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Pamela Neumann Joins the Stone Center as a Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Fellow for AY2016-2017

September 7th, 2016

Pamela Neumann earned her M.A. in Latin American Studies in 2011 and a Ph.D. in sociology in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin.…  read more

Dr. Arachu Castro to be Keynote Speaker at LAC2016

September 2nd, 2016

Dr. Arachu Castro, a faculty fellow at CIPR, will be the keynote speaker at the first Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequity Reduction for…  read more

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

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

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

  • 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

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Lecture: Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982)

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled “Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística,” by Silvia Valero, 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library. The talk will be in Spanish and all will be invited for refreshments afterwards. Abstracts for the lecture in both Spanish and English below.

Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística

Los Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas, realizados en 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panamá) y 1982 (Brasil), fueron los primeros grandes intentos internacionales en América Latina por reunir académicos, intelectuales y escritores de diferentes lugares del mundo, con el objetivo de reflexionar y debatir acerca del aporte realizado por los pueblos de ascendencia africana a la historia y la cultura. Considerando que los organizadores fueron todos hombres de letras negros, me pregunto si, en el período de influencia de los Congresos, es posible establecer una retórica hegemónica en las letras en torno a conceptos claves como negritud, estéticas negras, afrodiáspora y panafricanismos similar a lo que ocurrió en los últimos 20 años con el movimiento afrodescendiente en América Latina.

Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradictions and Resignifications in the Conceptual Field of Blackness and Its Impact on Creation and Literary and Artistic Criticism

The Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas, held in 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panama) and 1982 (Brazil), were the first major international attempts in Latin America to bring together academics, intellectuals and writers from different parts of the world, with the objective of reflecting and debating about the contribution made by people of African descent to history and culture. Considering that the organizers were all Black men of letters, I aim to explore if, in the period of influence of the Congresses, a hegemonic rhetoric was developed around key concepts such as Negritude, Black aesthetics, Pan-Africanisms, and Afro-Diaspora, similar to what occurred in the last 20 years with the Afro-descendant movement in Latin America.

Professor Fridman to present research from his recently published book, Freedom from Work

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Daniel Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin. Professor Fridman will present research from his recently published Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

This talk is in partnership with the Tulane Altman Program. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University’s Teacher Certification Program.

The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. The registration link will be available soon.

Registration is now open!

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.