Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant Recipients

During 2019-20 and 2020-21, the Research Center for the Americas (RCA) administered the Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant in partnership with the Latin American and Latino Studies Department of UC Santa Cruz. The funding opportunity received additional support from the UC Santa Cruz Foundation's Board Opportunity FundGraduate Division, and the Office of Research. Below is the list of UCSC's award recipients.

2021         

nate-edenhofer-headshot.jpgNathan Edenhofer

Mining, Power, and Contention Across Central America: Movements, Elites, and the State

Politics PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Kent Eaton

Country of research: Honduras and Nicaragua

 

 

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Ana Flecha

Secular spirits: a comparative study of the Santo Daime bailado and the popular Festa Junina in the Northeast of Brazil

Latin American and Latino Studies PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pinho

Country of research: Brasil

 

pedro-juarez.jpgPedro Juarez

Local adaptation to pollinators and pollinator isolation in Neotropical Costus

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology PhD Program, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kay

Country of research: Costa Rica

 

tamara-ortega.jpgTamara Ortega Uribe

Localizing postneoliberal politics and extractivist patterns of global environmental problems in Latin America

Politics PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Kent Eaton

Country of research: Chile

 

andrea-paz-lacavex.jpgAndrea Paz-Lacavex

Green gravel for kelp restoration in Baja California

Coastal Science and Policy Master Program, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Mark Carr

Country of research: México

 

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Amy Reid

Coastal Connections: Nation Building and Third Cinema through Peruvian and American Filmmaking

Film and Digital Media, Division of Arts

Advisor: Dr. Irene Lusztig

Country of research: Perú 

 

alejandra-watanabe-farro.jpegAlejandra Watanabe Farro

Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice: The Politics of Policy-making in Peru and Colombia

Latin American and Latino Studies PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Sylvanna Falcón

Country of research: Perú       

 

2020

mario-gomez_foto.jpgMario Gomez-Zamora

The P’urhépecha Sexualities in the Local and in the Transnational Space

Latin American and Latino Studies PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Fernando Levia

Country of research: México

 

julia-harencar-cropped-headshot.jpegJulia Harencar

Solving the mystery of a contradictory pattern of beetle damage in Panamanian spiral gingers

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology PhD Program, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kay

Country of research: Panamá

 

juan-carlos-jeri-headshot-cropped.jpegJuan Carlos Jeri Vidal

Project Ayniqucha: A dynamic and participatory strategy for bycatch prevention and improvement of fishing efficiency in Peru

Coastal Science and Policy Master Program, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Elliott Hazen 

Country of research: Perú 

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Boyeong Kim

Miracles Revisited: Developmentalism and the Government of Gendered Citizen in Chile and South Korea

Latin American and Latino Studies PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Cecilia Rivas

Country of research: Chile

 

katie-ligmond-headshot.jpgKatie Ligmond

Women and Textiles: A Look at Empire from the Margins

History of Art and Visual Culture PhD Program, Division of Arts

Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Dean

Country of research: México, Chile, Argentina

  

piper_milton_tinker_headshot.jpgPiper Milton 

Spatial and Cultural Transformations: Centers of Religious Devotion in Colonial Central Mexico

History PhD Program, Humanities Division

Advisor: Dr. Matt O'Hara

Country of research: México

 

lucas-solorzano-headshot-cropped.jpgLucas Solorzano

Freedom is a Place: Shaping abolitionist geographies in the wake of migrant containment and detention

Social Documentation M.F.A. Program, Division of Arts

Advisor: John Jota Leaños 

Country of research: México

 

lucia_vitale_headshot_.jpgLucia Vitale

INGOs and National Health Care in Costa Rica: Towards Health for All

Politics PhD Program, Division of Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Sparke

Country of research: Costa Rica