Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Performing Cartographies: The Politics of Urban Space in the Work of Lygia Pape and Hélilo Oitcica

February 25th, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Newcomb Art Department presents a lecture by Adrian Anagnost, University of Chicago entitled “Performing Cartographies: The Politics of Urban Space in the Work of…  read more

There is No Repetition: Hélio Oiticica's Early Practice

February 22nd, 2016
6:00 - 7:30

The Newcomb Art Department presents a lecture by Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor at Temple University entitled “There is No Repetition: Hélio Oiticica’s Early Practice.” A…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - Melinda Nelson Hurst "Digging in Museums and Archives: Recontextualizing Tulane University's Egyptian Collection"

February 19th, 2016
12:00 PM

In the 11th talk of the 2015-2016 MARI Brown Bag series, Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Research ASsossate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University, will…  read more

Voices and Memories from Brazil: A Panel Discussion

February 19th, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Panel Presentation Sponsored by the Department of Communication Featuring visiting PhD candidates from Brazil, Fernanda Nalon Sanglard, Kelly Tatiane Martins Quirino and Aline Maia 10-minute…  read more

Los monumentos al general José de San Martín y la nueva ciudad de Lima (fines del XIX e inicios del XX)/ The Monuments to General José de San Martín and the New City of Lima (late 19th-early 20th Centuries)

February 19th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Please join us for a Work-in-progress talk by Rodolfo Monteverde Sotil, Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow, The Latin American Library. The talk, entitled “Los monumentos al…  read more

Contending for the New: Brazil and Argentina at the Walker Art Center in the Sixties

February 19th, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Delia Solomons, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Newcomb Art Department, will present a lecture entitled “Contending for the New: Brazil and Argentina at the Walker…  read more

Bate Papo!

February 19th, 2016
1-2 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim Join us for a lunchtime chat! You bring lunch, we’ll provide sobremesa. For more…  read more

"Origins" Art Exhibit

February 18th, 2016 - February 29th, 2016

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the art exhibit, “Origins” by Mexican artist Ganthaus. There will be an opening reception…  read more

Tulane SUMMER Study Abroad Fair 2016

February 15th, 2016

The Office of Study Abroad at Tulane University is hosting a Summer Study Abroad Fair in the LBC Qatar Ballroom on Monday, February 15, from…  read more

Interpretation and Literary Agency - A talk by Héctor Hoyos

February 12th, 2016
4:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a talk by Dr. Héctor Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Latin American literature and culture at Stanford University, entitled…  read more

Hegemony Versus Globalization: Protest, Human Rights and the Struggle for Power in Post-Chávez Venezuela

February 12th, 2016
3:30 PM

The Sociology Department is pleased to present a talk by Dr. David Smilde, the Charles E and Leo M Favrot Professor of Sociology at Tulane…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Jason Nesbitt and Yuichi Matsumoto "New Insights on Ritual Practices from Campanayuq Rumi, Peru"

February 12th, 2016
12:00 PM

In the 10th M.A.R.I. Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year, Dr. Jason Nesbitt, Assisstant Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University and Dr. Yuichi Matsumoto…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats

February 12th, 2016
1-2 PM

Sobreviveram o carnaval de New Orleans? Venham contar histórias para nós! Vamos oferecer “beijinho” de coco para aqueles que não conseguiram nem beijo, nem coco…  read more

Public Health in Cuba Info Session (Lunch Provided!)

February 2nd, 2016

INFORMATION SESSION for any graduate students interested in the Public Health in Cuba program 2016. Tuesday, February 2nd, 12:00-1:00 in GCHB Conference Room 2212 (downtown)…  read more

Carnival at the Pebbles Center

February 2nd, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center in celebrating Carnival! It is Mardi Gras here in New Orleans, but elsewhere people are celebrating Carnival. Come learn about Brazilian…  read more




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Upcoming Events

New Orleans con Sabor- Latino Exhibit: A Showcase of Latin Foodways in New Orleans

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The opening for the “New Orleans con Sabor Latino” exhibit will take place Tuesday, May 2 at 6PM at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley. The permanent exhibit, produced by Sarah Fouts’ Food, Migration, and Culture course, showcases oral histories conducted by students with chefs and cooks that represent the Latinx foodways in the city. The exhibit also features an interactive station that displays menus from different Latin restaurants in the New Orleans area, a local map of the restaurants, a hemispheric map of the Americas, along with photographs and audio clips produced by the students. The project is supported by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Public Service.

Light refreshments will be served
1504 Oretha Castle Haley
For more information email

The Tulane Culture Workshop: Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America

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Join the Tulane Culture Workshop for a discussion of Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America with Tianna Paschel, University of California- Berkeley, African American Studies and Sociology.

Workshops function on a different model from lectures. In a workshop the paper is distributed so that people can read the paper beforehand. The author gives only a brief introduction to the article, to contextualize the piece. The workshop itself amounts to an extended Q&A on the piece. In this workshop, we will discuss Dr. Paschel’s ongoing ethnicity-based social movements research in Latin America. The discussion will provide her with feedback and give participants an inside view of the craft of scholarship with one today’s leading thinkers.

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"Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil"- A talk by Dr. Tianna Paschel

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Dr. Tianna Paschel, professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, will present on her book “Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil” on Wednesday, May 3 from 1-3:30 in the Greenleaf Conference Room. This book examines the shift from colorblind state discourses to the adoption of ethno-racial policies in Colombia and Brazil in the 1990s, as well as the impact this shift has had on political institutions and broader socio-cultural change in these countries. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Department of Sociology. After the event, at 3:30, Dr. Paschel will workshop her new document “Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America”.

Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop

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The Tekrema Center for Art and Culture presents: Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop.

The week-long conference will featuring intensive dance workshops, panel discussions, performances, and exhibits in June. The conference showcases local, national and internationally acclaimed dancers from Louisiana, The Caribbean, and Africa. This year, the conference will launch the book and choreographic work by Greer E. Mendy, Black Dance in Louisiana – Guardian of A Culture.

Tekrema is a cultural arts organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana in the area geographically described and affectionately known as “The Lower 9th Ward”. The mission of Tekrema’s mission is the maintenance, development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture.

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday May 2 at 6 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Wednesday May 3 at 7 PM: Cuban Traditional Ballroom Dance: Cuban Rumba and Son
  • Thursday May 4 at 7 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Saturday May 6 at 10 AM: Panoramic International Dance: Children’s class

Workshop fee schedule class fee- $10 per class. Tekrema Youth- Free.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Spring Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

The Wheels on the Bus Illustrated by Melanie Williamson and Written by The Amador Family

April 11 – ANIMALS
Los Pollitos by Susie Jaramillo

Elefantitos by Susie Jaramillo

Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.