Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


MARI Brown Bag - Documenting Early Maya Monumental Architecture: Results of the 2012 Field Season at Holmul and Dos Aguadas, Peten, Guatemala

November 16th, 2012
12:15 p.m.

As a part of the Middle America Research Institute (MARI)'s Brown Bag Talk series Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, Adjunct Professor in the Tulane Anthropology department, will…  read more

Pictorial Talking: the Figural Rendering of Speech Acts in Aztec Mexico

November 16th, 2012

Join us for a colloquium given by Dr. Elizabeth Boone of Tulane University, sponsored by the Anthropology Department. In Aztec Mexico before the Spanish conquest…  read more

Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the Will: Democratic innovation in the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement?

November 14th, 2012

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies presents a talk by Zemurray Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow Ana Margarida Fernandes Esteves entitled “Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "Ceramic Variability in a 'Simple' Village Society: A new take on emerging complexity in the eastern Maya Lowlands."

November 9th, 2012
12:15 p.m.

As a part of the Middle America Research Institute (MARI)'s Brown Bag Talk series Sherman Horn, graduate student of the Tulane Anthropology department, will present…  read more

Juli Ponce-Sole: Disasters, Land Use Planning and Law

November 9th, 2012

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Afro-Haitian Dance Master Class

November 9th, 2012
7-8:30 pm

Master Dancer Peniel Gurrier returns to Tulane! Gurrier is an expert in Haitian, West African, and Brazilian dance. He is also a drummer, choreographer, and…  read more

The Politics of Modern Central America with Fabrice Lehoucq

November 8th, 2012

Join us for a lecture by Fabrice Lehoucq of the University of North Carolina. He will present about The Politics of Modern Central America: Civil…  read more

Film Screening: Memories of Overdevelopment

November 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo (2010) Miguel Coyula USA/Cuba 113 min English, Spanish with English subtitles Sergio Garcet is a Cuban novelist living…  read more

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Summer Research Symposium

November 3rd, 2012
8-4 pm

The Stone Center presents a Summer Research Symposium at which Stone Center graduate students will present the results of research carried out this past summer…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "The Burials of La Corona and El Perú-Waka': Preliminary Investigations"

November 2nd, 2012
12:15 p.m.

Erin Patterson, graduate student of the Tulane Anthropology department, will present his recent research in the Yucatan in a talk titled: “The Burials of La…  read more

Michael Stewart at Tulane

November 2nd, 2012
3 pm

Michael Stewart will give a presentation discussing his experiences in the Foreign Service and the relevance of his background in Latin American Studies at Tulane…  read more

An evening of contraband prose with the Librotraficantes

November 2nd, 2012

The following is a Press Release from the Librotraficantes describing their Nov. 2 event: Imagine the New Orleans School Board banning African American books. Well,…  read more

Tropical Studies Semester at Tulane in Costa Rica - Spring 2013 Info Session

October 31st, 2012
12-1 pm

Information session open to Sophomores and Juniors on Tulane in Costa Rica’s Spring 2013 Tropical Studies Seminar. The Spring 2013 seminar will include guest-speakers who…  read more

Spend the semester in Havana, Cuba!

October 30th, 2012
4-5 pm

Information session open to rising juniors and seniors about Tulane’s semester study abroad program in Cuba.  read more

When the Superpowers Almost Unleashed Nuclear War: Historians and the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

October 30th, 2012
5-7 pm

The UNO Center Austria & the Department of History and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans present a panel discussion. Chair: Berthold Molden, Marshall…  read more







Upcoming Events

The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho

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Anderson da Mata, an Assistant Professor of literary theory at Universidade de Brasília, will give a talk entitled “The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho.” The talk will be given in Portuguese.

Anderson da Mata is an Assistant Professor of literary theory at the Universidade de Brasília and author of O silêncio das crianças: representações da infância na narrativa brasileira contemporânea (Londrina: EDUEL, 2010).

Sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information please contact Rebecca Atencio (

"The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders: The Cases of Argentina and Uruguay"

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Ivan Schuliaquer, a visiting student scholar from Argentina working on his doctoral dissertation, will present a talk entitled, “The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders.”

The leftist governments of Frente Amplio in Uruguay and of the Kirchners in Argentina share the viewpoint that large media conglomerates play an oppositional role in their respective countries. However, there is significant variation in the ways that both governments have organized their media operations and established communication policies. The presentation develops a comparative analysis of the two cases to explore the factors that shape the relationship between media and political leaders in the region.

For more information please contact Ivan Schuliaquer,

This event is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.

For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.

For the event flyer, click here.

The Pebbles Center turns 10!

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The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.

Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!

Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.

Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact the Latin American Resource Center at or check our Facebook page.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the New Orleans Public Library.

Photo by Nina Menconi.

Art Syncopation

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.

Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.

Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.