L. Shane Greene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Melissa Britton, M.A.
Aviva Elzufon - I am a second year dual degree student at CLACS and the School for Public and Environmental Affairs. I returned to school after spending two years working in New York City at a non-for-profit in order to study the incorporation of information and communication technologies in the administration of governmental social programs in the Southern Cone. Thanks to a CLACS Tinker Field Research Grant, I had the opportunity to return to Chile to conduct research as well at intern at a local NGO this summer.
Zachary Baquet - I am a first year Master’s student at CLACS. I received a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Carleton College in June 2013. My undergraduate research focused on the art and culture of street performance and how it relates to the urban space specifically in Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru. At IU, I plan to expand my research geographically in the hope of creating a common narrative between various spaces in Latin America through the reoccurring themes that make-up the language of street performance.
Diana Velazquez - I am a first year Masters student at CLACS. I completed a BA in English with a minor in Latin American Studies at the University of San Diego in May 2013 and am proud to be a McNair Scholar. During my undergraduate years I tutored at a middle school and worked closely with a Mixtec student. It was this experience which fueled my desire to understand and address the obstacles indigenous students face within the education system. At IU I would like to further explore this topic by learning about indigenous students’ experience within the education system in Mexico and the United States.
Kathryn Lehman - I am a second-year Master’s student at CLACS. I received a BA in history and philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in December of 2010. My research focuses on Twentieth-Century Bolivian Amazonia. I am particularly interested in indigenous people and migrant workers, and the legacy of the rubber boom.
Nicholas Tschida-Reuter - I’m a dual degree student at CLACS and the School of Environmental and Public Affairs. My research examines questions of race and identity in Hispaniola and the effects migration has on both. I am interested in how cultural flows emanating from diasporic communities disrupt existing power structures and traditional racial and cultural hierarchies on both sides of the island. Apart from that, I have a more general interest in the anthropology of the state and anti-state resistance.
Yucatec Maya Instructor / CLACS Lecturer
Francisco Tandioy Jansasoy
Haitian Creole Instructor
Luis A González, Ph.D.
Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Herman B. Wells Library (E660)