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Latin American and Caribbean Studies & U.S. Latinx papers and posters at 2024 CURO Symposium

2024 Curo Symposium Title

We are thrilled that the 25th UGA CURO Symposium showcased many papers and posters on Latin America, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx topics.

The symposium, organized annually by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, allows UGA undergraduate students to share their research with the broader community under the guidance of faculty mentors. 

Congratulations to all the students and their mentors!

Katie Ruby Bonilla & Leticia De La Vega 

"The Everlasting Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experiences of Community Health Workers/Promotoras of Lazos Hispanos." 
Mentor: Dr. J. Maria Bermudez (Human Development and Family Therapy)

Neely McCommons

"The Other Mother: Wet Nursing in Brazil during the 19th and 20th Centuries." 
Mentor: Dr. Cassia Roth (History and LACSI)

Cindy Argueta 

"Examining the Influence of Discrimination, Racism, and Social Relationships on Externalizing Behaviors among Latinx Youth." 
Mentor: Dr. Thania Galvan (Psychology)

Virginia Ruth Williams

"CEDAW'S Affect on Femicide in Latin America."
Mentor: Dr. K C. Clay (International Affairs)

Elizabeth Bravo

"Behavioral Observation Coding Systems with Latinx Preschoolers and their Parents: A Critical Review and Analysis." 
Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Suveg (Psychology)

Leslie Velasquez

"Characterizing the Dementia Needs for diagnosis, support, and education among the Hispanic/Latinx Population in Georgia." 
Mentor: Dr. Anita M Reina (Public Health)

Jacqueline Elaine Kerr

"Reproductive Justice in Latin America: Brazil." 
Mentor: Dr. Cassia Roth (History and LACSI)

David Burke

"Chagas Disease: A Historical Perspective and the Urgency of Funding Vaccines to Fight It."
Mentor: Dr. Leonard Martin Ward (Romance Languages) 

Tillman Norsworthy

"Hurricane Sound: Collective Memory through Pop Music in the Caribbean."
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Birch (Anthropology)

Isaac Stone

"Survey of the Giant Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia muta) Populations in Mesophotic Coral Reefs of Puerto Rico."
Mentor: Dr. Sara Rivero-Calle (Marine Sciences)

Amelia Marin Shugart

"Effects of Canopy Cover on Abiotic and Biotic Factors of Tank-Bromeliad Ecosystems in Monteverde, Costa Rica."
Mentor: Amanda T. Rugenski (Ecology)

Maddie Amelia Ross & Mackenzie Jordan Hulse

"Assessing Urbanization Impacts and Climate Change Vulnerability: A Study of Compound Inundation in Southeast Puerto Rico." 
Mentor: Dr. Felix Luis Santiago Collazo (Engineering)

Ruby Parcells

"Did Chimborazo volcano cause the Late Antique Little Ice Age or other climate changes at a regional to global scale?"
Mentor: Dr. Mattia Pistone (Geology) 

Emily Garcia-Delgado

"Latinx youth's experiences of racism/discrimination and its relation to anxiety: A scoping review." 
Mentor: Dr. Thania Galvan (Psychology)

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