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Associate Professor - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America
- M.A., University of Barcelona, History/Social Anthropology, 1998
- R.D., Polytechnic Institute, Barcelona, Nutrition, 1989
- M.A., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Social Anthropology & Ethnology, Paris, 1992
- Ph.D., EHESS, Social Anthropology & Ethnology, 1996
- Ph.D., University of Barcelona with credits from University of California, Berkeley, Sociology, 1997
- MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, International Health, 1998
- Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, 2011-2012
- Assistant Professor of Social Medicine Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, 2004-11
- Instructor in Medical Anthropology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, 2001-04
Research & Teaching Specializations: Infectious disease, women's health, primary health care in low-and middle-income settings, social inequality, health policy, medical anthropology, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Consultant, UNICEF, 2007- (intermittent)
- Consultant, Pan American Health Organization, 2001-2011 (intermittent)
- Medical Anthropologist, Division of Global Health Equity, Dept. Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 2004-2012
- Secretary-Treasurer, Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, 2003-06
- Mexico and Guatemala Projects Director, Partners In Health, Boston, 2001-08
- Chair, Critical Anthropology of Health Caucus, Society for Medical Anthropology, 1998-2002
- Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology, 2012
- Guggenheim Fellowship, Medicine and Health, United States and Canada Competition, 2010
- Burke Global Health Fellowship, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 2009
- Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2009
- Rudolf Virchow Award, Professional Prize, Critical Anthropology of Health Caucus, Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, 2005
- Dean's Letter, Excellence in Teaching (Freshman seminar), Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 2005
- Conmemorative Medal for the Centenary of Professor Pedro Kourí. Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kourí. Havana, Cuba, 2001
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan, Portuguese (basic), Haitian creole (basic)
- 2012. “Quality of Life of People with HIV/AIDS Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Cuba: A Cross-Sectional Study of the National Population.” With Carlos Aragonés-López, Jorge Pérez-Ávila, and Mary C. Smith Fawzi. American Journal of Public Health 102(5):884-892.
- 2011. Análisis Regional Consolidado de los Informes UNGASS Presentados por 17 Países de América Latina en 2011. Panama: UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Latin America.
- 2011. "En estado de buena esperanza: Análisis de la experiencia reproductiva en mujeres con VIH en Cuba." In Jesús Armando Haro (ed.) El planteamiento de una epidemiología sociocultural: Un diálogo en torno a su sentido, métodos y alcances. Buenos Aires: Lugar Editorial and El Colegio de Sonora.
- 2010. "Social Inequalities and Dengue Transmission in Latin America." With Yasmin Khawja and James Johnston. In Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present. Eds. Ann Herring and Alan Swedlund. New York, Oxford: Berg Publishers, pp. 231-249.
- 2009. (Ed.) Challenges Posed by the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean 2009. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNAIDS.
- 2009. "Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean," in Challenges Posed by the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean 2009. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNAIDS.
- 2004. (Ed.) Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination. With Merrill Singer. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press..
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- MARI Brown Bag: Alina Álvarez Larrain "The South Also Exists: Landscapes of Southern Yocavil Valley (Northwestern Argentina)"
- Amnesty and Transitional Justice in Brazil After Twenty Years of Democratic Rule of Law: Why Now?
- MARI Brown Bag: Verónica Vásquez and Félix Kupprat
- Payson Center Summer Institute Information Session II
- XI Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America
- "The Dark Side of the Boom: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Suffering, and De-Mobilization in Argentina"
- "Conceptualizing Strategy Making in Social Movements"
- Rump-A-Pum-Pum Holiday Drum Summit
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- The Changing Political Face of Latin America: Communes, Nations, and Plurinational States
- "Mirroring the Barriers of Urban Sustainability: A Qualitative Cross-National Comparison"
- MARI Brown Bag: Tatsuya Murakami "From Teotihuacan to Tlalancaleca: A Search for the Origins of Urbanism in Central Mexico"
- Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Powerpoints from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013
- Fiscal Policy and the Ethno-Racial Divide: Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay
- Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Paolo Spadoni publishes book on Cuba's Socialist Economy
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Amnesty and Transitional Justice in Brazil After Twenty Years of Democratic Rule of Law: Why Now?
In 2011, Brazil established a National Truth Commission (NTC), attracting broad international attention for its transitional justice process and raising at least two important questions. Why did it take almost three decades after the end of the military regime to implement this important step? Will the NTC be a step forward in the struggle to overturn 1979 amnesty law, or will it instead function as a trade-off in which truth becomes a substitute for justice? Two key ideas help answer these questions. The first entails the evolving meaning of "amnesty" in Brazil, that is, its legal and political transformations over time. The second involves the way society mobilized political actors and built transitional justice institutions and agencies, moving from an agenda of reparations and memory to another of truth and justice. By addressing these issues, the presentation aims to contextualize Brazil's transitional justice process and analyze its current challenges and possibilities.
Presenter, Marcelo D. Torelly, is currently a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. He has served as adviser to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice on Transitional Justice issues and as the manager of the Transitional Justice Exchange and Development Program (a joint project of Brazil’s federal government and the UNDP), in addition to teaching law at Brasília Catholic University.
This event is sponsored by the Payson Center for International Development, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Spanish & Portuguese Department, the Altman Program, and the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.
For the event poster, click here.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Atencio, email@example.com.
Tertulia! Spanish Conversation Club
Do you want to practice your Spanish?
Are you interested in meeting other Spanish speakers? Then join us every Friday afternoon for our weekly Tertulia! Practice your Spanish in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and enjoy some coffee and cookies!
Feel free to stop by even if you can’t stay the whole time.
Tertulia is sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and TULASO.
Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese!
Come practice your Portuguese and eat lunch with others practicing their Portuguese. Meet under the big white umbrellas or in the open area next to the bookstore. Look for the tiny, Brazilian desk flag. Native speakers, please join us!
This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
For more information, contact Edie Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARI Brown Bag: Alina Álvarez Larrain "The South Also Exists: Landscapes of Southern Yocavil Valley (Northwestern Argentina)"
Alina Álvarez Larrain, doctoral candidate of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, will present her research from northwestern Argentina in a talk titled: "The South Also Exists: Landscapes of Southern Yocavil Valley (Northwestern Argentina)"
N.B.: the presentation will be given in Spanish.
M.A.R.I.‘s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Marcello Canuto (email@example.com) for more information.
For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.
Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, and the Audubon Aquarium are joining together to sponsor a K-12 teacher workshop in the conjunction with the 11th annual Tulane Maya Symposium. This year the workshop will be held at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, in celebration of the opening of a new exhibit on reefs in the Maya area. The workshop will focus on the symposium theme: traveling and voyages among the Maya. The workshop will integrate information about the geography and environment of the Maya area and the ancient and modern Maya utilization of environmental resources. The resources discussed will provide a great way for teachers working with the Common Core requirements to integrate information about the Maya into discussions of a variety of topics!
This year the teacher workshop will begin on Thursday evening, March 20th, with a special reception and talk at the Aquarium specifically for teachers. The main component of the workshop will take place on Friday, March 21st. For more information and to register, please visit the symposium website.
Eleventh Annual Maya Symposium: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages
The Middle American Research Institute and Far Horizons, in collaboration with Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Museum of Art, are proud to present the Eleventh Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year's symposium, titled "On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages," will explore the many ways the ancient Maya moved across their landscape, whether for the sake of diplomacy, conquest, commerce, migration, or pilgrimage. The point of the symposium is to emphasize how integral long-distance communication was to ancient Maya society throughout its long history. This year's Maya Symposium will incorporate a wide variety of specialties such as archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics to explore the research being conducted on the ancient Maya civilization.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Karl Taube of the University of California, Riverside who will guide us through the rich world of Mesoamerican art. We will also host a viewing of the Precolumbian collection at NOMA. On Sunday, the Hieroglyphic Forum and the Workshops will focus on the role of women travelers in the Classic Maya civilization. Finally, throughout the weekend, we will also be featuring MARI’s exhibit, “Faces of the Maya.”
For more information and to register please visit the symposium website