Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Latin American Library Announces Arrival of 1st Greenleaf Scholar

January 11th, 2010

The Latin American Library is pleased to announce the arrival yesterday of Denise Pahl Schaan, the first Greenleaf scholar of the year. Like all LAL…  read more

Latin Americanist Professors Jeff Chambers and Tom Sherry Featured in Fall 2009 Tulanian

January 6th, 2010

Drs. Jeffrey Chambers and Thomas Sherry, both professors of ecology and evolutionary biology, were featured in the Fall 2009 Tulanian article “175 Ways Tulane Has…  read more

'We're a School of Creativity'

December 16th, 2009

By: Carol J. Schlueter The library of the Tulane president’s home on Dec. 8 was filled with displays of academic achievement — new books…  read more

Environmental Cases Make History

December 9th, 2009

By: Nick Marinello In environmental circles, “Storm King” is shorthand for a landmark legal battle that served as a shot heard around the world.…  read more

Latin American Library Announces 2009-2010 Greenleaf Fellows

December 8th, 2009

The Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, Hortensia Calvo, recently announced the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellows at the Latin American Library for 2009-2010.…  read more

Jean Franco Gives Keynote Address at LAGO Conference

December 6th, 2009

On Saturday, December 5th, Dr. Jean Franco, Professor Emerita from Columbia University, gave the keynote address at the Latin American Graduate Organization Conference “Space and…  read more

LAGO Holds 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

December 6th, 2009

Photo: LAGO Co-facilitator Amanda Magdalena with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jean Franco at the Friday night pachanga in Jones Hall. From December 4th to the 5th,…  read more

Jorge Vargas Conducts Workshop with Tulane Faculty

December 3rd, 2009

On December 2, 2009 Jorge Vargas Cullel, Deputy Director State of the Nation Program, Costa Rica spoke on Democratization in Central America. He also ran…  read more

LAGO Hosts 4th Annual Soccer Tournament

December 1st, 2009

Photo: The 2008 Championship Honduran team with their trophy. On Sunday, November 22, LAGO, the Latin American Graduate Organization, at Tulane University sponsored its fourth…  read more

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 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 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




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Upcoming Events

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

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. 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

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… 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