Two students from  Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft are runners up for the NALACS Best Thesis Award. Linda de Geus and Laura García are among the finalists who wrote thesis on topics in Latin American and the Caribbean. The award ceremony is on March 31 at Rialto Cinema in Amsterdam!

NALACS is the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

NALACS says: “We are pleased to announce that the nominees for the Nalacs Thesis Award 2015-2016 are (in alphabetical order):

1. Pablo Campaña with his thesis ‘Cultural Genocide Against Huaorani Indigenous People (1968-1975)’
2. Laura A. Garcia with her thesis ‘Based in Place: Alternative Economies in the Region of Chocó, Colombia’
3. Linda de Geus with her thesis ‘Socio-spatial Segregation through Architectural Verwandlung’
4. Adam Moore with his thesis ‘Un Pedacito de Tierra: Analysis of Political Agency of Internally Displaced Persons’
5. Angelica Neiszer with her thesis ‘Narratives and Dispute: Enforced Disappearance and Public Memorialization in Guatemala’
6. Débora Póvoa with her thesis ‘The Commodification of Poverty: The Development and Institutionalization of Favela Tourism and Consumption in the City of Rio de Janeiro’
7. Hannah Lina Schütz with her thesis ‘Entre articulaciones subversivas y subvertidas’
8. Eva Maria van der Woude with her thesis ‘Identity and Ideology The Making of a Revolutionary Miner Bolivia, 1935-1952’

Congratulations! All nominees who are present in Amsterdam will give a short presentation in Pecha Kucha style on their thesis during the award ceremony on March 31st in Rialto. After their presentations the winner will be announced by the jury (and this year we’ll also have a prize for the best Pecha Kucha presentation!). In the coming weeks up to the award ceremony we will present to you the topics these students have addressed in their research on Latin America!”


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