Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2019 Annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony

May 28th, 2019

On May 2, 2019, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Stone Center affiliated faculty and staff, were honored at the annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony. A large portion of these awards include “Best Paper” prizes, where students are nominated by Stone Center faculty for submitting various research papers across a range of fields with a focus on the Latin American and Caribbean region. The recipients of these awards, as well as others, are listed below. Congratulations to all of our winners!

LAGO Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award:
Sabia McCoy-Torres

LAGO Outstanding Staff Member Service Award:
James D. Huck, Jr.

LAGO Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award:
Karla Rosas

William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies:
Hayley Woodward

Best Campuswide Undergrad Paper on a Latin American Topic:
Alana Garvey, “Insights to Moche Gender Ideology through an Analysis of Erotic Vessels” (Anthropology) – Nominated by Dr. Christopher Rodning

Alberto Vázquez Prize for best paper in the Humanities by an LAST Undergrad Major/Minor:
Rosie Click, “The Politics of the Marvelous: Fantasy and Ideology in Carpentier’s El siglo de las luces” (Latin American Studies) – Nominated by Dr. Edie Wolfe

Victoria and Harvey Bricker Prize for best paper in the Social Sciences by an LAST Undergrad Major/Minor:
Jack Leinbach, “Cultural Conservation: Protecting Resources and Preserving Tradition in Southern Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala” (Latin American Studies) – Nominated by Dr. James D. Huck, Jr.

Best Campuswide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic:
Linett Luna Tovar, “Counterspatialities: The Luis Muñoz Rivera School Encampment and an Experiment in Representation” (Latin American Studies) – Nominated by Dr. Claudia Chávez Argüelles

Donald Robertson Prize for best paper in the Humanities by an LAST Graduate Student:
Adriana Obiols-Roca, “The Battle of the Whale: Bataillean Aesthetics in El Techo de la Ballena” (Latin American Studies/Art History) – Nominated by Dr. Adrian Anagnost

Richard E. Greenleaf Prize for best paper in the Social Sciences by an LAST Graduate Student:
Karla Rosas, “From Chamuscada to Adelita to China Poblana: Gendered Constructions of Citizenship in Ranchera Music (1917-1953)” (Latin American Studies) – Nominated by Dr. Justin Wolfe

Andes + People
Fernando Rivera-Díaz
Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese