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Previous Student Honors Theses

Below is a partial list of honors projects that have been completed at Bowdoin in the area of Latin American Studies.

2012
Klein, Kristopher "Ugly Betty and Four Latina Narratives of Identity"

2005-2009
Roth, Cassia, “Planning the Argentine Family:  The State, the Church and Feminism in the Twentieth Century.” 2008.

Sturm, Naomi. “El agua, hay que dejarla correr. Música y danza folklorica y la transformación de la tradición en la comunidad peruana en Nueva York.” 2008.

Alvarado, Mayra Alejandra. “Activists or Terrorists? Interpreting Campesino Mobilizations in Paraguay,” 2007

Gabry, Johah Sol. “On the Shore of the Dark Sea: Translation and Analysis of Poetry by Argentine Carlos Barbarito,” 2007

Joseney, Cassandro. “Voodoo, Politics, and the Colonization Process in Haiti, 1685-1935,” 2007

Kingsbury, Holly Elizabeth. “Land to the Tiller: Campesino Movements in Oaxaca, Mexico (1970-1977),” 2007

Lee, JaeIn. “De Coreano a Coreguayo: The Korean-Paraguayan Community, 1964-2005,” 2006

2004- 2000
Clarke, Justin Conrad. “Imaginar el campo: Visiones sobre el paisaje latinoamericano en Sarmiento y Carpentier”, 2004.
Dir: Prof. Enrique Yepes.

Shesko, Elizabeth Mary. “Fusionando dos mundos: El diálogo con la oralidad en dos novelas de Toni Morrison y Gabriel García Márquez”, 2002. Dir: Prof. Enrique Yepes.

Garner, Julia. "Política y narrativa en cuatro novelas de Mario Vargas Llosa", 2001. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Goldstein, Kathryn Laura. "NAFTA's Environmental Challenge: Developing Institutions Along the U.S.-Mexico Border," 2001.

Hahn, John. "Las Relaciones entre E.E.U.U y Cuba: un estudio de la ley Helms-Burton desde una perspectiva realista", 2001.
Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Holman, Peter Palmer, Jr. "United States Political and Economic Interventions During the 1964 Chilean Presidential Elections," 2001.

Niebylski, Christopher. "Re-encuentros con el Otro: parodia y antropofagia en la novela histórica contemporánea", 2001.
Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Munley, Ellen. "U.S. Involvement in Colombia's War on Drugs, 1980-1992: A Critique," 2000.
Dir: Prof. Seth Garfield.

Selcke, Gretchen. "Rio de la Plata in Transition, 1776-1820: Criollo Conflict in Buenos Aires and Montevideo," 2000.
Dir: Prof. Seth Garfield.

Short, Jonathan, "Justifying a Cold War Intervention: U.S. Propaganda and the Post-Mortem Campaign to Discredit Maurice Bishop, Former Prime Minister of Grenada," 2000. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Villano, Vincent, "Multivocal Interpretations of the Symbol of Emiliano Zapata: The Evolution of a Mexican Myth, 1920-1976," 2000.
Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

1999-1990
Ford, Katherine. “Mujeres rotas, verdades rotas: la poesía de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz y Rosario Ferré”, 1999.
Dir: Prof. Enrique Yepes.

Melia, Michael. “La desmitificación de un gigante en las crónicas de José Martí,” 1999. Dir: Prof. Janice Jaffe.

Baldwin, Katherine. “Las voces del silencio: un análisis de los cuentos cortos de Mario Benedetti y Juan Rulfo,” 1998. Dir: Prof. Janice Jaffe .

Marien, Jessica. "Sex Education in Chile : An Investigation of the Contemporary JOCAS Program," 1998. Dir: Prof. Seth Garfield.

Evans, Chris, "The Politics of Human Rights: U.S. Foreign Policy and Argentina, 1976-1980," 1998. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Jackson, Elena K. “The Culture of Death in Mexico,” 1998. Dir: Prof. Janice Jaffe.

Wood, Joshua. "Adapting and Recovering Ixilian Culture: A Guatemalan Region Responds to Crisis and Change," 1998. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Butchenhart, Nell. "The Transformation of the Virgin of Guadalupe: The Female Archetype and Women's Activism in Morelos, Mexico," 1997. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Endries, Carrie. "'Si la mujer no está, la democracia no va:' Chilean Women's Resistance to the Military Dictatorship," 1997. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Johnson, Julie. "Building Community and Forging Resistance Against a Military Regime: Brazilian Women during the Distensão Period (1974-1978)," 1997. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Minicucci, Christina Anne. “Empeños y desempeños: el cuestionamiento de la tradición del Siglo de Oro de Calderón a Sor Juana,” 1997. Dir: Prof. Janice Jaffe.

Harvey, Gregory S. "Alexander von Humboldt : científico, explorador, y catalizador de revolución," 1995. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Blickenstaff, Leslie. "El despertar de una conciencia política: La política y la sexualidad en la obra de Antonio Skármeta", 1994. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Brant, Sarah. "Assimilation, Accommodation and Resistance: A Reevalution of Gender in Colonial Mapuche Society," 1994. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Troya, Natalie. "Redefining Community in Exile: The Guatemalan Maya in Mexico," 1993. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Hill, Sarah Hannon. "An Ambiguous Reaction to an Equivocal Offer: An Examination of the Response of the Chilean Elite to the Alliance for Progress," 1992. Dir: Prof. Julio Pino.

Rios, Julian. "En busca de la diferencia afro-hispana en tres novelas de Quince Duncan", 1992. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Weisbrode, Kenneth. "Spiritual Nationalism and Politics in Argentina, 1900-1912: A Critical Interpretation," 1991. Dir: Prof. Allen Wells.

Dwight, Leslie Evangeline. “La búsqueda personal de Octavio Paz: una vuelta hacia México,” 1990. Dir: Prof. Janice Jaffe .

1989-1980
Carter, Brinnen. "An Interpretation of the Themes of Resistance and Violence in Peruvian "Indigenista" Authors, 1890-1960," 1986.

Fink, Susan. "The Impact of the Informal Sector on the Formal Sector of the Economy in Latin America," 1984.

McDowell, Daniel. "The Question of Progress of History and Man in the Novels of Alejo Carpentier," 1984.

Little, Geoffrey. "The Transfiguration of the Church of Christ in the Americas and the Panama Canal Crisis of the 1970's," 1982.

Sawhill, Barbara. "History and Fiction in Gabriel García Márquez's Cien años de soledad," 1981. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

1979- 1965
Bowman, John. "El papel de la mujer en la poesía de Rubén Darío", 1976. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Geiken, Brooks. "Julio Cortázar y el impulso del jazz", 1976. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Herzig, Milton. "The Humor of Gabriel García Márquez," 1976. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Moss, Barbara. "The Failure of Opposition Groups in Colombia," 1975. Dir: Prof. John Turner.

Cole, David. "Texas in Mexico: The Growth of a Repressible Conflict," 1974.

Haynes, Fred. "The 1965 American Intervention in the Dominican Republic: Triumph or Tragedy?," 1967.

Murphy, Brian. "The Indigenous Populations of Peru: A Study in Transition," 1965.