Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Prestigious Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships Awarded to SLA Students

March 16th, 2017

“An institute based in Washington, D.C. and affiliated with Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and its community of scholars are at the…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Learning Spanish through the culinary traditions of Latin America

March 16th, 2017

“On February 23rd, the Introductory Spanish II class, SPAN 1020, made a trip to the Ideal Market, a Latin American food market located in Mid…  read more

Dr. Smilde publishes NYTimes Op-ed 'Venezuelan Democracy Needs the Hemisphere's Help'

March 14th, 2017

Two weeks ago, at the invitation of Senator Bob Corker, Dr. David Smilde testified before the Committee on Foreign relations at a hearing on Venezuela’s…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 9th, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017, CIPR hosted the third talk in the series “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. David Roll (National University of Colombia)…  read more

Spring Series Latin America at the Crossroads continues - Brazil summary

March 1st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, CIPR hosted the second talk in a series entitled “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. Timothy Power (Oxford) discussed Brazil’s…  read more

Spring Speaker Series Kicks Off with Dr. Ernesto Calvo

February 13th, 2017

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted the first in a series of talks entitled “Latin America at…  read more

Summer FLAS Application Deadline February 17, 2017

February 6th, 2017

The deadline to apply for the FLAS Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 17, 2017. If you would like to apply for a fellowship this summer…  read more

Cuba Programs Application Deadlines Approaching!

February 2nd, 2017

The application deadline for the Summer in Cuba and the Fall Semester in Cuba programs is approaching soon! *Apply by February 17, 2017* Click here…  read more

Dr. Lustig will be a Visiting Researcher at the Paris School of Economics

January 30th, 2017

Dr. Nora Lustig, the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University has accepted an invitation…  read more

From the Tulane Hullabaloo: Tulane joins women's march in D.C.

January 27th, 2017

From the Tulane Hullabaloo. Written by Allison Buffett. “Nearly half a million people’s footsteps echoed across Washington, D.C. during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.…  read more

Marilyn Miller featured in WWNO story on WWII

January 12th, 2017

Spanish and Portuguese professor Marilyn Miller is featured in a WWNO article on WWII Internment Camp, “Camp Algiers.” The article is written by Laine Kaplan-Levenson.…  read more

Sir Anthony Atkinson, a champion for social justice, passes

January 9th, 2017

On January 1, the world of economic development and social justice lost one of its most brilliant thinkers and fine human beings: Sir Anthony Barnes…  read more

LARC Spring Programs

January 5th, 2017

The Latin American Resource Center is happy to announce our Spring 2017 list of teacher workshops and community programs below (download the list and print…  read more

The Stone Center Hosts the XIV Annual TUCLA Conference for Undergraduate Research

December 9th, 2016

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA Conference, held last Saturday, showed its undergraduate participants both the challenges and the benefits of publicly presenting research. Initiated in…  read more

UNICEF-Tulane Health Equity Report 2016 Released

December 8th, 2016

The Health Equity Report 2016 by UNICEF and Tulane University, being officially released December 9, reveals inequities. Schooling, income and ethnicity are the main social…  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