Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Faculty Bookshelf: Recent Publications

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New Negroes from Africa: Culture and Community Among Free African Immigrants in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (2006)

Copán: The History of An Ancient Maya Kingdom (2005)

The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004)

The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (1999)

Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands (Editor with C. L. Erickson, 2006)

The Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (2008)

Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama (Editor with with Margaret R. Greer, 2005)

Liliana Porter and the Art of Simulation (2008)

Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate (2007)

Understanding Early Classic Copan (Editor with Ellen E. Bell and Robert J. Sharer, 2004)

Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America: The Costa Rican Experience (2001)

Subject to Colonialism: African Self-Fashioning and the Colonial Library (2001)

Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism (Editors, 2005)

Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (2001)

Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization (Editor with Charles Perrone, 2001)

Kaqchikel Chronicles (2006)

Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed The World (2009)

Down on the Batture (2010)

Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook (2008)

Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research (Editor with Marie-Louise Glebbeek, 2008)

Violence Workers: Brazilian Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Atrocities (2002)

Latin Fascist Elites: The Mussolini, Franco, And Salazar Regimes (2002)

Guerrillas and Generals: The “Dirty War” in Argentina (2002)

Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (2008)

The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America (Editor with Francois Bourguignon and Francisco Ferreira, 2005)

Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? (Editor with Luis F. López-Calva, 2010)

Mexicans in Revolution, 1910-1946 (With William H. Beezley, 2009)

Argentina: What Went Wrong (2006)

El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico. 3rd ed. (With William H. Beezley, 2004)

A History of Modern Brazil: The Past Against the Future (2003)

¿La ütz awäch?: Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language (With R. McKenna Brown and Walter E. Little, 2006)

Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media (2003)

Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America (2003)

100 Years of Spanish Cinema (2008)

Televisão e política no Brasil: a Rede Globo e as interpretações da audiência (2007)

Culture and Customs of Guatemala (2000)

Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (2009)

Understanding Ethnic Conflict: Domestic and International Dimensions. 4th ed. (With Rajat Ganguly, 2006)

Liberal and Illiberal Nationalisms (2002)

The Everyday Nation-State: Community, Ethnicity and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Nicaragua (2007)


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Upcoming Events

Lecture/Screening: Emma Christopher, "The Amistad Mutineers' Countrymen: a Rebellious Caribbean Diaspora"

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Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is the director, producer and researcher of They Are We, (New York: Icarus Film, 2014) which won five Best Documentary Awards, featured widely in the media, and was chosen as the United Nations’ Remembrance of Slavery film 2015. It has screened in more than 70 countries around the world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the film and Emma’s work as, “an inspiration; a victory over slavery”. They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. Her current project continues that research.

Professor Christopher’s latest book is called Freedom in White and Black and is the story of the only two men shipped to Australia as convicts for the crime of slave trading, and the enslaved men, women and children rescued from them. She previously published Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Merciless Place (New York (Oxford University Press, 2011), which won both the Kay Daniels and Ernest Scott prizes. She is the co-editor, with Marcus Rediker and Cassandra Pybus, of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (University of California Press, 2007). She is an anti-slavery campaigner and previously worked at Anti-Slavery Australia. Co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center and the Tulane Department of History.

Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies, Amistad Research Center, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, History Department

Roots of Immigration: Educator Workshop

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Educator Workshop

Explore the roots of immigration in this important and timely professional development workshop for teachers of grades 6-12. This workshop will provide participants with the resources and important tools to teach about immigration in the United States and discover strategies to increase inclusivity and enhance your teaching on the topic. This workshop will incorporate the first-hand experiences of immigration lawyers working with families, historians and education faculty. Participants will learn about the free resources available through Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and through S.S.NOLA, a resource of Tulane’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.

Cost is $5 if registered by August 26.

Workshop includes a light dinner, resources and a certificate of completion.

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Latin American Library Open House

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The annual Open House at the Latin American Library is an opportunity for the Tulane and greater New Orleans community to come together and celebrate the collections and services at the Latin American Library. For this event, LAL has prepared an exhibit of some recent acquisitions.

Along the side gallery wall to the right of the main entrance, photos by Colombian photo journalist Viki Ospina are featured. During her 44-year career working for news outlets and on documentary films, Ospina has captured candid shots of collective experiences, throughout Colombia. The images on display here offer a window into the 400 images recently acquired by the Latin American Library.

2019 CLASP Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Author reading with Francie Latour
Location: Hispanic Reading Room

Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh ‘€” Maya Codices
Location: Library of Congress, LJ-119
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.

Américas Award Ceremony
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.

Latin American Writers Series: Gabriela Wiener

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Tulane Visiting Scholar and Ecuadorian author Gabriela Aleman interviews Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin Americas most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reune a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the author

Gabriela Wiener, born in Lima, has published multiple collections of chronicles, including Sexografias (2008), Llamada Perdida (2009), Nueve Lunas (2015), and Dicen de mí (2017), as well as one of poetry, Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu (2014). The English translation of her first book, Sexographies, was released in 2018. Her writing also regularly appears in periodicals in Europe, South America, and the United States. In 2018, Wiener shared the IPYS Premio Nacional de Periodismo in Peru with Diego Salazar for Una historia de terror en París a piece exposing the sex crimes of poet Reynaldo Naranjo.

Annual Celebración Latina

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The Stone Center started the annual family festival, Celebración Latina in 2004 to inaugurate the Pebbles Center. Since then, it has outgrown the original location at Laurence Square, outside the Pebbles Center to now be hosted by the Audubon Zoo. Fifteen years later, this festival now welcomes thousands of families to the zoo to explore the Jaguar Jungle and all the other creatures at the zoo. The festival is held at the Capital One Stage near the sea lions. Come join us for this year’s festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and enjoy the fall weather.
It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children‘€™s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants.

Guests can visit with Community Partners to receive free wellness and social service information. Young people of all ages can create a special take-home souvenir at the Kids Tent. Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. The event is free with Zoo admission, Audubon Nature Institute membership or a ticket which will be distributed by the Stone Center in late September.