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Stone Center hosts Conference on Cuba

November 24th, 2009

(Photo: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Nora Lustig and Paolo Spadoni) On Friday, November 13th, the conference Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution was held on Tulane’s uptown campus…  read more

Healthy Food for Healthy Neighborhoods

November 23rd, 2009

By: Keith Brannon kbrannon@tulane.edu The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has renewed a five-year, $5.3 million grant for the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at…  read more

Latin American Studies Kickoff at Metairie Park Country Day School

November 20th, 2009

Metairie Park Country Day School recently kicked off their Latin American Studies program with a performance by Brazilian musician Gereba. This performance came to the…  read more

Venezuelan Ambassador Visits Tulane

November 20th, 2009

On November 19, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Political Science at Tulane University sponsored a talk by Bernardo…  read more

Geographical Imaginaries Conference Held at Tulane

November 17th, 2009

From November 4th through the 6th, with the support of Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the “Geographical Imaginaries and Hispanic…  read more

Cuba Scholars Convene on Campus

November 12th, 2009

By: Brandon Meginley newwave@tulane.edu New Orleans has strong historical ties to Cuba. In the early 19th century, an influx of 10,000 French-speaking Haitians settled in…  read more

Día de los muertos Family Celebration

November 4th, 2009

Día de los muertos in New Orleans Sunday, November 1, 2009 A vibrant crowd assembled at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint to celebrate…  read more

Day of the Dead

October 30th, 2009

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the time of the year when the spirit world…  read more

Honduran Expert Leticia Salomón Speaks with Tulane Latin Americanists

October 20th, 2009

On Monday, October 19th, Leticia Salomón, director of scientific research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras met with members of the Tulane Latin Americanist…  read more

$12.3 Million Gift for Latin American Studies

October 13th, 2009

By: Mike Strecker mstreck@tulane.edu (Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Executive Director of the Centro de Investigación y…  read more

Poverty & Inequality Expert Joins Stone Center

October 5th, 2009

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Renowned economist Nora Lustig, whose field of study focuses on poverty and inequality, has joined the faculty of the Department of…  read more

Mesa-Lago Quoted in Caracas Newspaper

October 5th, 2009

Distinguished Greenleaf Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, was recently quoted extensively for the article “Venezuela pays USD 5.6 billion for Cuban staff…  read more

Stone Center Alum Elizabeth Van Sant participates in New Orleans Coffee Festival

October 2nd, 2009

Latin American Studies alum and former Stone Center for Latin American Studies colleague, Elizabeth Van Sant, participated in the First Annual Coffee Fest at the…  read more

LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!

September 27th, 2009

Call for Papers Extended Deadline: October 31, 2009 Submit abstracts to: LAGO The Latin American Graduate Student Association (LAGO) of Tulane University invites you to…  read more

Greenleaf Chair Carmelo Mesa-Lago Contributes Op-ed to El País and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 21st, 2009

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is honored to have Carmelo Mesa-Lago join their faculty this year as the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair…  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.