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.

Andrés Roldán Tonioni

Andrés Roldán is a PhD student at the University of Chile and a visiting at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. Here he will…

Maria Akchurin

Contact Info makchurin@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and…

Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies & Art History Ph.D. program. Her doctoral dissertation, titled, “Precious Materiality in colonial…

Handy Acosta Cuellar

Born in Havana, Handy Acosta Cuellar has a track history as a young leader in the field of the environment and youth participation in Cuba.…

Laura Rosanne Adderley

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

Julie Henriquez Aldana

Contact Info jhenriquez@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Newcomb College Institute Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University M.S., Louisiana State University Ph.D., Louisiana State University Academic Experience Instructor, Louisiana…

Daniela Alvarez

Daniela Alvarez is a native of New Orleans and assumed the position of administrative secretary at the Stone Center in May 2016. She has had…

Adrian Anagnost

Contact Info aanagnos@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art history Degrees B.A., Oberlin College, Art History and Chemistry M.A., Columbia University, Modern Art Ph.D., University of Chicago, Art…

E. Wyllys Andrews, V

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

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Contact Info kandrino@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Public Health, 1999 M.H.S., Johns Hopkins, International Health,…

Claudia Chávez Argüelles

Contact Info cchavezarguelles@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Anthropology Department Degrees M.A., Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Social Anthropology, 2008 Ph.D., University of…

Rebecca Atencio

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

Idelber Avelar

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

Mia Bagneris

Contact Info mbagneri@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art history Degrees A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999 Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies,…

Melissa Bailes

Contact Info mbailes@tulane.edu Department Affiliation English Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, English and History, 2001 Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, English, 2012…

Agustina Monasterio Baldor

Contact Info mmonaste@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of Salamanca, Hispanic Philology, 2006 M.A., Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2008…

William Balée

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

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…

Tiffany Barnes

Contact Info tiffanydbarnes@uky.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Studies Degrees Ph.D., Rice University, 2012 B.A., Southwestern University, 2004 Academic Experience Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence, Stone Center for Latin…

Antonio Barrios

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

Bethany Beachum

Bethany Beachum is a graduate student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program. She earned her B.A. in International Development from Calvin College in 2011…

Jane Bertrand

Contact Info bertrand@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.A., Brown University, French, 1971 M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science Communication, 1973 Ph.D.,…

William E. Bertrand

Contact Info wbertran@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, 1966 Ph.D., Tulane University, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Antonio Bojanic

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

Elizabeth Boone

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

James Boyden

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

Victoria Bricker

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

Michael E. Brumbaugh

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

Myrlene Bruno

Contact Info Department Affiliation French Degrees Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016 M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012 M.A., Florida International University, 2009…

Pierre Buekens

Contact Info pbuekens@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Public Health and Tropical Medicine Degrees M.D., Free University of Brussels, 1979 M.P.H., Free University of Brussels, 1982 Certification in…

Michael Burke

Contact Info mburke1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Freeman School of Business Degrees B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology, 1977 M.S., Purdue University, Industrial Psychology, 1980 Ph.D., Illinois…

Carolina Caballero

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

Hortensia Calvo

Contact Info hcalvo@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980 M.A., Spanish and Spanish American…

Marcello Canuto

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

Allison Caplan

Allison Caplan is a Ph.D. candidate in Tulane’s joint Art History and Latin American Studies program. Her dissertation, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Appearance, Surface, and…

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

Contact Info acastro1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Arachu Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in…

Christopher Chambers-Ju

Contact Info cchambersju@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Christopher Chambers Ju received his PhD in political science from the University of California,…

M. Pia Chaparro

Contact Info pchaparro@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.S., Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, 2002 M.A., University of Hawai?i at M?noa,…

John Charles

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

Gabriel Chouhy

Contact Info Department Affiliation Degrees Academic Experience Research & Teaching Specializations: Political Sociology, Political Economy, Education Policy, Chile Related Experiences Distinctions Languages: Spanish Overseas Experience…

Eugene Cizek

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

Emily Clark

Contact Info eclark@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University M.S.W., Tulane University of Social Work Ph.D., Tulane University, History Academic Experience…

Mary Clark

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

Keith Clay

Contact Info clay@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, Botany, 1982 B.S., Rutgers College, Botany, 1977 Academic Experience Professor and Chair,…

Adrienne Colella

Contact Info acolella@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Freeman School of Business Degrees B.A., Miami University, Psychology, 1983 M.A., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1987 Ph.D., Ohio State…

Felipe Fernandes Cruz

Contact Info fcruz1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Florida State University, History, 2007 M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, History, 2010 Ph.D., The University…

Steven Darwin

Contact Info darwin@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Degrees B.A., Drew University, Botany, 1971 M.A., University of Massachusetts, Botany, 1973 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts,…

Roxanne Dávila

Contact Info rdavila@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990 Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish and Portuguese, 1999 Academic…

Mark S. Davis

Contact Info msdavis@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy Tulane University ByWater Institute Degrees M.L.T, Georgetown University, 1983 J.D., Indiana University, 1979…

Diogo de Lima

Contact Info ddelima@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Theatre and Dance Training Pavillion Arts Center, São Paolo, Brazil Academic Experience Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2018 –…

Martin Dimitrov

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

Christopher Dunn

Contact Info cjdunn@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Colorado College, History, 1987 M.A., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1992 Ph.D., Brown University, Brazilian Studies,…

Renata Durães Ribeiro

Contact Info rduraes@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, 1998 M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, Conservation & Wildlife Management, 2001 Ph.D.,…

John Edwards

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

Patrick Egan

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

Ludovico Feoli

Contact Info lfeoli@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR)…

Maisoon Fillo

Maisoon Fillo graduated in 2015 with her bachelors in Psychology and Hispanic Studies at The College of William and Mary. She studied abroad in La…

Megan Flattley

Megan Flattley is a student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies PhD program. Her research looks at the artistic influence and exchange…

George C. Flowers

Contact Info flowers@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Earth & Environmental Science Degrees B.S., University of South Alabama, Geology, 1975 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1977 M.S.E., Tulane,…

Guadalupe García

Contact Info ggarcia4@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Pitzer College, Political Studies and Literature, 1997 M.A., California State University, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University…

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 Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 1995 M.A., University of Arizona, Latin American Studies,…

Annie Gibson

Contact Info agibson3@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Department of Global Education Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Spanish and Latino Studies; Portuguese minor, 2003 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American…

Antonio Daniel Gómez

Contact Info agomez@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Literature, 2000 M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Latin American Literature, 2003 Ph.D.,…

Daniel Gough

Contact Info dgough@tulane.edu Degrees B.Mus., Music Performance, University of Georgia, 2006 A.B., History, University of Georgia, 2006 M.Mus., Music Performance, Florida State University, 2009 Ph.D.,…

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…

Alex R. Gunderson

Contact Info argunderson3@gmail.com Department Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, 2013 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2018- Research & Teaching Specializations:…

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.

Benjamin M. Han

Contact Info bhan5@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Communication Degrees B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Radio-TV-Film, 2003 M.A., University of Southern California, Critical Studies, 2006 Ph.D., New…

Günther Handl

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

Dan M. Healan

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

Christine Hernández

Contact Info chernand@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees B.A., University of Illinois, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., Tulane University,…

Claudia Herrera

Contact Info cherrera@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Public Health and Tropical Medicine Degrees B.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1994 M.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1998…

Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

Contact Info yherrera@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Political Science, 1997 M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso,…

Joseph Hiller

Joe earned his B.A. in Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies with Honors from Grinnell College in 2012. During his time as an undergrad, he completed…

Laila Hlass

Department Affiliation Law Degrees B.A., Rice University, 2001 J.D., Columbia Law School, 2006 L.L.M., Georgetown University Law, 2014 Academic Experience Professor of Practice and Director…

Oliver Houck

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

Harry Howard

Contact Info howard@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1980 M.A., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Cornell University,…

James D. Huck, Jr.

Contact Info jhuck@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Latin American Studies James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001.…

Martha Huggins

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

Laura-Zoë Humphreys

Contact Info lhumphreys@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Communication Degrees B.A., Anthropology and Women’s Studies, McGill University, 2000 M.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2004 Ph.D., Cinema and Media…

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 Department Affiliation Anthropology Degrees B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992 M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995 Ph.D., Physical Anthropology…

Katherine Jensen

Katherine Jensen is a 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research at Tulane University, following which she will join the University…

Jordan Karubian

Contact Info jk@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Degrees B.S., University of California, San Diego, Ecology, 1993 M.S., University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution,…

Carl Kendall

Contact Info ckendall@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Swarthmore College, Anthropology, 1969 M.A., University of Rochester, Anthropology Ph.D., University of…

Brittany Kennedy

Contact Info bkenned1@tulane.com Department Affiliation [link to main departmental website] Department of Spanish and Portuguese Degrees Academic Experience Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2009 Research…

Sara Kittleson

Sara Kittleson graduated from Grinnell College in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 2009, she volunteered with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages…

Thomas A. Klingler

Contact Info klingler@tulane.edu Department Affiliation French & Italian Degrees B.A., Manchester College, French, 1983 M.A., Indiana University, French Linguistics, 1986 M.A., Indiana University, General Linguistics,…

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…

Patricia Alexander Lagarde

Patricia Alexander Lagarde is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies program. Her dissertation, “Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at…

Kris Lane

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

Carlos Ignacio Juan Lozano

Contact Info Department Affiliation Department of Spanish and Portuguese Degrees Ph.D., University of Valencia Research & Teaching Specializations: Hispanic Studies, Spanish Linguistics

Amalia Leguizamón

Contact Info aleguiza@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Sociology Degrees B.A., McKendree College, Sociology, 2004 M.A., Queens College, CUNY, Sociology, 2009 M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2010…

Camilo Arturo Leslie

Contact Info cleslie1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Sociology Degrees B.A., English Literature, Columbia University, 1999 J.D., University of Michigan, 2010 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2015 Academic…

Paul Lewis

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

Jack C. Ling

Contact Info jling@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Syracuse University, Journalism, 1954 M.A., Stanford University, Communication/Journalism, 1955 Academic Experience Clinical…

Jana Lipman

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

Ana M. López

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

Ana María López Caldwell

Ana María López Caldwell received her B.A. in Business Administration from Stevenson University. While in college, she founded a non-profit organization called Feed-the-Mind focused on…

M. Casey Kane Love

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

Megwen Loveless

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

Nora Lustig

Contact Info nlustig@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Economics Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute…

Colin M. MacLachlan

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

Judith Maxwell

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

Vicki Mayer

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

Sabia McCoy-Torres

Contact Info smccoytorres@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Anthropology Degrees B.A., International Politics, Oberlin College, 2005 M.A., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2011 Ph.D., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2015 Academic Experience…

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…

Sedrick Miles

Sedrick Miles holds a Master’s degree in Psychology Research from The New School For Social Research and a B.A. in Psychology from Morehouse College. Both…

Marilyn Miller

Contact Info mgmiller@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., Biola University, English, 1983 M.A., University of Washington, English Literature, 1986 M.A., University of Oregon,…

Nancy Mock

Contact Info mock@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.S., Yale University, Biology, 1976 M.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1979 Dr.P.H., Tulane University,…

Rubén Morales Forte

Rubén Morales Forte is getting his M.A. in Latin American Studies. He finished a BA and Licenciatura in Archaeology at the Universidad del Valle de…

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 Department Affiliation Anthropology Degrees B.A., Kanagawa University, Spanish, 1996 M.A., University of Tokyo, Cultural Anthropology, 1998 Ph.D., Arizona State University, Anthropology, 2010…

Laura Murphy

Contact Info lmurphy2@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1983 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, City and…

Stephen A. Nelson

Contact Info snelson@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Earth & Environmental Science Degrees B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1973 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1975 Ph.D., University of…

Jason S. Nesbitt

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

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 Department Affiliation Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Rice University, Spanish, 1977 M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical, 1981 Academic…

Adriana Obiols

Adriana Obiols is a student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies Ph.D. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 2016,…

Virginia Oliveros

Contact Info volivero@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Political Science Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. She…

Tatjana Pavlovic

Contact Info tpavlov@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees M.A., University of Washington, Spanish, 1991 Ph.D., University of Washington, Romance Languages and Critical Theory, 1996…

Valerie Paz-Soldán

Contact Info vpazsold@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Stanford, Psychology, 1992 M.P.H., San Jose State, Community Health Education, 1996 Ph.D.,…

Scott Pentzer

Contact Info spentzer@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Global Education Degrees B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993…

Erika Pettersen

Erika Pettersen is an M.A. candidate at the Stone Center Latin American Studies program. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Amherst College and a…

Stephanie Porras

Contact Info sporras@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art History Degrees B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Pomona College), Art History, 2003 M.A., University College of London, History of Art,…

Mauro Porto

Contact Info mporto@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Communication 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…

Catherine Prechtel

Catherine Prechtel graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Anthropology from Pacific University in Oregon in 2014. While at Pacific University, she co-taught poetry classes…

Lance Query

Contact Info lquery@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees B.S., University of Missouri, Education, 1966 M.A., Indiana University, Latin American History, 1972 M.A., University of…

Linnette F. Reed

Contact Info lreed2@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees M.A., Universidad de Salamanca, History, Art History and Geography, 1980 M.A., Texas A & M University,…

Wayne Reed

Contact Info wreed@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Physics Degrees B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics, 1975 M.S., University of Washington, Physics, 1976 Ph.D., Clarkson University, Physics, 1984 Academic…

Carol McMichael Reese

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

Thomas F. Reese

Contact Info treese@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art history Thomas Reese has been with the Stone Center since 1999 as Executive Director. His scholarship and publications include…

Felix K. Rioja

Contact Info 504-862-8354 Department Affiliation Economics Degrees Ph.D., Economics, Arizona State University, 1997 M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 1992 B.S., Economics, James Madison University, 1989…

Fernando Rivera-Díaz

Contact Info friverad@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1994 Licentiate, University of San Agustin, Literature and…

Christopher Rodning

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

Lauren Romaguera

Lauren Romaguera is a Ph.D. candidate at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. As a Miami native and daughter of Cuban exiles, she has…

Karla Rosas Rosas

Karla Daniela Rosas is graduate student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University…

Diego Rose

Contact Info diego@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Science Degrees B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences, 1977 M.P.H., Unviersity of California-Berkeley, Public Health…

Jesús Ruiz

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9th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica

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The 9th annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica will be hosted by the University of Texas San Antonio and the San Antonio Museum of Art on October 19 through October 21, 2018. The South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica is a regional conference that provides a venue to bring together scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history, and others, as well as the general public, to share information and interpretations on current research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Vera Tiesler, who has been a research professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for nearly 20 years. Her academic interest lies in illuminating the human conditions of the Maya and of past society, by correlating data gleaned from human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts with information from other material and documentation. In her keynote address Ancient Maya Life, Death, and Identities: A View from Yaxuná, Yucatan, Mexico, Dr. Tiesler will discuss perceptions of life and death of the Yucatecan Maya prior to and during the rise of the ancient city of Chichén Itzá. This northern cultural arena is poorly understood compared to other regions of the Maya kingdoms. Tiesler anchors her explorations of ancient Northern Maya Lowlanders through examinations of the burial population at Yaxuná, another ancient urban center located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula and connected to Chichén Itzá by a causeway. The human remains unearthed during excavations provide valuable insight into everyday life, evolving social roles, collective identities, and manners of death experienced by Yucatec Maya. To reveal these mysteries, Tiesler combines several approaches, including bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, and artifact-based iconography. Her discussion will address the fate of individuals and neighborhoods, the regional trajectory that resulted in Yaxuná‘s rise, and then, ultimately, the city’s abandonment. She will conclude with thoughts on the advent of Chichén Itzá‘s political networks and what was perceived as a new cosmic era for the Maya.

During her career, Dr. Tiesler has conducted work on some 250 Maya burials. Her publications discuss living conditions and lifestyle among Maya social classes, social aspects of age and gender, physical appearance and body enhancement, violence, sacrifice, and ancestor veneration. Dr. Tiesler recently published her findings from Yaxuná in the book Before Kukulkán: Bioarchaeology of Maya Life, Death, and Identity at Classic Period Yaxuná (University of Arizona Press).

All conference events will be held at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The conference is free and open to the public.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19
Keynote Address
Ancient Maya Life, Death, and Identities: A View from Yaxuná, Yucatan, Mexico
Dr. Vera Tiesler

Saturday, October 21
Screening of Out of the Maya Tombs
Panel Discussion lead by David Lebrun, Michelle Rich, and Jason Yaeger

Saturday October 20 – Sunday, October 21
Paper Presentations

CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, October 26, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Victor Menaldo will give a talk titled Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy.

Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is an associate professor of Political Science at University of Washington and an affiliated faculty of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics. Dr. Menaldo specializes in comparative politics and political economy. Menaldo’s research focuses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the political economy of regulation, the political economy of regime change, and the political economy of natural resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Outgoing authoritarian rulers sometimes design democratic institutions in ways that preserve their political and economic advantages. For example, over two-thirds of countries that have transitioned to democracy since World War II have done so under constitutions written by the outgoing authoritarian regime. This lecture will examine the reasons behind this phenomenon, as well as how different types of political power and economic resources in a society following democratization. Not only do these disparate origins determines polities’ basic architecture, the rights of citizens, and how representative and inclusive the political system becomes, but also has a big impact on the size of future governments and their commitments to social justice and egalitarianism. Statistical analysis and case studies of Chile, Sweden, and several other countries show why some democratic transitions yield unequal political representation and rights for citizens.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards