Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Work by CIPR Post-Doc Published by Ashgate

October 28th, 2015

“This new collection blends traditions of research on social movements and contentious politics from various regions with Latin American perspectives in the Latin American context.…  read more

City Historian of Havana, Cuba Dr. Eusebio Leal's Visit to New Orleans A Success

October 27th, 2015

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the historian of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, visited Tulane University and gave a talked entitled “La Habana Vieja:…  read more

Dr. Susan Stokes Discusses Impact of Repression on Street Protests

October 22nd, 2015

On October 9th, the Tulane Political Science department and CIPR were proud to welcome Dr. Susan Stokes to present her paper: “Repression and Street Protests:…  read more

New Wave: "Portuguese Study Goes Global with Skype Sessions"

October 19th, 2015

By Hannah Dean “On a Tuesday morning in Newcomb Hall on the Tulane University uptown campus, students across three classrooms are laughing, sharing stories and…  read more

From The Times Picayune: "Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans True Fiesta"

October 16th, 2015

By Ana Gershanik, Nuestro Pueblo columnist “The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans was the best. It was a month of true fiesta honoring…  read more

New Wave: "Tulane awarded $3 million to study impact of pollutants in Caribbean countries"

October 12th, 2015

By Keith Brannon “The National Institutes of Health awarded a $3 million grant to Tulane University and the Academic Hospital Paramaribo in the Caribbean nation…  read more

Changemaker Institute

October 7th, 2015

Changemaker Institute is a student-led social venture accelerator that helps students transform their ideas for change into sustainable ventures and potential careers. This 7-week workshop…  read more

Grete Viddal joins the Stone Center as a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow

October 7th, 2015

Grete Viddal is a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her Masters in Anthropology in 2007 and her Ph.D. from Harvard’s Department of African and…  read more

Stone Center Welcomes Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Professor Susan Thomas

October 6th, 2015

Susan Thomas is a Greenleaf Visiting Scholar for 2015-2016. She is regularly an Associate Professor of Musicology and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.…  read more

From the New Wave "Lighten up"

October 1st, 2015

The New Wave’s ‘In Focus’ photograph for September 30th featured Middle American Research Institute Director Marcello Canuto showing students around the MARI gallery. View the…  read more

From the New Wave "Brazilian activist leads push for democratic reforms"

October 1st, 2015

By Hannah Dean “Brazilian activist Lira Alli spoke, sang and inspired during her lecture titled “Brazil — Past, Present and Future: A Youth Perspective” on…  read more

Latin American Library Welcomes Back its Collections: A New Wave Article

September 23rd, 2015

By Carol J. Schlueter. “For more than a decade, the Latin American Library at Tulane University has held an open house each fall, but this…  read more

Enlaces Podcasts to Air on WTUL

September 9th, 2015

The podcasts from this summer’s Enlaces Americas program are airing this week on WTUL. The podcasts were recorded during a trip to Costa Rica through…  read more

Celebrating the Diversity of Day of the Dead in the Classroom

September 4th, 2015

This fall 2015, the Latin American Resource Center hosts several events to celebrate the Latin American tradition of Day of the Dead. Through a Title…  read more

Call for Papers: REPAL 2016 Annual Conference

September 3rd, 2015

Red de Economía Política de América Latina Repal is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe)…  read more





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Upcoming Events

Honduran Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of Her Mother Berta Cáceres

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs the Newcomb College Institute and the local organization, Amigos de Nuestra América are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zúñiga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous people.

In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam. Cáceres grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. In 1993 she confounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. Death threats to Cáceres continued until March 3, 2016 when she was killed by gunmen in her home. Her death sparked international outrage. Dutch development bank FMO and FinnFund have since suspended their involvement in the Agua Zarca project.

Free and open to the public. Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English provided. For more information, call 504.865.5164.

Tulane Art History Works-in-Progress Colloquium

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Presenting an art history works-in-progress colloquium where two of the department’s Ph.D. students will be giving dry runs of upcoming conference talks.

  • Julia O’Keefe, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies will be outlining her talk- Manifesting the Sacred: Aztec Stone Boxes as Landscapes of Exchange
  • Jennifer Saracino, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American studies will be outlining her talk- The Glyphic Landscape: Place Glyphs as Indicators of Changing Environmental Perceptions in the Mapu Uppsala.

Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese

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Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats. It’s Happy Hour em português! Start off your weekend conversando! This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Jessica Glass at

Stone Center Undergraduate Showcase/Open House

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As a part of Tulane Homecoming and family weekend 2016. Explore the programs and activities offered through Tulane’s renowned Stone Center for Latin American Studies, including international and local service-learning, summer and semester abroad programs at Tulane’s Costa Rica campus and beyond and students’ post-Tulane careers. This event is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
For more information, please contact Edie Wolfe, or call 504.865.5164.

MARI Brown Bag: Timothy Beach "The Re-Enchantment of Maya Wetland Fields from Earth and Sky"

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Dr. Timothy Beach, the Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a talk on his recent research about Maya agricultural practices in a talk titled “The Re-Enchantment of Maya Wetland Fields from Earth and Sky.”

For more information and a full list of Brown Bag talks, visit the Brown Bag Website.

Trends in Latin American Literature: A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera

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A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera

Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 pm-9:30 pm. Together, writers Jorge F. Hernandez and Yuri Herrera will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. Their dialogue will take place at the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm. Please join us at the Latin American Library afterwards for a reception and an exhibit, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. This talk is part of a Big Read program for Sun, Stone, and Shadows, edited by Hernandez.

The Latin American Library of Tulane University is partnering this year with the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society in presenting a community-wide BIG READ, funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts. The BIG READ program provides support for community groups to read and discuss one book together. This year’s focus book, Sun, Stone, and Shadows, is a collection of the best Mexican short fiction curated, edited, and translated by Mexican author Jorge F. Hernandez. One of Mexico’s leading journalists and author of both non-fiction and fiction, Hernandez currently lives in Madrid, where he writes for the leading newspaper in Spain, El Pais. Recent events have brought to the fore the importance of understanding our neighbors to the south and there is no better way to familiarize oneself with a nation’s people than through their literature. Sun, Stone, and Shadows serves as a window on the soul of the Mexican people, containing prized jewels of short fiction, work by such Mexican masters as the late Carlos Fuentes.

The evening will begin with a conversation between Hernandez and the young Mexican fiction writer Yuri Herrera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Herrera and his translator recently were awarded the highly prestigious Best Translated Book Award for Fiction. Herrera’s work explores ongoing societal issues surrounding Border culture and employs incredibly inventive language for his characters. His latest novels, both translated into English, are Signs Preceding the End of the World and The Transmigration of Bodies. Their dialogue will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. The discussion will be followed by a reception at the library unveiling a new exhibition of rare treasures from the the Latin American Library’s collections of Mexican literature, art, and cultural artifacts. The reception will feature Mexican culinary treats and music.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American Library, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the National Endowment of the Arts BIG READ program.

For more information visit the event webpage