Now in its second year, the Undergraduate Latin American Studies Workshop (ULAS) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space meant to support undergraduate students engaged in academic research on Latin America. The workshop’s mission is to develop a greater sense of community both across disciplines and among the various constituencies (undergraduates, graduate students, professors, librarians, visiting scholars) that work on Latin America at Princeton, hoping to provide undergraduates with greater access to and collaboration with Princeton’s vibrant network of scholars of the region.
The workshop series begins with several methodological sessions covering Princeton’s vast holdings on Latin America, archival research, and the process of applying to graduate school and fellowships. In late fall and early winter, once students begin to have substantial research and writing projects underway, we will begin to workshop student papers (including junior papers and senior thesis chapters). These sessions will offer students the chance to share their research with the wider community, as well as receive feedback from peers, graduate students, and faculty.
We would like to thank the Program in Latin American Studies for their sponsorship. We would like to extend a special thanks to the faculty and staff of PLAS, including Gabriela Nouzeilles, Eneida Toner, Damaris Zayas, and Rebecca Aguas, for their generosity and enthusiasm for the project. We are grateful to Pablo Pryluka, a graduate student in the History Department, and Jeremy Adelman, professor of history, for their guidance and support. The workshop would not exist without the tireless efforts of Kate Reed ‘19 and Aly Kersley ‘19 who founded the workshop last year.
Please fill out this interest form to receive workshop announcements.
SPONSORED BY THE PROGRAM IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Every other Thursday 12:30-1:20, Aaron Burr 216, lunch provided, open to all
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND TOPICS:
Th 9/19: introductions + library resources with Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez
Tu 10/01: fellowships and grad school with Miguel Centeno (Professor in Sociology and WWS), Constanza Dalla Porta (Graduate student in History), and a representative of the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) fellowship program
Th 10/17: workshop on digital humanities with Jessica Mack (postdoctoral associate, Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers). Jessica will give an overview of Digital Humanities and introduce us to research techniques including text mining and GIS mapping.
Th 11/07: workshop on archival research with Dr. Dannelle Gutarra Cordero (lecturer in African American Studies) and Pablo Pryluka (PhD candidate in History), who will share advice on conducting effective archival research and working through challenges.
Th 11/21: guest speakers Professor Vera Candiani (History) and Dr. César Colón Montijo (Spanish and Portuguese) who will speak about their current research projects and share reflections on the research process itself.
Th 12/05: workshop fall JP
Diana Sandoval Simán and Kenji Cataldo, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School and Department of History respectively, are seniors in the Program in Latin American Studies. After participating in the first year of the workshop, they are excited to serve as co-coordinators for the coming year. For more information about the workshop and to join, please fill out this form or email them (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org), and subscribe to the PLAS listserv.