your job
is to communicate the priorities of a community to your peers...It's a
question of communication.

LAS: Now that the extractive reserves have been created in the
Amazon, where do you see the movement going?

MA: There are now more or less 50 extractive reserves in the
Amazon. This means that there are almost 17 million hectares
being developed in a sustainable way. The tasks ahead are huge.
Getting the land protected--which represented a major success for
the movement--is only the first step. Simultaneously, you have to
organize the people in these areas. They need government
support as well as funds for special projects. There is much to be
done. The project needs funds and government support. Creating
those areas was a major success, but we are still at the beginning
of their successful development.

LAS: After working for the Brazilian government, and researching
and teaching at several universities, what is your next step?

MA: I'm returning to to Brazil, but my plan is to stay connected to
the Center for Latin American Studies. I will be involved with the
extractive reserves project in Brazil, and expect that UF Master and
Ph.D. students will be carrying out research in the protected areas.
We are organizing a network of researchers working on extractive
reserves and, with the support of UF, I am writing a proposal to
submit for external funding. This would allow me to return to UF
next year to teach and carry out research. I want to continue to be
involved with this university. I like it very much here.


(rom ien) iviorena iviala, unaries r-errone, tric uarvaino, ana
Welson Tremura.

Spring Shows
March 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM
Jacare Guatemala
P.K. Yonge Performing Arts
Open to the public.

April 2 at 4 PM
Jacare Unplugged
Phillips Center Black Box
Tickets available through Box Office.
Phone: (352)392-1653

Conference on

Brazilian Studies
On September 30 and October 1, 2005, Brown
University hosted a special conference on the
development of the field of Brazilian Studies at which the
UF Center for Latin American Studies was well
represented. One of the featured speakers was Maxine
Margolis (Anthropology), who presented a paper on
"Involving the Brazilian Diaspora in Brazilian Studies."
The Center sent two emissaries to the event, Jeffrey
Needell (History and coordinator of the MALAS
concentration in History) and Charles A. Perrone
(Romance Languages and Literatures/Portuguese and
coordinator of the MALAS concentration in Brazilian
The multi-disciplinary conference sought to gather
academics from around the country to share experiences
about setting up and/or expanding Brazilian Studies in a
variety of settings. Goals included identifying common
priorities for curricular development, outreach, and
cooperation between colleges, universities, off-campus
centers, and key individuals. Eight colleagues from


Fall Performance

Jacare Brazil IF ; Brazilian music performance
ensemble teamed up .'ith Jacare CDancante the Brazilian
dance ensemble to perform their Fall semester sho ,
Brazilliance The sho began w,,ith the instrumental and
ocal repertoire of Jacare directed by Larry, Crook and
VVelson Tremura The sho'. included a guitar ensemble
mi.:ed string ,.ind and percussion ensemble as .,,ell as
solo vocalistss The second half of the sho *' took the
audience to I northeast Erazil %here dancers portrayed field
and plantation workers of the colonial era as 'ell as cur-
rent residents of the country "long i,.th Jacare Brazil
Jacare Dancante presented rodas Icirclesi of the coco
ciranda and samba dances choreographed bt Center for
Latin inerican Studies M.LS student Jullana Mzoubel
Jacare Brazil ',,as founded in 1'K0 The group has
workede d 'ith outstanding Brazilian artists such as Carlos
Malta and Pife Muderno Marco Pereira Hamilton de
Holanda Tote Gira C'lodun. and Joao de FPfe

different disciplines wrote working papers concerning issues
in Brazilian studies
udies/events/F2005/Futuure/workingpapers.html). These
sessions were followed by small-group discussions based on
discipline or topic and a final plenary session. Professor
Needell presented a synthesis of the conference
deliberations and suggestions for working strategies.
Professor Perrone gave a summary of Brazilian studies at
UF, including data about affiliate faculty with expertise on
Brazil (57), recent courses (19, including field courses and
Portuguese language courses), and theses and dissertations
related to Brazil (32 since 2000) that confirm the place of UF
as one of the premiere US universities for the study of Brazil.
Among the Center's graduates is the current President of
the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), Tim Power
(Oxford University, formerly of FlU/Political Science), a 1986
MALAS graduate. BRASA will hold its next international
conference at Vanderbilt University, October 13-16, 2006.

Contributed by Charles Perrone, Professor, Romance
Languages and Literatures.

I I_

FAL 205.

Latin American Business Environment

Financial Markets Study Tour

In October 2005, Andy Naranjo, Finance Professor and
Center affiliate, and Terry McCoy, LABEP Director, took a
group of 14 UF business students to Chile for a week-
long study tour on Chilean financial markets. This is the
fourth tour that Naranjo and McCoy have conducted, all
with the support of the Center for International Business
Education and Research in the College of Business
Administration. The previous three were tours in Brazil,
while the 2006 tour will be in Argentina. The program in
Chile included presentations by faculty members from the
Business School of the Catholic University, which
organized the tour, as well as visits to the Central Bank,
stock market, pension fund association and the
production facilities of Nestle, Santa Rita wines, the
Popaico cement producers and Coca Cola. The MALAS
business concentration, started in the 2004-05

Terry McCoy (center left) & Andy Naranjo (center right) with students.
academic year, now has ten students, four of whom were
able to go on the Chile study tour. Prior to joining Naranjo
in Chile, McCoy taught a week-long graduate seminar on
Integration in the Americas at the Universidad de la
Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay, for a program
organized by the U.S. Embassy.

Contributed by Terry McCoy Director, LABEP


Governor Jorge
Viana's Visit to the
University of Florida
Jorge Viana, the "Forest Governor"
of Brazil's western Amazonian state of
Acre, visited UF on November 18 at
the invitation of the Tropical
Conservation and Development pro-
gram (TCD) based at the Center for Governor Jorge Viana speaking in the Friends of
Latin American Studies. Governor Music Room.
Viana gave a public lecture entitled "The Forest Government in Acre, Brazil,
and the Challenges for Sustainable Development in the Amazon."
A forester by training, Governor Viana is recognized for his ambitious
policies to stimulate forest-based development as an alternative to the
environmentally and socially costly policies that have promoted large-scale
agricultural, ranching, logging and mining operations in the Amazon region.
His visit to Gainesville came at the end of trips to Japan, London, Rome, and
Washington, D.C. where he was negotiating support for these programs. In
Washington, D.C., Viana met with officials of the U.S. Treasury Department to
discuss the terms of a $15 million debt for nature swap that he hopes will
support conservation of state parks and indigenous reserves, as well as
training programs in forest management, over the next ten years.
During Governor Viana's visit he proposed that UF organize a seminar for
government policy makers in the state to present the results of research
carried by UF students and faculty in Acre on community forest management,
diversified family production systems, and the impacts of roads on forests
and forests communities. He also committed to supporting future activities in
the ongoing collaboration between UF and the Federal University of Acre

RLL Fall 2005 Event

C/) September 1 January 19
Assistant Professor of Music Professor of History, NYU. "The
C) and Latin American Studies. "From Magi History Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the
(D and European Iconography to the Brazilian Folia Cold War."
m cle Reis." February 2
September 15 lawyer, U.S. State
LO Director, Center for Latin American Department. "Corruption in Latin America."
C) and Caribbean Studies, USF "Globalization and
C) Insecurity in the Americas." February 9
October 6 and Professors of
Political Science. "Learning Democracy. Citizen
Professor Emerita of Anthropology Engagement and Electoral Choices in
and Latin American Studies. "Globalization and Nicaragua 1990-2001."
the Growth of Female-headed Households in
the Hispanic Caribbean." March 2
Research Chair in Physical
November 3 Geography, King's College, London. "Land-use
Master In Latin American Studies and Mass Failure in the Sierra Norte of Puebla.
(MALAS) student. "Barter Club Participants in
Argentina: Pragmatists or Ideologues?" March 9
Center for Latin American
November 17 Studies. "Negotiating Gender, Modernity and

Professor of Nature. Notes from the Peruvian Amazon."
Architecture. "The Houses of El Pedregal 1948-
1968," March 23
FLACSO-Ecuaclor. "Ethnic
December 1 Movements and Citizenship in Ecuador."
Assistant Professor
of Anthropology. "Quistococha: An Initial Survey March 30
into the Historical Ecology of the Upper Amazon Assistant Professor of Teaching &
0 River." Learning. "ESOL/Bilingual Education."
April 6
C ) Ph.D. Candidate in the School
of Natural Resources and Environment.
"Evolving Indigenous Land Tenure in Latin
April 20
Assistant Professor of Urban
and Regional Planning. "Affordable Housing:
The Challenge of Methodology Adaptation."

All talks are held in 376 Grinter Hall.
Brown bag lunch.
Check our calendar for updates at

FALL 2005 7

-Faculty News & Notes-

EJanaki Alavalapati (Forest
Resources & Conservation) was
awarded the Florida Society of
American Foresters Stephen Spurr
Award 2005 for technical contributions
in forestry.

MAlex Alberro (Art & Art History) pre-
sented lectures this fall at the Tate
Modern Art Gallery in London, the
Copenhagen Museum of
Contemporary Art, the Moderna
Museet in Stockholm and at the
Museum of Contemporary Art in

ESue Boinski (Anthropology) was
awarded a University of Florida
Research Foundation Professorship.

EKen Broadway (Music) performed
his composition "Pillars" and presented
a paper titled "The Steel Drum, from
Western European and African Roots
to Cultural Identity in Trinidad" at the
College Music Society International

Convention in June in Alcala de
Henares, Spain.

MEmilio Bruna (Latin American
Studies and Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation) was named the 2005
UF International Educator of the Year
untenuredd faculty category) by the UF
International Center.

mCarlton Davis (Food and Resource
Economics) was inducted into the
George Washington Carver Public
Service Hall of Fame at Tuskegee
University in December.

EMeredith Fensom (Law and Latin
American Studies) presented a paper
on the establishment of small claims
courts in Santiago, Chile at the Inter-
American seminar, titled "Claves para
una Reforma a la Justicia Civil," in

EJoan Frosch (Theater & Dance)
was awarded a 2005-06 Dance
Creativity Award from the National

Endowment for the Arts to support her
documentary on the burgeoning field of
contemporary dance in Africa.

EM. J. Hardman (Linguistics) was
awarded the "Honor al Merito" by the
Universidad Nacional Jorge Basadre
Gronmann, and the "Diploma de
Honor" by CEPLA, Puno, Peru, in May.

mSusan Jacobson (Wildlife Ecology
and Conservation) was named the
2005 UF/IFAS International Fellow
(senior faculty category).

EJohn Kaplan (Journalism) was
named the 2005 UF International
Educator of the Year (senior faculty
category) by the UF International

EMaxine Margolis (Anthropology)
was a featured speaker at the
Conference on the Future of Brazilian
Studies at Brown University in

New to the Center



Janet Bente-Romero
Associalae Dire.ctor of
De elopment

Meredith Fensom
Director La... and Polic in
the An-iericas Prograrnm

Victoria Gomez de la Torre
Program Coordinator

Helena Rodrigues
"sistant Professor Latin
Amierican Stuidies
Department of Politi.cas

Sue Boinski
Gayle ol-cGarrity i isito:r

Roj Graham

Sergio vega

Computer & Information
Science & Engineering
Maniuel Bern-ILidez

,C.,rene Matyas

Llaria PorIuondo

Le-,..i Radono ich

Kristen Stoner

Public Health
AIba n-"rs -Burns

Robin rightt

Romance Languages &
Literatures- Spanish
Joaqullm Camps
',illia n Lord
G;reg .cloreland

Women's Studies
Ana Liberatc i sitor I


Mary Allegretti i Bra3ii i
Bacardi Eminent Scholar

Margarita Benavides IPerui
Mloore visitingg Fello .

Laura Gomez Me i.co I
Fuilbright Scholar

Miriam Marmontel IBrazil
Moore visiting Fello.

Ricardo Mello IBra:ili
!Moore Visiting Felloi,

Elsa Mendoza IPerui
Moore visiting Fello.

Alvaro Velasco i Colombia I
rLoore visiting Pello

Lorgio Verdi IPerui
Mroore visiting hello '


(Faculty News and Notes continued)

ECorene Matyas (Geography) was
awarded First Place in the Association
of American Geographers Climate
Specialty Group Student Paper

mLee McDowell (Animal Sciences)
was awarded the 2005 Fellow Award
by the American Society of Dairy

EJerald Milanich (Anthropology) was
awarded the Lifetime Achievement
Award by the Florida Archaeological

EJuan Carlos Molleda (Public
Relations) was awarded the Cuban
Association of Social Communicators,
National Public Relations Award at the
Congress of Public Relations in
Caracas, Venezuela.

IP.K.R. Nair (Forest Resources &
Conservation) was awarded the
Scientific Achievement Award by the
International Union of Forest Research
Organizations, and a Senior Fulbright

EMaria Rogal (Art and Art History)
exhibited two digital collages at the
Sal6n de Arte Digital, Museo de Arte
Contemporaneo del Zulia, Maracaibo,
Venezuela, and the Arte Digital 7,
Centro Cultural Pablo Torriente Brau,
Havana, Cuba.

EMartin Sorbille (Romance
Languages & Literatures) was awarded
a University of Florida Humanities
Scholarship Enhancement Fund

mRichard Stepp (Latin American
Studies and Anthropology) received the
nomination of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences untenuredd faculty
category) as 2005 International
Educator of the Year.

EKristen Stoner (Music) performed a
solo recital and taught at the XV
Festival Internacional de Flautistas in
Quito, Ecuador in June.

EManuel Vasquez (Religion) was
awarded a three-year University of
Florida Research Foundation

Professorship. He and Philip
Williams (Political Science) received a
grant from the Ford Foundation to
initiate the second phase of their
project on Latino religion and immigra-
tion in the South.

mSergio Vega (Art & Art History)
exhibited his production "Always a
Little Further" at the 51st Biennale di
Venezia Arsenale, Venice, Italy,
curated by Rosa Martinez.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2006

Guatemalan Marimba Colombian Storyteller
Manuel Mateo Suar and Pedro Tom6s Mateo, Jaime Riascos, Colombian storyteller, actor, and writer
Guatemalan marimba masters and 2006 Latin will be performing his version of Don Quixote entitled
American Artists-in-Recidence, will give a concert at "Don Quijote por la Libertad, la Risa y la Justicia",
the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center, March 3 & 4.* accompanied by violinist Patt Weiss. Mr. Riascos will
give two performances, on April 5, Alachua County
Library (downtown), Gainesville, and April 6 (K-12

*Please check our events calendar website,
hftp://vvww.latam.ufl.edu:8086/default, for updates and

FALL 2005 9

2005 Affiliate and Core Faculty Publications on Latin America and Latino Studies*

ELeslie E. Anderson (Political
Science). Learning Democracy:
Citizen Engagement and Electoral
Choice in Nicaragua, 1990-2001
(with Lawrence C. Dodd). Chicago:
University of Chicago Press.

EThomas T. Ankersen (Law).
Bioregional and Conservation
Planning on Costa Rica's Osa
Peninsula (with Kevin E. Regan and
Steven A. Mack). Futures Journal,
forthcoming Fall.

EAndres 0. Avellaneda (Romance
Languages & Literatures). Bioy,
pasado y present. Espacios de criti-
ca y producci6n. (Buenos Aires) 32:

mFlorence E. Babb (Women's
Studies & Gender Research).
Special issue of Critique of
Anthropology in honor of the work of
June Nash, co-edited with Lynn
Stephen, forthcoming.

EJuliana Barr (History). From
Captives to Slaves: Commodifying
Indian Women in the Borderlands,
Journal of American History, 92: 19-
46; Beyond their Control: Spaniards
in Native Texas. In Frank de la Teja
and Ross Frank, eds., Social Control
on Spain's North American Frontiers:
Choice, Persuasion, and Coercion.
Albuquerque, N. M.: University of
New Mexico Press.

mSue Boinski (Anthropology).
Divergent Dispersal Patterns in
Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri oerstedii,
S. bolivienes, and S. sciureus): (with
L. Kauffman, S. Schet, and A.
Vreedzaam), Behaviour 142: 525-

mAlvaro Fl6ix Bolahos (Romance
Languages & Literatures). Elites y
desplazados en el Valle del Cauca.
Tulua, Colombia: Universidad
Central del Valle del Cauca;
Frontera, ciudad y plaza publica

americana del siglo XVI: escritura,
violencia y status quo deseado en
cronistas espaholes de la conquista.
Boletin Cultural y Bibliografico.
(Bogota), Colombia. 51(65): 3-31.

mLyn C. Branch (Wildlife Ecology &
Conservation). Habitat Patch Size
and Local Distribution of Burrowing
Owls (Athene cunicularia) in
Argentina (with D. Villarreal, M.
Machicote, J.J. Martinez, and A.
Gopar). Oritologia Neotropical,

EMarc A. Branham (Entomology
and Nematology). The Fireflies of the
Fernando de Zayas Collection,
Havana, Cuba with Notes on their
Taxonomic Status. Coleopt. Bulletin,
forthcoming Fall; A New Species of
Petalacmis Firefly (Coleoptera:
Lampyridae) from Bolivia with a Key
to the Known Species of the Genus.
Annales Zoologici, forthcoming Fall.

mMark Brenner (Geological
Sciences). Terminal Classic Drought
in the Northern Maya Lowlands
Inferred from Multiple Sediment
Cores in Lake Chichancanab
(Mexico) (with D.A. Hodell and J.H.
Curtis). Quaternary Science
Reviews 24:1413-1427; Climate
Change on the Yucatan Peninsula
during the Little Ice Age (with D.A.
Hodell, J.H. Curtis, R. Medina-
Gonzalez, M.F Rosenmeier, T.P
Guilderson, E.I. Chan-Can, and A.
Albornaz-Pat). Quaternary Research,

mEmilio Bruna (Latin American
Studies and Wildlife Ecology &
Conservation). Demographic
Consequences of Habitat
Fragmentation for an Amazonian
Understory Plant: Analysis of Life-
table Response Experiments (with
M.K. Oli). Ecology, forthcoming; The
Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on
Communities of Mutualists: A Test
with Amazonian Ants and their Host
Plants (with H.L. Vasconcelos, and

S. Heredia). Biological Conservation
124: 209-216.

EJoaquim Camps (Romance
Languages & Literatures). The
Emergence of the Imperfect in
Spanish as a Foreign Language: The
Association between Imperfective
Morphology and State Verbs.
International Review of Applied
Linguistics in Language Teaching
43: 163-92.

EDouglas R. Carter (Forest
Resources & Conservation).
Economic and Environmental
Impacts of Conventional and
Reduced Impact Logging in Tropical
South America: A Comparative
Review (with F Boltz, TP Holmes).
Forest Policy and Economics, forth-

*Maria Coady (Education). Audible
Voices, Visible Tongues: Exploring
Social Realities in Spanish-speaking
Students' Writing, (with K.
Escamilla). Language Arts 82(6):

ENicholas B. Comerford (Soil &
Water Science). Edaphologic
Attributes Related to the Coeso
Layer in Brazilian Costal Tableland
Soils under Different Land Uses
(with Q.R. Aradjo, A.V Ogram, Abid
AI-Agely, L.P Santos Filho, and J.G.
Santos). Agroforestry Systems, forth-
coming; Land Use and Landscape
Effects on Aggregate Stability and
Total Carbon of Andisols from the
Colombian Andes (with N. Hoyos).
Geoderma, forthcoming; Phosphorus
sorption, desorption and resorption
in Soils of the Brazilian Cerrado sup-
porting eucalypt (with N.F. Barros
Filho and N.F. Barros). Biomass and
Bioenergy 28: 229-236.

ELarry Crook (Music). Brazilian
Music: Northeastern Traditions and
the Heartbeat of a Modern Nation.
ABC-CLIO, forthcoming, fall.

o a f -Ss f g ao

mCarlton G. Davis (Food &
Resource Economics). Facilitating
Safer US-Caribbean Trade: Invasive
Species Issues (co-editor, with
Waldemar Klassen, Bruce Lauckner,
Edward Evans, Moses Kairo, and
Herman Adams). Gainesville, FL,
University of Florida/Agricultural
Experiment Station, forthcoming.

NEster J. De Jong (Education).
Mapping the ESL Curriculum:
Collaborating for Student Success
(with Grieci, G.). In D. Kauffman and
J. Crandall, eds., TESOL Case
Studies in TESOL Practice: Content-
based ESL. Arlington, VA: TESOL

mSusan Daggett de France
(Anthropology). Pleistocene Marine
Birds from Southern Peru:
Distinguishing Human Capture from
El Niho Induced Windfall. Journal of
Archaeological Science 32: 1131-

mCarmen Diana Deere (Latin
American Studies and Food &
Resource Economics). Liberalism
and Married Women's Property
Rights in Nineteenth Century Latin
America (with Magdalena Le6n).
Hispanic American Historical Review,
85(4): 627-678; Married Women's
Property Rights as Human Rights:
The Latin American Contribution.
Florida Journal of International Law,

mDavid L. Dilcher (Florida Museum
of Natural History). Welwitschiaceae
Aptian Records from the Santana
Formation, Araripe Basin,
Northeastern region of Brazil (with
M.E. Bernardes-de-Oliveira, D. Pons,
and T.A. Lott). American Journal of
Botany 92: 1294-1310.

mSusan D. Gillespie
(Anthropology). Blaming
Moteuczoma: Anthropomorphizing
the Aztec Conquest. In R. P Brienen
and M. Jackson, eds., Invasion and

Transformation. Boulder: University
Press of Colorado; Toltecs, Tula, and
Chichen Itza: The Development of
an Archaeological Myth. In C.
Kristan-Graham and J. K. Kowalski,
eds., Many Tollans: Chichen Itza,
Tula, and the Epiclassic-Early
Postclassic Mesoamerican World.
Washington, DC.: Dumbarton Oaks.

EMichael Gordon (Law). NAFTA
and Free Trade in the Americas: A
Problem-oriented Coursebook. 2d ed
(with R.H. Folsom and David Gantz).
St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West.

mDorota Z. Haman (Agricultural &
Biological Engineering). Producci6n
de Tomate Saquele Jugo al
Tomate. Productores de Hortalizas.
14(3): 13-14.

mFaye V. Harrison (Anthropology
and African-American Studies).
Building on a Rehistoricized
Anthropology of the Afro-Atlantic. In
Kevin A. Yelvington, ed., Afro Atlantic
Dialogues: Anthropology in the
Diaspora. Oxford: James Currey, pp.
381-398; From the Chesapeake Bay
to the Caribbean Sea and Back:
Remapping Routes, Unburying
Roots. In Helen Regis, ed.,
Caribbean and Southern:
Transnational Perspectives on the
U.S. South. Athens: University of
Georgia Press; Resisting Racism
and Xenophobia: Global
Perspectives on Race, Gender, and
Human Rights, editor. Walnut Creek,
CA: AltaMira Press.

mBenjamin Hebblethwaite
(Romance Languages & Literatures).
The Gospel of Thomas in English,
Haitian Creole and French (edited
with Jacques Pierre). Gainesville,
FL: Classic Editions.

EMichael J. Heckenberger
(Anthropology). The Ecology of
Power: Culture, Place, and
Personhood in the Southern
Amazon, AD 1000-2000. Routledge:

New York.

ETace Hedrick (English and
Women's Studies & Gender
Research). Mae 6 para isso (Mother
is for This): Gender, Writing and
English-Language Translation in
Clarice Lispector. Luso-Brazilian
Review: 41(2): 56-83.

mJorge A. Hernindez (Large
Animal Clinical Sciences).
Identification of Risk Factors
Associated with Foot-and-Mouth
Disease in Cattle Farms in Ecuador
(with A. Lindholm, P Torres, M.
Lasso, C. Echevarria, C., and J.
Shaw). Preventive Veterinary
Medicine, forthcoming.

EBerta Hernindez-Truyol (Law).
Globalized Citizenship: Sovereignty,
Security and Soul. Villanova Law
Review, forthcoming; Traveling the
Boundaries of Statelessness: Global
Passports and Citizenship (with
Matthew Hawk). Cleveland State
Law Review 52: 97-119.

mSusan K. Jacobson (Wildlife,
Ecology & Conservation). Using a
Nominal Group Process to Plan
Educational Outreach for a Bahamas
Park (with L. Gape, M. Sweeting and
T Stein). Applied Environmental
Education and Communication. 4
(4): 8-14.

mDennis C. Jett (International
Center, Political Science and
Transnational & Global Studies).
Rove May Be Bush's Montesinos.
Miami Herald, August 1, 2005; Carta
de Gainesville. La Republica. (Lima),
May 9, 2005.

EKaren A. Kainer (Latin American
Studies and Forest Resources &
Conservation). Castanheira (with
M.L. Cymerys, L. Wadt, and V
Argolo). In P Shanley and G.
Medina, eds., Frutiferas e plants
uteis na vida Amaz6nica. Bogor,
Indon6sia: Center for International

FAL 200

Forestry Reserach and Bel6m,
Brazil: Instituto do Homem e Meio
Ambiente da Amaz6nia, pp. 61-73;
Population Structure and Nut Yield of
a Bertholletia excelsa Stand in
Southwestern Amazonia (with L.H.O.
Wadt and D.A.P Gomes-Silva).
Forest Ecology and Management
211: 371-284.

EWilliam F. Keegan (Florida
Museum of Natural History). The
Stranger King: Taino Myth and
Practice. Gainesville, University
Press of Florida, forthcoming;
Archaic Influences in the Origins and
Development of Taino Societies.
Caribbean Journal of Science, forth-
coming; All in the Family Descent
and Succession in the Protohistoric
Cheifdoms of the Greater Antilles: A
Comment on Curet. Ethnohistory,

EAna S.Q. Liberato (Women's
Studies & Gender Research).
Becoming American and Maintaining
Ethnic Identities: The Case of
Dominican Americans. In Yoku
Shaw-Taylor and Steven A. Tuch,
eds., The Other African American
Families in the United States. New
York: Rowman and Littlefield
Publishers, forthcoming; Well-being
and Social Policy in Bolivia: The
Impact of Ethnicity and Regional
Location on Material Wealth and
Health Outcomes (with C. Pomeroy
and D. Fennell). Social Indicators
Research, forthcoming.

EGillian Lord (Romance
Languages & Literatures). (How)
Can we Teach Foreign Language
Pronunciation? The Effects of a
Phonetics Class on a Second
Language Pronunciation. Hispania
88(3): 557-567.

mPaul Losch (Latin American
Collection, UF Libraries). Community
Colleges: A Model for Latin America?
In Claudio de Moura Castro and
Norma M. Garcia, eds.,
Latinamericanist, forthcoming;

Review of Other Septembers, Many
Americas by Ariel Dorfman,
Counterpoise, forthcoming.

mAna Margheritis (Latin American
Studies and Political Science).
Review of Searching for Home
Abroad. Japanese Brazilians and
Transnationalism, edited by Jeffrey
Lesser in The Latin Americanist, 48
(2): 128-130; Argentina. World Book
Encyclopedia, Chicago: World Book,
Inc., forthcoming.

EMaxine M. Margolis
(Anthropology). Brazilians in New
York State. In Peter Eisenstadt, ed.,
The Encyclopedia of New York State.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University

EWilliam A. Messina, Jr. (Food &
Resource Economics). Cuba: The
25th Largest Food and Agricultural
Export Market for the United States
(with Frederick S. Royce). In Cuba in
Transition, Volume 15. Washngton
DC: Association for the Study of the
Cuban Economy, forthcoming.

mJerald T. Milanich (Anthropology
and Florida Museum of Natural
History) Un nuevo mundo: indios y
europeos en La Florida del siglo XVI.
In Raquel Chang-Rodriguez and
John O'Neill, eds., MBs all/ de libros
y fronteras: Garcilaso incaico y la
frontera de Florida. Lima, Peru:
Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica del
Peru; Archaeological Evidence of
Colonialism: Franciscan Spanish
Missions in La Florida. Missionalia
32(3): 332-356; The Devil in the
Details. What Are Brazilian War
Clubs and Pacific Seashells Doing in
400 Year-Old Engravings of Florida
Indians? Archaeology 58(3): 26-31;
Spaniards and Native Americans at
the Missions of La Florida. In Lu Ann
De Cunzo and John H. Jameson, Jr.,
eds., Unlocking the Past: Celebrating
Historical Archaeology in North
America. Gainesville, FL: University
Press of Florida and the Society for
Historical Archaeology, pp. 19-24.

ESusan Milbrath (Anthropology
and Florida Museum of Natural
History). The Last Great Capital of
the Maya. Archaeology, March-April:
27-30; The Classic Katun Cycle and
the Retrograde Periods of Jupiter
and Saturn. Archaeoastronomy
Journal 18: 81-97.

WJon Mills (Law). Legal Education
in the Americas: The Anchor for
Hemispheric Justice. Florida Journal
of International Law, 17: 1-8.

EJuan Carlos Molleda (Public
Relations). The State of Latin
American Press Freedom (with S.
Chance). Journalism Studies, 6(4),
530-534; Challenges in Colombia for
Public Relations Professionals: A
Qualitative Assessment of the
Economic and Political Environments
(with A.M. Suarez). Public Relations
Review, 31: 21-29; Cross-national
Conflict Shifting: Expanding a Theory
of Global Public Relations
Management through Quantitative
Content Analysis (with C. Connolly-
Ahern and C. Quinn). Journalism
Studies, 6(1): 87-102.

mSteven S. Mulkey (Botany).
Variation in Crown Light Utilization
Characteristics among Tropical
Canopy Trees. Annals of Botany
95(2) 1-1.3; Diverse Optical and
Photosynthetic Properties in a
Neotropical Forest during the Dry
Season: Implications for Remote
Estimation of Photosynthesis (with
J.A. Gamon, and K. Kitajima).
Biotr6pica, forthcoming; Leaf
Productivity along a Precipitation
Gradient in Lowland Panama: pat-
terns from Leaf to Ecosystem (with
L.S. Santiago). Trees-Structure and
Function, 19: 349-356.

EGerald F. Murray (Anthropology).
El Colegio: Antropologia de la
microempresa educativa en la
Republica Dominicana. Santo
Domingo: Fondo Micro, forthcoming;
Review of The Foundations of
Despotism: Peasants, the Trujillo


Regime, and Modernity in Dominican
History, edited by Richard Lee Turits,
in American Anthropologist 107(1):

EThomas Oakland (Educational
Psychology). Legal Issues
Associated with the Education of
Children from Multicultural Settings
(with E. Gallegos) and What is
Multicultural School Psychology? In
C. Frisby and C. Reynolds, eds.,
Comprehensive Handbook of
Multicultural School Psychology.
New York: Wiley and Sons, pp.
1048-1080 and pp. 3-13.

MAnthony R. Oliver-Smith
(Anthropology). Applied Anthropology
and Development-Induced
Displacement and Resettlement. In
John van Willigan and Satish Kedia,
eds., Applied Anthropology: Domains
of Application. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press, forthcoming.

MAugusto Oyuela-Caycedo
(Anthropology). Colombia: High
Modernism and the Invisibility of the
Past in the Urra Dam (with Ana
Maria Boada). In Fekri A. Hassan
and Steven A. Brand, eds., Damming
the Past. Lanham, Maryland:
Lexington Books, forthcoming; San
Jacinto 1: An Historical Ecology of
an Archaic Site (with Augusto and
Renee M. Bonzani). Montgomery,
University of Alabama Press; El
surgimiento de la rutinizaci6n reli-
giosa: los origenes de los tairona-
kogis. In Jean Pierre Chaumeil,
Roberto Pineda and Jean-Francoise
Bouchard, eds., Chamanismo y sac-
rificio: Perspectivas arqueol6gicas y
etnol6gicas en sociedades indigenas
de Am6rica del Sur. Bogota:
Fundaci6n de Investigaciones
Arqueol6gicas Nacionales, Banco de
la Rep0blica and Instituto de
Estudios Andinos, pp. 141-163.

EMilagros Peia (Women's Studies
& Gender Research and Sociology).
Latino/a Good Ministry and
Community Work (with Edwin I.
Hernandez and Melissa Mauldin)

and If the Pastor Says "Let's Do It,"
It Gets Done: Success Stories in
Latino Social Ministry. In Edwin I.
Hernandez, Milagros Peha, and
Kenneth Davis, eds., Emerging
Voices, Urgent Choices: Latino-a
Leadership Development from the
Pew to the Plaza. Brill Academic
Press, forthcoming.

mAlfonso P6rez-M6ndez
(Architecture). The Houses of El
Pedregal, 1947-1968 (with Alejandro
Aptilon). Barcelona and Mexico DF:
Gustavo Gili Editors; Architecture
and Publicity: The Case of El
Pedregal Television Program 1953-
1954. Proceedings 2005 ACSA
Mexico City International
Conference, Washinghton DC: ACSA
Press, pp. 444-450.

mCharles A. Perrone (Romance
Languages & Literatures). First
World Third Class and Other Tales of
the Global Mix, ed. and co-trans. Of
Pau de Arara Classe Turistica, Arca
sem No6: Hist6rias do Edificio
Copan, and other stories by Regina
Rheda (with David Coles and Adria
Frizzi-R.E. Young). Austin: University
of Texas Press, in press.

mStephen G. Perz (Sociology).
Population, Land Use and
Deforestation in the Pan-Amazon
Basin: A Comparison of Brazil,
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
and Venezuela (with Carlos E.
AramburO and Jason Bremner).
Environment, Sustainability and
Development 7(1): 23-49; The
Effects of Household Asset
Endowments on Agricultual Diversity
among Frontier Colonists in the
Amazon. Agroforestry Systems
63(3): 263-279.

ERichard F. Phillips (Latin
American Collection, UF Libraries).
The Caribbean Newspaper Index
Project at the University of Florida
Libraries. In Papers of the Forty-sixth
(2001) Annual Meeting of the
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin
American Library Materials. Austin,

TX: SALALM Secretariat, pp. 211-

mStephen J. Powell (Law).
Regional Economic Arrangements
and the Rule of Law in the Americas:
The Human Rights Face of Free
Trade Agreements. Florida Journal of
International Law, forthcoming; The
Cotton and Sugar Subsidies
Decisions: WTO's Dispute
Settlement System Rebalances the
Agreement on Agriculture. Drake
Journal of Agricultural Law, forth-

mMary E. Risner (Latin American
Studies). Cultural Case Studies
between American and Brazilian
Professionals (with Orlando Kelm).
Austin: University of Texas Press, in

mHelena A. Rodrigues (Latin
American Studies and Political
Science). A Place at the Lunch
Counter: Latinos, African-Americans,
and the Dynamics of American Race
Politics (with Gary Segura). In
Kenneth Meier, ed. Latino Politics:
State of the Discipline,
Charlottesville: University Press of
Virginia, forthcoming; Latino Political
Participation (with Gary Segura). In
Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas
in the United States. NY: Oxford
University Press, forthcoming.

mMaria Rogal (Art & Art History).
Mexico: My, Your, Our Fantasy. The
Problem of Flatness in Intercultural
Representations of Mexicanidad.
Journal of Intercultural
Communication, forthcoming.

mLeah R. Rosenberg (English).
The Prose of Creolization:
Brathwaite's The Development of
Creole Society and Subaltern
Historiography. In Word, Sound,
Power. Kingston: The University of
West Indies Press, forthcoming.

mSteven A. Sargent (Horticultural
Sciences). Ripening and Quality
Responses of Mamey Sapote Fruit

FAL 2001

to Postharvest Wax and 1-
Methylcyclopropene Treatments (with
M. Ergun, A.J. Fox, J.H. Crane and
D.J. Huber). Postharvest Biol. &
Tech. 36: 127-134.

EKathryn E. Sieving (Wildlife
Ecology & Conservation). An
Exploratory Framework for the
Empirical Measurement of Resilience
(with G.S. Cummings, G. Barnes, S.
Perz, M. Schmink, J. Southworth,
M. Binford, R.D. Holt, C. Stickler, T.
Van Holt) Ecosystems, forthcoming;
Linking Forest Structure and
Composition: Avian Diversity in
Successional Forest of Chilo6 Island,
Chile (I. Diaz, J.J. Armesto, S. Reid,
and M.F Willson.). Biological
Conservation 123: 91-101.

mMartin Sorbille (Romance
Languages & Literatures). El suero
de Echeverria: el acoso del fantas-
ma materno proyectado en El
matade. Revista Iberoamericana.

WJane Southworth (Geography).
Processes of Forest Change at the
Local and Landscape Levels in
Honduras and Guatemala (with C.
M. Tucker,). In E.F. Moran and E.
Ostrom, eds., Seeing the Forest and
the Trees: Human-Environment
Interactions in Forest Ecosystem ,
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp 81-
104; Assessing the Impact of
Celaque National Park on Forest
Fragmentation in Western Honduras,
(with H. Nagendra, L.A., Carlson,
and C. Tucker). Applied Geography,
forthcoming; Modeling Spatially and
Temporally Complex Land-Cover
Change: The Case of Western
Honduras, (with D. Monroe and C.
Tucker). Professional Geographer,

NJ. Richard Stepp (Latin American
Studies and Anthropology).
Advances in Ethno-biological Field
Methods. Field Methods, forthcom-

EMark Thurner (History). Sebastian
Lorente: Escritos fundacionales de
historic peruana. Lima: Fondo
Editorial de la Universidad Nacional
Mayor de San Marcos.

EManuel A. Vasquez (Religion).
Competitive Spirits: Latin America's
New Religious Economy, (with R.
Andrew Chesnut). Journal of the
American Academy of Religion
73(2): 524-528; Immigrant Faiths:
Transforming Religious Life in
America (co-edited with Karen I.
Leonard, Alex Stepick, and Jennifer
Holdaway). Lanham, MD: AltaMira

EManuel A. Vasquez (Religion) and
Philip J. Williams (Political
Science). The Power of Religious
Identities in the Americas. Latin
American Perspectives 32 (1): 5-26.
Issue co-editors.

EMenno Vellinga (Latin American
Studies). In Defense of Stateness:
Latin American Development in
Comparative Perspective. In Paul
VanLindert, ed., Challenges in
International Development, forthcom-

EPeter Waylen (Geography). The
Coincidence of Daily Rainfall Events
in Liberia, Costa Rica and Tropical
Cyclones in the Caribbean Basin
(with M.J. Harrison). International
Journal of Climatology, forthcoming;
Climate of Northwestern South
America and the Southern Isthmus
(with G. Poveda and R. Pulwarty).
Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology,
Paleoecology, forthcoming; Seasonal
and Spatial Patterns of Erosivity in a
Tropical Watershed of the Colombian
Andes (with N. Hoyos and A.
Jaramillo). Journal of Hydrology,

mNorris H. Williams (Florida
Museum of Natural History).
Phragmipedium kovachii: Molecular
Systematics of a New World Orchid.
(with M. Damian Loayza and W M.

Whitten). Orchids 74: 132-137.

mCharles H. Wood (Latin American
Studies and Sociology). Rethinking
Development in Latin America (edit-
ed with Bryan Roberts). University
Park: Pennsylvania State Press.

EDaniel J. Zarin (Forest Resources
& Conservation). Madeiras nobres
em perigo (with M. Schulze, E. Vidal,
J. Gorgan and J. Zweede). Ciencia
Hoje 36: 66-69.

EDaniel J. Zarin, Janaki R.R.
Alavalapati (Forest Resources &
Conservation), Francis E. Putz
(Botany) and Marianne Schmink
(Latin American Studies). Working
Forests in the Neotropics:
Conservation through Sustainable
Management, NY: Columbia
University Press.

mBarbara K. Zsembik (Sociology).
Ethnic Variation in Health and the
Determinants of Health among
Latinos (with Dana Fennell). Social
Science & Medicine. 61(1): 53-63;
Latinos, Families and Health. In D.R.
and E.S. Marshall, eds., Handbook
of Families and Health:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Publications, pp. 40-61.

14~~~~~ TH -AIAERCN

Tropical Conservation AWARD

& Developm ent..........

The Tropical Conservion anad appliedd research in cc:lla.:b:ratlon ith met Chico u efdes in Acre in 1'7
Deei:,opment Frograi (TCD) local institutions and researchers appro' im, latelyy ;i e tear before his
rec:er-ed an Honorable Mention in the i-Liut half ,:f TCD s 240 alumni death Upon notflltIation of the
Science and Tec i:olo:gy categJr', :,f completed rese.r:nh projects o:,n the a...ard S :nmink sta,. d, "On behalf :of
the 2005 Chico M.ienaes Amazon and the program is credited T: CD's n,' 'nerful grulu of committed
En-ironmental ~ lard from the i. th having fo:stered one of the and talented gradu..at students,
Brazilian Minislt' of the Enircrnment largest concentrations of research on facLltU and visitingg s~.holars I vish to
The prize recognizes the *, ork of minj -mazona off an', academic institution e'press our gratitLidel nd hLmility at
iLduals and organizations that are in the ,,orl ha.. ng been assOicitle ,,.th this
committed to thil preservation and The Chi,:, Mendes prize .and ,, it Chi.:,i name as eill
sLustainable use f natLiral reso-urc es En.ironmental .-,,ard ,,as created in as ,,th all the othne wonderful people
in the Brazilian -mazon 2002 in mem.or,, of Franc:is:,: iChi.::i ..h hae receie-edlhe awards "
The TCD Program housed at Al..es Mendes Filho the nell-kno:n The 2005 Cio Mendes Award
LIF s Center for Latrin merican leader of the rulter tapper mo,.ement re:el.ed 68 nominations the highest
StuLies was established" in the 19:s in the ..estern .-.mazonian state of number e,-er ,ateled, and a,,ards
to train gradLuate studentsii r careers re Brazil vere gil;en inil sri: categories
related to tropical conser,,aIi'6ci, and The TCD Program is directed by Inli..lida1 fLeadership, Communit,,
development Since 1988. the """,,,,,i,,,,Dr Marianne Schmink IIF Pr:fress:r .. oci:ations. IJon-Government
program has pr:r.o.ided fello..ships to of "a ltiwaiiit lSl* ........ Organizations, Sust.an.able Eusiness
145 LIF graduate students from 27 Anthropolog\ Schmink has carried Science and Te:hnolog, and .-r and
.ouLntries TCD encouArages its out research on the Brazilian ,mazon Culture
studen-ts to carr,' out prolem-tased, region since the mid-1970s She first



Center's Annual Conference Hosts

Historic 50th Meeting of SALALM

From April 15 20, 2005
Sthe UF Center for Latin
American Studies co-hosted (from left) Carmen Diana Deere (UF), Nicolas Shumway
(with the UF Libraries) the (UT), Lars Schoultz (UNC) Helen Safa (UF).
50th SALALM Annual Meeting (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin
American Library Materials). Approximately 300 librarians, book-
sellers and academics participated, representing 21 different
L n countries spanning Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, as
well as some 30 states in the U.S. This marked the third occasion
that SALALM has met at UF. The initial SALALM was organized by
Conference participants interact with book vendors UF in 1956, and in 1977 it was also held in Gainesville.
while attending the conference.
SALALM conferences allow Latin American Studies librarians
an opportunity to meet with colleagues in order to coordinate
projects of shared importance, such as microfilming, digitization,
and collaborative collection development. It provides an opportunity
for librarians to meet with book vendors from the Latin American
Publishing markets, and also showcases new information
i I I technology. Panels of scholarly content focused on a range of
I topics, from censorship to women's issues. Several receptions
'llps celebrated SALALM's 50th anniversary, with festivities at the UF
Si Harn Museum of Art, and the Special Collections Department of the
(from left) Richard Phillips, UF Libraries; Andres UF Libraries, featuring music and exhibits of Caribbean art, rare
Avellaneda, Romance Languages & Literatures. books, and manuscripts.

Contributed by Richard Phillips, Associate University Librarian.

54th Annual Center Conference: "Alternative Visions of Development: The
Rural Social Movements in Latin America" February 23 25, 2006

The rural social movements in Latin America have emerged as among the strongest critics of neoliberalism
as well as the best organized. They are trying to articulate new visions of development along the line that
"Another World is Possible." This conference, to take place February 23-25 in the Reitz Union Auditorium, will
focus on these alternative visions that are emerging from peasant, landless, indigenous, women's, environmen-
tal and fair trade movements. The conference will also seek to provide an informed analysis of the significance
and future of these movements, providing a unique opportunity for exchange among activists, academics and
Keynote speakers include Luis Macas, President of CONAIE (Confederaci6n de Nacionalidades Indigenas
del Ecuador), Daniel Correa of MST Brazil's National Coordination (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra),
and Leonida Zurita, Executive Secretary of COCAMTROP (Coordinaci6n Campesina de Mujeres del Tr6pico),
and former President of the Federaci6n de Mujeres Campesinas de Bolivia "Bartolina Sisa." To register for this
conference, please visit our website at www.latam.ufl.edu and click on "2006 Annual Conference". Registration
is free, but required.

1 TH

2005 Field Research Grant Recipients

The following students at the University of Florida were awarded funding from the Center for Latin American Studies and the
Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program to conduct field research in the summer of 2005.

Sara Acosta (MA) Center for Latin American Studies. A
Revolution within a Revolution? Cuban Gender Ideologies
and the Crisis of the 1990s.

Judith Anderson (PhD) Department of Anthropology. Life
Histories of Afro-Brazilians in Buenos Aires.

Simone Athayde (PhD) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. The Forests Made by the Ancestors: Historical
Ecology and Indigenous Agroforestry Management in the
Brazilian Amazon.

Ethan Cole (MA) Department of Anthropology. Aesthetic
Analyses and Archaeological Excavations: An
Interdisciplinary Investigation of Moche Stirrup Spout

Britt Coles (PhD) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. How Are Some Members More Equal than
Others in Community Wildlife Management's Distributional
Equity in Botswana?

Jamie Cotta (MS) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. Comparative Study of Regeneration of Brazil
Nut (Bertholletia Excelsa) in Mature and Secondary Brazilian
Amazonian Forests.

Amy Cox (PhD) Department of Anthropology. Chopping
Jungle Under the Blue Banner: Andean Exploration and the
Creation of Machu Picchu.

Brian Daley (PhD) School of Forest Resources and
Conservation. Caribbean Dry Forest Restoration, U.S. Virgin

Aren Del Vecchio (MA) Department of Anthropology. Blood
Across Borders: Folk Illnesses in the Haitian Diaspora.

Santiago Espinosa (PhD) Department of Wildlife Ecology
and Conservation. Understanding Andean Bears' Feeding
Behavior: A Landscape Ecology Approach.

Meredith Evans (PhD) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. Environmental and Socioeconomic Correlates
of Carnivore Movement and Distribution in Laikipia District,

Jack Forbes (PhD) School of Music. The Guatemala
Marimba Orquesta: Exploratory Research.

Ava Lasseter (MA) Department of Anthropology. Local
Resource Management of Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio)
and Lobster (Panulirus argus) in San Felipe, Yucatan,

Michelle LeFebvre (PhD) Department of Anthropology.
Preliminary Zooarcheological Analysis of Prehistoric Human-
Environment Relationships on Carriacou and Petite
Martinique, West Indies.

Martin Maldonado (PhD) Department of Political Science.
The New Politics of Poverty in Argentina.

Meghan McGinty (MS) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. Attitudes, Self-Efficacy and Socio-Economic
Factors in Farmers' Intentions to Adopt and Maintain
Complex Agroforestry in the Atlantic Rainforest.

Katie Painter (MS) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. Evaluating the Success of Forest Conservation
Efforts by Smallholder Cacao Producers in Southern Bahia,

Luis Ramos (PhD) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor: Effect
of Communication Processes on Public Perceptions and
Policies of Natural Areas.

Pio Saqui (PhD) Department of Anthropology. Determining
the Factors for the Persistence of Traditional Ecological
Knowledge Among Maya Communities in Belize, Central

Geraldo Silva (PhD) Department of Geography. In situ
Management and Conservation of Agrobiodiversity Among
the Yudja and Kaiabi Peoples of the Xingu Park in the
Brazilian Amazon.

Brian Spiesman (MS). Department of Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation.The Influence of Landscape and Plant
Community Structure on Hymenoptera Diversity in the
Northern Karstic Region of Puerto Rico.

Luis Symanski (PhD) Department of Anthropology. Building
a Slave Identity in the Intersection Between Class and
Ethnicity: The Case of the Plantations of the Manso River,

Asako Takimoto (PhD) School of Forest Resources and
Conservation. Carbon Sequestration Potential of West
African Sahel Agroforestry Systems: An Assessment of the
Biological and Socioeconomic Feasibility.

Joanna Tucker (PhD) School of Natural Resources &
Environment. Ecology of Native Oil-Producing Palms:
Implications for Biodiesel Production in Brazilian Amazonia.

FAL 2001


2005 Foreign Language and Area Studies

Fellowship Recipients

The following UF students received US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
from the Center for Latin American Studies.

Megan Barolet-Fogarty (MA) Latin American
Studies. Academic Year FLAS for Portuguese.

Matthew Barton ([lA) History. Summer FLAS for

Torisejv Binitie (ID) Mvedicine. Summer FLAS for
Haitian Creole.

Edward Johnson (MlBA) Center for Latin American
Studies/School of Business. Academic Year FLAS
for Portuguese.

Tess Kulstad (PhD) Department of Anthropology.
Academic Year FLAS for Haitian Creole.

Rosa-Maria Castaheda (PhD) Department of
Romance Languages & Literatures. Summer FLAS
for Portuguese.

Brad Lange (PhD) Department of History. Summer
FLAS for Portuguese.

Alexander MacPherson (PhD) School of Forest
Resource & Conservation. Summer FLAS for

Billy Shields (MlA) Center for Latin American
Studies. Summer & Academic Year FLAS for

UF Latin American Studies

Alumni Board Formed

The founding meeting of the UF Latin American
Studies Alumni Board was held at the Center for Latin
American Studies on October 28, 2005. Eight
MALAS graduates, mostly from the Gainesville area,
came together to discuss the mission of an alumni
board and its potential objectives.
The idea of forming an alumni board was broached
in the December 2004 survey sent out by the Center
to over 300 MALAS program graduates. Fifty gradu-
ates responded to the survey, with over half indicating
their interest in participating in an alumni board.
Those present at the founding meeting adopted the
following mission statement: "To cultivate stronger
relationships between Latinamericanist alumni and the
Center, enhance the quantity and quality of the
Center's academic programs, build the prestige of the
Center both nationally and internationally; and acquire
sufficient resources to achieve those ends."
The main points of discussion and other important
decisions taken at the meeting were as follows:
1. The Alumni Board should be open to all UF

Latinamericanist graduates, whether they completed
the MALAS degree or an MA/MS or Ph.D. in a
department with a concentration, thesis or dissertation
on a Latin American topic.
2. There is a need to increase internship
opportunities for Latin Americanist graduate students,
particularly MALAS students. Alumni can play a
useful role in advising the Center of such
opportunities, as well as in mentoring students in their
own work places. A constraint on graduate students
being able to take advantage of such opportunities,
which are often unpaid, is the lack of travel funds.
3. The Alumni Board targeted the creation of a UF
LAS Alumni Graduate Travel Fund as one of its first
activities. The fund would provide travel grants for
students to participate in internships and/or to present
papers at professional conferences.
4. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Latin
American Studies at UF. A celebratory event is
scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2006, honoring
(Continued on next page)

FAL 2001

2005 Foreign Language and Area Studies

Fellowship Recipients

The following UF students received US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
from the Center for Latin American Studies.

Megan Barolet-Fogarty (MA) Latin American
Studies. Academic Year FLAS for Portuguese.

Matthew Barton ([lA) History. Summer FLAS for

Torisejv Binitie (ID) Mvedicine. Summer FLAS for
Haitian Creole.

Edward Johnson (MlBA) Center for Latin American
Studies/School of Business. Academic Year FLAS
for Portuguese.

Tess Kulstad (PhD) Department of Anthropology.
Academic Year FLAS for Haitian Creole.

Rosa-Maria Castaheda (PhD) Department of
Romance Languages & Literatures. Summer FLAS
for Portuguese.

Brad Lange (PhD) Department of History. Summer
FLAS for Portuguese.

Alexander MacPherson (PhD) School of Forest
Resource & Conservation. Summer FLAS for

Billy Shields (MlA) Center for Latin American
Studies. Summer & Academic Year FLAS for

UF Latin American Studies

Alumni Board Formed

The founding meeting of the UF Latin American
Studies Alumni Board was held at the Center for Latin
American Studies on October 28, 2005. Eight
MALAS graduates, mostly from the Gainesville area,
came together to discuss the mission of an alumni
board and its potential objectives.
The idea of forming an alumni board was broached
in the December 2004 survey sent out by the Center
to over 300 MALAS program graduates. Fifty gradu-
ates responded to the survey, with over half indicating
their interest in participating in an alumni board.
Those present at the founding meeting adopted the
following mission statement: "To cultivate stronger
relationships between Latinamericanist alumni and the
Center, enhance the quantity and quality of the
Center's academic programs, build the prestige of the
Center both nationally and internationally; and acquire
sufficient resources to achieve those ends."
The main points of discussion and other important
decisions taken at the meeting were as follows:
1. The Alumni Board should be open to all UF

Latinamericanist graduates, whether they completed
the MALAS degree or an MA/MS or Ph.D. in a
department with a concentration, thesis or dissertation
on a Latin American topic.
2. There is a need to increase internship
opportunities for Latin Americanist graduate students,
particularly MALAS students. Alumni can play a
useful role in advising the Center of such
opportunities, as well as in mentoring students in their
own work places. A constraint on graduate students
being able to take advantage of such opportunities,
which are often unpaid, is the lack of travel funds.
3. The Alumni Board targeted the creation of a UF
LAS Alumni Graduate Travel Fund as one of its first
activities. The fund would provide travel grants for
students to participate in internships and/or to present
papers at professional conferences.
4. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Latin
American Studies at UF. A celebratory event is
scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2006, honoring
(Continued on next page)

FAL 2001

Alumni Board (continued)

UF's Latinamericanist Emeriti faculty. The Alumni Board
will send out letters to those Latinamericanist alums for
whom addresses are available urging them to attend the
75th anniversary event as well as the next board meeting,
scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2006.
5. The Alumni Board is looking for additional
Latinamericanist alumni especially those who graduated
between the 1950s and the 1980s to join the board and
offer their insight and expertise. The Center will be
exploring mechanisms for board meetings to take place
through virtual participation. Please contact any of the
Alumni Board Members below or the Center at
parkerpd@latam.ufl.edu if you would like to join.
6. The Alumni Board will work with the Center to
develop a comprehensive Directory of UF
Latinamericanist alumni. If you have not already filled out
the alumni survey, please do so.

UF LAS Alumni Board Members

Kirsten Anderson (MALAS/J.D., 2005). Immigration
lawyer in Gainesville, FL.

Joan Flocks (UF J.D., 1991; MALAS, 1998). Director
Social Policy Division, Center for Governmental
Responsibility, UF Levin College of Law.

Kevin Grogan (MALAS, 2004). Senior Project Director,
Cultural Access Group, Gainesville, FL.

Ana Liberato (UF Ph.D., Sociology, 2005; MALAS,
2001). Visiting Assistant Professor and Undergraduate
Coordinator, UF Center for Women's Studies and Gender

Paul Losch (MALAS, 2002). Bibliographer at UF Latin
American Collection.

Curtis Morris (MALAS, 1974). Defense Consulting &
Political-Military Affairs, CollarborX, Inc., Washington, D.C

Herrick A. Smith (MALAS, 1997). Social Studies Chair,
Nease High School, St. Augustine, FL.

Menno Vellinga (Ph.D. Sociology, 1975). Visiting Senior
Lecturer and former Bacardi Eminent Scholar, UF Center
for Latin American Studies.



Kirsten Anderson (MALAS/JD, 2005).
Member of the Florida Bar and immigration
attorney in Gainesville, FL.

Christine Archer Engels (MALAS, 2002).
Outreach/Evaluation Specialist for the
American Museum of Natural History's
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation,

Norman E. Breuer (MALAS, 2000). Post-
doctoral Associate, Crop Modeling Systems,

Liliana Campos Dudley (MALAS, 1987).
Program manager and grants writer,
Rockville, MD.

Jennifer Davies (MALAS, 2003). Large
Animal Vet. Technician Research Assistant
in Pathobiology, UF.

Norrie Ersoff Horak (MALAS, 1996).
Owner of a small business called
Playball. Atlanta, GA.

Frederick Gilsdorf (MALAS, 1975).
Semi- retired, Savannah, GA.

Victoria G6mez de la Torre (MALAS,
2004). Program Corrdinator, Center for
Latin American Studies, UF.

Damon Kearney (MALAS, 1996).
Senior Business Systems Analyst, Long
Beach, CA.

Brandon Knox (MALAS, 2001).
Graduated from the MBA program at
UF in April, 2005.

Ana Liberato (MALAS, 2001). Visiting
Professor at the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research, UF.

Rhina Lopez Bonilla (MALAS, 2002).
Consultant for Guilford County Schools,
Spanish interpreter/translator in the ESL
Department, NC.

Nancy Maass Kinnally (MALAS,
1991). Director of Public Information for
the College of Medicine at FSU,
Tallahassee, FL.

Jennifer Pritchett (MALAS, 1988).
Sailing instructor, Melrose, FL.

Glenn T. Ramsey (MALAS, 1980).
Imagery Analyst for the National
Geospacial-lntelligence Agency (NGA),
Bethesda, MD.

Milton O. Rodriguez (MALAS, 1998).
Substitute teacher after retiring from
the U.S. Army.

Larissa Ruiz Bala (MALAS, 1996).
Assistant Director of Graduate
Admissions, Lynn University, Boca
Raton, FL.

Michele Thompson (Eck) (MALAS,
1996). Special Agent, Office of the
Inspector for the General Social
Security Administration.

William Torre Worley (MALAS, 2001).
Director of the Teaching Department at
the Western Hemisphere Institute for
Security Cooperation, Ft. Benning, GA.

Stephanie Weinstein (MALAS, 2000).
Conservation Planner, British



We rely on contributions from our friends and alumni to support certain special activities such as student travel to
conferences and seed support for larger fund-raising efforts.

If you would like to make a donation to the Center, please fill out the form below.

My gift is to benefit:
OThe Latin American Studies Fund (011147)
OLAS Alumni Graduate Student Travel Fund (012521)

Gift Amount:
O$500 O$250 O$100 O$50 0$
Remember to enclose your company's MATCHING
GIFT FORM! It can double or triple your gift!

Please return to:
University of Florida Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604-2425

Method of payment: ABZF
O Check Enclosed (Make check payable to: UF Foundation,
Credit Card O Discover O VISA O Master
Card Card Number:
Expiration Date (MM/YY):
Name as it appears on the card:
Home Phone:
E-mail address:
Credit Card billing address (if different from one at left):


!Hola! I am Janet Bente
Romero, the new Associate
Director of Development for the
University of Florida Center for
Latin American Studies.
I am a UF alum (1983) and
returning to UF has been a thrill
similar to my first semester. While
so much has changed in the past 20 years, the
distinguished faculty and programs of the Center for Latin
American Studies continue to be among the great
strengths of the University of Florida. I am honored to
serve the Center, under which I took considerable course
work while studying at UF.
As the Center's development officer, I will be working
with the Director, faculty, staff, alumni, and current
students to explore and cultivate all resources that will
further the mission of the Center and its short and long
term goals. I look forward to meeting you and other
Latinamericanists who can advance our fundraising efforts
in any fashion.
If you have questions or comments to share, please
contact me via email at jromero@uff.ufl.edu or via
telephone at 352-392-9418.

FAL 2002

Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530

The Center for Latin American Studies
would love to hear from its alumni.

If you have not already done so, please
complete our Alumni Survey. The survey can be
downloaded and printed from:

http://www. latam.ufl.edu/news/newsnotes.html

Non-Profit Org.
Permit No. 94
Gainesville FL

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs