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Tinker Talks: Spring 2020

All are invited to attend this year's Tinker Talks series hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The Tinker Talks will highlight previous grant receivers and their research. RSVP at go.osu.edu/TinkerRSVP.

The Tinker Foundation’s Field Research Grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. CLAS runs Tinker competitions in spring semester and is currently accepting applications for travel in 2020. Applications are due March 1 by 11:59 p.m. Vist clas.osu.edu/funding/grad/tinker-field to learn more.

Tinker Talk #1: Thursday, February 27, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

  • Lindsey Hernandez: "Volcanic Hazard Assessment in Guatemala: Understanding magma plumbing systems using petrologic methods"
  • Luana Lamberti: "How Helvécia Afro-Portuguese represents the African Diaspora in Brazil"
  • Raphael Palermo dos Santos: "Production of comedy films in Brazil"
  • Lucia Benetti: "Infant-caregiver interactions through singing and its effect on childhood development and learning"

Tinker Talks #2: Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 – 1 p.m

  • JackMcCoy: "Collecting novel Chile pepper accessions in Southern Mexico"
  • Forrest Schoessow: "Mapping and monitoring the effects of glacier retreat on water resources and geohazards in the tropical Andes of Cordillera Blanca, Peru"
  • Shane Scaggs: "Ecological effects of swidden agriculture and foraging on wildlife populations in southern Belize"
  • James Leow: "Linguistic Field work in Matanzas, Cuba: Hypothetical Expressions in Cuban Spanish"

Tinker Talk #3: Friday, March 27, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

  • Guillermo Bervejillo: "The Geography of China-Latin America Relations: South-South Cooperation and the Geopolitics of Food on the Shores of the Rio de la Plata"
  • Palo Pinillos Chávez: "Migration and cross-dialectal changes: analyzing Matses Amazonian Spanish in the Iquitos urban space"
  • Flávia Mól Lanna: "Determining key traits that facilitate adaptation and invasion to dry environments"
  • Emilio Mateo: "Debris-free glaciers and debris-covered glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru"