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Stone Center Statement on KA Incident

April 14th, 2016

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies takes seriously its commitment to inclusion – in research, education and society. The Stone Center boasts a…  read more

David Smilde featured on Marketplace

April 13th, 2016

David Smilde, sociology professor at Tulane and fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, and a Stone Center affiliate was interviewed on Marketplace, an…  read more

John Verano quoted in Smithsonian News Story

April 5th, 2016

Dr. John Verano, Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate of the Stone Center, was quoted in a Smithsonian News Article “Human Sacrifices May Lie Behind the…  read more

Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts Learn about Maya Women

March 15th, 2016

The 13th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women, organized by the Middle American Research Institute with support from the Stone Center for Latin…  read more

Update on on "Tropical Exposures" Conference Schedule Changes Day 2

March 11th, 2016

Due to the weather delay, the conference is rescheduled to the afternoon of March 11 in a different location. Sessions will resume at 12:15 pm…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc publishes Article on Obama's trip to Latin America

March 3rd, 2016

By Mariano E. Bertucci Most of the attention on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Latin America is focused on his March 21-22 historic trip to…  read more

Stone Center Celebrates Important Member of its Family

March 2nd, 2016

On Friday, February 26th faculty, staff, students and friends emerged from across Tulane’s campus and the city to celebrate Ms. Barbara Carter, Stone Center Administrative…  read more

Two seminars held by CIAPA in Costa Rica

February 24th, 2016

Two important seminars were held on the CIAPA campus in Costa Rica last December and January. The first event, held jointly with the Academia de…  read more

Focus on Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholars for Spring 2016: Steve Butterman

February 22nd, 2016

Steve Butterman, a Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholar this spring at Tulane, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Portuguese language program at the…  read more

Focus on Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholars for Spring 2016: Kenneth Roberts

February 22nd, 2016

Kenneth M. Roberts is Professor of Government at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests are focused on Latin American political economy and the politics…  read more

Rebecca Atencio's book receives Roberto Reis Book Prize honorable mention

February 19th, 2016

Rebecca Atencio‘s book, Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil (U of Wisconsin Press, 2014), received honorable mention for the Roberto Reis Book Prize, which…  read more

David Smilde Discusses Zika in Venezuela in the Washington Post

February 18th, 2016

David Smilde, Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Stone Center, was quoted in a Washington Post article about Zika in Venezuela on…  read more

2016 Summer Grant Opportunities for Students

February 17th, 2016

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies has two main funding opportunities for students who are focused on Latin America in their research or language…  read more

Chris Dunn Featured in BBC Radio Documentary on Tropicália

February 15th, 2016

Tulane professor Christopher Dunn is featured in a new radio documentary produced by Simon Hollis for BBC Radio 4 about Tropicália, the Brazilian cultural movement…  read more

From the New Wave "Verano returns to burial site 'before it's gone forever'"

February 11th, 2016

By Carol J. Schlueter “John Verano cringed when he heard the news: Bulldozers were threatening to destroy the site in Peru where the Tulane University…  read more

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.