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Presentation of the structure

Officially launched in June 2012, in the framework of the 3rd Young Americanists’ Days, the Central America hub is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), in San José, Costa Rica.

Coordinator: Laura HENRY is a PhD student from University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, ED 122

Laura HENRY’s PhD dissertation: "The patrimonialization of cocoa in Costa Rica and in the Dominican Republic. Territorial qualification, sustainable development and social dynamics", under the supervision of Sébastien Velut

Research topics

The main lines of action focus on consolidating the Central America hub scope by promoting scientific activities about topics such as patrimonialization, sustainable development and rural tourism in the countries of the region. The aim is to reinforce and valorize research in these fields of study, through a reflection about cocoa.

IdA supervisorChloé Andrieu, Searcher at the CNRS and member of the Scientific Board of the Institut des Amériques

Local supervisorsManuel Martinez, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of UCR, and Adelino Braz, French Institute director for Central America (IFAC)

Scientific SupervisorTania Rodríguez, Research Professor, Departments of Political Sciences and Geography of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Vice-director of the School of Political Sciences of the UCR


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