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University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies I Volume 41, Number 2 I Fall 2010

Concert Raises Funds for Haitian Libraries

In late October, the Center for Latin American Studies sponsored
the Hand in Hand Concert to benefit the Protecting Haitian
Patrimony Initiative (PHPI). Local and international guest artists
performed dance and music from the African diaspora in Latin
America and the Caribbean. Performances ranged from capoeira and
Haitian folk dance to drumming and popular music. The concert raised
$2,150 for PHPI, which works to restore Haitian libraries and archives
damaged or destroyed in the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
The benefits of the Hand in Hand Concert extended far beyond the
monetary proceeds for the PHPI. A series of outreach activities took
place in the week preceding the concert, allowing for meaningful
interaction among the artists and members of the UF and Gainesville

communities. Guest artist Elizabeth
Chin contributed greatly to this
Chin, Professor of uiili 'i.l.'.. in
the Department of Critical Theory
and Social Justice at Occidental
College in Los Angeles has studied,
taught, and performed Haitian
folklore for over 20 years, both in the
U.S. and Haiti. Her teachers include
Jean Leon Destine (founder of Haiti's
national ballet), Emerante de Pradines
Morse, Mona Amira, Florencia Pierre,
Elle Johnson, and Katherine Dunham.
She spent a week in Gainesville
engaged in a variety of activities. She
taught a Haitian dance workshop at

A ijuest artist tlizabetln Lnin (DacK row
staff who performed Haitian dance in the

UF, produced two of the Haitian dance performances showcased in the
concert, and led in a K-12 outreach workshop. She also gave a lecture
on "Katherine Dunham and the u i i . .. .. L -, of Dance," co-sponsored
by the UF Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research and the
African American Studies Program.
Chin was joined at UF by Anindo Marshall, director of the Marshall
Dance Company in Los Angeles, and one of less than 20 certified
Dunham Technique instructors in the world. Anindo is also an
accomplished drummer and vocalist. Marshall and Chin conducted a
Haitian folk dance and percussion demonstration at Duval Elementary
School in northeast Gainesville. Fourth- and fifth-grade students from
Duval's Fine Arts Academy learned about the origins of the dances and
had the opportunity to dance "Djoumba" with Chin.

A Brazilian dance workshop, taught by Leandro Silva at Gainesville's
Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange, also took place during the week
preceding the concert. The workshop focused on Silva's own unique
blend of contemporary modern dance, capoeira, and Afro-Brazilian
MALAS student Eshe Lewis helped organize the Hand in Hand
Concert. She also performed in two of the Haitian dance pieces and
sang an Afro-Peruvian song. Lewis stated, "Taking part in Hand in
Hand was a wonderful experience. Helping to put together and
perform in the concert was a meaningful way for me to show my
support for Haiti and contribute to the restoration and preservation of
libraries and important collections, and to get to know other artists
and UF students. I really enjoyed
myself and this opportunity to learn
3 about and share my knowledge of
Afro-diasporic culture.'
The Center will use video footage
from the events, along with
interviews with the artists, to produce
a short film on the diaspora in dance
in Haiti and Brazil to accompany
other Center K-12 outreach materials
on Afro-Latin America.
S Aimee Green, the Center's Program
Coordinator, was the driving force
behind the week-long series of
right) with UF students and activities. Many thanks to Aimee for
e Hand to Hand Concert. her hard work in producing the
events, which were attended by some 450 people!
The goals of PHPI are to: a) encourage communication across
institutions working to assist Haiti's libraries; b) coordinate technical
and in-kind assistance for Haiti's libraries; and c) raise dollars to
support specific collection/archival recovery and preservation projects
in Haiti. The program works with four collections in Port-au-Prince.
For more information or to make a contribution to PHPI, please visit
The Hand in Hand Concert was co-sponsored by the Brazilian
Cultural Arts Exchange, the Black Graduate Student Organization, the
African American Studies Program, the Center for African Studies,
George A. Smathers Libraries, the School of Theatre and Dance,
S-Connection LLC, Gators United for Haiti, and Studio Percussion.

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p6 Faculty News
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p 18 Alumni News
& Notes



Dr. Philip Williams

We began the fall semester with the exciting news that the Center's proposal for
funding under the Department of Education's Title VI National Resource Center (NRC)
program was approved, along with our proposal for Foreign Language and Area
Studies (FLAS) fellowships. The nearly $1.8 million in funding will be used over the
next four years to enhance university curriculum in Latin American and Caribbean
languages and cultures. This yearthe competition was particularly fierce, with
several highly regarded centers losing their Title VI funding. The Center for Latin
American Studies is one of the few centers in the country that has continuously
received Title VI funding since 1963. The process of putting together a successful
Title VI proposal is very labor-intensive and depends on the support and

collaboration of numerous individuals, especially our Center-based faculty and staff
and our numerous affiliate faculty across campus. I'm grateful to all involved forthis herculean team effort!
Despite economic retrenchment at public universities across the country, Latin American Studies is
thriving at the University of Florida. The Center boasts over 150 area and language specialists who last year
offered over 300 different Latin American and Caribbean area studies and language courses with a total
enrollment of nearly 17,000. UF offers robust instruction in Spanish and is a leader in Portuguese and Haitian
Creole instruction. The Center offers diverse, high quality undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree
programs and an extensive array of student research and study abroad opportunities. UF recently approved a
Latin American Studies major administered through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Center has also launched a new MA program in Sustainable Development
Practice (MDP) together with the Title VI-supported UF Center for African Studies. UF has active research
and education collaborations in 21 countries in the region, the majority in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
These include recent agreements with FLACSO-Ecuador, Universidad de Costa Rica, Pontificia Universidad
Cat6lica del Per6, and the Fundagao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). UF also boasts one of the oldest and largest LAS
library collections in the U.S., including the largest collection of Caribbean materials held anywhere in the
world. The collection includes over 500,000 books and 1,200 periodicals. The Center has an exceptionally
innovative and nationally-recognized outreach program. In 2008-09, over 120 outreach events were held with
nearly 15,000 participants.
These combined resources allow the Center to have a major impact at UF and beyond. The Center's
objectives for the new Title VI grant include: 1) strengthening our undergraduate and graduate degree
programs through new study abroad opportunities, our new Master's in Sustainable Development Practice
(MDP), and graduate placement efforts; 2) expanding language and discipline coverage by providing faculty
with course development grants for new area studies and language courses; 3) strengthening and expanding
interdisciplinary collaboration through new interdisciplinary faculty working groups, and increased
collaboration with the Fundagao Getulio Vargas and the University of Havana; 4) improving access to UF's
Latin American library holdings through digitization initiatives and our library travel grants program; and 5)
improving the scope and access of our outreach programs through an annual summer teacher training
institute, expanded curriculum materials available online, and a bi-annual panel for state legislators and
On March 24-26, 2010 the Center's 60th annual conference in Gainesville will celebrate 80 years of Latin
American Studies at UF. I invite alumni, current and former faculty, students, and others who have been
affiliated with the Center to join us for this gala celebration as we lookto the future to build on this rich
legacy (see page 3).


Volume 41, Number 2
Fall 2010

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

2010-11 Faculty Advisory Council
Philip Williams (LAS/Political Science),
Tom Ankersen (Center for Governmental
Richmond Brown (LAS)
Hannah Covert (LAS)
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi (Art & Art History)
Joseli Macedo (Urban & Regional Planning)
Ana Margheritis (LAS/Political Science)
Andy Naranjo (Finance)
Charles Perrone (Spanish & Portuguese
Richard Phillips (UF Libraries)
Katie Sieving (WEC)
Charles Wood (LAS)

Editor: Hannah Covert, LAS
Graphic Designer: Susan Duser

3 60th Annual Conference

4 Lectures on Mexican History & Politics

5 Fall Colloquium Series

6 Faculty News &F Publications

10 Faculty Books

11 LASA 2010 International Congress

12 Outreach News

14 Student News

16 Student Field Research Grants

17 Alumni Profile, Losch & Phillips

18 Alumni News
19 Donors

UF Latin American Studies



MARCH 24 26, 2011

Register Now!

2011 will mark 80 years since UF President John J.
Tigert created the first program in the U.S. to focus on
U.S.-Latin American relations, the Institute for Inter-
American Affairs predecessor of the UF Center
for Latin American Studies. Next year will also be the
Center's 60th annual conference, a fitting occasion
to assess the contributions by faculty, students, and
alumni to the field of Latin American Studies and
Latin American development. The objective of the
2011 conference is to envision how the Center can
move forward in the 21st century while building on its
rich legacy.
We invite alumni, current and former faculty,
students, and others who have been affiliated with
the UF Center for Latin American Studies to join
us for this celebration of achievements and moment
of reflection. The conference will include symposia
on Latin American Business and Latin American
History; panels recognizing influential former faculty,
Center Directors, and alumni; sessions focusing on
substantive topics such as the history of UF research
on the Caribbean, Andean region, and Latin American
immigrant communities in Florida; and a Latin
American career workshop for students. A series of
ongoing activities is planned and will include artifact
and architecture exhibits, photography and fine
arts exhibits, documentary screenings, and student
research posters. A Gala Reception, sponsored by the
Latin American Studies Center Alumni Board, will be
an opportunity for conference attendees to reconnect
with old friends and network with new ones.

of [I[11 [RIl( N studies

Ways to Get Involved

A Donate items for the silent auction fundraiser to be
held during the Gala Reception. Items can include
Latin American handicrafts, art, books authored
by alumni or faculty, or other material with a
Latin American theme. Contact LAS Program
Coordinator Aimee Green (MALAS 2009) at
agreen@latam.ufl.edu to make arrangements.

A Check the conference webpage, http://www.
latam.ufl.edu/News/conference.stm, for links
to the program, local arrangements, and other

A Contact your former UF LAS classmates and
colleagues to let them know about the conference.

Conference Co-Chairs

Carmen Diana Deere: deere@ufl.edu
Professor, UF Center for Latin American Studies

Joan Flocks (MALAS 1988, JD 1991): flocks@law.ufl.edu
Chair of Program Committee, LAS Alumni Board

FL 2010


Lectures on Mexican History and Politics

Mexican politics and history with support from its Title VI > c 7
National Resource Center grant. Kenneth Greene, Associate aI \ .*Hrminl
Professor of Political Science at University of Texas-Austin,
spoke about, "Reciprocity in Clientelist Exchanges: Evidence s"
from Mexico." His presentation was co-sponsored with the
Department of Political Science. ,. 11 Buchenau, Professor and NORTH
Chair of the History Department at the University of North OCEAN
Carolina-Charlotte, closed the Center's Fall 2010 ( .-ll.-jimii
Series with a presentation entitled, "The Last Caudillo: Alvaro am
Obreg6n and the Mexican Revolution."

Reciprocity in Clientelist Exchanges
In clientelist exchanges, there is an implied idea that
political brokers monitor voters' compliance. Greene, however, explained
that this is not typically the situation. Greene and his collaborator,
Chappell Lawson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have
built a theory of clientelism using the norm of reciprocity. A voter's sense
of obligation becomes the primary means of compliance, thereby
relegating monitoring to an unnecessary practice. Greene explained that
when the voter feels a sense of obligation to vote according to the
political party that awarded the voter a gift or bribe before the elections,
the clientelistic exchange is self-reinforcing. While reciprocity has been
well described in ethnographies, Greene and Lawson extended research
on the topic by examining experiments from different countries, survey
data, and preliminary results of the Mexico Clientelism Survey, a survey
Greene conducted in Mexico City in 2009 and 2010.
Using split-sample experiments, Greene has found evidence
supporting that voters' sense of obligation after receiving a bribe weighs
in their decision to vote for the political broker. Respondents' feeling of
obligation increased commensurate with the value of the bribe, which
ranged from as low as fifty pesos (about US$4) to as high as paying for a
child's doctor visit. Greene's research offers an explanation of how
clientelism might work at the micro-level and why it continues to persist
despite lack of monitoring. Further analysis of the survey data and
fieldwork are required. The lecture was well-attended by both students
and faculty. Professors expressed interest in Greene's use of the norm of
reciprocity and the study's implications for social capital building in

The Last Caudillo
Buchenau reflected on General Alvaro Obreg6n's influence on
Mexico's political landscape before and after the Mexican Revolution
(1910-20). He explained that Obreg6n, a little known figure, deserves a
place among the Revolution's heroes. Obreg6n was the most successful
general in Mexican history, commanding the winning faction of the
Revolution. Moreover, he was Mexico's last caudillo, a concept that
Buchenau defined as having three aspects: charisma, patron-client
relationships, and military success. Buchenau's biography of Obreg6n,
The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obreg6n and the Mexican Revolution, will be
published by Wiley-Blackwell in spring 2011.
Buchenau's research on Obreg6n is part of a larger research project on
the Sonoran Dynasty (1920-45), a group of political leaders from the
northern state of Sonora. Within this larger research project, he argues
that the Sonoran Dynasty was not a cohesive group of leaders, but rather
individuals who acted independently of each other. Buchenau's
biography of Obreg6n will join his biography of President Plutarco Elias
Calles (1924-28), Plutarco Elias Calles and the Mexican Revolution
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), and in the future a biography of interim
President Abelardo I. Rodriguez (1932-34). His interest in examining
the Sonoran Dynasty developed after noticing a lack of thorough
research of this period. Therefore, these biographies will add to
understanding the development of the nation-state of Mexico.
-Contributed by Daisy Perez, MALAS Student

4 Lt. Gen. Ken Keen (MALAS 1986), Military Deputy Commander of U.S.
Southern Command, delivered a lecture at UF in September on "The
U.S. Military's Response to the Earthquake in Haiti: Operation Unified
Response and the U.S. Southern Command." LTG Keen served as the
Commander of Joint Task Force Haiti leading the largest U.S. military
operation in support of a foreign natural disaster. He was photographed
after his talk with Center Director Philip Williams.



Sept. 16 Rethinking Latin American
Independence Mark Thurner, Associate
Professor, UF Department of History
Sept. 23 The Tourism Encounter in Latin
America Florence Babb, Professor, UF Center
for Women's Studies and Gender Research
Sept. 30 Beyond Miami: The Cuban
Community of Union City, New Jersey
Yolanda Prieto, Professor Emerita, Ramapo
State College
Oct. 14 The Built Environment of Bogota,
Colombia: Problems of Formal Housing
Andr6s Blanco, Assistant Professor, UF
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Oct. 21 Central American Maras: From
Youth Street Gangs to Transnational
Protection Rackets Jos6 Miguel Cruz, Visiting
Assistant Professor, Florida International
Oct. 28 Posthumous Transnationalism:
Postmortem Repatriation from the US to
Mexico Adrian Fdlix, Post-Doctoral
Associate, UF Center for Latin American
Nov. 18 The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregon
and the Mexican Revolution Jiirgen
Buchenau, Professor, University of North
Carolina, Charlotte

World Music Festival

The fall concert of the UF School of Music's World Music
Ensemble program featured music from Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala,
the Arabic world, and Africa. The audience enjoyed a festive
atmosphere where music and dance provided a link to the emotions
and sentiments associated with these regions. Jacar6 Brasil featured
percussionists, singers and instrumentalists. Marimba Ayin, UF's
marimba ensemble, performed folkloric music of Guatemala. The
performance by Fundamento Rumbero included both rumba and
conga (Cuban carnival music).

A Jacar6 Brasil performs at the World Music Festival.

Wecm ewCne Afiats Stf and Visios

Affiliate Faculty
Richard Kernaghan (Peru)

Environmental and Global Health
Richard Rheinghans (Haiti, Central America)

Lillian Guerra (20th C. Cuba, Puerto Rico)

Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Jason Rothman (Brazil)

Ana Ruiz, Fiscal Assistant

Mishari Garcia Roca (Peru)
ICAA Visiting Fellow
Universidad Nacional Amaz6nica de Madre
de Dios

Marliz G6mez Garcia (Bolivia)
ICAA Visiting Fellow
Universidad Amaz6nica de Pando

Zulema Lehm Ardaya (Bolivia)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Wildlife Conservation Society

Lisandro Soares Vieira (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Universidade Federal do Acre

Andre Torres Baby (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Secretaria de Estado do Meio Ambiente,
Mato Grosso



In Memoriam: David Bushnell

David Bushnell, Professor Emeritus of
History at the University of Florida and a
leading historian of Colombia and Latin
America, died in Gainesville on September 3,
2010. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May
14, 1923. He received his BA from Harvard in
1943, and then worked in the Latin American
Division of the Office of Strategic Studies and
the State Department (1944-46). He received
his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1951. He taught
Latin American history at the University of
Delaware (1949-56) and later worked in the
Office of the Historian of the U.S. Air Force in
New Mexico and Washington, DC (1956-63).
He subsequently served on the NASA
Historical Advisory Program and oversaw an
official history of NASA. As an Air Force
historian he co-authored Space Biology, an
account of the high altitude and other
experiments the Air Force conducted prior to
launching men into space.
Bushnell wrote his first book on Latin
America, very aptly titled A Beginner's Outline
of Latin American Geography while in
elementary school. At the University of
Delaware and then at the University of Florida,
where he taught from 1963 until he retired in
1991, he published seven books on Colombian,
Argentine and Latin American history; most
were also published in Spanish-language
editions. He was the editor of many other
books and published many articles. His last
article, completed just before his death,
"Philatelic Feminism: The Portrayal of Women
on Stamps of Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, and
the United States," combined his historical

interests and his stamp collecting avocation.
From 1986 to 1991, he served as Editor-in-
Chief of the Hispanic American Historical
Review, the leading journal of Latin American
He received many honors, among them
invitations to be Visiting Professor at the
National War College and a Visiting Fellow at
Oxford University. He received medals from
the Northern Department of Santander,
Colombia (Francisco Santander Medal, 1984),
for his study of Francisco de Paulo Santander,
the first Vice-President and second President
of Gran Colombia, and for other works on
Colombian history. The Colombian
government awarded him the Order of San
Carlos (1995) for his many contributions to
Colombian history. The National University of
Colombia awarded him an Honorary Doctorate
posthumously, and produced a television
program about his career.
Bushnell was preceded in death by his wife
Virginia Starkes Bushnell (1917-2009). He is
survived by his sister, Elizabeth Black
(Philadelphia), sons John (Chicago) and Peter
(Gainesville), daughter Catherine Amanti
(Tucson), two granddaughters, a great-
grandson, and a great-granddaughter.
Donations in his honor may be made to the
Give to Colombia Foundation, which provides
grants to numerous social and humanitarian
programs in Colombia. Send a check, payable
to Give to Colombia, with a note indicating the
donation is to honor David Bushnell, to 6705
Red Road, Suite 502, Coral Gables, FL 33143.

A David Bushnell as a student at
Harvard, early 1940s.

Books by David Bushnell

The Santander Regime in Gran Colombia (1954)

Eduardo Santos and the Good Neighbor, 1938-
42 (1967)

The Libertador Sim6n Bolivar: Man and Image

Reform and Reaction in the Platine Provinces,
1810-1952 (1983)

The Emergence of Latin America in the
Nineteenth Century (with Neill Macaulay, 1988)

Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself (1993)

Sim6n Bolivar: Liberation and Disappointment

Faculty News and Publications

E Leslie Anderson (Political Science) delivered
an invited paper on "Citizen Participation in
Local Politics as a Path toward Social Justice"
for the Oxford Round Table Series on Social
Justice at Oxford University in July.

E Florence Babb (Women's Studies & Gender
Research) delivered an invited paper, "Are
Andean Women Still 'Mds Indio'? The
Re-Circulation of Gender and Indigenous
Identities" at the American Anthropological

Association in New Orleans in November. She
presented "Gender and Indigenous Identity in
the Andes" at the Conference of the Society for
Amazonian and Andean Studies at UF in
November and "From Revolutions to Resorts:
The Allure of the Once Forbidden" at a
conference on Tourism and Seductions of
Difference in Lisbon, Portugal in September.
Publications: Che, Chevys, and Hemingway's
Daiquiris: Cuban Tourism in a Time of
Globalization. Bulletin of Latin American

Research, 30(1) 2010; Trading on Culture:
Tourism in Formerly Of-Limits Latin America,
photo essay, 1, in. -1. 4. r News, November

EGrenville Barnes (SRFC) Social Geomatics:
Participatory Forest Mapping to Mediate
Resource Conflict in the Bolivian Amazon
(with P. Cronkleton, M.A. Albornoz, K. Evans
& W de Jong). Human Ecology, 38(1) 2010:


Faculty News and Publications continued
SMark Brenner (Geological Sciences) deliv-
ered an invited paper on "Paleoclimate and
Paleoenvironment of the Maya Lowlands" at
the Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology in St. Louis in April and an invit-
ed lecture on "Una introducci6n a la lim-
nologia con un enfoque sobre los lagos de
Florida" at the Universidad Autonoma de
YucatAn in M6rida, M6xico in November. He
presented "Paleoclima y paleoambiente de las
Tierras Bajas Mayas" at the congress on
Culturas Americanas y Su Ambiente:
Perspectivas Desde la Zooarqueologia,
PaleobotAnica, y Etnobiologia in M6rida,
Mexico in November. Publications: Aquatic
Ecosystems of the YucatAn Peninsula (Mexico),
Belize, and Guatemala (with L. P6rez, R. Bugja,
J. Lorenschat, J. Curtis, P. Hoelsmann, B. Scharf
& A. Schwalb). Hydrobiologia, 661 2011: 407-
433; Non-marine Ostracodes (Crustacea) of
Guatemala (with L. P6rez, J. Lorenschat, B.
Scharf & A. Schwalb). In E. Cano, ed.,
Biodiversidad de Guatemala. Universidad del
Valle de Guatemala, 2010; Post-Columbian
Environmental History of Lago Peten ItzA,
Guatemala (with L. P6rez, R. Bugja, J.
Massaferro, P. Steeb, R. van Geldern, P. Frenzel,
B. Scharf & A. Schwalb). Revista Mexicana de
Ciencias Geol6gicas, 27 2010: 490-507; Extant
Freshwater Ostracodes (Crustacea: Ostracoda)
from Lago Peten ItzA, Guatemala (with L.
Perez, J. Lorenschat, B. Scharf and A. Schwalb).
International Journal of Tropical Biology and
Conservation/Revista de Biologia Tropical, 58(3)
2010:87-895; Late Quaternary
Palaeoenvironment of Northern Guatemala:
Evidence from Deep Drill Cores and Seismic
Stratigraphy of Lake Peten ItzA (with A.D.
Mueller, FS. Anselmetti, D. Ariztegui, J.H.
Curtis, J. Escobar, A. Gilli, D.A. Grzesik, D.A.
Hodell, T.P. Guilderson, S. Kutterolf & M.L.
Plotze). S. i ,*i/. ,1i.*,, 57 2010:1220-1245;
Recovery of the Forest Ecosystem in the
Tropical Lowlands of Northern Guatemala
after Disintegration of Classic Maya Polities
(with A.D. Mueller, G.A. Islebe, F.S. Anselmetti,
D.Ariztegui, D.A. Hodell, I. Hajdas, Y
Hamann, G.H. Haug & D.J. Kennett). Geology,
38 2010:523-526; Distribution, Diversity and
Ecology of Modern Freshwater Ostracodes
(Crustacea), and Hydrochemical
Characteristics of Lago Peten ItzA, Guatemala
(with L. P6rez, J. Lorenschat, R. Bugja, B.
Scharf & A. Schwalb). Journal ofLimnology, 69


2010:146-159; Isotope Measurements of Single
Ostracod Valves and Gastropod Shells for
Climate Reconstruction: Evaluation of Within-
sample Variability and Determination of
Optimum Sample Size (with J. Escobar, J.H.
Curtis, D. A. Hodell & J.A. Holmes). Journal of
P..i.m.mi4. ... ,, 43 2010: 921-938; Cenotes of
the YucatAn Peninsula, M6xico (with R.
Medina-Gonzalez). Lakeline, 30 2010: 54-56;
Geological and Archaeological Implications of
Strontium Isotope Analysis of Exposed
Bedrock in the Chicxulub Crater Basin,
Northwestern YucatAn, Mexico (with A. Gilli,
D.A. Hodell & G.D. Kamenov). Geology, 37
2009: 723-726; Climate Drying and Associated
Forest Decline in the Lowlands of Northern
Guatemala during the Late Holocene (with
A.D. Mueller, G. Islebe, M.B. Hillesheim, D.
Grzesik, FS. Anselmetti, D. Ariztegui, J.H.
Curtis, D.A. Hodell, J.A. McKenzie & K. Venz-
Curtis). Quaternary Research, 71 2010: 133-

ERichmond Brown (LAS) and Hannah Covert
(LAS) received 2011 Faculty Enhancement
Opportunity Awards from the Office of the
Provost. Brown's award will support research in
Guatemalan archives on Central American
independence, while Covert's award will fund a
series of professional development activities
related to international education.

EEmilio Bruna (LAS/WEC) Influence of Post-
clearing Treatment on the Recovery of
Herbaceous Plant Communities in Amazonian
Secondary Forests (with M.B. Nogueira Ribeiro
& W Mantovani). Restoration Ecology, 18(S1)
2010: 50-58; Journals Can Advance Tropical
Biology and Conservation by Requiring Data
Archiving. Biotropica, 42(4) 2010: 399-401;
Population Growth Rates and Perturbation
Analysis of Three Palm Species in Atlantic Rain
Forest Fragments: A Landscape Approach
(with R. de CAssia Portela Quitete & EA. Maes
dos Santos). Biodiversity and Conservation, 19
2010: 2389-2403; Effects of Forest
Fragmentation on Seedling Recruitment of an
Understory Herb: Assessing Seed vs. Safe-site
Limitation (with M. Uriarte, P. Rubim, M.
Anciaes & I. Jonckeeere). Ecology, 91(5) 2010:
1317-1328; Alternative Spatial Sampling in
Studies of Plant Demography: Consequences
for Estimates of Population Growth Rate (with
I. Fiske). Plant Ecology, 207(2) 2010: 213-225;
Altered Resource Availability and the

Population Dynamics of Secondary Forest Tree
Species in the Eastern Amazon (with L.B.
Fortini, D.J. Zarin, S.S. Vasconscelos & I.S.
Miranda). Oecologia, 162(4) 2010: 923-934;
Vegetation Dynamics in the Cerrado: 18 Years
of Ecological Succession at Estagao Ecol6gica
do Panga (Uberlandia, MG) (with E.M.I.
Cruzeiro Moreno Cardoso & H.L Vasconcelos).
Caminhos de GoC' t!'Ia, 10(32) 2010: 254-268.

EDouglas Carter (SFRC) Following the Rules:
Brazilian Logging Concessions under Imperfect
Enforcement and Royalties (with A. J.
Macpherson, M.W Lentini & M.D. Schulz).
Land Economics, 86(3) 2010: 493-513; Sawmill
Efficiency in the Brazilian Amazon: A Data
Envelopment Analysis (with A.J. Macpherson,
M.W Lentini & WN. Baitz). Scientia Forestalis,
37(84) 2009: 415-424.

ECarmen Diana Deere (LAS/FRE) gave a
featured presentation at the Regional
Conference on Women in Latin America and
the Caribbean, UN Economic Commission on
Latin America, in Brasilia in July. She presented
a paper, co-authored with J. Contreras and J.
Twyman (FRE graduate student), entitled
"Property Rights and Women's Accumulation
of Assets over the Life Cycle: Patrimonial
Violence in Ecuador" at the International
Association for Feminist Economics
International Congress in Buenos Aires, and
co-organized an international seminar on The
Gender Asset Gap: Preliminary Findings from
Ecuador, Ghana and India, at FLACSO-
Ecuador in Quito in July. She also presented
"Asset Ownership and 'El Buen Vivir' in
Ecuador: A Gendered Analysis" at the
conference of the Society for Amazonia and
Andean Studies at UF in November. She was a
keynote speaker at the International Congress
of the Latin American Rural Sociology
Association in Recife, Brazil in November.

WKitty Emery (FLMNH) presented "Using
Animal Remains to Reconstruct Landscapes
and Climate of the Ancient Maya World" (with
E. Thornton) at the Meetings of the
International Council of Archaeozoology in
Paris in August and presented "Ritual to
Rubbish: The Maya Zooarchaeological Record
from San Bartolo, Guatemala" (with A. Sharpe
& W Saturno) at the Society for American
Archaeology annual meetings in St. Louis in
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Faculty News and Publications continued from page 7
EDavid Geggus (History) delivered three
invited papers: "Slave Rebellion in the Age of
Revolution" at the Royal Anthropological
Institute in Leiden in June, "The Haitian
Declaration of Independence" at the Colegio de
Mexico in Mexico City in September, and "The
Haitian Revolution in Atlantic Perspective" at a
conference sponsored by the State Department
and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
in November. He was awarded the Waldo W
Neikirk Term Professorship for 2010-11 by the
UF College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and
published several articles in 0. Petre-
Grenouilleau, ed., Dictionnaire des esclavages.
Paris: Larousse, 2010.

ESusan Gillespie (..iili..i....-.'. presented
the paper "Maps as Re-presentations: A Case
Study of Complex A, La Venta, Mexico" at the
Annual Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology in St. Louis in April and delivered
an invited presentation, "Journey's End(?): The
Individual and Collective Travels of the Objects
in La Venta Offering 4," at the Annual Meeting
of the American Anthropological Association
in New Orleans in November. She published a
review of Death and the Classic Maya King, by
J. Fitzsimmons in the Cambridge Archaeological
Journal, 20(2) 2010: 270-721.

MElizabeth Ginway (SPS) 0 P6s-humano na
Fic5ao Cientifica da Terceira Onda. In M.
Simao Branco e C. Silva, eds., Anudrio
Brasileiro de Literatura Fantdstica 2009. Sao
Paulo: Tarja, 2010; Transgendering in Brazilian
Speculative Fiction from Machado de Assis to
the Present. Luso-Brazilian Review, 47(1) 2010:
40-60; Discovering and Re-discovering
Brazilian Science Fiction: An Overview (with
R. de Sousa Causo). Extrapolation, 51(1) 2010:

*Clarence Gravlee (.u.ili ......-. i Cultural
Consonance and Psychological Well-being:
Estimates with Longitudinal Data from an
Amazonian Society (with V. Reyes-Garcia, T.W
McDade, T. Huanca, & S. Tanner). Culture,
Medicine & Psychiatry, 34(1) 2010: 186-203;
Short but Catching Up: Statural Growth
Among Native Amazonian Bolivian Children
(with R. Godoy, C. Nyberg, D.T.A. Eisenberg,
0. Magvanjav, E. Shinner, W R. Leonard, V
Reyes-Garcia, T.W McDade, T. Huanca, & S.
Tanner). American Journal of Human
Biology, 22(3) 2010: 336-347; Cultural

Consonance and Body Morphology: Estimates
with Longitudinal Data from an Amazonian
Society (with V. Reyes-Garcia, T.W McDade,
T. Huanca, W.R. Leonard, & S. Tanner).
American Journal of Physical,,. T 'ini..- -I, ,
143(2) 2010: 167-174.

EFaye Harrison (.u.ili .." ......- & African
American Studies) was awarded a spring 2011
Andrew W Mellon Visiting Fellowship at the
University of Cape Town to enrich the
Department of Social iol!'.i. .1. .. .l research
and teaching environment with her work on
the African Diaspora, social inequality, and
race/gender-cognizant human rights
discourses and practices. She delivered a
keynote lecture on "Building Black Atlantic
Networks and Meshworks as Overlapping Sites
for Knowledge, Justice, Peace, and Human
Rights" at a conference on Rethinking the
Black Atlantic: Are Afrodescendants Still at the
Bottom? at the Institute for the Study of Latin
America and the Caribbean at the University of
South Florida in April. Publications:
Decolonizing, \nin-.. .., Moving Further
toward an, .idli,- ..-1...., for Liberation, Third
Edition. Arlington: American Anthropological
Association, 2010; Women in Jamaica's Urban
Informal Economy. Reprinted in P. Scher, ed.,
Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in
Culture, History, and Representation. Hoboken,
NJ: Wiley/Blackwell Publishing, 2010.

*Ben Hebblethwaite (LLC) presented three
papers: "Haitian Creole and Haitian Studies
among Second Generation University Students"
at the Haitian Studies Association in
Bloomington, IN in November 2009, "Vodou
Songs and Texts in Haitian Creole and English"
at a FLAC lecture at Florida International
University in July, and "Minority Language
School Systems for Majority Language
Speakers: French Second Language and Haitian
Creole First Language Education in Haiti" at
the Atlantic World Literacies Conference in
Greensboro, NC in October. Publications:
Adverb Code Switching among Miami's
Haitian Creole-English Second Generation.
Lifn,.I.ill Language and C..,,.-i .-,. 13(4)
2010: 409-428; I'asymetrie bidirectionnalit6
dans l'alternance codique du creole haitien-
anglais de la 2eme g6ndration a
Miami: 1'influence sociolinguistique de la
syntaxe bilingue. Cahiers de I 'iiri .r. 34(2)
2009: 103-126.

EMike Heckenberger (. u.i!,.'! .. ..-1
Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo (.u.ili.. ....... .and
Nigel Smith (Geography) were featured in a
Washington Post article, "Scientists find
evidence discrediting theory Amazon was
virtually unlivable" on September 5, 2010. The
author of the article visited Oyuela-Caycedo
and Smith at their field site near Iquitos, Peru.

ETace Hedrick (English/Women's Studies)
Memories of the Future: Across the Afro-
Hispanic and U.S. Latino/a and Chicano/a
Americas. H-Net (Latin American)
Humanitiesand Social Sciences Online.
December 2010.

iBruce MacFadden (FLMNH) is Principal
Investigator/Project Director for a NSF-
funded, five-year project, under the
Partnerships in International Research and
Education (PIRE) program, entitled "Ancient
Biodiversity and Global Change in the New
World Tropics: A Once-In-A-Century
Opportunity Along the Panama Canal." The
$3.8 million project will provide funding for
undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral
students to conduct research and educational
activities with collaborators and students from
partner institutions in Panama. Co-PIs include
D. Jones and J. Bloch of the FLMNH, G.
Morgan of the New Mexico Museum of Natural
History, and C. Jaramillo of the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
Publication: Ancient Nursery Area for the
Extinct Giant Shark Megalodon from the
Miocene of Panama (C. Pimiento, D.J. Ehret, &
G. Hubbell). PLoS ONE, 5(5) 2010: e10552

ETerry McCoy (LAS) commented in the
October 19, 2010 edition of the Inter-
American Dialogue's Latin American Advisor
on whether any Latin American economies are
in danger of overheating.

EWinston Nagan (Law) and Jason Taylor
(MALAS) Misappropriation of Shuar
Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Trade Secrets:
A Case Study on Biopiracy in the Amazon.
Journal of Technology Law and Policy, 2010:

EJeffrey Needell (History) presented three
papers: "The Call to Arms: Nabuco's
Radicalized Abolitionism of 1885-1886" at the
conference on Joaquim Nabuco (1849-1910):



Faculty News and Publications continued
Abolitionist, Intellectual, Statesman On the
Centenary of His Death at the Embassy of
Brazil in London and the Institute for the Study
of the Americas at the University of London in
November, "Brazil's Abolitionist Movement:
The Remembered, the Forgotten," presented at
Gilder Lehrman Center's Annual International
Conference, co-sponsored by the Council on
Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale
University in October, and "Politics,
Parliament, and the Penalty of the Lash" at the
Conference Honoring Boris Fausto, Rethinking
Brazilian History, Center for Latin American
Studies at Stanford University in May. He also
presented "The State and Development under
the Brazilian Monarchy: 1822-1889," chapter
draft for the book project Paper Leviathans:
State I-mi, I, in Latin America and Spain,
1810-1930 (eds. M. Centeno & A. Ferraro), at
the project's second international workshop at
the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain in
September. Publications: Nabuco e a batalha
parlamentar pela Abolicgo. In S. Albuquerque,
ed., Joaquim Nabuco e Wisconsin: centendrio da
conferencia na universidade: ensaios
comemorativos. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Bem-
te-vi, 2010; Gl6ria no crephsculo: o ativismo
de Nabuco, suas meditacoes e a escolha pela
diplomacia. In K. David Jackson, ed., Joaquim
Nabuco em Yale: centendrio das conferencias na
universidade: ensaios comemorativos. Rio de
Janeiro: Editora Bem-te-vi, 2010; Comentdrios
sobre os papers da sessdo Indo alem de
Mclunhaima: brasileiros, norte-americanos, e o
espelho de Richard Morse. In B. Domingues, ed.,
C. ,* Morse: ensaios sobre Richard Morse. Juiz
da Fora: Editora Universidade Federal de
Minas Gerais, 2010; Brazilian Abolitionism, Its
Historiography, and the Uses of Political
History. Journal of Latin American Studies,
50(2) 2010: 231-61; and review Joaquim
Nabuco, British Abolitionists and the End of
Slavery in Brazil: Correspondence 1880-1905. L.
Bethell & J. Murilo de Carvalho, eds., (London:
Institute for the Study of the Americas,
University of London, 2009). Journal of Latin
American Studies, 42(2) 2010: 394-396.

UCharles Perrone (SPS) delivered an invited
address "Experi&ncias interamericanas: liricas
narrativas geoculturais" at the Simp6sio
International Literatura, Critica, Cultura:
Interdisciplinaridade hosted by the
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora in Minas

Gerais, Brazil in May and he delivered a key-
note address on "Triangular Diasporic Modes
in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies (.%i- i i.'Ii.
Literature, Music)" at Diaspora in the Hispanic
and Luso-Brazilian World Conference hosted
by Miami University in Ohio in November. At
the Brazilian Studies Association Meetings in
Brasilia in July, he presented "De Recife para o
mundo, novas textualidades geoculturais" and
co-organized (with C. Larkosh) a panel on
"Fios e Planos Contemporaneos: Imaginacao
Urbana Expansiva." He organized a multi-
disciplinary panel on Portuguese/Brazilian
Studies for a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad
pre-departure orientation for Brazil, "Diversity
in Education: Attempts at Bridging a Historical
Gap," at UF in June. Publications: Translations
of Augusto de Campos in Boulevard Magenta
[Dublin Museum of Modern Art] (Fall 2010)
and in Lanaturner [Toronto] 3 (Fall 2010);
Palavra cantada: ensaios sobre poesia, mhsica e
voz (review). Luso-Brazilian Review, 47(1)
2010: 242-245.

EDavid Pharies (SPS) was appointed
Associate Dean for Humanities in the UF
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

EFrancis "Jack" Putz (Biology) and Vincent
Medjibe (graduate student in Biology) spent
two weeks in June teaching a research methods
field course at the Forestry Training Center on
the Essequibo River in Guyana. Course
participants included faculty from the
University of Guyana, graduate students from
the University of the West Indies, researchers
from the CELOS Program in Suriname, and
researchers affiliated with the Guyana Forestry
Commission. After the course, Jack's seminar at
the University of Guyana on the dangers of
carbon-based conservation was well attended
and received substantial media attention.

EMary Risner (LAS) presented "Preparing
Students for the 21st Century Global
Workplace: A Critical Need" at the First
Annual Online Global Education Conference
in November with Kimberly Fields, a teacher
from George C. Marshall High School in
Alexandria, Virginia.

EMaria Rogal (Art & Art History) presented
two papers "Design for Development:
Participatory Design and Contextual Research
with Indigenous Maya Communities" at Global

Interaction in Design (Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute) a virtual conference that disseminates
cutting-edge research and "Design for
Development: A Case Study in Pedagogy,
Collaboration and Empowerment" at New
Contexts/New Practices, an American Institute
of Graphic Arts Design Education Conference
in Raleigh, NC in October.

EMarianne Schmink (I .kuli.i..-p.l...'.
delivered an invited paper on "Experiments in
Socio-Environmental Development on
theMAP Frontier in Acre, Brazil," at the Field
Museum's Environment, Culture, and
Conservation Program in Chicago in
September. She also presented a paper entitled
"Building a New Generation of Sustainable
Development Practitioners: The Masters in
Development Practice at the University of
Florida and the Global MDP Network" (with
G. Barnes, B. Child, S. Onzere, T. Ankersen, W
Bowen, C.D. Deere, J. Hernandez, J. Kraft, M.
Peoples-Shepps, I. Porzecanski, M. Schmink,,
L. Villalon, & P. Williams) that was published
in the proceedings of the International
Federation of Geomatics (FIG) Congress,
Sydney, Australia.

EWelson Tremura (LAS/Music) was featured
in two articles this past summer in the Didrio
da Regido newspaper in Sao Jos6 do Rio Preto,
Sao Paulo. One article discussed his book,
Brazilian Folia de Reis, while the other covered
his performance with the Coral Paulista
Ensemble at the Catedral de Rio Preto.

ECharles Wood (LAS) The Color of Child
Mortality in Brazil, 1950-2000 (with J.A.
Magno de Carvalho & C.J. Guimaraes Horta).
Latin American Research Review, 45(2) 2010:



Recent Faculty Books

* Ida Altman
The War for Mexico's West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550
University of New Mexico Press, 2010
This book examines a complex episode in the early history of New Spain that stands as an instructive counterpoint to
the much more familiar, triumphalist narrative of Spanish daring, resilience and victory of the oft-told tale of the
conquest of central Mexico.

mc~ Warfor Mwioo's West


Florence Babb
The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories
Stanford University Press, 2010
In recent decades, several Latin American nations have experienced political transitions that have caused a decline in
tourism. In spite of-or even because of-that history, these areas are again becoming popular destinations. This work
reveals that in post-conflict nations, tourism often takes up where social transformation leaves off and sometimes
benefits from formerly off-limits status.

U Libby Ginway
Visio alienigena: ensaios sobre fic9io cientifica e fantasia no Brasil
Devir, 2010
Reuniting 14 essays originally published in books and academic journals in the U.S. and Brazil, this volume discusses
the icons of the genre of science fiction such as spaceships, robots, aliens and cyborgs and what they reveal about
Brazilian cultural myths.

U-' Benjamin Hebblethwaite & Jacques Pierre (Eds.)

Une Saison en Enfer/Yon Sezon Matchyavel
L'Harmattan, 2010
This book offers readers one of the most tumultuous poems of Arthur Rimbaud, Une saison en enfer (A season in hell),
in both French and Haitian Creole with a 35-page introduction. This prose poem deals with the creative and violent
amorous liaison between the young Arthur Rimbaud and the poet Paul Verlaine. Through this book, the reader has the
means to compare the two languages and to see how the cultural and idiomatic expressions of the source language are
used in Haitian Creole. Translated by Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Jacques Pierre & Fabrice Policard.

LAS Course Grants

Five LAS faculty received course grants to create new 100% LAS courses, to enhance existing courses to contain at least 25% LAS content, and to
create new FLAC courses. Funding was provided by the Center's Title VI National Resource Center grant. The courses will be taught in academic
year 2011-12. The grantees and their courses are as follows:

Efrain Barradas (LAS/SPS): Latin American Thinkers
Eric Keys (Geography): Environment and Development in Latin America
Ana Margheritis (LAS/Political Science): Globalization, Regionalism, and Governance affecting Diasporas
Greg Moreland (SPS): Soccer in Latin America
Jason Rothman (SPS): Introduction to Portuguese Linguistics



University of Florida at the

LASA 2010 International Congress, Toronto

The following UF faculty and graduate students participated in the LASA 2010 Congress in Toronto, October 6-9,
2010. Travel grants were awarded to 13facultyfrom the Center's Title VI National Resource Center grant and two
graduate students from the LAS Alumni Graduate Student Travel Fund.


Leslie Anderson (Political Science), presenter, "The Caviar Riots: The
Moral Economy and Social Capital in Argentina's 2001 Lootings.

Florence Babb (Anthropology), presenter, "Gender Justice and Political
Inclusion: Sandinistas, Feminists, and the Current Divide," and
discussant, "Feminists and Sandinistas in Nicaragua Then and Now:
II-Contemporary Voices."

Efrain Barradas (LAS/SPS), presenter, "La crisis se combat tambien con
basura o el nuevo arte de Pep6n Osorio.'

Carmen Diana Deere (LAS/FRE), chair, "Asset Ownership, Poverty and
Gender in Latin America" and "Agrarian Reform in Latin America:
Issues and Responses to Neoliberal Policy in the Context of Rural Crisis,"
and presenter, "El Buen Vivir": Gender, Race/Ethnicity and the
Ownership of Assets."

Clarence Gravlee (Anthropology), presenter, "Speaking of Color:
Consensus and Ambiguity in the Puerto Rican Racial Calculus."

Carina Gonzalez (SPS), presenter, "Rebeliones somaticas: el cuerpo de la
invaci6n social en El huesped de Guadalupe Nettel."

Richard Kernaghan (Anthropology), presenter, "Writing Time as
Weather: Report from My Trip to a Coca Farm."

Maxine Margolis (Anthropology Emerita), discussant, "Exploring Dual
Perspectivity: Brazilian Identity and Adaptation in Migrant and Return

Charles Perrone (SPS), presenter, "Signifying Violence in Transamerican
Brazilian Lyric."'

Helen Safa (LAS Emerita), chair and discussant, "Blanqueamiento and
Beyond: Racial Inclusion/Exclusion in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.'

Marianne Schmink (Anthropology), panel organizer and chair, "Featured
Event: Bridging Conservation and Development in Latin America and
Africa: Changing Contexts, Changing Strategies," and presenter,
"Training and Capacity Building for the Next Generation of
Conservation and Development Leaders in Latin America and the

Martin Sorbille (SPS), presenter, "DetrAs del divan: el cuerpo comatose
como causa del deseo national en el film Darse cuenta (1984) de
Alejandro Doria.'

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi (Art & Art History), chair, "Art Responds to Crisis
in Colonial Latin America," and presenter, "In the Aftermath of Crisis:
The Painted Ex-voto in Colonial Peru.'

Manuel Vasquez (Religion), presenter, "Latino Immigration and Multi-
Ethnic Congregations: Challenges and Promises," and discussant, "North
and South, Face to Face: Politics of Mission and Delegation Encounters."

Charles Wood (LAS), presenter, "Crime Victimization and Fear of Crime
in Mexico and Intentions to Migrate to the United States."'

Graduate Students

Gina Alvarado Merino (Sociology), presenter, "Exploring the Links
between Poverty, Gender and Asset Ownership in Nicaragua: The Case
of Home Ownership."'

Marion Carranza Zelaya (Anthropology), presenter, "Respuesta a la
marginaci6n de la juventud, la delincuencia y la violencia: la formaci6n
de capital social comunitario en El Salvador, Nicaragua, y Canada."

Amy Cox (Anthropology), chair, "El Qosqo: On Becoming
Cosmopolitan," and presenter, "Deification and Desire: On Becoming
Cosmopolitan through Patrimony."

Ingrid Erickson (Political Science), presenter, "Civil Society
Organizations: Working to Overcome Social Injustice and Inequality in
Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil."'

Mason Mathews (SNRE), presenter, "'From One to Many': The
Transformation of Patronage and Social Movement Networks in
Brazilian Amazonia.'

Belkis Suarez Faillace (SPS), panel organizer, "Ciudad, violencia y
literature en Venezuela," and presenter, "La representaci6n de Caracas a
trav6s del discurso de la violencia en la literature contemporanea.'

FL 2010


One Nation out of Many:

Multiculturalism in Brazil

and the United States

T he Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt
University, the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and
the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul recently
received a four-year grant from the U.S.-Brazil Higher
Education Consortia Program. The project seeks to explore
multiculturalism in the U.S. and Brazil through student and
faculty exchange and bilateral curricular development.
Participants will probe the process, dynamics, and implications
of multiculturalism from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives.
The consortia program is jointly administered by the U.S.
Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of
Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the Brazilian Ministry of
Education (CAPES). Robin Wright (Religion) is UF's PI for the
grant, while Aimee Green (LAS) is the Program Coordinator.
A semester-length exchange program will afford upper level
undergraduate students and graduate students the opportunity
to take courses in a variety of disciplines including
i111lih. ...1. .. religion, sociology, and politics. In addition to
coursework, students will participate in an internship or
research project with faculty at the host university to explore the
historical, racial, economic, gendered, and cultural bases of
exclusion. UF students must have intermediate proficiency in
Portuguese in order to participate in the exchange program.
They will pay UF tuition and fees while abroad and also receive
a stipend to cover living expenses in Brazil. Interested students
should apply in spring 2011 to participate in the first cohort of
exchange students in fall 2011.
For more information on the program and application
process, contact Aimee Green (agreen@latam.ufl.edu) or Robin
Wright (baniwa05@ufl.edu).

A International Business Study Tour participants visitthe Banco Nacional
de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) in Rio de Janeiro. The
tour is led by Andy Naranjo (Finance) and Terry McCoy (LAS).



A Mary Risner (LAS) sits with David Caswell, Spanish teacher at
Port Charlotte High School, atthe Center's Outreach booth atthe
Annual Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) Conference
held in October 2010.

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Student NEWS
Undergraduate LAS Minors & Certificates
Maria Cristina Andrade, History
Maria Carolina Cerruto, Advertising
Edrecelia Colomer, Art History
Suzette Cortes, Anthropology
Sarah Evans, History
Edrice Fleurimond, Sociology & Political Science
Cristina Tedman Lezcano, Anthropology

Graduate LAS Certificates
Judith Anderson, Anthropology
Camille Feanny, Anthropology
Tatiana Corola Gumucio, Anthropology
Rachel Hallum-Montes, Sociology

MALAS Degrees
Keli Garcia
Specialization: Development Studies
Advisor: Carmen Diana Deere
Thesis: "Food and Fear in Venezuela"
David Harmel
Specialization: LABE
Advisor: Terry McCoy
Thesis: "The Causes and Effects of Human
Capital Flight: The Case of Venezuela and

Meredith Main
Specialization: Anthropology
Advisor: Faye Harrison
Thesis: "The Multicultural Politics of Race and
Identity: Afro-Ecuadorian Activists in Quito"

Ricardo Mello
Specialization: TCD
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand
Thesis: "The Effects of Carbon Trading on the
Smallholder Livelihood Production System: A
Case Study in the Brazilian Region"

Maria Merino, Accounting
Danielle Meservey, Anthropology
Nicholas Osborne, Anthropology
Andrew Peralta, Political Science
Arlette Suarez, English
Carly Wiskowski, Political Science
Nohely Alvarez, Anthropology

Christie Klimas, SFRC
Camee Maddox, Anthropology
Leah Sarat, Religion
Hilary Zarin, Anthropology

Odyscea Moghimi-Kian
Specialization: Development Studies
Advisor: Carmen Diana Deere
Thesis: "Mobilization of Internally Displaced
Women in Bogota, Colombia"

Eleanor Sintjago
Specialization: Development Studies
Advisor: Carmen Diana Deere
Thesis: "Autonomous Women's Organizations
and Class-Based Mass Organizations: A Case
Study of FEMUPROCAN, Nicaragua"

Matt Trokan
Specialization: Latino Studies
Advisor: Maria Coady
Thesis: "Localized School Districting and a
Suburban New Jersey Latino Community"



New MALAS Students

Krystal Anderson (Pacific Lutheran University)
Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Lindsay Arrieta-Barnes (New York University)

Sarah Benton (University of Virginia)
Development Studies/MAURP

Benjamin Goodman (University of Michigan)
Development Studies/JD

Carlos liiguez (University of Florida)
Development Studies

Eshe Lewis (University of Toronto)

Dominique Lochridge-Gonzales (University of
Development Studies/JD

A First-year MALAS students.
Rachel Reis Mourao (Universidade Federal do
International Communication

Angela Revers (University of Florida)
Development Studies

Esli Suarez Zurita (Universidad Veracruzana)

Adrian Zeh (University of Nevada-Reno)
Caribbean Studies

Doctoral Teaching Awards
The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Latin
American Doctoral Teaching Awards. The three awardees, all PhD candidates, will develop and teach
upper-level undergraduate interdisciplinary seminars (LAS 4935). The winners and seminars are:

Vanessa Bravo (Mass Communication)
Journalism and Public Relations in Latin America

Iran Rodrigues (Political Science)
Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Americas

Jeff Hoelle (Anthropology)
Cowboys of the Americas

Student Spotlight: Disney Internship

A UF Portuguese major Rose Llanos in Orlando
during her summer internship with Disney World.

R ose Llanos, a UF Portuguese major with a Latin American Studies minor, completed a
summer internship with Disney World's guest relations department through the Disney
College Program. Rose greatly enjoyed her work as an International Tour Leader which
involved assisting and interpreting for teenagers from Brazil and Argentina. In addition,
she learned about other cultures by interacting with her roommates from Italy, England,
Indonesia, Korea, and Hong Kong. Rose's internship experience gave her a better idea about
the type of career she would like to pursue and helped her to set even more ambitious goals.
The Center was pleased to facilitate Rose's internship placement. Internships provide
students with hands-on learning and job experience as well as networking opportunities. If
you would like to recruit UF students knowledgeable about Latin America to intern at your
place of work, please contact Mary Risner (mrisner@ufl.edu) or Aimee Green (agreen@latam.

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Student Field Research Grants:

Focus on Land Use and Deforestation

The Center and TCD awarded 35 grants totaling $58,075 in the 2010 field research grant competition. The grants, ranging from $1000 to $2000
each, allowed UF graduate students to conduct field research in 13 Latin American countries and the U.S. as well as three countries in Africa
and in Australia. (The TCD Program funds research in tropical areas outside of Latin America.) Topics varied and included archaeology and
ancient peoples, development issues, gender relations, health, judicial reform, and Latino communities in the U.S. Seven students focused on issues of
land use and deforestation in Latin America. Information on these projects, taken from the students' grant reports, follows:

Demonstrating that land use and deforestation concerns have a long history, Christopher Woolley (History) initiated pre-dissertation research on
deforestation in 16th and 17th century Mexico. He consulted colonial documents housed in the Archivo General de la Naci6n in Mexico City. Among
his discoveries "was a lawsuit carried out by HernAn Cortes in Cuernavaca against a neighbor who was maliciously (or perhaps carelessly) cutting his
trees in order to build a sugar refinery."

Claudia Monz6n Alvarado (Geography) began her study of fires in the Mexican Maya forest in
the YucatAn. She is concerned with sustainable community planning and community based fire
management. "The information [from her study] will be the basis for building an environmental
history of Calakmul in terms of fire and fire management.'

Timoteo Mesh (SNRE) also visited two Maya communities in the YucatAn in the municipality
of Hopelchen, Campeche. He explored the role of cultural factors in the decision of an ejido
to be privatized or not, in accordance with the 1992 reform of Article 27 of the 1917 Mexican
constitution. His initial findings point to the role of religion and ritual in differentiating
community responses to privatization.

A UF Geography graduate student Claudia Monz6n
Antonio Crespo (Environmental Horticulture) investigated the possibility of "direct seeding Alvarado (right) speaks with a community leader and
as a restoration strategy for degraded cloud forests of the Paute River Watershed in southern Calakmul reserve personnel aboutthe history and
Ecuador." He focused on the small rural community ofPamarcharin, collecting several species of current practices of fire use.
native trees and shrubs. He writes: "The original landscape was a cloud forest with a very diverse
and relatively high canopy. Currently due to a recurrent history of wildfires and timber extraction,
the vegetation cover has more resemblance to a dry or semi-deciduous shrub land and it is clearly
missing the tree canopy.

Carson Phillips (SNRE) and Jackson Frechette (SNRE) spent the summer in the Yupakari region
of Guyana exploring the impact of human presence upon the local primate populations and the
importance of primates to tree
regeneration, respectively A During burning season for slash-and-burn
agriculture in Calakmul, biomass is piled up to
Finally, Mauricio Nufiez-Regueiro avoid fire spread.
(WEC) examined the use of forest
strips in agricultural landscapes by
different mammal species in the Grand Chaco eco-region of Argentina. The biodiversity
value of forest strips needs to be evaluated urgently to provide input into the land use
planning process before possible massive deforestation occurs under the new National
Forestry Law in Argentina. He is dubious about their viability and his initial results
appear to support his working hypothesis.
A A hillside at Antonio Crespo's (Environmental Horticulture) -Contributed by Richmond Brown, Associate Director of Academic Programs
field site in southern Ecuador, once dominated by cloud forest,
now resembles dry forest scrub due to timber extraction and
clearing for agriculture.



Alumni Career Profile:

Paul Losch and Richard Phillips

UF's excellent Latin American Collection (LAC) at UF's Smathers Libraries is managed
by two MALAS alumni: Paul Losch (2002), Operations Librarian, and Richard Phillips
(1981), Head Librarian. Many UF faculty and students have enjoyed working with Paul and
Richard over the years. The Latinamericanist interviewed them about their careers as area
studies librarians.

What does your position as a LAC librarian entail?
PL: My daily duties involve overseeing the public services and technical
consumers of a
services of the LAC. In simple terms, it means running a small branch
Citations and
library. In addition to routine duties, we always have some interesting
research paper
projects going on.
body of work.

RP: As Head of the LAC, I am responsible for the provision of quality RP: I finished
RP: I finished t
information services to the Latinamericanist community. My role has
Macaulay, Cha
both long- and short-term aspects: e.g., planning for service policy,
personnel needs, book buying, computer-based reference, digital
development, and donor relations as well as day-to-day public user How does

What interesting projects are you working on? PLisimpori
and an underst
PL: Right now, we are in the process of receiving the collections of
me with the fir
the Panama Canal Museum, a private institution in Seminole, FL.
Florida State U
Connected to that is a plan to cooperate with the Library of Congress in
staging exhibits to commemorate the expansion of the Panama Canal
RP:For anyone
in 2014. I am also chairing a search for a specialist who can work with
is an excellent
UF's outstanding holdings of rare books and manuscripts related to the
Caribbean. We are also involved in the Digital Library of the Caribbean
abilities go a lo
(www.dloc.com) and other digital projects. I do a little research of
can get connec
my own, as well. I just submitted an article for publication about a
Gainesville connection to the Cuban War of Independence, and am
finishing a short history of the Center since 1930, which will be presented What do y
at the Center's 80th Anniversary Conference in March 2011.
PL: The most s
people doing L
RP: I have turned over much of the daily operations to Paul. This allows
an undergradu
me to engage in special endeavors, such as developing a digital collection
Latin America:
of the Efrain Barradas Mexican and Cuban Film Posters (http://www.
of doing resear
uflib.ufl.edu/lac/Videos.html). Another major endeavor for me is work
scholar who is
with SALALM the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American
work in such a
Library Materials. I am chair of SALALM's Finance Committee and the
are looking for
organization is also the venue where I coordinate with our book vendors
- from Buenos Aires to Mexico City, and everywhere in between. The
RP: Mywork v
libreros are vital to our work and facilitate our programming in every
I have many ro
people from al
value. Another
How did the MALAS degree help prepare you for value. Another
you careerfull interpretat
your career?
the Ralph della
PL: My MALAS work gave me a basic familiarity with the scholarly
literature in a variety of fields, and I call on that knowledge regularly to
Creole student
assist patrons in their research. Perhaps more importantly, it allowed me
I enjoy it all. T1
to understand the processes of scholarly research and communication, has a terrific st
and I try to educate new MALAS students regarding their roles as both thas a terrific st
and I try to educate new MALAS students regarding their roles as both thanked enou

A hicnara rniiiips (IVIALA3 Iyi) ana raui LOScn
(MALAS 2002).

nd producers of knowledge about Latin America.
)ibliographies are not just the bothersome part of a
, but they allow us to see our work as it relates to a larger

he MALAS degree with a great thesis committee: Neill
rules Wagley, and Alfred Hower. It was an excellent learning

one start a career as an area studies

tant to have both knowledge about Latin American topics
ending of library operations. My MALAS degree helped
st area, and my Master's in Library Science (MLS) from
university (FSU) prepared me for the other side of the job.

e considering a career as an area studies librarian, MALAS
complement to the MLS degree that most universities
completed my MLS at FSU. Field work and language
ng way, as do computer skills and work experience. One
ted to the field by joining SALALM: http://www.salalm.

ou enjoy most about your job?
atisfying part involves meeting the immediate needs of
atin American research at UF That could mean helping
ate engineering major who is doing just one paper on a
n topic, and who comes away better off for the experience
*ch in the LAC. It could also involve assisting a renowned
in Gainesville specifically to use our holdings. It's nice to
great collection because we can usually find what people
, and they leave happy.

ith students and faculty is central to my professional life.
utines and meetings to attend, but it is getting to know
[ over Latin America in our Reference Room that I most
* thrill is seeing exhibits develop from early concepts to
ion and creation. We did a great Padre Cicero exhibit from
Cava gift in 2007, and the 2009 exhibit on Cuba was well
visits to LAC are another personal enjoyment. The Haitian
s are maybe my favorite visitors! I will close by saying that
lere is a lot on our plates, but things get done! Lastly, LAC
aff Justino Llanque-Chana and Jossie Garcia cannot be





Alison Boelter (MALAS 2009)
works in customer service and
logistics for Farley's and Sathers
Candy Company in Round Lake,

Omaira Bolaiios (MALAS 2003 &
PhD Anthropology 2008) works as
the Latin America Program
Coordinator at the Rights and
Resources Initiative in Washington,

Luis Caraballo (MALAS 2010) is a
PhD student in Sociology at UF

Laura Fonseca (MALAS 2009) is a
Regional Recruiter for the Peace
Corps in Chicago, IL.

Rachel Hallum-Montes (PhD
Sociology & LAS Certificate 2010)
is a Research Scientist at Cicatelli
Associates Inc. in New York City.

Brie (Bailey) Joseph (MALAS
2009) recently started an
administrative support position at
Utah Valley University's
International Center. She is
responsible for orienting incoming
international students, budget
administration, database
management, facilitating meetings,
and event planning.

Anabel Iglesias (MA Mass
Communications & LAS Certificate
2010) works for Kimberly-Clark as
a Digital Strategist for Baby and
Child Care for Latin America and a
Corporate Communications Lead

for Central America and the
Caribbean. She is based in El

Sarah Martin (BA Economics/
English & LAS Minor/Certificate
2008) is a second-year law student
at the University of California,
Berkeley, School of Law, where she
is the editor-in-chief of the
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal and
an active member of the La Raza
Law Students Association.

Alfredo Rios (MALAS 2002 & PhD
SNRE 2010) is a post-doc in
Entomology at the Ohio State
University in Wooster, OH.

Maria Lucimar Souza (MALAS
2009) coordinates a regional office
of the Instituto de Pesquisa
Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM) in
Altamira, Para, Brazil where they
carry out research and
development projects with a variety
of local stakeholders; such as small
farmers, ribeirinhos, local
governments, and other local
organizations. Her work is related
to the challenge of promoting

sustainable development in the

Leah Sarat (PhD Religion & LAS
Certificate 2010) is Assistant
Professor of Religions of the
Southwest Borderlands in the
School of Historical, Philosophical
and Religious Studies at Arizona
State University.

Alfonso Sintjago (MALAS 2009) is
a PhD student in Comparative and
International Development
Education at the University of

Eytan Starkman (BA Political
Science & LAS Minor/Certificate
2006) is Executive Director of the
Asociaci6n Hondurefa de
Pequefos Productores de Energia
Renovable (AHPPER) in
Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Jack Wharton (BA Political
Science/East Asian Languages &
LAS Minor 2010) is a Chinese
teacher at T.C. Howe Community
High School in Indianapolis, IN.

I UF Ac gon m

Center for International Business Education & Research
Florida Museum of Natural History
Food and Resource Economics
Latin American Business Environment Program
Latin American Collection
Latin American Studies
MA in Latin American Studies
School of Forest Resources & Conservation
School of Natural Resources & Environment
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Tropical Conservation & Development Program
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation


The Center for Latin American Studies would like to express its gratitude for the generosity of those who have responded to
our mailings and to the University of Florida Foundation's annual appeal. Gracias to the i i.I 'n people!

Latin American Studies Fund
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Latin American

Career Network

The UF Center for Latin American Studies
invites you to join our LinkedIn group,
"Gator Latin American Career Network."
We started this group to connect Gators
through new and existing professional
networks. We hope you will reach out to
others working in or with Latin America by
posting job and internship opportunities
as well as career events that you know of
or that you manage. To join the group you
must have a LinkedIn account. Once you
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