Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Katharine Jack

Associate Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info
kjack@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992
  • M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995
  • Ph.D., Physical Anthropology (Primatology), University of Alberta, 2001

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2003-2009
  • Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, 2001-2003
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, 2001
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary, 1996-2001

Research & Teaching Specializations: Physical Anthropology; Primatology; Primate Behavioral ecology and conservation, Costa Rica

Related Experience

  • Reviewer for the American Journal of Primatology, Folia Primatolgica, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Behaviour, Current Biology, Primates, Environmental Anthropology, the Leakey Foundation, and Primate Conservation Incorporated
  • Principal Investigator, MHCs, mate choice and dispersal decisions in wild Cebus capucinus, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2011-
  • Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Director, on-going study (began in 1983) of the life history, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology of white-face capuchins in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2004
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Life history and behavioral ecology of male white-faced capuchins in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2005-
  • Prinicipal Investigator, Conservation status of cebus albifrons aequatorialis in a tropical dry forest in coastal Ecuador, 2002-2006
  • Principal Investigator, Census of Cebus albifrons and Alauatta palliata populations in the tropical dry forests of central coastal Ecuador, 2002
  • Co-Prinicpal Investigator, Long-term analysis of the effects of forest conservation and regeneration on white faced capuchin and mantled howler monkey populations in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 1983-

Distinctions

  • Leakey Foundation Grant, 2010-2013
  • Research Enhancement Grant, Tulane University, 2006-2010
  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Committee on Research, 2008
  • Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation Grant, Conservation International, 2003-2004
  • National Geographic Conservation Trust Grant, 2003-2004, 2004-2006
  • National Geographic Society Research Grant, 1998-2001

Languages: Spanish; French

Selected Publications

  • 2014. Jack KM, Schoof VA, Sheller CR, Rich CR, Kligelhofer PP, Fedigan LM, and Ziegler TE. "Hormonal correlates of male life history stages in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys ( Cebus capucinus )." General and Comparative Endocrinology, 195: 58-67.
  • 2013. Schoof VM and Jack KM. "The association of intergroup encounters, dominance status and fecal androgen and glucocorticoid profiles in wild male white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus )." American Journal of Primatology 75: 107-115.
  • 2012. Jack KM and Campos FA. "Distribution, abundance and spatial ecology of the critically endangered Ecuadorian capuchin ( Cebus albifrons aequatroialis )." Tropical Conservation Science, 5(2): 173-191.
  • 2012. Jack KM, Sheller CR and Fedigan LM. "Social factors influencing natal dispersal in male white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus )." American Journal of Primatology 74: 359-365.
  • 2011. Schoof VM, Jack KM and Carnegie SD. "Rise to power: A case study of male fecal androgen and cortisol levels before and after non-aggressive rank change in a group of wild white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus ). Folia Primatologica 82: 299-307.
  • 2009. “The effects of infant births on male-female relationships in Cebus capucinus.” With Claire R. Sheller and Zdanna King. American Journal of Primatology. 71 (5): 380-383.
  • 2009. “Explaining female dispersal in a female philopatric species, Cebus capucinus.” With Fedigan LM. Behaviour. 146: 471-497.
  • 2008. “Predictors of reproductive success in female white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).” With Fedigan LM, and Carnegie SD. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 137 (1): 82-90.
  • 2008. “The Effects of Observer Presence on the Behavior of Cebus capucinus in Costa Rica.” With Bryan B. Lenz, et al. American Journal of Primatology. 70:490-494
  • 2004. “Male dispersal patterns in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) Part 2: Patterns and causes of secondary dispersal.” With L. M. Fedigan. Animal Behaviour. 67 (4): 771-782.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3

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Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.

For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at salmon@loyno.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.

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The Pebbles Center turns 10!

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The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.

Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!

Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.

Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact the Latin American Resource Center at crcrts@tulane.edu or check our Facebook page.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the New Orleans Public Library.

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Art Syncopation

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.

Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.

Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.