CLAS: Center for Latin American Studies

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CLAS announces the winners of the Graduate Field Research Grant competition

May 9, 2012

The Center for Latin American Studies is happy to announce the winners of its Graduate Field Research Grants competition. These awards support field work conducted by UM graduate students in the early stages of their research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designated as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, CLAS supports scholarship from a range of disciplines that advance the study and understanding of these regions.

Among the new exciting and diverse research projects that will be funded this year we have Americo Mendoza-Mori from Modern Languages. He will be traveling to Lima and Cuzco to carry out field research on Creative Subjects and Industries. David Weinstein from the Marine Geology and Geophysics Department at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will be funded to travel to the Virgin Islands and St. Thomas to research deep reef sedimentology. Alberto Lozano Vázquez, from the International Studies Department, will be conducting field research in Mexico and Washington D.C. for his dissertation, "The Merida Initiative: Policy and Perceptions in Mexico-US Bilateral Relations on Drug Control."

The Center is proud to continue this initiative that enables students to advance their field work in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Center extends its congratulations to the winners and wishes them a successful research experience.