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Summer Field Research in Peru featured in New Wave

August 31st, 2016

The New Wave published a story “Anthropology students excavate ancient site in Peru” about Professor of Anthropology and Stone Center affiliate John Verano’s research in…  read more

U.S. Teachers Explore Cuba this Summer

August 24th, 2016

This June, seventeen K-12 educators from across the United States traveled to Cuba where they participated in a two week institute exploring and learning about…  read more

LARC Master Teacher awarded Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship

August 24th, 2016

Aaron Forbes, a LARC Master Teacher, and a Spanish Teacher at Morris Jeff Community School has been chosen as a member of the 2016-2017 cohort…  read more

Former CIPR Visiting Scholar Quoted on Marketplace

August 16th, 2016

Steve Ellner, Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and former CIPR Visiting Scholar was quoted on Marketplace Morning Edition about the current crisis…  read more

Marcello Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli Featured in National Geographic Story

August 15th, 2016

A story about governance among the ancient Maya, In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya, published in the most recent National Geographic magazine…  read more

John Verano Publishes Book on Trepanation in the Ancient Americas

August 3rd, 2016

Story from the New Wave New textbook explores ancient cranial procedure By Barri Bronston “For a textbook, Tulane University anthropology professor John Verano’s Holes in…  read more

John Verano's Book on Trepanation Featured in National News Media

August 3rd, 2016

John Verano, Professor of Anthropology and affiliate of the Stone Center, was featured in two recent national news articles about his new book on trepanation…  read more

From the New Wave "US joins Cuba in public health research"

August 1st, 2016

By Madeline Vann “The thawing of relations with Cuba makes it possible for Tulane University public health researchers to build collaborations with public health experts…  read more

From the New Wave "Professor wins prestigious book award"

August 1st, 2016

Professor wins prestigious book award Story by: Nicole Westerfiel “Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez’s transformative novel about a young woman’s journey…  read more

From the New Wave "Stone Center receives endowed directorship"

August 1st, 2016

By Faith Dawson “Tom Reese, professor of art history and executive director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, was formally installed as the…  read more

Dr. Tim Gill publishes piece on Venezuela

July 12th, 2016

Dr. Tim Gill recently had an article published which develops the concept of a ‘world cultural toolkit’, using the Venezuelan government as a case study.…  read more

Intro to Latin American Studies Students Provide Historical Context to Black Lives Matter Movement

July 12th, 2016

Partnering with the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, Tulane Service Learning students in Stone Center for Latin American Studies PhD Candidate, Sarah Fouts’…  read more

Dr. Anria publishes two articles on Bolivia and Democracy

July 11th, 2016

Dr. Santiago Anria had two articles published recently. The first offers a new perspective on how party-civil society relations shape parties and their internal politics,…  read more

CEQ publishes a plethora of papers

July 8th, 2016

Two articles were recently published in academic journals by researchers with the Commitment to Equity (CEQ). Sean Higgins and Nora Lustig published Can a poverty-reducing…  read more

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina's 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective

June 8th, 2016

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina’s 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective Thursday, May 19th, 2016 and Friday, May 20th, 2016 Organized by Noam…  read more

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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and 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 please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall 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 and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

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, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.