Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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LAURA BARBAS RHODEN
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Wofford College
Writing Women in Central America: Gender and the Fictionalization of History (2003)

Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction (2011)

LORI BOORNAZIAN DIEL
Assistant Professor, Art History Department, Texas Christian University
The Tira de Tepechpan: Negotiating Place under Aztec and Spanish Rule (2008)

DAVID CAREY, JR.
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Southern Maine
Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives (2001)

TED HENKEN
Assistant Professor, Sociology & Black and Hispanic Studies, Baruch College
Cuba: A Global Studies Handbook (2007)

AMY HITE
Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Xavier University (LA)
From Modernization To Globalization: Perspectives On Development And Social Change (2000)

The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change (Editor with J. Timmons Roberts, 2007)

SALLIE HUGHES
Assistant Professor, School of Communication, The University of Miami
Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism and the Democratization of Mexico (2006)

MATTHEW T. KENNEY
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Austin Peay University
A Theoretical Examination of Political Values and Attitudes in New and Old Democracies (2003)

LAURA PODALSKY
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ohio State University
Specular City: Transforming Culture, Consumption, and Space in Buenos Aires, 1955-1973 (2004)

PETER SZOK
Associate Professor, History Department, Texas Christian University
“La ultima gaviota”: Liberalism and Nostalgia in Early Twentieth-Century Panama (2001)

MELISSA TOFFOLON-WEISS
Epidemiologist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Epidemiology Center
Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline (With J. Timmons Roberts, 2001)

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Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Arroz doce de maracujá.

MARI Brown Bag: Rachel Witt "Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru"

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MARI is happyy to announce the fifth talk of the Fall 2019 Brown Bag talk series. Rachel Witt, PhD candidate in Anthropology at Tulane University, will present her recent research in a talk entitled “Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru.” See you on Friday, and remember to bring your lunch!

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

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The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for 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.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s 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 reúne 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

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.