Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Deconstructing Día de los Muertos in the Classroom

October 7th, 2015
5:00 - 8:30

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are once again sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop…  read more

Culinary Connections: Creole Cuisines of Louisiana and/as the Caribbean - CANCELLED

October 2nd, 2015

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Rico Riz, a third-generation chef and hunter-gatherer of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, will discuss “Culinary Connections: Creole Cuisines…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Maxime Lamoureux St. Hilaire "Changes and Continuities at the La Corona Regal Palace during the Late-Late Classic Period"

October 2nd, 2015
12:00 PM

MARI is pleased to announce the 4th Brown Bag talk of the 2015-2016 school year. Maxime Lamoureux St. Hilaire, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of…  read more

Dietary Transitions and Food Security: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in Brazil and Nicaragua

September 29th, 2015
4:00 PM

Dr. Barbara Piperata, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University, will be giving a talk on Tuesday, September 29th, at 4 PM entitled ┬"Dietary…  read more

Giancarlo Mazzanti Talk: From the Factory to the Toy

September 28th, 2015

Giancarlo Mazzanti will present his lecture ┬"From the Factory to the Toy┬" in spanish, with an english translation by Leonardo Reiva Rivera. Mr. Mazzanti is…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Bobbie Simova "Public Ritual and the Changing Cultural Landscape of Actuncan, Belize"

September 25th, 2015
12:00 PM

The Middle American Research institute is happy to present the third Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year. Bobbie Simova, graduate student in the Department…  read more

Brazil- Past, Present, Future: A Youth Perspective Talk by Lira Alli

September 25th, 2015
2:00-2:45 PM

In this talk, Lira Alli will present her perspective on Brazil┬'s process of democratic consolidation since the transition from dictatorship and her outlook for the…  read more

Latin American Library Open House

September 25th, 2015
12:30 - 3:30 PM

The annual Latin American Library open house and book sale will take place on Friday, September 25th, from 12:30 to 3:30. This is the LAL┬'s…  read more

Sociology Colloquium Series: "Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor?"

September 25th, 2015
3:30 PM

Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor? Reflections on Science, Technology, Development, and the Environment. A talk by Amalia Leguizamón. Amalia Leguizamón is an Assistant…  read more

A crise brasileira: O papel da juventude- A Talk by Lira Alli

September 24th, 2015
5:00-6:00 PM

A talk by Lira Alli- Youth activist from São Paulo, Brazil. In this talk, Lira Alli will explore the political and economic crises currently unfolding…  read more

Spanish Heritage Day at the Old U.S. Mint

September 21st, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 PM

To commemorate Spanish Heritage Day, Friends of the Cabildo, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society and the Louisiana State Museum are hosting an afternoon of…  read more

If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism in Rio's Prisons

September 21st, 2015
6:00 PM

A screening of the film If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism in Rio’s Prisons will be held on September 21 at 6 PM. The screening…  read more

Home Birth Emergencies in the U.S. and Mexico: The Trouble with Transport

September 21st, 2015
5:00 PM

The Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences invites all interested parties to attend a new Health and Inequality Seminar Series. The first seminar…  read more

The Rituals of Hospital Birth

September 21st, 2015
5:00 PM

The Rituals of Hospital Birth. This presentation analyzes obstetrical procedures┬-from electronic fetal monitoring to cesarean section┬-as rituals that convey the core values of the technocratic…  read more

Endogenous Participation: Prior Consultation in Extractive Economies

September 18th, 2015
2:00 PM

Please join us Friday, September 18th, for the Tulane University Political Science Seminar, sponsored by CIPR. Our speaker will be Tulia Falleti (University of Pennsylvania)…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Deborah Lawrence Lecture: Tropical Forests and Climate Change

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“Tropical Forests and Climate Change”. Deborah Lawrence , Ph.D., is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Please join us for a reception afterwards, in Woodward Way.

For more information please contact Jordan Karubian, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or 865.5549.

Repression and Street Protests: Behavioral Underpinnings of Backlash Movements

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The Tulane University Political Science department presents a talk entitled “Repression and Street Protests: Behavioral Underpinnings of Backlash Movements” by Susan Stokes, the John S. Saden Professor of Political Science at Yale University and Director of the Yale Program on Democracy.

Dr. Stokes research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies; distributive politics; and comparative political behavior. Her co-authored book, Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism (Cambridge, 2013) won best-book prizes from the Comparative Politics (Luebbert Prize) and Comparative Democratization sections of APSA. Among her earlier books, Mandates and Democracy: Neoliberalism by Surprise in Latin America (Cambridge, 2001), received prizes from the APSA Comparative Democratization section and from the Society for Comparative Research. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, and the Latin American Research Review.

Sponsored by the Political Science department and the CIPR (Center for Inter-American Policy and Research.

For more information please contact Virginia Oliveros (

MARI Brown Bag: Evan Parker "The Middle Preclassic of the Puuc Maya: Preliminary Excavations at Paso del Macho, Yucatan, Mexico"

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MARI is pleased to present the fifth brown bag of the 2015-2016 year. Evan Parker, a Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology, will present a talk about his recent research on the Preclassic Maya of Yucatan, Mexico entitled “The Middle Preclassic of the Puuc Maya: Preliminary Excavations at Paso del Macho, Yucatan, Mexico.”

M.A.R.I.┬'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 Marcello Canuto ( for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.

Workshop: Applying for Grants and Fellowships

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This workshop targets SLA graduate students who are new to grant writing and submission. The workshop will provide tips on searching for funding opportunities and writing an award winning proposal. Grant writing is a significant intellectual activity that is in high demand in many academic fields, economic sectors, and firms and organizations. For academics, grant writing not only raises one’s research visibility but can increase opportunities for writing and national and international presentations. For non-academics, grant writing can open doors to consulting, collaborative research, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the private sector and nonprofit world.

Kevin Gotham will discuss the basic elements and strategies of submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and other federal agencies. He will describe the process and criteria by which federal funders like the NSF and the NEH review proposals, proposal development strategies for individual investigators, the qualities and merits of an award-winning proposal, and federal funding opportunities for researchers. Kevin is a former NSF program director, occasional NSF panelist and reviewer, and a current NSF awardee.

Chris Rodning will discuss why applying for grants is important for graduate students and how grant writing can enhance student career prospects. He will describe the strategies students can use to develop proposals, the importance of working with faculty mentors in preparing proposals, and various skills students can develop to score funding for their research. He will also provide recommendations for how students can seek out and apply for diverse sources of funding, including internal and external sources. Chris has experience reviewing grant proposals for National Geographic Society (NGS), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Philosophical Society. He has also been a co-P.I. on NSF and NGS grants; and a P.I. for a Board of Regents Grant.

The workshop will also include short presentations from Katherine Johnston and Patrick Rafail, assistant professors in sociology. Katie and Patrick are past winners of NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) awards. Patrick is a current NSF awardee. They both have much experience as grant writers and will speak about the grant review and evaluation process for graduate student proposals and offer advice and suggestions for developing an award-winning proposal.

The workshop is targeted toward all graduate students in SLA interested in pursuing external funding to complete their dissertations and enhance their professional skills. The format will be interactive, allowing for audience questions and participation. Please RSVP to Kevin Gotham Please also submit a few sentences describing your research interests or an abstract of your dissertation.

Bate Papo! Practice Your Portuguese

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Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian Treats.

Que Pasa Fest 2015

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Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte (Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation) and Hispanic Flavor Productions are proud to announce the fifth annual Que Pasa Fest 2015. With the support of sponsors and businesses, this festival is an extension of the Latin cultural TV show, ┬"¿Que Pasa New Orleans? (What┬'s Up New Orleans?) and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month highlighting exciting Latin music and Hispanic heritage and culture.

Que Pasa Fest 2015 is scheduled to be a six-day festival filled with music and dance and will be held at various locations throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Festivities will begin Monday, October 5 at the New Orleans Mexican Consulate and culminate with its FREE outdoor festival for the whole family on Saturday, October 10, at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert area in Lafreniere Park, in Metairie, Louisiana. All of the other events during the week will also be FREE for the community.

The artist line-up for this year includes local Cuban artists, Piky Mendizabal (visual arts), Alexey Marti (Latin Jazz), Javier Olondo (classical guitar), AsheSon (Cuban traditional music), William Sabourin (filmmaker) and Tomas Montoya (ethnologist and curator). Other local artists include New Orleans┬' KARMA, AsheSon, Aurelio Gonzalez & Dance Group Raices, Dile Que NOLA, Lisbeth Pedroso, Jee Yeoun Ko, Michael Pellera, Hector Gallardo, Pupi Menes, Jose “Pepe” Coloma, Tony Dizant, Johnny Marcia, and Jorge Perez. International artists include Jorge Luis Prats, Descemer Bueno and Timbalive.

For more information and a detailed schedule, visit the festival website.