Senior Thesis Titles

Bringing together the insights gleaned through the course of one's studies, the completion of a thesis in a student's major discipline on a Latin American or Caribbean topic is one of the capstone experiences of the undergraduate certificate program. Below, you can get a sense of the impressive and broad-ranging scholarship produced each year.

Class of 2018

Paloma Aguas, Spanish and Portuguese
Parliamentary Coup or Proper Impeachment? The Fall of Dilma Rousseff and the Collapse of Brazilian Democracy
Sophia Megan Alvarez, Anthropology
LAS 363/ANT 387 Medicine and Society in Contemporary Cuba
Alexandra Kaitlyn Aparicio, Politics
Sin El Campo, No Hay Futuro: Rural Protest in Argentina, 2007 - 2012
Chinenye Azoba, Molecular Biology
LAS 395 Caribbean Revolutions: From Plantation Slavery to Global Tourism
Kyle Michael Berlin, Spanish and Portuguese
Partial Catalogue of the End of the World: Fragments from Patagonia
Francisca Bermudez, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
SOC 210/LAS 210/URB 210/LAO 210 Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in The Americas Sarah Brennan, Spanish and Portuguese
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: How Ibero-American Cinema Perpetuates and Dismantles Marianismo and Machismo-In uenced Gender Roles in Society
Alexandra Maria Corina Acevedo, Economics
Understanding the Impact of South-South Trade Agreements: An Analysis of the MERCOSUR’s Effects on Trade Patterns
Lila Margaret Currie, History
LAS 377/AAS 313/HIS 213 Modern Caribbean History
Samuel Davies, Politics
Dissecting Dominicanidad: An Analysis of The Dominican Diaspora and Its Effect
On Northeastern, Tri-State Politics

Alexandra Diamond, Spanish and Portuguese
“¡Qué sucia está tu bebé!”: Medical Culture and the Doctor Patient Relationship in Argentina Patrick Dinh, Spanish and Portuguese
An Examination of Afro-Latino Blackness

Gabrielle Escalante, Psychology
LAS 395 Caribbean Revolutions: From Plantation Slavery to Global Tourism
Maxwell Banks Grear, Spanish and Portuguese
El Paquete Semanal: Informal Networks and Emerging Infrastructures in Cuban Media Myesha Dortaya Jemison, Spanish and Portuguese
LAS 395 Caribbean Revolutions: From Plantation Slavery to Global Tourism
Caroline Dwyer Jones, Woodrow Wilson School
Colombia’s Take Two: Applying Lessons from the Paramilitary*
Faridah Emily Laffan, History
“Philosophia a Vita Magistra”: The Order of Friars Minor in Colonial Salvador da Bahia
Jessica Lu, Comparative Literature
Journey to the Jungle: Formulating Community in Postcolonial Travel Narratives of
20th Century Latin America
Erin Hannah Lynch, History
Princeton in Cuba Study Abroad: Poetics, Analysis and Translation (course)
Kelly Ann McCabe, Spanish and Portuguese
ART 367/LAS 373 Inca Art and Architecture
Mary Katherine McDonough, Woodrow Wilson School
A Tale of 287(g) Counties: Diverging Municipal Immigration Policy in Hudson and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey
Gabriela Isabel Molina, Spanish and Portuguese
Can Trees Speak?: Decolonizing Amazonian Imaginaries
Soraya Alejandra Morales Nuñez, Politics
A Comparative Case Analysis of The International & Domestic Determinants of Judicial Reform in Mexico, 2012 – 2016
Victoria Navarro, Spanish and Portuguese
Radical Women in Mexico: Contemporary works by Mexican women that re ect on violence, the body, and the collective
Diego E. Negrón-Reichard, Woodrow Wilson School
Policy Responsiveness in Different Electoral Regimes: Majoritarian vs. Proportional Representation in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
Camila Novo-Viaño, Woodrow Wilson School
Outsourced Justice: An Evaluation of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala and Its Potential for Replication
Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez, Woodrow Wilson School
SPA 335: Mexico’s Tenth Muse: Sor Juana de la Cruz
Isaac Piecuch, History
Endangered Species: Young Men Within Colombia’s Culture of Violence
Caitlin M. Quinn, Woodrow Wilson School
The Differential Effect of Brazil’s Bolsa Família on School Enrollment Across Age Levels* Samuel Chambers Rob, Woodrow Wilson School
Reconciling Bioenergy and Food Production in Cuba: A Case for Integrating Competing Agricultural Models on the Caribbean’s Largest Island

Anna Amina-Rose Simon, African American Studies
ART 419/LAS 399 Theory, History and Practice of Textiles: The Andes
Nehemiah Melaku Teferi, Politics
Black, Queer, and Female: A place in the Cuban Revolution from 1959-Present*
Angélica María Vielma, Art and Archaeology
Exhibition - The Incorruptible Body
Diego Vives Toro, Economics
On the International Spillover Effects of the U.S. Fed’s Quantitative Easing: Lessons from Latin America
Joseph Edward Wood, Woodrow Wilson School
Health Suffering in Argentina’s Villa 21-24: Lessons Learned from Environmental and Urban Neglect