Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Podcast  Brazilian Families in New Orleans

Family is important to Brazilian society. One of the hardships of emigrating to the United States is that Brazilians do not get to see their…  read more

Podcast  Brazilian Food in New Orleans

Think there should be connections between food in Brazil and food in New Orleans? Think again! Mariana Wilson and Sierra Orlowski interview local Brazilians about…  read more

Podcast  Roundtable: Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn

On April 1st, 2014, CIPR hosted a roundtable, with featured panelists Mary Clark (Tulane University), Robert Kaufman (Rutgers University), Nora Lustig (Tulane University), Kenneth Roberts…  read more

Podcast  Paolo Spadoni: Cuba's Socialist Economy Today

On March 28, 2014, Paolo Spadoni presented his new book on Cuba’s Socialist Economy Today: Navigating Challenges and Change.  read more

Podcast  Diddier Santos presentation of Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul!

On January 31st, 2014, Diddier Santos presented his documentary, Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul!, about the electronic festival Rotilla in Cuba. For a detailed synopsis,…  read more

Podcast  Diddier Santos presentation of Artículo 53

On January 30th, 2014, Diddier Santos presented his documentary, Artículo 53, about journalism in Cuba. For a detailed synopsis, please click here.  read more

Podcast  Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Podcasts from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013

The Commitment to Equity Conference was held on Tulane’s campus October 17-18, 2013. The conference convened researchers from across the Western Hemisphere, as well as…  read more

Podcast  Should we Stay or Should we Go - Latinos during Hurricane Evacuations

Deciding whether to stay or pack up for a hurricane isn’t easy. For undocumented immigrants it can be incredibly risky. Shelters such as the Red…  read more

Podcast  Policing and Immigration: El Protector Program

Many people think that the New Orleans police department has not responded well to the local Latino community. Perhaps surprisingly in areas where Latinos are…  read more

Podcast  Immigration and Education

Undocumented immigrants want the same advantages for their kid as any parent but they face unique challenges in the US school system. Approximately 5.5. million…  read more

Podcast  Managing Cultural Identity

Navigating multiple cultural identities in America is a challenge for second generation immigrants. Within the last ten years the Hispanic population in the greater New…  read more

Podcast  Perspectives on the H1B Visa

A controversial government program allows high skilled foreign workers to temporarily work in the United States, frequently in the fields of engineering and IT. This…  read more

Podcast  NOLA Food Trucks

Green and red sauces drizzle over spicy pork gorditas and beef tacos. A crowd of young college students clusters around Rubens Taco Truck to satisfy…  read more

Podcast  Futebol: Brazil's National Sport

May 2013 Brazil recently scored the opportunity to host the 2014 World Cup! The country has been hard at work building stadiums and beautifying its…  read more

Podcast  Exploring Tropicalia

May 2013 Fuzzed out, distorted guitar. The Beatles. Social unrest. Samba drums? During the late 1960s, a Brazilian rock movement emerged and asked: ‘just what…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Africana Studies Brown Bag Lecture with Prof. Dan Sharp

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Naná Vasconcelos: Afro-Brazilian Percussion in Paris and New York City

Dan Sharp is currently conducting research for a book that revolves around the 1980 album Saudades by Afro-Brazilian Naná Vasconcelos. The book will situate Naná‘s reimagining of percussion and voice in the context of his itinerant life in New York, Europe and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. Snacks provided!

New Worlds, Indigenous Technologies and European Cabinets of Curiosities

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“New Worlds, Indigenous Technologies and European Cabinets of Curiosities”
Lecture by Dr. Surekha Davies

In the early modern period, European perceptions of distant peoples shifted from curiosity and admiration to a growing conviction that Europe resided at the top of a cultural, technological, and racial hierarchy. Making knowledge about both humans and the natural world became increasingly visual pursuits. This paper explores descriptive methods and classificatory schemes for overseas artifacts through the close reading of inventories and catalogs of early modern curiosity cabinets. It argues that these texts were material and discursive objects that helped to constitute cultural hierarchy through typologies of objects. The processes of inventorying human variety also shaped European identities in relation to both classical antiquity and to the material antiquities of new worlds.

Dr. Surekha Davies is Assistant Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University. She writes on cultural encounters, visual and material culture, cartography, monster theory, collecting, and the history of mentalities. Her first book, Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016), won the 2016 Roland H. Bainton Prize in History from the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, and the 2016 Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal for the History of Ideas. Dr. Davies is currently working on a new book project, Collecting Artifacts in the Age of Empire, and is a Mellon longterm fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library for 2017-18.

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