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Radiocarbon Dating Reveals Machu Picchu Older than Historians Thought

September 15th, 2021

Written by Riley Moran The famous Incan landmark and popular tourist destination, Machu Picchu, was once the estate of an Incan emperor called Pachacuti, who…  read more

Venezuela's negotiations require international support - and realistic expectations

August 13th, 2021

Venezuela’s negotiations require international support – and realistic expectations By: David Smilde, Geoff Ramsey, Keith Mines and Steve Hege, Opinion Contributors Against the odds, there…  read more

History Professor and PhD Candidate Receive US Foreign Relations Scholarly Honors

July 19th, 2021

Written by Riley Moran Tulane history professor Jana Lipman, and history PhD candidate Mira Kohl, both received scholarly honors from the Society for historians of…  read more

Associate Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute Interviewed in Article about Cuban Protests

July 19th, 2021

“Written by Riley Moran” Carolina Caballero, of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, speaks to the political protests across Cuba this week.…  read more

Undergraduate Latin Americanist Awarded Gilman Scholarship

June 28th, 2021

Written by Kyle Young The Stone Center is proud to announce that Zoe Ortiz, one of our undergraduate Latin American Studies majors, has been awarded…  read more

Roxanne Dávila awarded Weiss Presidential Award

June 2nd, 2021

Written by Kyle Young The Stone Center is proud to announce that another one of our affiliated faculty members has been awarded the Suzanne and…  read more

Dr. Chouhy Publishes in The European Journal of Sociology

June 2nd, 2021

The moral life of econometric equations: Factoring class inequality into school quality valuations in Chile Abstract: Recent sociological scholarship on market design is ill-equipped to…  read more

25 Tulane Affiliates Participate in LASA 2021 Congress

May 24th, 2021

We are proud to announce that twenty-five Tulane affiliates will participate in the Latin American Studies Association’s 2021 annual congress. A diverse roster of Tulane…  read more

Stone Center Recognizes Outstanding Students in 2021 Awards Ceremony

May 17th, 2021

On Thursday, May 17, 2021, the Stone Center held its annual student awards ceremony in recognition of several 2021 graduates for their outstanding work and…  read more

Three SCLAS-Affiliated Faculty Recognized in School of Liberal Arts Faculty Awards

May 17th, 2021

The Stone Center is excited to announce that three of our affiliated faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding work by the School of…  read more

Dr. Nora Lustig Recently Cited in Two El Pais Articles

May 12th, 2021

El dilema de Latinoamérica: subir impuestos o el abismo de la deuda La pandemia ha hundido las arcas del bloque. – Cómo pagar los platos…  read more

"Reading Latina Voices" Book Group Helping Teachers Navigate COVID-Era Education

April 27th, 2021

During the Spring of 2021, The Stone Center has partnered with AfterCLASS and the New Orleans Public Library to put together a monthly book group,…  read more

PORTraits: Christopher Dunn (Portuguese at Tulane Video Series)

April 21st, 2021

Meet the PORTulane community! Dr. Christopher Dunn is the chair of Tulane’s Spanish and Portuguese Department and the current Executive Director of BRASA, the Brazilian…  read more

PORTraits: Jessica Glass (Portuguese at Tulane Video Series)

April 13th, 2021

Meet the PORTulane community! Jessica Glass is a Latin American Studies Ph.D. student now living and researching in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been…  read more

Tulane Undergrads Present at Rollins College Symposium on Latin American and Latinx Studies

April 7th, 2021

Congratulations to our four Tulane participants at this Friday’s national Latin American and Latinx Studies Symposium sponsored by Rollins College: Seniors Riley Moran and Tess…  read more

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Qué Vola, Nola? - Live Book Reading!

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Join us for a live bilingual reading of their book Qué Vola, Nola?. From the vibrant jazz scenes and Spanish-colonial architecture to the food and weather, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Havana, Cuba, have much in common. And they are both home to anole lizards who love jazz! After a jazz song lures Ramito through a hotel window in Havana, he crawls into in a convenient, comfy suitcase for a nap. When he awakens, Ramito can’t quite find the way back to his tree. His new friend Bernard, an American anole lizard, unsuccessfully tries to convince Ramito that he’s in New Orleans. Is he? Readers of all ages will find the lush, tropical illustrations and the frustrated refrain of “but that is something we have in Havana” endlessly entertaining. In fact, they just might agree that the cities, and their inhabitants, share a lot! We are honored to welcome local author, Abigail Isaacoff and illustrator originally from Cuba, Ramiro Díaz for a bilingual story time at both Pebbles Center locations. Check below and make sure to join us at one of these events. Families will explore this unique story and learn to create their own craft based on the book.

Saturday September 18 at 2 pm
Algiers Regional Library
3014 Holiday Drive

Saturday, September 25 at 1 pm
Children’s Resource Center
913 Napoleon Avenue

This event is a program of the Pebbles Center which is a collaborative project of the New Orleans Public Library and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Please follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on these programs. For more information, email crcrts@tulane.edu.

Teach Central America: Exploring Garifuna Culture

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Sign up by Friday, September 24 to get a copy of the up and coming book Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed which explores the Latinx diaspora.

In honor of Teach Central America Week (October 4 – 10, 2021), Tulane University presents in collaboration with Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia an educator workshop exploring the diversity of Central America. Over the course of three years, we have produced annual summer teacher institutes to enhance the teaching of Central America at the K-16 level. We are excited to continue the professional development series by providing this online panel open to K-16 educators of any subject area.

There are currently over 600,000 Garifuna around the world. Central America has the highest population; 100,000 in Honduras and 8,000 in Nicaragua, which was one of the last settlements in 1912. Guatemala has a small, isolated population which has retained much of the original culture. The United States has the second highest population, with about 100,000 residing in New York City. There are also populations in Chicago, Louisiana, and California. The number in the US increases every year as more people leave Central America. The Carib populations in Central America have almost entirely vanished, so the Garifuna are now considered the last descendants of the Amer-Indian tribes in South America.

Join us Thursday, October 7th for a discussion with three Garifuna writers/artists leading a discussion on Garifuna culture and identity through performance, writing, food and more. Join the conversation to explore new resources and perspectives to incorporate into your teaching on Central America. Participants in this program will explore Garifuna identity through the work of the three writers and cultural scholars. Janel Martinez, Saraciea Fennell and Isha Sumner. Participants will receive a copy of the up and coming WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up by Friday, September 24 to guarantee your copy. REGISTER HERE

Janel Martinez is a writer and the founder of the award-winning blog, Ain’t I Latina? an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinx womanhood. The Bronx, NY native is a frequent public speaker discussing media, culture and identity, as well as diversity at conferences and events for Bloomberg, NBCU, SXSW, Harvard University and more. She’s appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Adweek, Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine, Remezcla and The New York Times. The Honduran-American has been nominated for the 20th Annual Rosoff Award in the 20-Something Category and won the Afro-Latino Festival of New York’s Digital Empowerment Award and, in 2018, was recognized at City Hall by the New York City Council, the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and the Bronx Delegation to the NYC Council for her contributions as a woman of Garifuna descent. Her work will be included in the forthcoming YA anthology, WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED, which will be published in November 2021 by Flatiron Books.

Isha Sumner immigrated to the US at the age of 15, the foundation of her Garifuna ethnicity and culture remains central to her identity and sharing that has been a major part of her life for the past 25 years. As a professional Garifuna dancer, Isha was a member of the International Folkloric Garifuna Ballet of Honduras, which toured throughout Honduras & Europe in the early 1990s. From 1995-2000, she was a member of Wanichagu, a Garifuna dance company based in NYC, and performed at the likes of Lincoln Center and Harvard University. Isha’s passion to perform onstage transitioned to more formal acting and included a featured appearance speaking Garifuna in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2007. In 2016 she completed her Associate‘€™s Degree in acting at William Esper School in Manhattan. With a continued passion to share and preserve her own Garifuna culture, Isha has dedicated much of the past 5 years to documenting Garifuna cuisine in Weiga, Let’s Eat.

Saraceia Fennell is a Brooklyn born Black, Honduran writer from the Bronx and the founder of The Bronx is Reading, and Honduran Garifuna Writers and Friends. She is also a publicist who has worked with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. Fennell is board chair of Latinx in Publishing, and on the Advisory Board for People of Color in Publishing. Her forthcoming anthology WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED will be published by Flatiron Books in November 2021. For more information visit SaracieaFennell.com and follow her on social @sj_fennell.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Sign up by Friday, September 24 to get a copy of their latest book Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed.

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Kaqchikel Language Table

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. Hosted by expert instructor Mtro. Gonzalo Ticun (aka Sotz Aq’ab’al), the Oct. 8 session will focus on the creatures that share our homes and lives. Bring your favorite animal friend to join the discussion.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

Kaqchikel Language Table

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. Participants in the Oct. 28 session will get the chance to read the short story “Ri töp chuqa’ ri kär”/“The Crab and the Fish” alongside its author, Mtra. Magda Sotz (aka Ixkamey).

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

Kaqchikel Language Table

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. Nov. 12 is game day with Mtro. Edy Rene Guaján (aka Lajuj B’atz’)! Come prepared to play along and laugh.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

Kaqchikel Language Table

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. It’s the holiday season on Dec. 2. Join Mtro. Marco Antonio Guaján (aka Mokchewan) to compare your favorite holiday celebrations.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.