LACLxS Summer Research Grantees 2023 

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The Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLxS) is delighted to announce the Graduate Student Research Grantees for the Summer of 2023.

LACLxS grants support summer research and travel in Latin America and the Caribbean. Grants are awarded competitively, and the competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Johns Hopkins University from all disciplines. This year’s winners will present their research at a colloquium during the Fall 2023 semester.

Congratulations to this year’s cohort!

Miranda Bain, International Health: “Why does abortion access vary so greatly between Jujuy and La Rioja provinces, Argentina, despite similarly anti-abortion politics?”

Sophie D’Anieri, Anthropology: “Growing with Toxicity: Nourishing Agricultural Lives and Livelihoods along a Polluted River in El Salto, Mexico”

Melissa DeSantiago, Environmental Health and Engineering: “The METALES Study:
Measuring Exposures To Agrochemicals and their Link to rEnal diSease: Using a novel method to assess exposures to chemicals in agricultural work and their role in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology, Chile”

Joao Gabriel, History: “Between the State and Capital: prison reform, the abolition of slavery and the French imperial nation-state (1830-1851) Martinique and Guadeloupe”

Fernando López Vega, Anthropology: “Youth dreamworlds in the Orinoco River. Education, energy, and plantations in rural Colombia.”

Halle Mackenzie-Ashby, History: “Bound by the Womb: Reproduction, Kinship & Freedom in Barbados”

Arman Majidulla, International Health: “What about the community? Examining clean cookstove research among Indigenous communities in the rural Peruvian Andes”

Pyar Seth, Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies Program: “Diagnosing Dreadlocks: Rastafarianism and Medicalization, Jamaica”

Maximiliano Vejares, Political Science: “The Origins of State Authority: Theory and Evidence from Chile.”