Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2015 13th Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America (TUCLA/TUSCLA)

November 21st, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 102 and 108

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. TUCLA was formally launched in Fall of 2003 as a means to provide Latin American Studies undergraduates with an opportunity to present papers in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference. 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.

Please join us for the thirteenth annual conference. This event is free and open to the public.
TUCLA is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Session I 9:00-10:45
PANEL 1 IDENTITY (JONES 102)
Patriarchy and Power: Sex, Vulnerability and Social Control
Sean Cashman, Separate but Equal: How the Cuban Medical Journal Sexología y Sociedad Reinforces Gender Polarity
Lucy Lloyd, Taís Araújo’s Black Protagonists and the Contradictions of Race in Contemporary Brazil
Alana Neuman, As Novas Meninas no Bairro: Brazil‘€™s Grafiteiras and Gender-Based Social Movements
Kade Kistner, The Human Trafficking Epidemic in Costa Rica
Discussant: Beth Manley, Department of History, Xavier University

PANEL 2 CREATIVITY (JONES 108)
Peripheral Vision: Representation, Visibility and the Cultures of Citizenship
Ariel Bernstein, Dancing with el Diablo: The Commercialization of Afro-Peruvian Cultural Expression
Henry Green, ‘€œGozando en La Habana:‘€ Reggaetòn as Cuban Patrimony
Caleb Gardner, Funk Carioca and Paulista: Commodification of Peripheral Identity and Culture
Jonah Mantell, Interpretations of Pixação: The Street Art Everyone Sees and No One Understands
Discussant: Chris Dunn, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Session II 11:00-12:15
PANEL 3 NATION (JONES 102)
Por la razón o la fuerza: Conflict and Contradiction in Contemporary Chile
Carlin O‘€™Brien, Praise Pinochet: Chile‘€™s Enduring Devotion to its Dictator
Jacob McGuire, An ‘€œEducation Earthquake‘€? The Evolution and Effectiveness of Mass StudentProtests in Chile
Nikki Stouman, Indigenous Policy and the Contradictory Language of Human Rights in Chile
Discussant: Melanie Huska, Department of History

PANEL 4 ENCOUNTER (JONES 108)
Bold Type: Identity Politics and the Power of the Press
Lucy Leonard,,Dios, patria… y libertad? Debating Democracy and the Press under Ecuador‘€™s CorreaAdministration
Currin Wallis, Re-Typing Tradition: New Black Press and the Afro-Argentine Struggle for CulturalCitizenship
Molly McConnell, Redressing ‘Pelé in a Skirt’: Futebol Feminino in Brazilian Social Media
Discussant: Mauro Porto, Department of Communication

Lunch 12:15-1:00

Session III 1:15 ‘€” 3:00
PANEL 5 LAND (JONES 102)
Unmapped Territory: Land and Indigeneity in the Age of Globalization
Michael Hammer, San Blas Albatross: Questioning Sustainability in the Tourism Practices of Panama‘€™s Kuna Yala
Jackie Siegmund, To Find Fun in an Urban Place: Manaus‘€™ Tourist Infrastructure and its Implications for Urban Tourism
Julie Gamze, “This land for us is sacred”: Guarani Indigeneity and Land Demarcation on São Paulo’s Urban Periphery
Brian Lipson, Indigenous Autonomy in the Commodification of Bolivian Quinoa
Discussant: Amalia Leguizamón, Department of Sociology

PANEL 6 WELFARE (JONES 108)
Public Health and the Public Sphere: Medicine, Politics and Communication
Erin Brock, ‘€œGod Willing, Guatemala Will Improve‘€: Cultural Competency and Chronic Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Lydia Norby-Adams, Makelawen Medicine? The Pharmaceutical Commercialization of Traditional Mapuche Practice
Diane Kowalski, Political Diagnosis: Brazil‘€™s Cuban Doctors Controversy and the Failure of the State
Discussant: Hannah Kaufman, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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This Bridge Called our Backs: Judith F. Baca, Muralism, and Community Engagement

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A Lecture by Dr. Anna Indych-Lopez
The City University of New York

Monday, February 3, 2020
6:00 PM

Woldenberg Art Center
Room 210

FLAS Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs that meet the FLAS guidelines will be considered. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found here.

The following FAQs offer further information on the application process and program guidelines for undergraduates and graduates respectively:

Summer FLAS FAQ for Undergraduates
Summer FLAS FAQ for Graduate Students

The Stone Center staff held an on-line information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. You can access the video and PowerPoint presentation here: FLAS SUMMER APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2020 All materials are PDF files, forms are in fillable PDF format.

All application materials, including the faculty recommendation form, proposal narrative, and financial need statement or FAFSA EFC, should be submitted electronically by email according to the application guidelines. Please review these guidelines carefully.

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu OR Valerie McGinley at vmcgmar@tulane.edu.

Bate Papo! Primavera 2020

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 10 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-16 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

Preview the Itinerary here