Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

XI Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America

November 23rd, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research projects. The conference is designed to enlist all of Tulane’s Latin American Studies seniors in a shared discussion of the region, its society and its cultures. This event is free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule:

Session I 9:00am – 10:30am
Panel 1: Welfare (Jones 100A – GCR)
Body Control: Women, Power, and Politics in Latin America

  • Margaret Horton, “From the Atacama to the Araucanía: fertile ground for feminist policymaking in Chile”
  • Olivia Heil, "The Brothel of the Caribbean?: Rethinking the Notion of Prostitution in Contemporary Cuba"
  • Finley Baba, "Quechua Contraception: Abortion and Reproductive Health Policy in Andean Ecuador"

Session II 10:45am – 12:15pm – (2 simultaneous)
Panel 3: Identity (Jones 100A – GCR)
Mobility in the Margins: Positioning for Power and Prestige across Spatial, Racial, and Occupational Hierarchies in Latin America

  • Anthony Taillie, "The Neoliberal Backlash: The Chilean Student Movement and the Dawn of a New Political Era"
  • Laura Sibert, "Who's the Top Banana?: Corporate Institutionalization of Race and Mobility in Central American Banana Enclaves of the Twentieth Century"
  • Sophie-Ann Kivett, "Hands in the Trash, Heads out of the Trash: The Cartoneros of Buenos Aires and State Policies of Inclusion"
  • Max Pattsner, "With Soccer We Will Pave the Jungle: How the 2014 World Cup Will Disproportionately Benefit Brazil's Hyper-Remote Host Cities"

Panel 4: Encounter (Jones 204)
The Best Laid Plans: the Elusive(?) Quest for Justice and Development in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil

  • Zachary Hoyt, "From Tweets to the Street: Social Media, Democracy, and Crisis Politics in Brazil"
  • John Feffer, "'No más lucro!': Will the student movement finally be successful in bringing about meaningful education reform in Chile?"
  • Angela Filardo, "'Ni olvido ni perdón': Measuring Success in Argentina's Human Rights Trials"
  • Robin Imogene Goode, "For Honor and Country (Maybe): Questioning the Agenda of Rio's 2016 Olympic Bid"

TUCLA is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact James Huck, or call 504-865-5164.







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Festival Herencia Hispana

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Come on out and celebrate the true Latino Heritage- HERENCIA LATINA- in Nueva Orleans! Great Latino festival at Easton Park. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is celebrating Latino Heritage in New Orleans. Come enjoy delicious food, fun, games, live local latin music and more! Free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by NORDC and Puentes/LatiNOLA.

Featuring the music of:

  • Los Poboycitos
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  • Casa Samba
  • Julio y Cesar
  • Danzas Folkloricas Internacionales
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  • NOHA New Orleans Hispano America Dance Group

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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.