Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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From its foundation in 1834, Tulane University has pursued a mission of advancing progressive and cutting-edge study and research in Latin America. Our core faculty of seventy Latin Americanists represents the largest contingent of faculty associated with any department or program at the University. Students and faculty benefit from the holdings of the Latin American library and a network of contacts with public officials, non-governmental organizations and academic leaders in Latin America.

Sefira Fialkoff

Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica,…

Nayana Abeysinghe

Contact Info nabeysin@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of California, Irvine, French, 1996 M.A., Columbia University, French, 2001 M.Phil., Columbia University, French, 2003 Ph.D., Columbia University, French,…

Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich is a PhD candidate in the joint Latin American Studies & Art History Ph.D. program. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology in 2008…

Rosanne Adderley

Contact Info adderley@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Yale University, History, 1989 M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1990 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1996 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

Patricia G. Alexander

Patricia G. Alexander is a student in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History Ph.D. program. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Texas…

E. Wyllys Andrews, V

Contact Info wandrews@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard College, Anthropology, 1964 Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1971 Academic Experience Professor Emeritus, Tulane University, 2009- Professor, Tulane University, 1980-2009…

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Contact Info kandrino@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Public Health, 1999 M.H.S., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2003 Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2008…

Santiago Anria

Contact info sanria@tulane.edu Santiago Anria received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring of 2015.…

Rebecca Atencio

Contact Info ratencio@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Latin American Studies, 2000 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Portuguese, 2003 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Portuguese, 2006 Academic…

Idelber Avelar

Contact Info iavelar@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Minas Gerais, Brazilian/Anglo-American Literatures, 1990 M.A., University of North Carolina, Luso-Brazilian Literature, 1992 Ph.D., Duke University, Spanish and…

Mia Bagneris

Contact Info mbagneri@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999 Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies, 2009 Academic Experience Assistant…

William Balée

Contact Info wbalee@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Florida, Anthropology, 1975 M.A., Columbia University, Anthropology, 1979 M.Phil., Columbia University, 1980 Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984 Academic Experience…

Octavio Barajas

Octavio Barajas received his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.A. in Latin American Studies form the University of Texas…

Antonio Barrios

Contact Info abarrio@tulane.edu Degrees M.D., Universidad de San Carlos School of Medicine, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1974 M.P.H., Tulane University, Health Systems Management, 1979 Academic Experience…

Daniel Bausch

Contact Info dbausch@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Northwestern University, Psychology, 1983 M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 1989 M.A., Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,…

Jane Bertrand

Contact Info bertrand@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, French, 1971 M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science Communication, 1973 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1976 M.B.A., Tulane…

William E. Bertrand

Contact Info wbertran@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, 1966 Ph.D., Tulane University, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University, 1974- Director, Payson Center for International Development…

Antonio Bojanic

Contact Info abojanic@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Auborn University, Economics, 1994 B.A., Saint Mary’s College, Economics and Biology, 1990 Academic Experience Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,…

Elizabeth Boone

Contact Info eboone@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., College of William and Mary, Fine Arts, 1970 M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1974 Ph.D., University of Texas, Art…

James Boyden

Contact Info jboyden@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Southern Oregon State College, History, 1977 M.A., University of Texas, History, 1982 Ph.D., University of Texas, History, 1988 Academic Experience…

Harvey Bricker

Contact Info hbricker@tulane.edu Degrees B. A, Hamilton College, History, 1962 M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1963 Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1973 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University,…

Victoria Bricker

Contact Info vbricker@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford University, Philosophy and Humanities, 1962 M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1963 Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1968 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Michael E. Brumbaugh

Contact Info meb@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Colgate University, Classics, 2004 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Classics, 2007 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Classics, 2011…

Sarah Bruni

Sarah Bruni holds a BA in English literature from the University of Iowa and an MFA in fiction writing from Washington University. She has taught…

Pierre Buekens

Contact Info pbuekens@tulane.edu Degrees M.D., Free University of Brussels, 1979 M.P.H., Free University of Brussels, 1982 Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Free University of Brussels,…

Michael Burke

Contact Info mburke1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology, 1977 M.S., Purdue University, Industrial Psychology, 1980 Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Psychology, 1982 Academic…

Steve Butterman

Contact Info sbutterm@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1993 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 Academic Experience Associate Professor, University of…

Carolina Caballero

Contact Info icaballe@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Wofford College, History and Spanish, 1994 M.A., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 1997 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Romance…

Hortensia Calvo

Contact Info hcalvo@tulane.edu Degrees Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980 M.A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, University of Illinois, 1984…

Marcello Canuto

Contact Info mcanuto@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 2002 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2009- Assistant Professor, Yale…

Allison Caplan

Allison Caplan is a graduate student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies Ph.D. program. She graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University…

Barbara L. Carter

Barbara L. Carter has been with the University since 1984 and has many years of secretarial experience. She assumed the position of administrative secretary at…

Vanessa Castañeda

Vanessa Castañeda graduated with her bachelors in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She worked as a Spanish medical…

Arachu Castro

Arachu Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America at Tulane University and Senior Research Affiliate at CIPR. Her…

John Charles

Contact Info jcharles@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Brown University, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, 1992 M.A., Yale University, Hispanic Literatures, 1998 M.Phil, Yale University, Hispanic Literatures, 2000…

Eugene Cizek

Contact Info ecizek@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, Architecture, 1964 M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City Planning and Urban Design, 1966 Dr. of Science, Delft…

Mary Clark

Contact Info maclark@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Latin American Studies, Carleton College, 1984 M.A., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1987 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1993…

Jimena Codina

From La Habana, Cuba, Jimena graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of Havana. Her undergraduate thesis was a study of the impact…

Adrienne Colella

Contact Info acolella@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Miami University, Psychology, 1983 M.A., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1987 Ph.D., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1989 Academic Experience…

Colin Crawford

Contact Info ccrawfo5@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Columbia University, History, 1980 M.A., University of Cambridge, History, 1982 J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University…

Steven Darwin

Contact Info darwin@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Drew University, Botany, 1971 M.A., University of Massachusetts, Botany, 1973 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Biology, 1976 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Roxanne Dávila

Contact Info rdavila@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990 Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish and Portuguese, 1999 Academic Experience Lecturer, Tulane University, 2014…

Dave Davis

Degrees B.A., University of New Orleans, Philosophy, 1972 M.Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 1974 Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology, 1975 Academic Experience Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 2001-…

Diogo de Lima

Contact Info ddelima@tulane.edu Training Pavillion Arts Center, São Paolo, Brazil Academic Experience Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2006- Research & Teaching Specializations: Brazil, Jazz, Dance,…

Elizabeth Derryberry

Contact Info ederrybe@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, Biology, 2007 B.A., Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2000 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012- Research…

Gaurav Desai

Contact Info gaurav@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Northwestern University, English, 1988 Ph.D., Duke University, English, 1996 Management Development Program, Harvard School of Education, 2009 Academic Experience Professor,…

Martin Dimitrov

Contact Info mdimitro@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Government and French, 1998 Ph.D., Stanford University, Political Science, 2004 Academic Experience Director of Asian Studies…

Christopher Dunn

Contact Info cjdunn@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Colorado College, History, 1987 M.A., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1992 Ph.D., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1996 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

John Edwards

Contact Info edwards@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, International Affairs, 1975 Ph.D., University of Maryland, Economics, 1986 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane…

Patrick Egan

Contact Info pegan1@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Georgetown University, Foreign Service, 1999 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Political Science, 2011 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2011-…

Ludovico Feoli

Contact Info lfeoli@tulane.edu Follow Ludovico Feoli’s Blogs Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and a Research Associate…

George C. Flowers

Contact Info flowers@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of South Alabama, Geology, 1975 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1977 M.S.E., Tulane, Environmental Engineering, 1995 Ph.D., University of…

Emily Floyd

Emily C. Floyd is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Latin American Studies and Art History. She earned her BA in Art History…

Sarah Fouts

Originally from Kentucky, Sarah Fouts earned her B.A. in History and Spanish from Centre College in 2003. After graduating, Sarah served for almost four years…

Guadalupe García

Contact Info ggarcia4@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Pitzer College, Political Studies and Literature, 1997 M.A., California State University, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel…

Cynthia Garza

Cynthia Garza holds a Masters degree from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and is currently completing a PhD in the…

Amy George-Hirons

Contact Info ageorge@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 1995 M.A., University of Arizona, Latin American Studies, 1998 Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin…

Annie Gibson

Contact Info agibson3@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Spanish and Latino Studies; Portuguese minor, 2003 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2007 Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin…

Timothy M. Gill

Timothy M. Gill’s research interests include political sociology, globalization, sociological theory, and socialism. Gill has focused specifically on US democracy assistance efforts in Venezuela under…

Antonio Gómez

Contact Info agomez@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Literature, 2000 M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Latin American Literature, 2003 Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Hispanic Languages…

Samantha Greenspun

An Oakton, Virginia native, Samantha Greenspun earned her B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania in 2005 with a major in Political Science and a…

Eduardo Guzmán Saenz

Degrees B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Business Administration & Public Accounting, 1973 M.B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Business Administration,…

Susanne Hackett

Susanne Hackett joined the Stone Center in 2010. Her research interests include the African Diaspora and ethnomusicology.

Günther Handl

Contact Info ghandl@tulane.edu Degrees Dr.Jur., University of Graz, 1969 L.I.B., Cambridge University, 1973 J.S.D., Yale University, 1978 Academic Experience Eberhard P. Deutsch Professor of Public…

Elizabeth Haughey

Elizabeth is originally from St. Louis, MO and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at Missouri State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Latin…

Dan M. Healan

Contact Info healan@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Georgia State University, Anthropology, 1967 M.A., University of Missouri, Anthropology, 1970 Ph.D., University of Missouri, Anthropology, 1973 Academic Experience Professor,…

Christine Hernández

Contact Info chernand@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Illinois, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 2000 Academic Experience Anthropology…

Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

Contact Info yherrera@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Political Science, 1997 M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso, Bilingual Creative Writing, 2003 Ph.D.,…

Robert Hill

Contact Info rhill@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1974 M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1976 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1980 Academic Experience Professor,…

Oliver Houck

Contact Info ohouck@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Harvard University, English, 1960 J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1967 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1986- Associate Professor,…

Harry Howard

Contact Info howard@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1980 M.A., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1993 Academic Experience Associate…

James D. Huck, Jr.

Contact Info jhuck@tulane.edu James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001. He earned a BS in Foreign Service…

Martha Huggins

Contact Info mhuggins@tulane.edu Martha K. Huggins, Charles and Leo Favrot Professor Emerita (Sociology, 2012), continues to be recognized for her research on torture in Brazil,…

Melanie Huska

Contact Info mhuska@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 2013 M.A., York University, History, 2006 B.A., Trent University, History and Anthropology, 2002 Academic Experience Visiting…

Suyapa Inglés

Sue Inglés has been with the University since 1981 and assumed the position of Assistant Director at the Stone Center in 1991. She is responsible…

Katharine Jack

Contact Info kjack@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992 M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995 Ph.D., Physical Anthropology (Primatology), University of…

Marky Jean-Pierre

Contact Info mjeanpie@tulane.edu Degrees Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Literacy and Culture, 2011 M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, French and Francophone Studies, 2011 M.A., University…

Jordan Karubian

Contact Info jk@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of California, San Diego, Ecology, 1993 M.S., University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution, 1997 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Ecology…

Eamon Kelly

Contact Info ekelly@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Fordham University, 1958 M.S., Columbia University, 1960 Ph.D., Columbia University, Economics, 1965 Academic Experience Director of Academic Programs, Payson Center…

Carl Kendall

Contact Info ckendall@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Swarthmore College, Anthropology, 1969 M.A., University of Rochester, Anthropology Ph.D., University of Rochester, Anthropology, 1974 Academic Experience Professor and Acting…

Thomas A. Klingler

Contact Info klingler@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Manchester College, French, 1983 M.A., Indiana University, French Linguistics, 1986 M.A., Indiana University, General Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Indiana University, French…

Xelaju Korda

Xela Korda was awarded her M.A. in Latin American Studies with distinction from Tulane in 2006 after completing a thesis entitled “Aesthetics of (In)Security: Mentally…

Kris Lane

Contact Info klane1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, History & Latin American Studies, 1991 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 1996 Academic Experience ‘France Vinton Scholes…

Amalia Leguizamón

Degrees B.A., McKendree College, Sociology, 2004 M.A., Queens College, CUNY, Sociology, 2009 M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2010 Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology,…

Don Leonard

Contact Info don.leonard@tulane.edu Don Leonard’s research focuses on how the forces of globalization affect development outcomes in Latin America. He is currently working on a…

Paul Lewis

Contact Info rip@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., University of Florida, Political Science, 1960 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Political Science, 1963 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University, 1981-…

Jack C. Ling

Contact Info jling@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Syracuse University, Journalism, 1954 M.A., Stanford University, Communication/Journalism, 1955 Academic Experience Clinical Emeritus Professor of Public Health, 2009- Research and…

Jana Lipman

Contact Info jlipman@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, History, 1996. M.A., Yale University, History, 2001 M.Phil., Yale University, History, 2003. Ph.D., Yale University, History, 2006 Academic…

Ana M. López

Contact Info lopez@tulane.edu A long-standing faculty member of the Stone Center, Ana M. López became the director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute in…

Ana Maria Lopez

Ana Maria Lopez received her B.A. in Business Administration from Stevenson University. While in college she founded a non-profit organization called Feed-the-Mind which contributed to…

M. Casey Kane Love

Contact Info mkane1@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Tulane University, Political Science, 2005 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2000 B.A., Tulane University Academic Experience Senior Professor of…

Megwen Loveless

Contact Info mloveles@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 2000 M.A., Social Anthropology, Harvard University May 2004 Ph.D., Harvard University, Social…

Nora Lustig

Contact Info nlustig@tulane.edu Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI) at Tulane University…

Colin M. MacLachlan

Contact Info cmaclac@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., University of the Americas, Latin American Studies, 1959 M.A., Long Island University, United States History, 1962 Ph.D., University of California-Los…

Alejandra Marks

Originally from Athens, Ohio, Alejandra earned her B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University. Collectively, she has lived abroad for 8 years in Spain, France,…

Judith Maxwell

Contact Info maxwell@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Michigan State University, TESOL, 1970 M.A., Michigan State University, Linguistics, 1976 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Anthropology and Linguistics, 1982 Academic…

Vicki Mayer

Contact Info vmayer@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, Independent Major, 1993 M.A., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 1997 Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2000 Academic…

Erin McCutcheon

Erin L. McCutcheon is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program. Her expertise lies in modern and contemporary Latin…

Valerie McGinley

Valerie McGinley has been with the Stone Center since 1995. Her responsibilities include overall planning and supervision of outreach activities, media and public relations including…

Amy Medvick

Amy Medvick holds a BA in Jazz Performance awarded jointly by Humber College and Thompson Rivers University, and an MA in ethnomusicology from the University…

Sarah Mellman

Sarah Mellman is a 2012 graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she earned her B.A. in Latin American Studies…

Marilyn Miller

Contact Info mgmiller@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Biola University, English, 1983 M.A., University of Washington, English Literature, 1986 M.A., University of Oregon, Comparative Literature, 1991 Ph.D., University…

Nancy Mock

Contact Info mock@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Yale University, Biology, 1976 M.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1979 Dr.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1985 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

Erin M. Morrissey

Erin is a dual-degree J.D./M.A. candidate in Law and Latin American Studies. She is a FLAS Fellowship recipient studying Portuguese. Her interest in Latin America…

Tatsuya Murakami

Contact Info tmurakam@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Kanagawa University, Spanish, 1996 M.A., University of Tokyo, Cultural Anthropology, 1998 Ph.D., Arizona State University, Anthropology, 2010 Academic Experience Assistant…

Laura Murphy

Contact Info lmurphy2@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1983 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, City and Regional Planning, 1998 Academic Experience Carnegie Corporation of…

Gwendolyn Murray

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Gwen Murray is a 2004 graduate of Smith College, having majored in Government and Portuguese and having completed the Brazilian Studies…

Supriya M. Nair

Contact Info supriya@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., St. Joseph’s College-Visakhapatnam, 1982 M.A., Central University of Hyderabad, English, 1984 M.A., Baylor University, English, 1987 Ph.D., University of Texas,…

Rachel Navarre

Rachel Navarre researches comparative public policy, specializing in immigration policy and politics in the United States and the European Union. She has conducted fieldwork in…

Stephen A. Nelson

Contact Info snelson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1973 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1975 Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1979 Academic Experience Associate…

Jason S. Nesbitt

Contact Info jnesbitt@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Simon Fraser University, Archaeology, 2000 M.A., Trent University, Anthropology, 2003 M. Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 2007 Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology,…

Julia O'Keefe

Originally from Austin, Texas, Julia O’Keefe is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program. She attained her B.A.…

Richard Oberhelman

Contact Info oberhel@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Rice University, Spanish, 1977 M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical, 1981 Academic Experience Professor and Chair, Tulane University, Dept. of…

Alfredo Ocampo

Degrees Colegio Berchmans, Cali, Colombia Loyola College, Montreal, Canada Ph.D., Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Economic and Legal Sciences, 1957 M.B.A., Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia,…

Kristin Adele Okoli

Contact Info kokoli@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Yale University, French and African American Studies, 2014 M.A., Yale University, French and African American Studies, 2011 B.A., Tulane University,…

Virginia Oliveros

Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor this Fall. She studies the political economy of developing countries, with…

Tatjana Pavlovic

Contact Info tpavlov@tulane.edu Degrees M.A., University of Washington, Spanish, 1991 Ph.D., University of Washington, Romance Languages and Critical Theory, 1996 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University,…

Valerie Paz-Soldán

Contact Info pazsold@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford, Psychology, 1992 M.P.H., San Jose State, Community Health Education, 1996 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Maternal and Child Health,…

Scott Pentzer

Contact Info spentzer@tulane.edu Degrees *B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1988 *M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993 *Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin American Studies,…

Claudiney Pereira

Contact Info cpereira@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Federal University of Vicosa, Economics, 1991 M.Sc., University of Brasilia, Economics, 1996 Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Economics, 2003 Academic…

Stephanie Porras

Contact Info sporras@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Pomona College), Art History, 2003 M.A., University College of London, History of Art, 2004 Ph.D., Courtauld Institute…

Mauro Porto

Contact Info mporto@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidade de Brasília, Communication,1988 M.A., Universidade de Brasília, Political Science,1993 Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2001 Academic Experience Associate…

Jessica J. Price

Jessica J. Price studies indigenous and minority politics in Latin America. Her research focuses on the politics of rights and the dynamics of social mobilization…

Lance Query

Contact Info lquery@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Missouri, Education, 1966 M.A., Indiana University, Latin American History, 1972 M.A., University of Chicago, Library Science, 1981 Ph.D.,…

Wayne Reed

Contact Info wreed@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics, 1975 M.S., University of Washington, Physics, 1976 Ph.D., Clarkson University, Physics, 1984 Academic Experience Murchison-Mallory Chair…

Carol McMichael Reese

Contact Info creese1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Trinity University, Psychology, 1970 M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1979 Ph.D., University of Texas, Art History, 1992 Academic Experience…

Thomas F. Reese

Contact Info treese@tulane.edu Thomas Reese has been with the Stone Center since 1999 as Executive Director. His scholarship and publications include studies of eighteenth-century Spanish…

Fernando Rivera-Díaz

Contact Info friverad@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1994 Licentiate, University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1995 M.A., Princeton University,…

Kenneth Roberts

Contact Info krober5@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Eckerd College, 1981 M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1983 Ph.D., Stanford University, 1992 Academic Experience Professor, Cornell University, 2005 Associate…

Christopher Rodning

Contact Info crodning@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1994 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anthropology, 2004 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University,…

Diego Rose

Contact Info diego@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences, 1977 M.P.H., Unviersity of California-Berkeley, Public Health Nutrition, 1981 Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Agricultural and…

Brad Rosenheim

Contact Info brosenhe@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Vermont, Environmental Science, 1999 Ph.D., University of Miami, Marine Geology and Geophysics, 2005 Academic Experience Adjunct Professor, Tulane…

Jesus Ruiz

Jesús Guillermo Ruiz earned his B.A. in Spanish/Caribbean and Latin American Studies from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, where he studied and researched…

Oana Sabo

Contact Info osabo@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Timisoara, English and French M.A., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature Ph.D., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature,…

Stanley Samarasinghe

Contact Info ssamara@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Sri Lanka, Economics, 1967 Ph.D., Cambridge University, Economics, 1980 Academic Experience Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, 2008- Research Professor,…

Alexandra Santana

Alex Santana earned her B.A. in 2014 from New York University, where she received Magna Cum Laude honors and majored in Latin American Studies with…

Susan Schroeder

Degrees B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1976 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Latin American History, 1977 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, History of Colonial…

Cristian F. Sepulveda

Contact Info csepulve@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Business Administration, 1999 Ph.D., Georgia State University, Economics, 2010 Academic Experience Visiting Assistant Professor of…

Daniel Sharp

Contact Info dsharp@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Grinnell College, Music, 1995 M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,…

Maureen E. Shea

Contact Info mshea@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Frostburg State College, Spanish, 1975 M.A., Colorado State University, Hispanic Literature, 1978 Ph.D., University of Arizona, Latin American Literature, 1987…

Thomas Sherry

Contact Info tsherry@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1973 M.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1975 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Ecology, 1981 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Dale Shugar

Degrees B.A., Harvard University, Romance Languages, 2001 Ph.D., New York University, Spanish & Portuguese, 2008 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2013- Visiting Assistant Professor,…

G. Eduardo Silva

Contact Info gesilva@tulane.edu G. Eduardo Silva holds the Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the University…

David Smilde

Degrees B.A., Calvin College, Sociology & Philosophy, 1989 M.A., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Academic Experience Charles A. and…

Felipe Smith

Contact Info felipes@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of New Orleans, Secondary Education, 1973 M.A., University of New Orleans, English Literature, 1978 Ph.D., Louisiana State University, English…

Delia Solomons

Contact Info dsolomo3@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2006 M.A., New York University, History of Art, 2009 Ph.D., New York University, History of…

Diana Soto

Diana Karina Soto was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but grew up in Michoacán and Ciudad Juárez where she received her BA in Economics from the…

Maile Speakman

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Miranda Stramel

Miranda Stramel earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 2004 with a double major in Spanish and International Relations. After college she worked as…

Megan Sullivan

Contact Info msulliv9@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Brown University, Comparative Literature, 2004 A.M., Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture, 2007 Ph.D., Harvard University, History of Art…

Nanette Archer Svenson

Contact Info nsvenson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology, 1985 Certificate in Japanese, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1988 M.B.A., IESE Univesidad de Navarra, Barcelona, 1992 M.S.,…

Raymond Taras

Contact Info taras@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Université de Montreal, Political Science, 1967 M.Phil., University of Essex, Comparative Politics, 1974 Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Political Studies, 1982…

Susan Thomas

Contact Info sthoma12@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Italian Language and Literature, 1993 B.M., University of California, Santa Barbara, Vocal Performance, 1993 M.M.,…

John M. Trapani, III

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Beverley Trask

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Constantino Urcuyo

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Jorge Valenzuela

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Sunshine A. Van Bael

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John Verano

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Grete T. Viddal

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Dawn Wesson

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Edward D. White

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Toby Wikstrom

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Sonya Wohletz

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Edith Wolfe

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Justin Wolfe

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Denise Woltering-Vargas

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Ralph Lee Woodward

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Gertrude M. Yeager

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Marc Zender

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Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

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Consulate of Mexico Presents "Los Demonios de mi Tierra" Photo Exhibit

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the photographic exhibition:

Los Demonios de mi Tierra
by Mexican Artist Mauricio Silerio

Opening Reception
July 7th, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Art Gallery of the Mexican Consulate
901 Convention Center Blvd. Ste. 118
New Orleans, LA 70130

Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.