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Search Announcement: The Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American Social Sciences in the Department of Economics

October 31st, 2016

The Economics Department and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies announce the search for the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American…  read more

2017 AAPLAC Call for Papers: "Understanding Coexistence"

October 25th, 2016

Call for Papers 28th Annual AAPLAC Conference Understanding Coexistence February 15-18, 2017 Xalapa, Mexico The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean…  read more

Latin American Library showcases new acquisitions

October 18th, 2016

From the New Wave, story by Hannah Dean. “Of the hundreds of new acquisitions at the Latin American Library (LAL) in 2016, Curator of Special…  read more

Jesús Ruiz published on the New York Public Library website

October 7th, 2016

From nypl.org Jesús Ruiz, Ph.D Candidate at Tulane University and Short-Term Research Fellow at the Schomburg Center, writes about his first ever visit to the…  read more

From the SLA newsletter: Spanish Colonists and Native Americans in Western North Carolina

October 7th, 2016

By Chris Rodning from the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter After marching with his men from the Spanish colony of Santa Elena, in coastal South…  read more

From the SLA newsletter: Urbanism in Highland Peru

October 7th, 2016

By Jason Nesbitt from the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter My current research focuses on the development of urbanism in highland Peru during the late…  read more

Documentary "Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited" showing at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 5th, 2016

Tulane’s Annie Gibson, Administrative Assistant Professor of the Center for Global Education, will show her film Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited at the New Orleans Film…  read more

Dr. Arachu Castro named President-Elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the AAA

October 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Arachu Castro, a faculty fellow at CIPR, who has been named President-Elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological…  read more

Nora Lustig receives Schloss Prize for Economics

October 3rd, 2016

From the Tulane University News By Faith Dawson fdawson@tulane.edu Nora Lustig, the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics in the School of Liberal…  read more

Tulane archaeologists help unearth Maya monuments

September 30th, 2016

Article from the Tulane University News By Carolyn Scofield cscofiel@tulane.edu Archaeologists with the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project in Guatemala, who in 2012 discovered the…  read more

New course in Public Health for Summer in Cuba undergraduate program

September 29th, 2016

The Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University is now offering a new course option on its Summer in Cuba program in Public Health:…  read more

Cuban Theater Publication from Associate Director of CCSI, I. Carolina Caballero

September 28th, 2016

Associate Director of Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Professor I. Carolina Caballero, contributed the prologue to the anthology Teatro cubano actual: Dramaturgia escrita en los EEUU…  read more

The Hullabaloo: Grad student embraces culture through salsa dancing

September 27th, 2016

From the Tulane Hullabaloo Written by Kate Jamison & Canela Lopez If body rolls, hip isolations and fancy footwork aren’t currently part of your fitness…  read more

The Library of Congress Hosts Annual Américas Award Ceremony

September 26th, 2016

On September 23, 2016 the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs awarded the 2016 Américas Award to Ashley Hope Pérez for her work Out of…  read more

Día de los Muertos is Approaching...

September 21st, 2016

Join LARC in learning about and celebrating Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. We are hosting two educator workshops for people to learn about…  read more

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New Orleans con Sabor- Latino Exhibit: A Showcase of Latin Foodways in New Orleans

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The opening for the “New Orleans con Sabor Latino” exhibit will take place Tuesday, May 2 at 6PM at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley. The permanent exhibit, produced by Sarah Fouts’ Food, Migration, and Culture course, showcases oral histories conducted by students with chefs and cooks that represent the Latinx foodways in the city. The exhibit also features an interactive station that displays menus from different Latin restaurants in the New Orleans area, a local map of the restaurants, a hemispheric map of the Americas, along with photographs and audio clips produced by the students. The project is supported by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Public Service.

Light refreshments will be served
6-730PM
1504 Oretha Castle Haley
For more information email sfouts@tulane.edu

The Tulane Culture Workshop: Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America

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Join the Tulane Culture Workshop for a discussion of Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America with Tianna Paschel, University of California- Berkeley, African American Studies and Sociology.

Workshops function on a different model from lectures. In a workshop the paper is distributed so that people can read the paper beforehand. The author gives only a brief introduction to the article, to contextualize the piece. The workshop itself amounts to an extended Q&A on the piece. In this workshop, we will discuss Dr. Paschel’s ongoing ethnicity-based social movements research in Latin America. The discussion will provide her with feedback and give participants an inside view of the craft of scholarship with one today’s leading thinkers.

For more information click here or email idiaz5@tulane.edu.

"Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil"- A talk by Dr. Tianna Paschel

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Dr. Tianna Paschel, professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, will present on her book “Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil” on Wednesday, May 3 from 1-3:30 in the Greenleaf Conference Room. This book examines the shift from colorblind state discourses to the adoption of ethno-racial policies in Colombia and Brazil in the 1990s, as well as the impact this shift has had on political institutions and broader socio-cultural change in these countries. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Department of Sociology. After the event, at 3:30, Dr. Paschel will workshop her new document “Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America”.

Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop

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The Tekrema Center for Art and Culture presents: Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop.

The week-long conference will featuring intensive dance workshops, panel discussions, performances, and exhibits in June. The conference showcases local, national and internationally acclaimed dancers from Louisiana, The Caribbean, and Africa. This year, the conference will launch the book and choreographic work by Greer E. Mendy, Black Dance in Louisiana – Guardian of A Culture.

Tekrema is a cultural arts organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana in the area geographically described and affectionately known as “The Lower 9th Ward”. The mission of Tekrema’s mission is the maintenance, development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture.

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday May 2 at 6 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Wednesday May 3 at 7 PM: Cuban Traditional Ballroom Dance: Cuban Rumba and Son
  • Thursday May 4 at 7 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Saturday May 6 at 10 AM: Panoramic International Dance: Children’s class

Workshop fee schedule class fee- $10 per class. Tekrema Youth- Free.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Spring Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

March 21 – TRANSPORTATION
The Wheels on the Bus Illustrated by Melanie Williamson and Written by The Amador Family

April 11 – ANIMALS
Los Pollitos by Susie Jaramillo

May 9 – LATIN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S SONGS
Elefantitos by Susie Jaramillo

Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.