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SCLAS Alumna, Dr. Shearon Roberts, Named Vice President for the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication

January 19th, 2018

Congratulations to Stone Center alumna, Dr. Shearon Roberts, who has been named the Vice President of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication…  read more

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations David Smilde Writes Op-Ed for NYT

January 17th, 2018

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR, David Smilde, was recently published in the New York…  read more

K-12 Educator Institutes Abroad - Summer 2018

January 16th, 2018

Deadline has been extended to March 12th for both programs below. Get your application in right away! Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator…  read more

Former SCLAS Student Sarah Fouts Produces Podcast on La Pulga and Latin Foods in New Orleans

January 16th, 2018

This story originally appeared on Southern Food Alliance’s website in an articled titled, Hidden in Plain Sight: Las Pulgas of New Orleans. Photos by Fernando…  read more

LARC Release New Curriculum Unit on Migrant Farm Worker Strikes and Movements

January 11th, 2018

The Latin American Resource Center is proud to announce the release of a new curriculum entitled, ¡Huelga! A Social Studies Unit on the Farm Worker…  read more

Job Opening for Post-Doc Fellows at CIPR

December 15th, 2017

Tulane University: Stone Center for Latin American Studies Center for Inter-American Policy and Research CIPR Post Doctoral Fellow Location: New Orleans, LA Deadline: December 31, 2017…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane Alumna and Archaeologist Genie Robinson Tracks Obsidian Changes in Postclassic Guatemala

December 6th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Blade Runner, on December 5, 2017. Story by New Wave staff member Paula…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde Weighs in on Venezuelan Politics and Economy

December 5th, 2017

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

15th Annual TUSCLA Conference

December 4th, 2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, undergraduate and graduate students presented their research on Latin America at the XV Annual TUSCLA Conference. The conference consisted of 6…  read more

From The Rio Times: Op-Ed published by Reut Shuker

December 1st, 2017

Congratulations to Reut Shuker, a current grad student with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, who had an op-ed published by The Rio Times.…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Economics Professor Nora Lustig Brings Academic Angle to G20 Committee

November 30th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Economics professor brings academic angle to G20 committee on November 28, 2017. Story…  read more

Spring 2018: Courses on Brazil

November 27th, 2017

Check out the following courses for the Spring 2018 semester featuring Brazil! AFRS 4400: AfroBrazilians Prof. Christopher Dunn TR 2:00-3:15 For a course description contact…  read more

2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest WINNERS

November 17th, 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest: Overall first prize winner: Musicians (Cuba) by Maria Yanoshak, participant on the K-12 Summer…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Students aid in Caribbean Hurricane Recovery

November 14th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Students aid in hurricane recovery on November 13, 2017. Story by Samantha Gaynor…  read more

LARC Releases Primary Source Curriculum on Race, Power, and Afro-Cuban Identity

November 14th, 2017

The Latin American Resource Center is proud to announce the release of a new high school curriculum titled Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political economist Dr. Katrina Burgess

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Katrina Burgess as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, November 16, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Burgess will give a talk titled Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Katrina Burgess (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy, which won the 2006 Outstanding Book Award for the best publication on labor issues granted by the Section on Labor Studies and Class Relations of the Latin American Studies Association, and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters, as well as articles in World Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, and International Studies Review. Dr. Burgess has also served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles.

Patterns of migrant engagement in politics back home cannot be understood without examining the ways in which homeland states reach out to their migrants. Since states engaged in what can be called diaspora-making are unable to deploy many of the tools of rule within their borders, they are especially reliant on the cultivation of loyalty. The agents, motives, and loyalty-cultivation strategies of diaspora-making have important implications for whether homeland parties mobilize voters abroad, as demonstrated by the contrasts between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Celebrate Brazilian culture during the 2018 Brazilian Bash

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The third annual Brazilian Bash will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 3 – 9 PM at Second Line Brewing. The event will include scrumptious food, exhilarating music, kids activities, and more! Homemade Brazilian food will be available for purchase from Dona Nola and Miss Farofa. During the event you will have the chance to purchase tee-shirts and donate money to Favela Brass. Favela Brass provides free brass, percussion, and English lessons for children in a small favela in Rio de Janeiro. All money raised will be invested in instruments for the school.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ja faz um ano e estamos super felizes de anunciar a terceira festa Brazilian Bash. Venha participar de um dia com comidas deliciosas, cervejas locais, musica pra dancar, atividades para as criancas e muito mais. Fique ligado para o menu, bandas e calendario de atividades.

Vamos estar vendendo camisas do Favela Brass e aceitando doacoes para suportar a escola de musica para criancas de baixa renda no Rio de Janeiro.

Este evento e GRATIS e para toda familia.

Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series to host Walter E. Little for talk on Maya clothing consumption

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The 2018-2019 Tulane Anthropology Student Association’s colloquium series An Exploration of Power Through Practice, will continue on Friday, November 30, 3:30 PM. Join us in welcoming Dr. Walter E. Little who will present his research in a talk titled Maya Clothing Consumption and the Problem of Handmade.

Dr. Little is a professor at the University of Albany. His research focuses on the socio-economic and political lives of Latin Americans, primarily indigenous peoples. My multi-sited ethnographic research in Guatemala and Mexico combines political economy and symbolic/interpretive perspectives in order to better understand the politics of identity, international aid and economic development, heritage and tourism in urban places, and handicrafts and marketplaces. In this talk, Dr. Little will explore the contradictory consumption practice of Guatemalan Mayas via ethnographic research in Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ speaking towns to address critiques of what constitutes ‘handmade’ clothing. The new production techniques and shifting economic conditions that challenge notions of what is handmade have resulted in debates that challenge gendered and cultural identity positions.

The colloquium is free and open to the public.

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association is the graduate student organization whose year-long representatives serve as liaisons between the anthropology faculty and student populations. TASA representatives also organize the colloquium series. Colloquia are held in the first floor of Dinwiddie Hall and provide a venue for upper level graduate students, faculty members and outside scholars to present and discuss their anthropologically-themed research. TASA representatives also attend Graduate School Student Association (GSSA) as well as Graduate and Professional School Association (GAPSA) meetings and participate in the decisions made by these overarching Tulane graduate student organizations.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.