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Political Science Chair Anthony Pereira moderates WACNO Honduran Panel

September 19th, 2009

On September 18, 2009, Professor Anthony Pereira of Tulane University’s Department of Political Science moderated a panel on the crisis in Honduras hosted by the…  read more

Former Tulane Rockefeller Fellow Returns to NOLA for Book Press

September 14th, 2009

Ned Sublette, who served as a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies from 2004-2005, is the author…  read more

Pebbles Center featured in the News

August 27th, 2009

Pebbles Center rich cultural resource Thursday, August 27, 2009 By: K.G. Wilkins Originally published in the Times-Picayune The Pebbles Center, a partnership between the Stone…  read more

Stone Center Prepares for 2009 Graduate Student Orientation

August 5th, 2009

The 2009 Graduate Student Orientation at the Stone Center will take place from Thursday, August 20 – Friday, August 21. The Stone Center will welcome…  read more

Is it a Coup in Honduras?

July 22nd, 2009

Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: Anthony Pereira, Professor and chair of the department of Political Science, talks about the possible outcome of negotiations between deposed Honduran…  read more

Guatemala Through Their Eyes

July 20th, 2009

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Members of the Tulane University Innovative Learning Center are on location shooting audio and video content for a multimedia learning program…  read more

eKaqchikel 2009 - Guatemala in Five Minutes or Less

July 16th, 2009

By: Derek Toten Photo by Marie Carianna For more information and to see the original story, visit Derek’s blog: A New Media Sampler: Technology, Education…  read more

Summer Teacher Institute: Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas

July 11th, 2009

By: Denise Woltering-Vargas Photo: Participants of the 2009 LARC Summer Teacher Institute learning Haitian dance steps with dancer, Peniel Guerrier. (Photos by Tulane University’s Photographter…  read more

Students Take Pulse of Brazilian Culture

July 8th, 2009

Tricia Travis newwave@tulane.edu When our group of Tulane students reached South America for the Summer in Brazil study program, the first lesson had to do…  read more

2008-2009 News Archive

June 1st, 2009

Photo: Award recipients 2009—Martín Mendoza, Jonathan Kim, Elise Dietrich, Lilith Reed, Marcelle Beaulieu, Amanda Magdalena, Derek Burdette, Hilary Smith, Adriana Hernández (Story below) 2009 Stone…  read more

Weiss Presidential Fellows Expect No Easy Answers

May 18th, 2009

Judith Maxwell and Justin Wolfe share a teaching philosophy: They don’t look for the “right answer” from their students. The recipients of Weiss Presidential Fellowships…  read more

A New Look at Cuba

May 1st, 2009

Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: The Obama administration has lifted some restrictions on travel to Cuba, a move that Ana López, director of the Cuban and…  read more

Dr. Judith Maxwell Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

February 1st, 2009

Dr. Judith Maxwell, a long-standing member of the Tulane academic community and recognized expert in Mayan Linguistics, has recently been appointed to the editorial board…  read more

Tulane Anthropologist John Verano in the News

January 7th, 2009

John Verano was recently honored by National Geographic and highlighted in the Times-Picayune’s Higher Education Notes for his work in Peru. Ancient surgery report honored…  read more

2007-2008 News Archive

June 1st, 2008

Photo: Graduate Students relax while watching the 2nd Annual LAGO Soccer Tournament held at Tulane (Story below) 2008 Stone Center Awards Ceremony The Stone Center’s…  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.