Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections at the Latin American Library

March 20th, 2018

As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in…  read more

Associated Press News: Tulane University Welcomes Displaced Puerto Rican Students

March 20th, 2018

Tulane University was recently featured in Associated Press News as one of the first universities to offer to take in displaced Puerto Rican students following…  read more

Congratulations to Jessica Price on her New Job

March 15th, 2018

Jessica J. Price has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program at the College of Charleston for the 2018…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane honors student maps the cultural integration of Syrian refugees in Chile

March 14th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Through interaction with refugees, honors student gets inspired, on March 13, 2018. Story by…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Students from Lithic Analysis course examine artifacts from Middle American Research Institute collection

March 14th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, School Rocks, on March 14, 2018. Story by New Wave staff member Photo by…  read more

CEQ Signs a MOU with The World Bank

March 7th, 2018

On February 28, 2018, the CEQ Institute at Tulane University and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on common objectives. The…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane Archaeologist Uncovers History of Conquistadors in American South

February 28th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Archaeologist uncovers hidden history of conquistadors in American South, on February 27, 2018. Story…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde Discusses the Venezuelan Economy with the New York Times

February 23rd, 2018

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads: Mexico summary

February 21st, 2018

On Friday, February 16, 2018, CIPR hosted the second talk in the spring series “Latin America at the Crossroads.” Dr. Joy Langston (CIDE) talked about…  read more

Grand Opening of the New Orleans Mexican Culture Institute

February 20th, 2018

The Foreign Ministry in Mexico recently appointed New Orleans with the fifth Cultural Institute in the United States. The Consulate of Mexico and the new…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: Tulane community recognizes NOLA ties to Haiti

February 16th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane Hullabaloo written by Matt Saletta. Though the French are recognized most publicly for their influence in New Orleans,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: David Smilde Sought After Expert of Venezuelan Politics

February 15th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Scholar of Venezuelan politics ‘tells it like it is’, February 14, 2018. Story…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas at the Latin American Library

February 8th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Latin American Library brings 1960s radionovelas to the digital age, February 07, 2018.…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: MARI Researchs central to LiDAR-discovered Maya "Megalopolis"

February 8th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Tulane researchers central to laser-discovered Maya cities, February 07, 2018. Story by New…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads Spring Seminar Series

January 30th, 2018

Throughout the Americas, countries are facing questions about the future direction of their domestic and international politics. In Latin America at the Crossroad, the Stone…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Dennis A. Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

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Join Dr. Emily Greenwood as she will be speaking about Greek language/literature, slavery, and the “politics of the human” when she delivers the Dennis A. Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture.

Emily Greenwood is Professor and Chair of the Classics Department at Yale University where she also holds a joint appointment in African American Studies. She is one of the pre-eminent thinkers on Greek historiography of her generation as well as the leading figure in re-evaluating the legacy of Graeco-Roman culture in colonial and post-colonial contexts. In addition to her book Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (Oxford 2010) [Joint winner of the Runciman Prize], she has published over a dozen articles and book chapters that investigate the rich and nuanced reception of ancient Greek literature in the African Diaspora, especially in Caribbean literature.

Africana Studies Brown Bag Lecture with Prof. Dan Sharp

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Naná Vasconcelos: Afro-Brazilian Percussion in Paris and New York City

Dan Sharp is currently conducting research for a book that revolves around the 1980 album Saudades by Afro-Brazilian Naná Vasconcelos. The book will situate Naná‘s reimagining of percussion and voice in the context of his itinerant life in New York, Europe and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. Snacks provided!

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