Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Beyond the Book: Mayeros - A Yucatec Maya Family

About the Project This project was initially conceived as a collaborative effort between The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and The…  read more

Los Tres Grandes - The Mexican Muralist Movement

Designed by Maria Gaztimbide and Brian Knighten Fall 2003 This unit deals with Los Tres Grandes, the three major figures of the Mexican muralist movement:…  read more

Environmental Literacy Across the Curriculum - Costa Rica

The rapidly growing interest in the environment has not been matched by appropriate classroom materials in the United States. The staff of the Latin American…  read more

La Tierra Mágica: Una exploración cultural de la América Latina

La tierra mágica: Una exploración cultural de la América Latina is a resource guide on Latin American culture, designed to be used in classes of…  read more

Tulane Libraries & Special Collections

Amistad Research Center, Tilton Hall Manuscripts and book collections that include materials about African roots of Caribbean culture. Koch Botanical Library, Dinwiddie Hall Collections of…  read more

Land of Diversity

This course is designed for the high school level, particularly for the 9th and 10th grade social studies classroom. It is at this level that…  read more

LARC Media Packets

The materials found below were once part of our publications that the Latin American Resource Center offered to educators at an affordable price. LARC is…  read more

LARC Suggested Websites

Here are a list of websites about Latin America. For a more complete list of resources, and teaching specific resources, please visit the LARC Resources…  read more

Plátanos: Learning about Bananas

Plátanos: Learning about Bananas This is a curriculum guide developed by a select group of teachers in 2005 to be used with the film, Banana…  read more

Latin American Content Course Listings

Current and Past Course Listings Spring 2009 Fall 2008 Spring 2008 Fall 2007 Spring 2007 Fall 2006 Spring 2006 Fall 2004 Spring 2003  read more

Maya Culture in the Classroom Materials

A set of materials which encourage the dissemination of information about the Ancient Maya in the K-12 classroom. From the 2002 Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher…  read more

Visitor Speaker Bureau

This program brings experts in various fields to the K-12 classroom in the Gulf South region. Faculty and graduate students, who study almost every region…  read more

Alumni Bookshelf

Visit the Faculty Bookshelf LAURA BARBAS RHODEN Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Wofford College Writing Women in Central America: Gender and the Fictionalization of…  read more

Faculty Bookshelf: Recent Publications

Visit the Alumni Bookshelf ROSANNE ADDERLEY New Negroes from Africa: Culture and Community Among Free African Immigrants in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (2006) E. WYLLYS ANDREWS,…  read more

Stone Center Policies & Procedures

One of our most important challenges as an interdisciplinary Center is to allow scholars from different disciplines at different levels with different academic goals and…  read more

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Upcoming Events

Why Marronage Still Matters: Lecture with Dr. Neil Roberts

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What is the opposite of freedom? Dr. Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial to his investigation is the concept ofmarronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space.In this lecture, Roberts will explore how what he calls the “post-Western” concept and practice of marronage—of flight—bears on our world today.

This event is sponsored by the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies, Department of French and Italian.
For more information contact Ryan Joyce at or Fayçal Falaky at

Newcomb Art Museum to host María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for Gallery Talk

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Join us at the Newcomb Art Museum in welcoming Mexican artists María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for a noontime gallery talk as they discuss the current exhibition Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics (which features works by María José de la Macorra) and the focus and process of their work. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Newcomb Art Museum is featuring two ceramic exhibitions entitled Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: kibe

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Bate Papo! Try a bit of Brazil’s Middle Eastern flavor with these kibe treats. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at