Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The Latin American Library welcomes three recipients of the 2019 - 2020 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowship

January 7th, 2020

The Latin American Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowship. Out of 52 applications from 11 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the following three scholars have been selected to engage in their research projects at the LAL from January 6th through February 22nd, 2020:

Daniel Party is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies and Research for the School of Arts at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been a visiting professor at Brown University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Music History from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. (Classical Guitar) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research focuses on Latin American, U.S. Latino and Spanish popular music, and the intersection of music, gender, and sexuality. During his time at Tulane, Party will be working on his project entitled Bolero: The Transnational Circulation of a Pan-Latin American Music Genre (1910-1960)/ El bolero: Circulación transnacional de un género musical panlatinoamericano (1910-1960).

Osmundo Pinha is a Brazilian anthropologist and Professor at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia in the colonial city of Cachoeira. He also teaches in the graduate program in Ethnic and African Studies of the Universidade Federal da Bahia and is an associate at the Instituto de Estudos da Africa da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He received a M.A in Scoial Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). In 2014 he was a visiting researcher in the Department of African Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book, Antinegritude: O Impossível Sujeito Negro na Formação Social Brasileira was co-edited with João H. Costa Vargas. His research has focused on Black masculinities in Brazil, as well as the intersection between constructions of the state, the “invention of woman,” and the discipline of Anthropology in Mozambique. With support from the Greenleaf Fellowship, Pinha will be furthering his research on The Representation of Black Men in the Brazilian Colonial Imagination/O homem negro representado na imaginação colonial brasileira.

Sofía Vindas Solano is an art historian focusing on modern art in Central America. She is currently a doctoral student in the graduate program in History at the University of Costa Rica where she is working on the consolidation of art museums in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Sofía Vindas earned a B.A. in History and Art History as well as an M.A. in Political Science at the University of Costa Rica, where she is also an instructor. She also works as a freelancer on curatorial and research projects. More recently, she has published articles on anti-imperialism in Costa Rican caricature and on the debate surrounding Art Biennale I of 1971 in newspapers of the time. The topic of her research during her time at the LAL is The Consolidation of Museums of Modern Art in Guatemala and Costa Rica /La consolidación de los museos de arte moderno en Guatemala y Costa Rica, 1950-1979.

Each Fellow will deliver a work-in-progress talk; the date and time are to be announced. The Tulane community is welcome to connect with these scholars by writing to the LAL at LAL@tulane.edu.