Symposium 2017 - 2018
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Bremda Acosta - College of Arts and Science
Latin American Women in Domestic Service Organizations in Madrid, Spain: Laws, Experiences, and Efforts That Unite Them
As the Gallatin Fellow in Urban Practice chosen to work with Servicio Doméstico Activo this past summer, and as a student in the Migrations and Cultural Diversity in Spain course this past fall, Bremda presents her research on female domestic service in Madrid, Spain. She investigates the political, social, and economic challenges Latin American women face in this informal sector.
Christian Anthony - College of Arts and Science
Islam and Confucianism—Two ‘Religions,’ Two Schools of Thought
Christian analyzes the interactions between Islam and Confucianism within China over the course of 1,100 years (AD 700–1800 BC) and reveals how a thriving Muslim population was able to develop in a relatively closed-off Chinese society during the T’ang Dynasty and beyond.
Emily Rabinowitz - Steinhardt
Attitudes and Awareness of Cervical Cancer, Pap Smears, and HPV in Latin America
Emily discusses the attitudes and awareness women in Latin America have about cervical cancer, Pap smears, and HPV and the importance of evaluating these attitudes before administering expensive intervention.
Ana Lopes - Liberal Studies/College of Arts and Science
Art, Politics, and Institutional Change
Ana explores the power art and artistic movements have to shape political, institutional, and societal change.
Kohtaro Kosugiyama - Global Liberal Studies
Aliyah Symes - College of Arts and Science
Mahalia Thomas - College of Arts and Science
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action
The NYU Global Equity Fellowship is a competitive yearlong fellowship created to empower and equip a diverse body of students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion while studying away. The panel includes former fellows and examines some of the progress, challenges, and innovation in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion at NYU’s global locations.
Natsuko Saegusa - Global Liberal Studies
Shiqin Cao - Global Liberal Studies
The Unrooted Identities in Vietnam and Their Role in Global Affairs
Natsuko and Shiqin discuss their trip to Vietnam, where they conducted ethnographic interviews and field research on the tension between localism and globalization within the sociocultural framework. Through their digital platform, UNROOTED, Natsuko and Shiqin showcase how cultures do not always correspond to country borders.
Gabriella Butler - Global Liberal Studies
Martyrdom in the Palestinian Context and Its Representation in West Bank Public Imagery
Gabriella explores the role of the martyrs in Palestinian society, particularly their constant foothold in the public sphere and visual culture, and why many of them committed acts knowing they would likely be killed. She discusses the evolution of Palestinian martyrdom throughout the conflict, the motivations behind violent acts that result in martyrdom, and the representation of this phenomenon.
Camila Robalino - Global Liberal Studies
Isha Mazumdar - Global Liberal Studies
Lisa Rae Testa - Stern School of Business
El Largo Camino
Set in Madrid, Spain, El Largo Camino follows the emotional journey of Nory and her family as they navigate the successes and hardships of life as immigrants.
Ashwini Nagappan - College of Arts and Science
London's Holy Grime
Through interviews with a grime music producer, an East London record shop owner, and grime music master of ceremonies, London’s Holy Grime explores the role of grime music—a popular genre among the locals of London that is most comparable to US rap—in the capital’s music scene.
Hannah Garcia - Tisch School of the Arts/Stern
After leaving their professional careers to pursue their own business, the Burner Brothers Bakery, brother and sister, Antonio and Sandra Camacho, find new ways to revitalize Cuba by exploring the possibilities of the newly established private sector.
Nicole Deutsch works with UNICEF’s management team in New York to coordinate, track, and communicate the rollout of priority improvement initiatives across the globe. Prior to her current role as senior advisor for change management, she was the chief of the polio section in the UNICEF India office during its successful elimination of polio and the program’s culmination and transition to broader health. A sociologist and strategic planner, Nicole has 20 years of experience in the UNICEF and UN systems in development and humanitarian work across the globe. She has worked in several regions in a variety of country settings—including Africa (Nigeria), Asia (Japan and India), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Haiti and Panama)—and worked for several years at the UNICEF headquarters in New York City and Geneva. Her focus has been on advocacy, communication, and multiparty/interagency partnerships as well as program coordination, policy, and strategic planning. In addition to polio, she has worked on HIV/AIDS, postcrisis transition, change management, child marriage, and UN reform/coherence strategies, especially UN reform and interagency symmetry. Nicole has a Master’s in Sociology from Columbia University. Her research focused on migrations, xenophobia, and urban and gender studies.