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.

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,…

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…

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…

Otávio Bartalotti

Contact Info bartalot@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of São Paulo, Brazil, Economics, 2004 M.S., São Paulo School of Economics/Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Economics, 2007 M.A., Michigan State…

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…

Mariano Bertucci

Contact Info mbertucc@tulane.edu Mariano Bertucci completed his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. His research interests fit most…

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…

Susan Bridle-Fitzpatrick

Contact Info sbridle@du.edu Degrees Ph.D., University of Denver, International Studies, 2014 M.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 2005 Academic Experience Zemurray Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tulane University, 2014-…

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…

I. 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 Visiting Research Professor, Tulane…

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…

Meredith Dudley

Contact Info mdudley@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Emory University, Anthropology and Human and Natural Ecology, 1994 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1996 Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology,…

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…

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…

João Felipe Gonçalves

Contact Info jgoncal@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Anthropology, 1997 M.A., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Anthropology, 1999 M.A., John Hopkins University,…

Kristin Adele Graves

Contact Info kristin.graves@yale.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,…

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…

Monica I. Guerra

Contact Info miguerra@berkeley.edu Degrees Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2014 M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2006 B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 2004 Academic Experience Zemurray Stone…

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…

Edward Allen Herre

Contact Info eherre@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…

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…

Ana Iglesias

Contact Info aiglesi@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Paulista University, Computer Science, 1995 M.S., Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Business Administration, 2002 Ph.D., Georgia State University, Business Administration, 2009 Academic…

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…

Stephen Jacobs

Contact Info spjacobs@tulane.edu A former member of the faculty of Tulane's School of Architecture, Steven Jacobs taught design as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia.…

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…

Hilary Johnson

Hilary Marie Johnson, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earned her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian, Portuguese) at the University of Chicago. During her undergraduate…

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…

Jana Radmann Kernan

Jana Radmann Kernan is a native of Rodgau near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Mainz, focusing…

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…

Mira Kohl

Mira received her B.A. in Anthropology and Latin American Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2010.…

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…

Ana Paulina Lee

Contact Info analee@usc.edu Degrees Ph.D., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature, 2014 Post-Graduate Certificate, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, 2011-2012 M.A., New York University in…

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…

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…

Nora Lustig

Contact Info nlustig@tulane.edu Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University where she holds a joint appointment in the…

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…

Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester, originally from Granville, New York, received a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies from Providence College in 2010. Before…

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. She received her B.A. in 2005 from Boston…

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…

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,…

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,…

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,…

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…

David Ortiz

Contact Info dortiz@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, International Affairs, 1996 M.A., University of Notre Dame, International Peace Studies, 1999 M.A., University of…

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez

Eduardo is economist at the UNDP's Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (New York); non-resident associate research fellow at the Center for Inter-American…

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,…

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…

Marc D. Perry

Contact Info mperry3@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Vassar College, Africana Studies, 1989 M.A. University of Texas at Austin, Cultural Anthropology, 1999 Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,…

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…

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…

Jessica Rich

Jessica Rich completed her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in June 2012. Her dissertation, “State-Driven Activism: Interest Mobilization in Brazil’s…

Corinne Richards-Zawacki

Contact Info cori@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering and Biology, 2002 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2007 Academic Experience Research…

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,…

Shearon Roberts

Originally from Williamsville, Trinidad and Tobago, Shearon Roberts graduated as valedictorian of Dillard University in 2005 and earned her Master's in Mass Communication from Louisiana…

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…

Federico M. Rossi

Contact Info frossi@tulane.edu Federico M. Rossi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing his Bachelor in Political Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires…

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…

Jessica Cydney Schwartz

Jessica Schwartz received her BA in American Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2011. As an undergraduate, she studied African and Latin American literature,…

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 Professor, Tulane University,…

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…

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

Maile Speakman grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Corvallis, Oregon. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude…

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…

Gloria Isabel Toro

Contact Info gtoro@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., De los Andes University, Computer Science, Bogotá, Colombia, 1982 Javeriana University, Latin American History, Bogotá, Colombia, 1985 M.Sc., University Federal…

John M. Trapani, III

Contact Info jtrapan@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1968 M.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1969 Ph.D., Tulane University, Economics, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Mart Trasberg

Originally from Estonia, Mart Trasberg earned his undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2009. He completed his…

Beverley Trask

Contact Info btrask@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1970 M.F.A., Southern Mississippi, 1977 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1996- Assistant Professor, Tulane University,…

Jennifer Triplett

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Jennifer earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies, International Development, and Classical Studies from Tulane University, graduating summa cum laude…

Constantino Urcuyo

Contact Info curcuyo@tulane.edu Degrees Lic., University of Costa Rica, Law and Notary, 1972 Ph.D., University of Paris V Sorbonne, Political Sociology, 1978 Academic Experience Professor,…

Jorge Valenzuela

Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge Valenzuela graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru in 2005. He worked for several…

Sunshine A. Van Bael

Contact Info svanbael@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Chicago, Biology, 1996 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Animal Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2003 Academic Experience…

John Verano

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Dawn Wesson

Contact Info wesson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., North Central College, Biology and Spanish, 1983 M.S., University of Chicago, Illinois, Ecology, 1985 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Medical…

Edward D. White

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Toby Wikstrom

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Laura E. Wise

Laura joined the Stone Center in 2012. As Program Manager, she manages the summer abroad programs, educational travel, special academic activities, and special event programming…

Sonya Wohletz

Sonya Wohletz is a Ph.D. student in Tulane’s Art History and Latin American Studies departments. She specializes in colonial art of Quito and has diverse…

Edith Wolfe

Contact Info ewolfe@tulane.edu Edie Wolfe joined the Stone Center in July 2005. Her responsibilities include advising undergraduate students in the major and minor programs in…

Justin Wolfe

Contact Info jwolfe@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Oberlin College, Economics and Latin American Studies, 1990 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, History, 1993 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles,…

Denise Woltering-Vargas

Denise manages educational and community programs for Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Denise coordinates the Stone Center's K-12 program by developing teacher…

Gertrude M. Yeager

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Marc Zender

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Ari Zighelboim

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Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Contact Info kzumhagen@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, Philosophy and Political Science, 1990 M.A., University of Virginia, Philosophy, 1998 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley,…

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Art Exhibit "Dualities"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the art exhibition "DUALITIES " by Mexican artist Juan Pablo Hurtado from May 21st to June 15th, 2015. An opening reception will be held on May 28th at 6:00 pm.

Heroes of Brazil Story Hour and Capoeira Demonstration

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Pebbles Center Westbank, based at the Algiers Regional Library, are sponsoring a story time and Capoeira Demonstration on June 17th. The NOPL summer reading program theme is heroes, so the storytime will discuss heroes of Brazil.

The program is free and open to the public. Please join us to celebrate heroes and learn about Capoeira!

Explore Brazil in the K-12 Classroom: Summer 2015 Teacher Institute

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The Latin American Resource Center, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia are presenting a K-12 teacher workshop exploring Brazil in the classroom. The workshop will take place on the Tulane University Uptown Campus.

K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. The focus of the institute is on the language, culture, and performance of Brazil. The workshop will include exposure to the Portuguese language, discussions with scholars of Brazilian culture and performance, viewings of Brazilian films, and performances by Brazilian groups. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. There is a specialized track to this institute in order to better support participants. There is a Portuguese Language track which consists of intensive morning language sessions for those interested in receiving a crash course in basic Portuguese. This track is open to participants with Spanish language background and little to no Portuguese training. While this track is meeting every morning, sessions for those interested in cultures of Brazil will take place. Please make sure to identify if you would like to be in the language track in your application form at the bottom of this page.

Registration Information
Participants have the option of registering under three affordable rates:

  • Basic Registration – $50 [includes all materials, parking permit for 5 days, internet access and registration to entire program with no lodging or meals.]
  • Full Registration – $250 [includes all above plus includes lodging (with linens) in a Tulane residence hall 4 nights, with 2 meals a day, and access to Tulane Reilly Fitness Center.]
  • Deluxe Registration – $300 [includes everything above plus guarantees a single room in the residence hall.]

The 2015 Summer K-12 Teacher Institute, Somos Nós: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity is a 20-hour program designed for K-12 teachers, librarians, or administrative staff. K-12 educators will benefit from this timely, interactive program on one of the world's strongest and most influential economies in the world, Brazil. The program is sponsored by Tulane University, the University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

A detailed schedule will be posted shortly. For more information visit the institute webpage

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu

Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture and Society: A Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 20 – July 4, 2015

The Application Deadline has passed.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2015. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don't miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

PLEASE VIEW THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY.

ITINERARY – 15 DAYS

  • Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
    Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
  • Day 2 – HAVANA
    Havana Vieja Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit "Arte Corte" – a barber shop and hair-dressing school in the Santo Angel neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy – and meet with local community leaders., students and elderly folks at the community center Visit the Callejón de Hamel for rumba music and meet with Centro Habana residents. Presentation on AfroCuban dance with musical expert Cari Diez; opportunity to interact with the musicians and staff.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on "Cuba Since the Special Period." Curriculum development workshop. Visit the Cuba Council of Churches to meet local people and participate in a seminar about the organization's work in the areas of youth, agriculture, social welfare, and international communications.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Meet the instructors and students of La Colmenita, an after-school program that uses song and dance performance as a social development tool.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on "Current Challenges Facing Havana's Effort to Preserve its Architecture and Heritage." Visit to the Escuelas Nacional de Arte and meet with students and faculty. Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
  • Day 6 – VINALES
    Day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Viñales for landscape and village exploration. Explore the mountainous magotes and visit and meet local tobacco farmers working in their fields and storehouses. At the Casa del Veguero we'll have an introduction to tobacco farming and tobacco production. Visit with locals in the town of Viñales; lunch will be a community event shared with local families, followed by a visit to a children's art center.
  • Day 7 – ALAMAR
    Visit to an Organipónico (urban agrarian farm) in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba and learn about Cuban cuisine from local gardeners and Noel Pina, the manager of the garden. After lunch explore the community project Muraleando, where local artists have been changing a downtrodden neighborhood into a living work of art.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
    Visit to Cementerio Colón and interact with the dozens of pilgrims who line up daily at the tomb of Amelia Goyri, said to grant miracles. Continue on to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lunch and afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster, who has turned his neighborhood into a unique, whimsical work of public art. Curriculum development in the evening.
  • Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
    Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
  • Day 10 – TRINIDAD
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba's sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff. Meet with local entrepreneur David Alamar, owner of a private paladar (Davimart) to discuss cuentaproprismo in Cuba.
  • Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
    We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots. Visit the Beny More School of Art that trains students in the visual and musical arts and is one of the top ten middle-level art schools in Cuba.
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    We will hear from children's book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children's/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator.
  • Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs), Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
    Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village.
  • Day 14 – HAVANA
    Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
  • Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
    Morning departure for the U.S.

For questions, contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504.862.3143, or at crcrts@tulane.edu. Visit the Summer 2015 Institute webpage.

REPAL Second Annual Conference

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The second annual meeting of REPAL (Red para el Estudio de la Economía Política de América Latina) will be held July 7-8, 2015 in Montevideo, Uruguay, hosted by the The Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU, Montevideo).

The conference discusses important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Papers, and presentations are presented in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The conference is sponsored by CIPR. For more information visit the REPAL website.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas Exhibit

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MEXICO IN NEW ORLEANS: A Tale of Two Americas
May 5 through August 30, 2015
Opening reception on Cinco de Mayo (Tuesday, May 5)

From May 5 through August 30, 2015, the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, LA will present Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas. The exhibition explores the artistic exchange between Louisiana and Mexico from the 1920s through 1950s, a period of vibrant cultural and artistic connections between the two regions. The exhibition tells the story of a decades-long dialogue between Mexican and Louisianan artists that critically shaped the art of both countries, resulting in artistic affinities that continue to connect Louisiana and Mexico today.

During the 1920s and 1930s, a series of celebrated Mexican art exhibitions brought the art and culture of modern Mexico to Louisiana. By 1928, the New Orleans Times-Picayune had proclaimed Mexican artist Diego Rivera "the greatest painter on the North American continent," and encouraged Louisiana artists to take counsel from modern Mexican art. In 1930, a critic for the Times-Picayune urged Louisiana artists to turn their gaze from the art of Europe and towards the art of Mexico, writing that Mexican art was "more nearly related to us emotionally" than European art.

By the late 1920s, Louisianan artists like William Spratling, Caroline Durieux, Alberta Kinsey, and Conrad A. Albrizio began travelling to Mexico to learn from Mexican artists like Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Ruffino Tamayo, and Carlos Orozco Romero. These artists became friends, colleagues, and frequent collaborators, organizing exhibitions in both Mexico City and New Orleans that celebrated their artistic alliance. Diego Rivera's portrait of Louisiana printmaker Caroline Durieux, for example, was shown at least three times in exhibitions at the Belles Arts in Mexico City, and also appeared at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club, paired with the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. By the early 1930s, the strength of this artistic interaction
between Mexico and Louisiana caused a writer for The New Orleanian to characterize Louisianan art as having a "distinct Mexican tinge." By 1933, the Times-Picayune cited an undeniably "strong Mexican trend" in Louisiana art.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is the first major museum exhibition to explore this captivating international cultural exchange. features more than 80 works by both Mexican and Louisianan artists who were part of this captivating international cultural exchange and will be accompanied by a richly illustrated bilingual exhibition catalogue designed by the LSU School of Art. The exhibition features artwork drawn from the LSU Museum of Art's collection of works by Diego Rivera and Caroline Durieux, as well as artworks by other prominent artists like David Alfaro Siqueiros, Boyd Cruise, and Elizabeth Catlett borrowed from public and private collections including the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. In the exhibition, paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints by these artists will be supplemented with sculpture, furniture, decorative arts, and ephemera such as pamphlets and postcards which help tell the story of Mexico in New Orleans-and New Orleans in Mexico.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is curated by Dr. Katie A. Pfohl, and organized by the LSU Museum of Art.