Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Racism, Black Consciousness and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence in the Cuban Revolution, 1965-1971

March 13th, 2014

Author and professor Lillian Guerra will be speaking at Tulane. This event is free and open to the public. Lillian Guerra is a Professor of…  read more

The Traveling Illustrations of Sixteenth- Century Travel Narratives

February 26th, 2014
4 PM

Dr. Lisa Voigt, of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, will give a talk entitled “The Traveling Illustrations of Sixteenth- Century…  read more

The African Presence in Venezuela Since President Hugo Chavez

February 26th, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents The African Presence in Venezuela Since President Hugo Chavez. Featuring a screening of the film Tambores de Agua, an…  read more

Calendrics, Astronomy, and Math at the "Xultun Institute of Advanced Study"

February 24th, 2014
4 PM

Anthony Aveni, Professor at Colgate University, and Victoria Bricker, Professor Emeritus at Tulane University, will give a talk entitled “Calendrics, Astronomy, and Math, at the…  read more

Greenleaf Fellow Talk: "El liberalismo radical en Mexico, 1820-1840"

February 21st, 2014

José Antonio Serrano, the 2013-2014 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library, will give a work-in-progress talk titled, “El liberalismo radical en México,…  read more

Proyecto Luis de Lión Short Story Translation Contest

February 21st, 2014

Proyecto Luis de Lión (in San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala) in conjunction with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New…  read more

"How to Choose a Dissertation Topic?" Roundtable Discussion

February 21st, 2014

The Department of French and Italian is sponsoring the roundtable discussion, “How to Choose a Dissertation Topic?”, with Professor Fayçal Falaky, Professor Oana Sabo, Professor…  read more

The Social System of White-Bellied Spider Monkeys in an Amazonian Rainforest: Insights from Long-Term Observations and Molecular Data

February 21st, 2014
4 PM

Anthony Di Fiore, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin, will give a talk entitled “The Social System of White-Bellied Spider Monkeys in…  read more

Ada Ferrer Keynote Address and Graduate Student Conference on the Global Gulf

February 20th, 2014 - February 22nd, 2014

The History Graduate Student Association of Tulane University is pleased to announce the third annual Tulane Graduate Student Conference on the Global Gulf, to be…  read more

Candidate Talk for Research and Instruction Position at Latin American Library

February 19th, 2014

Jade Mishler, candidate for the Research and Instruction position at the Latin American Library, will give a talk entitled, “Challenges and Opportunities for Research and…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Jessica Wheeler "Excavations at the Site of Ikil in the Yaxcaba Municipality, Yucatan, Mexico"

February 14th, 2014
12:15 PM

Jessica Wheeler, a PhD student in the department of Anthropology, will present on her research in the Yucatan Peninsula in a talk entitled: “Excavations at…  read more

Pachanga in the Patio!

February 14th, 2014

As part of the LAGO 2014 Graduate Conference Border Encounters in the Americas, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will host a pachanga with…  read more

Art Opening and Exhibition at Consulate of Mexico

February 13th, 2014 - March 21st, 2014

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, the Autonomous Metropolitan University Azcapotzalco present The Last One Turns the Light Off, an exhibition by renowned illustrator…  read more

"Can the Creative Economy Save New Orleans?"

February 12th, 2014

British scholar Dr. Andy Pratt will give the keynote lecture on cultural economies at Tulane University’s inaugural Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place. His talk,…  read more

Lecture: "Tango. Una pasion ilustrada"

February 11th, 2014

Gustavo Varela will give a presentation on reading tango music in sheet illustrations. Varela is a Professor, Researcher, and Academic Director of the Graduate Program…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

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Each year in association with LAST 4000, the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in Latin American Studies, we invite recent graduates to speak about their current employment and the path that took them there—and to give advice to students soon to hit the job market. We invite all students to attend these informal discussions.

Speakers will speak at 11:00 a.m. for 45 minutes to an hour. Out of courtesy for the speaker and the class, we ask that guests arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation. Speakers will also speak in the 9:30 session, but will begin later. If you would like to attend this section or would like additional information, contact Edie Wolfe at ewolfe@tulane.eduu

Thursday, September 17
William Faulkner (2009), Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; formerly i2i Institute and Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Flux is a consultancy focused on research, monitoring and evaluation that links those spearheading social change with the social sciences approaches, methods, and services required to evaluta operations and impact. After graduating in 2009, Will completed at masters in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center and went on to work as a researcher and evaluation coordinator with a similar organization in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, October 6
Katie Gray (2013) formerly Accounts Representative, Latin America and Brazil accounts, Intralox. Intralox is the world leader of modular plastic conveyor belts located in Hammond, Louisiana. Katie worked for several years as their tri-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaking Account Representative, providing service support to Customers in Latin and South America.

Thursday, October 8
Bianca Falcon (2013) Chief of Staff, Republíca LLC. República, LLC is a privately held national advertising, branding, promotions, digital media and public relations company headquartered in Miami, Florida. República is a minority owned and certified company that ranks among the Top 50 U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Tuesday, October 20
Allison Bakamjian, (2010) Program Services Manager, Shanti Project’s Women’s Cancer Program, San Francisco; formerly Peace Corps Education Specialist, Santa Marta, Colombia. Prior to her Peace Corps volunteership, Allison worked with AmeriCorps*VISTA as the Volunteer Supervisor working with New Orleans Outreach and local public schools.

Thursday, October 22
Christine Sweeney (2010), Cybersecurity Policy and Program Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; formerly Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute. In her position with the IRI, Christine managed democracy and governance programs in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to cultivate relationships with field-based and international implementing civil society partners and local political stakeholders to carry out the program objectives of promoting democratic transparency throughout the region

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Michael Murray (2010), Senior Consultant, FSG. FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders concerned with social change. Mike will discuss his work with the organization, including his research in Chile for a collaborative report on how local companies can increase competitiveness and profitability by helping to solve social problems such as poverty, education, and health.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (To be confirmed)
Amanda Parker (2007), Project Manager & Trainer for Agriculture & Sustainable Land Use, World Wild Life Fund. Amanda works primarily in South America, specifically Paraguay managing and coordinating conservation projects in the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Eco-Regions.

Thursday Dec. 3 (To be confirmed)
David Klauber (2008) Emergency Child Production Specialist, Save the Children. Most recently David worked as a volunteer program manager and grant-writer for the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas, an association of organizations working on grass roots development de Guatemala in Guatemala City.. David will speak primarily about his experience with Save the Children in refugee camps on the Ethiopian-Somali border

Shango: Winter Music Festival

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Shango is a collaborative musical program featuring New Orleans’ own Bill Summers and Afro Cuban Master Dance Artist, Michelito Herrera Perez.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a collaboration between Xavier University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program, XUTULAC and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at or call: 504- 520-5020.

Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an opening reception on November 12th at 6 PM. For more information, visit the Consulate webpage.

Casa Borrega's 5th Annual Latin Jazz Fest

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Casa Borrega will host its Fifth Annual Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1426 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, a state of the art performance venue – ideally suited for this event. Deep roots connect the Crescent City with Latin America from Jelly Roll Morton’s “Latin Tinge” to newly formed musical entities that will be performing at this festival. Many longtime local musicians have made Latin Jazz a way of life and Casa Borrega celebrates this choice and artistry at its annual event. A new addition to the Fest is a multi-national ensemble of talented dancers who will perform throughout the evening.

7pm – Muevelo Tribute : Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
8:45pm – Javier Gutierrez & VIVAZ!
10:30pm – Alexis Guevara Afro Cuban Trio
12:15am – Latin Dance Party with DJ

  • Salsa dance demonstrations throughout *

Food by Casa Borrega & cocktails at the Bolden Bar
Tickets: $20 – available at
1/2 off for students with valid ID at the door

Hope to see you there! For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Stone, 504.292.3705 or Hugo Montero, 210-392-9365 or email or visit

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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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.

Held the second Monday of every month at 5:15 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Dear Primo, ‘Twas Nochebueno, and Call Me Tree/Llamame Arbol.

Story Hour Books
Oct. 12
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with this story time!

November 9 ­
María Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
Learn about Peru and the Andean highlands through the eyes of Maria and her llama!

December 14
Martín de Porres by Gary Schmidt
Learn about this important Saint and his role in helping the poor!

Ancient Maya Women: A K-16 Educator Workshop

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LARC, in conjunction with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on women in the ancient Maya world as well as providing activities to introduce into the classroom. Check back soon for more information.

To register, visit the Maya Symposium Registration page.