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Program of Events

Friday, February 22, 2019

1:00pm – Registration
Atrium, Global Education Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 301 Pittsboro Street.

2:30-3:45pm

Panel 1: Sorpresa! What We Learned in the Mountains of Honduras
— Room 2008-2010

Moderator: Dennis Clements, Duke University 

Panelists:
Rosa Solorzano, Duke University: “How Culture Changes Perspective.”
Anne Derouin, Duke University: “Nursing Across Multiple Levels of Prior Training and Experience.”
Lorie Kabugo-Musoke, Duke University: “What I Learned in Honduras Will Not Stay in Honduras.”
Dennis Clements, Duke University: “20 Years Later I am Still Learning While I Travel to Honduras.”

Panel 2: Payments for Ecosystem Services and Conservation in Mexico
— Room 3009

Moderator: Johanna Depenthal, Duke University

Panelists:
Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, Duke University: “Embedding Carbon Markets: Complicating Commodification of Ecosystem Services in Mexico’s Forests.”
Andrea Alatorre-Troncoso, Duke University: “Mexico’s PES: In the Wrong Place at the Right Time.”
Johanna Depenthal, Duke University: “Do Opposites Attract? A Pilot Study of Payments for Ecosystem Services and Protected Areas in Mexico.”

Panel 3: Dimensions of Diaspora in the Americas
— Room 4003

Moderator: Maya Berry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Lisandra Estevez, Winston-Salem State University: “Understanding the Complexity of Ana Mendieta’s Diasporic Imagination.”
Mario Bahena Uriostegui, Johnson C. Smith University: “The Poetics of Other(ized) Migrant Bodies: Dismantling the Logics of Illegalities of Being.”
Eleanor Anne Petrone, Western Carolina University: “A Dreamer’s Transnational Pursuit of Higher Education and the Inequitable Landscape of Neoliberalism.”
Omar H. Ali, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: “Maroonage Across the Global African Diaspora: From Candace Amanirenas to Benkos Biohó.”

4:30-5:45pm

Panel 4: Politics of Consular Protections and Immigrant Rights: Between Political Geography and Transnational Interventions
— Room 3009

Moderator: Deborah M. Weissman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Deborah M. Weissman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Law, the Local, and Immigration Developments.”
Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “The Role of the Mexican Consulate in Assisting Migrant Workers in the Labor Claims Making Process.”
Jacqueline Hagan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Mexican Binational Families and the Mediating Role of the Mexican State.”


Panel 5: Ecology of Health: Implications of Natural and Social Environmental Change in Galápagos, Ecuador, and Lima, Peru
— Room 4003

Moderator: Amanda Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Khristopher Nicholas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Mapping Household Interactions with Evolving Nutritional Environments in the Galápagos Islands.”
Hannah Jahnke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Intergenerational Effects of Maternal Stress in the Galápagos Islands.”
Achsah Dorsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Seasonal Patterns of Hemoglobin: An Exploration of Childhood Anemia in Lima, Peru.”
Alyssa Grube, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “The Linkage Between Water Quality and Water Quantity on San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos.”

6:00-7:00pm

Keynote Address: “Is there a Climate Change Factor in the Recent Migration Events from the Northern Triangle in Central America?”
—Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium

Introductory Remarks: Jürgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Speaker: Edwin Castellanos, Dean of Research, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and Co-Director, Centro de Estudios Ambientales y de Biodiversidad, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Download poster)

photo of Edwin Castellanos

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive to North Carolina after fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. How does climate change factor into this migration? Edwin Castellanos, leading scientist on climate change, will discuss recent changes in rainfall patterns in Northern Central America that have added additional stress to small farmers in the region and have increased the food security and poverty problems. He will talk about future climate models and what’s at stake for the region and the planet in the coming decades.

*Co-sponsored by the UNC Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South

7:00pm – Reception and Performance with David García and the Charanga Carolina Ensemble
Welcome by Dennis Clements, Duke University
— Atrium, Global Education Center

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:30am – Registration
— Atrium, Global Education Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:00-10:15am

Panel 6: Gender, Migration, and Climate Change
— Room 1005

Moderator: Gabriela Valdivia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Aracely Martínez, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala: “Guatemalan Migrants: Structural Drives and Gendered Perceptions from Men and Women.”
Beth Bee, East Carolina University: “Women Weathering Climate Change: Stories from Guanajuato.”

Panel 7: Perspectives on Haiti
— Room 1009

Moderator: Jacques Pierre, Duke University

Panelists:
Marie-Odile Langhorne, Catawba College: “Haitian Voodoo: A Superstition or a Religion.”
José Manuel Batista, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “Borgesian Elements in Manuel Matos Moquete’s La avalanche.”
Crystal Nicole Eddins, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “The Count of Jérémie and the Grande Doko Republic: Goman’s Peasant Rebellion in Post-Independence Haiti.”

Panel 8: Institutional Complexity and the Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries in Mexico
— Room 2008-2010

Moderator: Anastasia Quintana, Duke University

Panelists:
Anastasia Quintana, Duke University: “Legal but Not Legitimate: The Paradox of Knowledge in Mexican Fisheries Co-Management.”
Erendira Aceves, Duke University: “Effectiveness of Community-Based Marine Reserves in Small-Scale Fisheries.”


Panel 9: Political Economy of Development: Interior Spaces/Local Sites
— Room 3024

Moderator: Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:      
José Mauricio Salazar Sáenz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Household Production in Labor Household Search Model Applied to Colombia”
Gray F. Kidd, Duke University: “On the Margins of a Periphery: Petty Tyrannies, Time, and the Politics of Everyday Life in Subaltern Recife, 1971-1979.” 
Karin Friederic, Wake Forest University, Brian Burke, Appalachian State University, and John-Ben Soileau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Reinventing ‘Development’ to Build Community Power in Quilombo Community in Pará, Brazil.”

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Panel 10: The Indigenous Past as Present
— Room 4003

Moderator: Emil Keme (aka Emilio del Valle Escalante), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Eric Hoenes del Pinal, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “La Santa Misión de la Verapaz: Complicating the Role of ‘Missionary’ in Contemporary Guatemala.”
Leah Walton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “The Consejo Indígena del Sur and the Construction of an Intercultural Indigenous Identity in the TIPNIS, Bolivia, 1990-2017.”
Isaac D. Mehlhaff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Peasant Politics and Plurinationalism: Constructing the Zapatistas through Discourse Analysis.”

10:30-12:00pm

Panel 11: Women and the Experience of Resistance
— Room 1005

Moderator: Miguel La Serna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Uchenna Vasser, Winston-Salem State University: “Black Female Representation and Ecological (Dis)Eases in Afro-Romances of Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Emil Keme (aka Emilio del Valle Escalante), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Poéticas de la resistencia de las mujeres Mayas en Guatemala: Ix Tzib/Mujer escriba de Maya Cu Choc.”
Ana Cecilia Lara, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: “Los rastros de la guerra en la literatura contemporánea salvadoreña.”
Sydney Paige Marshall, Duke University: “Searching for Solidarity: Transnational Feminism in Revolutionary Nicaragua.”

Panel 12: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Environmental Issues in Latin America
— Room 1009

Moderator: Diana Dodson Lee, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Panelists:
Christopher Woolley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: “Forest Politics and the Mexican-Tenochca Triple Alliance.”
Dominique Pérez, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: “The Environment and Indigenous Perspectives: A Case Study of Fracking in the Huasteca Region in Mexico.”
Melissa Buice, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: “Indigenous Movements and Environmental Activism.”
Diana Dodson Lee, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: “Postmodern Violence and the Environment in Juan Villoro’s The Reef.”

Panel 13: Voces migrantes y escrituras en tránsito: crear en español desde USA
— Room 3024

Moderator: Paulo R. Rodrigues Ferreira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Irene Gómez-Castellano, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Verónica Grossi, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Paulo R. Rodrigues Ferreira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carlos Vázquez Cruz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roundtable I: Environmental Health Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Amazon: Unpacking Stakeholders 
— Room 4003

Moderator: William Pan, Duke University

Presenters:
Axel Berky, Duke University
Emily Robie, Duke University
Tatiana Manidis, Duke University
Ernesto Ortiz, Duke University

12:00-1:30: Lunch Break

1:30-2:45pm

Panel 14: Climate Shocks and Migration: Views from Central Mexico
— Room 1005

Moderator: Hannah Gill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Silvia Peart, United States Naval Academy: “Migration, Identity and Climate Change.”
Brad Barrett, United States Naval Academy: “Measuring Extreme Drought in Central Mexico.”
Sharika Crawford, United States Naval Academy: “The Research Project: Climate and Mexican Migration to the United States.”

Panel 15: Performing Politics
— Room 2008-2010

Moderator: Joan Clifford, Duke University

Panelists:
Lucía Galleno, Queens University of Charlotte: “Opera and Performances during the Process of National Identity in 19th Century Lima, Peru.”
Carolina Helena Timoteo de Oliveira, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “Brazilian Hip-Hop as a Means of Information, Resistance and Empowerment.”
Sandra Edith Sotelo Miller, Duke University: “El Secreto está en Saber Usar la Lengua: Humor, Satire, and Laughter as Pedagogy in La Pasión según Tito.”

Roundtable II: Afro-Latinidad in Culture and Education
— Room 3009

Moderator: James Wood, North Carolina A&T State University

Presenters:
José A. Bravo de Rueda, North Carolina A&T State University
Frederick Smith, North Carolina A&T State University
James Wood, North Carolina A&T State University


Panel 16: Well-Being in Time of Disruption: Community, Crises and Responses
— Room 3024

Moderator: Florence Babb, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Maja Jeranko, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “A View from the Kitchen Window at the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Processes: Gender, Assets, and Well-being in Coastal Ecuador.”
Julio Villa-Palomino, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “In and Out of Place: Families and Communities Facing the Proximity of Mental Illness in Lima, Peru.”
Eric H. Thomas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Disruptive Flows: Currents, Contamination, and the Limits of Control.”
Francesca Sorbara, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Freedom for Mother Earth: Emerging Imaginaries of Care in the Colombian Post-Conflict.”

3:00-4:15pm

Roundtable III – Organizing Institutional Support for DACA and Undocumented Students at UNC-Chapel Hill in Precarious Times
— Room 1005

Moderator: Todd Ramón Ochoa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenters:
Katie Bowler Young, UNC Global Relations
Ricky Hurtado, LatinxEd
Todd Ramón Ochoa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Angela Stuesse, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barbara Sostaita, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Panel 17: The Politics of Care
— Room 1009

Moderator: Raúl Necochea, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
María Inés Martínez Echagüe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Caring Masculinities and the Masculinization of Care-Work: A Study about Uruguay’s New Care Policy.”
Martha Liliana Espinosa Tavares, Duke University: “The Intervention of International Assistance Agencies in the Development of Family Planning in Mexico in the late 1950s: The Cases of the Ford Foundation and the Population Council.”
Natalie Gasparowicz, Duke University: “Humanae Vitae and the Question of Birth Control: A Look at the Mexican Case.”

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Film: Urban Aspirations in the Amazon: A Video Ethnography on Oil-Driven Development in Ecuador’s Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.
— Room 3024

Moderator: Louis A. Pérez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenter: Angus Lyall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:30-5:45pm

Panel 18: Framing Latin America in Film
— Room 1005

Moderator: Kenneth Maffitt, Duke University

Panelists:
Regina R. Félix, University of North Carolina at Wilmington: “Cinema Nova and Retomada: Women Resignifying History in Film.”
Sofia Paiva de Araujo, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “Rojo Amanecer and El Bulto: Anti-communism, Paramilitarism and Memory in Filmic Representations of Mexican Authoritarianism.”
Pablo G. Celis-Castillo, Elon University: “Ruins and Disillusionment in Nada queda sino nuestra ternura (2017).”
Federico Pous, Elon University: “Hijos de la cámara: Memorias de infancia en Los rubios.”

Panel 19: The Different Faces of Corruption and Clientelism in Latin America
— Room 1009

Moderator: Mateo Villamizar Chaparro, Duke University

Panelists:
Diego José Romero, Duke University: “Unpacking Bribery or How to Get Better Treatment by Your Public Officials: Evidence from Guatemala.”
Andrea Sánchez Mercado, Duke University: “Media Freedom as a Threat to Corruption.”
Isabel Laterzo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Community Policing and the Contact Hypothesis: The Effect of Authorization Experience on Trust in the Police.”
Katherine McKiernan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Successful Clientelism Often Depends on Reliable Workers Who Can Find and Deliver Votes.”
Mateo Villamizar Chaparro, Duke University, “The Coattail Effects of Corruption: Accountability and Incumbency Effect in Brazil’s Local Legislatures.”

Panel 20: Transnational Perspectives on Stress and Emotional Well-Being in the Context of Chronic Disease and Migration
— Room 2008-2010

Moderator: Humberto González Rodriguez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Claire Sadeghzadeh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “No le doy mente: The Strategies and Perceived Benefits of Not Thinking about Diabetes Among Adults Living with Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Dominican Republic.”
Nastacia Pereira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Exploring Opportunities to Integrate Patient Emotional Support into Existing Clinical Diabetes Care: A Qualitative Study.”
Deshira Wallace, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Sources of Stress Among Latinos in the U.S. with Prediabetes.”
Laura Villa Torres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Mental and Physical Health Impacts of Living Undocumented among Mexican Men that have Migrated to the U.S.”

Workshop – Teaching about Climate Change: Resources from Latin America for K-12 Educators
— Room 3009

Facilitators: Beth Bee, East Carolina University, and Hannah Gill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roundtable IV – Wellbeings in Latin America: Wellbeing and its Application in Historical and Contemporary Academic Research from Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
— Room 3024

Moderator: Cynthia Radding, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenters:
Achsah Dorsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lara Lookabaugh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cody J. Love, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
José Manuel Moreno Vega, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nathan Gill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ginny Savage, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lucia Stavig, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Panel 21: Managing Complexity: Experiences with HIV among the Sexual and Gender Minority Population in Guatemala
— Room 4003

Moderator: Clare Barrington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Dirk Davis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Examining the Association between Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health among Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV in Guatemala.”
Katherine Flowers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “The Influence of Social Support on HIV Care Engagement among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Guatemala.”
Alexandra Munson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Exploring Employment Experiences and Retention in HIV Care and Treatment
among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Living with HIV in Guatemala.”
Meagan Meekins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Valuing Life: A Qualitative Analysis of How Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV in Guatemala City Manage Stigma.”

Co-sponsors: Funding for NC/CLAS 2019 is generously provided by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UNC Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South, the UNC Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences, and the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The organizers also thank UNC World View for their collaboration and support.

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