Thursday, November 3, 8:30am-7:00pm
Student Union Memorial Center
With grant money from the Tinker Foundation, the University of Arizona funded 23 graduate students from 8 departments across campus to conduct original research in Latin America this past summer. The University and Tucson community are invited to come and listen to students’ research experiences and outcomes on November 3rd at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.
Graduate students will discuss their field experiences in 10 countries, from Mexico to Chile. This year’s research topics span multiple disciplines, and address issues such as agriculture and the environment, language, and community identity. Student presentations will begin, following a brief introduction, at 8:30am.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. James Quesada, an associate professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University. Dr. Quesada is the author of multiple book chapters and journal articles, covering topics such as the ethnography of structural and political violence, substance abuse and HIV risk, and Latino migrant health issues. His talk, entitled “Structural Vulnerability: Situating Latino Im/migrants in the 21st-Century United States” will begin at 4:30pm in the Catalina Room of the Student Union Memorial Center. A free reception will follow, to which the public is welcome to attend.
The Tinker Symposium is organized by the UA Center for Latin American Studies. The Tinker Foundation was created in 1959 with the focus on providing funding for research possibilities in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Additional funding is provided by the Center for Latin American Studies.