Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


History in the News: Immigration- Perspectives from Central and South America

March 22nd, 2017
5:30 PM

History in the News- Immigration: Perspectives from Central and South America A Conversation with Professor Felipe Cruz and Professor Justin Wolfe Wednesday, March 22nd at…  read more

Screening and discussion of "La Palabra en el Bosque/The Word in the Woods"

March 20th, 2017
6:00 PM

What is the relationship between history and documentary film and between academic authority and symbolic violence? Join us for a screening and discussion of these…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Michelle Pigott "Third Time's a Charm? Tristan de Luna's Florida Colony, 1559-1561"

March 17th, 2017
12:00 PM

Michelle Pigott, Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology, will present a talk titled “Third Time’s a Charm? Tristan de Luna’s Florida Colony, 1559-1561” on…  read more

Festival Latinx

March 17th, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Tulane University’s GENTE, in association with The Black Student Union, Finding Intersectionality Together, Latin American Studies Graduate Organization, Multicultural Council, Tulane International Society, and The…  read more

Performing Clarice Lispector: On Translating the Complete Stories

March 16th, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of English, and the Newcomb College Institute present a talk by Katrina Dodson, “Performing Clarice Lispector: On…  read more

Poverty, Political Theater, and Emancipatory Education in the Caribbean

March 15th, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Caribbean artist and community organizer Michell Nonó will discuss the role of social practice art in struggles for equality, visibility, and political change. Together Nonó…  read more

Enfermos y enfermedades en Honduras, hacia una historia de la salud 1880 a 1949

March 14th, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM

The Latin American Library presents a Works-in-Progress talk by Yesenia Martínez, Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at The Latin American Library. The talk “Enfermos y enfermedades…  read more

La Hora del Cuento Bilingual Story Hour at the Children's Resource Center

March 13th, 2017
4:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time. On March 13th at 4:30…  read more

Diasporic Auralities: Jazz and Gwoka across the Abyss

March 10th, 2017
4:00 PM

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association and the Africana Studies department present a talk by Dr. Jermoe Camal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Olivia Navarro-Farr "Statecraft and Sorcery: Lady K'abel; Princess of Kan and Queen of Wak'"

March 10th, 2017
12:00 PM

Dr. Olivia Navarro-Farr, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the College of Wooster, will present a talk “Statecraft and Sorcery: Lady K’abel; Princess…  read more

Historical Representations of Time through Latin American Photography

March 10th, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM

The Latin American Library presents a Work-in-progress talk by Inés Yujnovsky titled “Historical Representations of Time through Latin American Photography.” Inés Yujnovsky holds a Ph.D.…  read more

Politics and the Literary Scholar: A talk by Rebecca Mark and Ruben Espinosa

March 7th, 2017
6 PM

Tulane University Undergraduate Colloquium presents: Politics and the Literary Scholar a talk by Rebecca Mark and Ruben Espinosa What are the intersections among literature, criticism,…  read more

Ancient Maya Landscapes: K-16 Educator Workshop

March 3rd, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In conjunction with the Middle American Research Institute’s 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World” and the New Orleans…  read more

Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on Presidential Voting

March 3rd, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Stephen Weymouth, Assistant Professor and Marano Faculty Fellow in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, will presenting a talk titled “Winners and Losers…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 3rd, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM

The third talk in this semester’s Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar will be presented by Dr. David Roll Vélez, Professor at the Universidad Nacional…  read more





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Latin America at the Crossroads: Peru

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Join CIPR for the third talk in the “Latin America at the Crossroads” series, this talk focuses on Peru. Voters rejected Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, for president in the April 10, 2016 elections, but gave her party a majority in Congress. The election was marked by controversy and demonstrations, with many concerned that a win for Fujimori would mark a return to the human rights violations and corruption of the elder Fujimori’s presidency.

Dr. Cynthia McClintock, Professor of Political Science and International Afairs at George Washington University, will present on these recent events. Dr. McClintock is author of Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981) and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador’s FMLN and Peru’s Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace, 1998) and the co-author of The United States and Peru: Cooperation at a Cost (Routledge, 2003). A past President of the Latin American Studies Association, she has taught at the Catholic University in Peru, appeared on major U.S. and Peruvian news programs, and testified before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Afairs of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The talk is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact Sefira Fialkof at or phone 504.862.3141.

Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana

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Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style
An insider’s tour of Havana’s exceptional houses built between 1860 and 1960 and their fascinating personal histories, alongside Havana’s architectural patrimony.

Lecture at 6:00 PM and book signing at 7:30 PM.
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This presentation is sponsored by the NOHHF in collaboration with the New Orleans Museum of Art, Beatriz Ball, JW Marriott, Jahncke & Burns Architects, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Ileana and José Suquet, Tulane School of Architecture-Master of Preservation Studies and Tulane University-Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Teaching Haiti: K-12 Educator Workshop

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This educator workshop will explore the culture of Haiti, focusing on music and dance. This unique workshop focuses on an important, but often understudied area of the Caribbean, and will provide K-12 educators with exciting opportunities to diversify the classroom.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Haitian Folktales or the Haiti part of the Day of the Dead Across the Americas to get ready for the workshop.

Special offer on registration!:
Bring a friend! Register with a colleague from the same institution and you can receive a 2 for 1 registration. Please register only one time and follow instructions on the registration form to provide your colleague’s information.

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La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Hour at the Children's Resource Center

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

On April 10th at 4:30 PM we will be featuring the book Ada’s Violin, about an orchestra made of recycled instruments, and doing a craft.

Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner

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Please join Barry Spanier, Director of Bands, Tulane University for the Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner. The Tulane Concert Band 7th Annual Spring Concert will immediately follow at 7:30 pm in the Dixon Hall Theater. Explore the musical cultures of the Latin world. Feel the passionate rhythms and be transported by the sweeping melodies that have made this music beloved by audiences around the globe. Enjoy the repertoire of Latin composers and others: Malegueña, Amparito Roca, La Virgen de la Macarena, Libertango, Mambo, Danzon No. 2, Puebla de Los Angeles, El Camino Real and Bolero.

For more information, please contact Patricia McWhorter-Broussard 504.314.BAND or

Exhibition Opening- Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico

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Join us on the evening of April 26 to celebrate the opening of Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico.

The exhibition features the work of five Puerto Rico-based artists spanning several generations who have each developed a process-driven approach to painting. They challenge the notion of the canvas as a flat surface, focusing firstly on its materiality as a site for intervention and manipulation, and secondly as a substrate for painted images. Beyond the Canvas coincides with the 100th anniversary of Puerto Ricans receiving U.S. citizenship and the impending referendum on statehood. MORE >

  • 5:30 PM — VIP/members reception. To join or renew email
  • 6:30 PM — Lecture with curator Warren James in conversation with Dr. Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Director, Newcomb Art Museum, and Dr. Edie Wolfe, SCLAS Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs, Tulane University
  • 7:30 – 9 PM — Public reception

Beyond the Canvas will be accompanied by an installation envisioned, curated, and designed by Tulane students from LAST 6961 “Women, Community and Art in Latin America: Puerto Rico.” Co-taught by Edith Wolfe, Assistant Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and museum director and exhibition co-curator Monica Ramirez-Montagut, the class asks how Puerto Rican socially-engaged art and artists address problems of gender, sexuality, and other issues affecting women on the island. The student-curated exhibition will document citizen-led projects, including a community-run educational center in a low-income, industrial area of San Juan that organizes a local “theater of the oppressed”; the collective decoration of houses in the hillside El Cerro neighborhood, aimed at increasing visibility of marginalized populations; the recuperation of lost artisanal traditions through intergenerational workshops known as Escuelas Oficios (Trade Schools); participatory urban design projects that are restoring blighted properties in Santurce, and the reclaiming of public space through feminist street art and performance.