Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

"When Gender Meets Race in the Andes: Scaling Differences" -- Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series

March 13th, 2020
Light reception (3:30 pm) will precede the talk (4:00 pm)

Dinwiddie Hall, Room 102

The Anthropology Department’s upcoming colloquium featuring Dr. Florence Babb from UNC at Chapel Hill takes place on Friday, March 13th. Dr. Babb is at work on a book based on ethnographic research in three locations in Peru, critically engaging racial and gender inequalities, inclusion and exclusion, and national identity. Scaling Differences: Place, Race, and Gender in Andean Peru examines the contradictory meanings of being Andean. Social standing in Peru is measured in inverse proportion to the altitude of one’s origins, with the high Andes having low status and Lima, at sea level, holding the greatest prestige. Ambivalence over social origins is evident at the national level, as Andeanness is embraced as a source of deep cultural heritage, but scorned for its contemporary manifestations, in the rural highlands or transplanted in urban and coastal centers. Geographic mobility is a way in which rural and urban communities push back against longstanding social inequalities.


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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.