Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Newcomb Art Museum to host Archivist Panel for installation EMPIRE

April 25th, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On Wednesday, April 25, join the Newcomb Art Museum for an incredible panel, moderated by Rebecca Snedeker, with the archivists of the various collections across…  read more

Congreso de Jornaleros: Experiences and Perspectives from Immigrant Workers in New Orleans

April 24th, 2018
6:30-8 PM

The Congress of Day Laborers, an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina,…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

April 20th, 2018
1:30 PM

Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never…  read more

Latin America at a Crossroads Series to host Dr. Wendy Hunter for a seminar on Brazil

April 20th, 2018
4:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Wendy Hunter for a seminar on Brazil as part of the Latin America at the Crossroads spring seminar series.…  read more

Benjamin Creutzfeldt to give a talk on China's Growing Role in Latin America

April 19th, 2018
12:00 PM

Join us in welcoming Dr. Benjamin Creutzfeldt for a lecture entitled, China’s Growing Role in Latin America on Thursday, April 19, 2018. China’s leaders touring…  read more

Bioanthropologist John Verano to give a talk about his research in Peru

April 18th, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Anthropology Student Union of Tulane (ASUT) and the Tulane Anthropology Club to hear a talk by Dr. John Verano. Dr. Verano, professor in…  read more

Guest Lecture on Candomblé: An Afro-Brazilian Religion

April 17th, 2018
2-3:15 PM

Megan Loveless will lead an introductory conversation about candomblé for students in Ana Sánchez-Rojo’s Music, Religion, Spirit course (MUSC 3460). For more information email  read more

Office of Multicultural Affairs: International Food and Music Festival

April 14th, 2018

The International Food and Music Festival is a tradition for Tulane University and the surrounding New Orleans community. It is not possible without the participation…  read more

Talk by Cuban film producer Claudia Calviño

April 12th, 2018

Talk by Cuban film producer Claudia Calviño A conversation with independent Cuban producer Claudia Calviño (Havana, 1983), producer of the award-winning film Santa y Andrés,…  read more

Illicit Traders on New Granada's Caribbean Coast during the Long Sixteenth Century: A talk by Dr. Christian Cwik

April 12th, 2018
3:30 PM

Illicit Traders on New Granada’s Caribbean Coast during the Long Sixteenth Century A talk by Dr. Christian Cwik (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine,…  read more

The Internal Ear: Caetano Veloso's take on bossa nova

April 12th, 2018
11 AM-12:30 PM

The Internal Ear: Caetano Veloso’s take on bossa nova with Pedro Meira Monteiro Pedro Meira Monteiro is the Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor os Spanish…  read more

Film Screening: Santa y Andrés

April 11th, 2018

Film Screening of Santa y Andrés, directed by Carlos Lechuga A world away from bustling Havana, Santa y Andrés is set in the rolling hills…  read more

Marielle Presente e Futuro: An Artistic Tribute to Marielle Franco

April 11th, 2018

Marielle Presente e Futuro: An Artistic Tribute to Marielle Franco An evening of music and poetry to honor the assassinated Afro-Brazilian human rights activist, Marielle…  read more

Tulane Conference on Liguistics: Language Use in Postcolonial and Transnational Contexts

April 7th, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tulane University’s second annual Conference on Linguistics will be held in the Qatar Ballroom in the Lavin-Bernick Center, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Come…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

April 6th, 2018

Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Chantalle Verna to Present Research on U.S. and Haitian Relationships in Post-Occupation Haiti

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Chantalle Verna for a talk on her book Haiti and the Uses of America: Post- U.S. Occupation Promises on April 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM.

In her book, Dr. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. Dr. Verna emphasizes the importance of examining the post-occupation period: the decades that followed the U.S. military occupation of Haiti (1915-34) and considering how Haiti’s public officials and privileged citizens rationalized nurturing ties with the United States at the very moment when the two nations began negotiating the reinstatement of Haitian sovereignty in 1930. Their efforts, Dr. Verna shows, helped favorable ideas about the United States, once held by a small segment of Haitian society, circulate more widely. In this way, Haitians contributed to and capitalized upon the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world.

Dr. Verna received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is currently a professor in the History Department in Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Verna focuses on the culture of foreign relations, specifically concerning Haiti and the United States during the mid-twentieth century.

Co-sponsored by: Department of History, Graduate Studies Student Association, Newcomb College Institute and XUTULAC (the Xavier and Tulane Latin American & Caribbean Studies Partnership).

Fridays at Newcomb to host Sabia McCoy-Torres for talk on the anthropology of dance

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Join us in welcoming Sabia McCoy-Torres who will present on her research in a talk titled, Shifting the Lens from Harm to Pleasure: What We Learn from Women in Dancehall. Sabia McCoy-Torres is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at Tulane University. She has a Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on the English and Spanish speaking African Diaspora, race, gender, sexuality, transnationalism, and popular music and performance. Geographically, her work is based primarily in the United States and Coast Rica. Dr. McCoy-Torres’s work has been published in Transforming Anthropology and Black Music Research Journal.

The lecture includes a free lunch and is open to the public.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: caipirão

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Bate Papo! Celebrate the end of the semester with a caipirão happy hour at the local watering hole. We’ll meet outside and quench our thirst while cramming for an exam or two or simply procrastinating. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

MARI Brown Bag series to host talk by Ryan Hechler on the archaeology of Ecuador

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The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the twelfth talk of the 2017-2018 Brown Bag talk series. Ryan Hechler, Doctoral Student in the Anthropology Department, Tulane University, will present on his research in a talk entitled Cochasqui, Ecuador: Recent Research and Future Directions.

MARI’s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Jessica Melancon ( for more information.

Decoding the Purity of an Icon

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Join us for paintings and installations by Mexican artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies this March.

The Webster’s dictionary defines purity as “being free from or unmixed with any other matter.” Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of 10 oil female portrait paintings on canvas and 2 installations thought by Flores-Shinshillas to convey the message of recording an individual’s appearance and personality, using the tradition of iconography for veneration of purity and spirituality beyond the representation of the feminine subject. These works of art have been approached in a contemporary manner, making these portraits much more than pure representation.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom

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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author. The books are appropriate for students in grades 7-12. Participants who take part in all five webinar sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Webinar Schedule

Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Américas Award explores the diversity of Cuba with award winning author, Margarita Engle. Engle, the national Young People’s Poet Laureate will discuss her book Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words and share teaching and discussion ideas to explore the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who becomes a champion for civil rights.

Monday, March 12, 2018
The South Asia Book Award will hold a conversation with Padma Venkatraman, author of Island’s End.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Middle East Book Award is pleased to present a conversation with award-winning author, Ibtisam Barakat on her book Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine.

May, 2018
The Africana Book Award explores the diversity of Africa with a recently awarded book on social justice.

For more information about the webinar series, please visit the Internationalizing Social Studies website.. Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2018ReadingAcrossCultures. All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Central Standard Time (CST).

Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and Africa Access.

View the official flyer here.