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FIU Students Recognized at the 21st Annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

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Congratulations to the FIU students who presented on Monday, March 27that the 21st Annual South Florida Tri-University Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Students presented abstracts for papers, poster presentations, Ted-style talks and short films on issues of significance to the people and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporic communities.

This conference was open, but not limited to, the disciplines of law, medicine, public health, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, modern languages, literature studies, religious studies, and history.

The annual conference is a collaborative tradition of Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.

Florida Atlantic University hosted this year's annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference. FIU looks forward to hosting the Conference in 2024!


Paper Presentation

First Place

  • Samuel Johnson, University of Miami, “Defending Kawsak Sacha: Indigenous Media and Against Extractivism from Sarayaku Ecuador”

Second Place

  • Jeison Oviedo Mercado, FIU, “Alternate Epistemologies and Emerging Peace Experiences in Montes de Maria”

Third Place

  • Maya Wilson-Fernandez, FIU, “The Borderlands of Paraguay and Brazil”

Honorable Mention

  • Michele Mileusnich, FIU, “Cuban National Identity Before and After the Revolution”
  • Ruming Yang, University of Miami, “Family, Gender and Sexuality in Chinatowns in Contemporary Peruvian Literature”
  • Patricia Mesa, FAU, “Fresa y Chocolate”
  • Francisco Jimenez, FIU, “Voting Corruption in Latin America: Experience of the Brazilian 2018 Congress”

Poster Session

First Place

  • Daniel Rivas, FAU, “Bioanthropological in Prehistoric Coastal Ecuador”

Second Place

  • Frantzia Michelle Jeanty, University of Miami, “Role of Epigenetics in Breast Cancer Prognosis Among Haitians in Haiti and in the U.S.”

Ted-Style Talk

First Place

  • Jaime Zusman, University of Miami, “The Odebrecht Scandal and Corruption in Peru”

Second Place

  • Leandro Aristeguieta, FAU, “US-Venezuelan Relations from 1958 to 1964 Within the Context of the Latin American Cold War”