Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Edith Wolfe

SCLAS Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs

Contact Info
ewolfe@tulane.edu

Edie Wolfe joined the Stone Center in July 2005. Her responsibilities include advising undergraduate students in the major and minor programs in Latin American Studies as well as coordinating events with TULASO, facilitating undergraduate-faculty communications, and teaching one section of the Introduction to Latin America course each semester. Edie has a Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in twentieth-century Latin American modernism (UT Austin, 2005), an M.A. in Latin American Studies (UCLA, 1993), a B.A. in Art History and a B.S. in Environmental Design (UC Davis, 1986). Before coming to the Center, Edie taught in the Art History Department at Tulane and co-curated the exhibition Re-Aligning Vision: Alternative Currents in Latin American Drawing at UT Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art. Her research interests include modernism in the context of underdevelopment; national, transnational and diasporic cultures and identities; and postcolonialism, settler colonialism and subaltern studies.

To schedule a meeting with Edie Wolfe go to: http://meetme.so/ediewolfe

Degrees

  • B.A., University of California, Davis, Art History, 1986
  • B.S., University of California, Environmental Design, 1986
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Latin American Studies, 1993
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Art History, 2005

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Instructor, Department of Critical Studies, Massachussetts College of Art and Design, Spring 2008
  • Administrative Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2005-
  • Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University, 2001-2004
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, 1997-1998

Research & Teaching Specializations: Alternative modernisms; avant-garde and underdevelopment; primitivism; globalization; national, transnational and diasporic cultures/identities; colonialism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism and subaltern studies; cultural politics and exhibition practices

Related Experience

  • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2005-
  • Consultant, Latin American Studies Program Curricular Review, Oberlin College, 2009
  • Consultant, Area Studies Program and Interdisciplinary Curricular Review, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2004
  • Co-Curator, “Re-Aligning Vision: Alternative Currents in South American Drawing” Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996-1999

Distinctions

  • Stone Center Summer Faculty Research Grant, Tulane University, 2009, 2014
  • Newcomb Fellows Research Grant, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, 2011
  • Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities, The Graduate School, UT Austin, 2006
  • American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Fulbright (IIE) Fellowship for Doctoral Research, 1999-2000
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, 1999-2000

Language & Proficiency: Portuguese; Spanish

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. "Paris as Periphery: Vicente do Rêgo Monteiro and Brazil's Discrepant Cosmopolitanism." The Art Bulletin.
  • Forthcoming. “‘Exiled from the World': German Expressionism, Brazilian Modernism and the Interstitial Primitivism of Lasar Segall” in KulturConfusão: On Interculturality and German-Brazilian Encounters. Edited by Anke Finger, Gabi Kathöfer, and Christopher Larkosh. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Collection
  • 2010. "O sol do Brasil: Nicolas-Antoine Taunay e as desventuras dos artistas franceses na corte de Dom João. By Lilia Moritz Schwarcz." Review Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 15:1: 238-40
  • 2007. "Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth Century Mexico". By Ilona Katzew. Exploring New World Imagery. Edited by Donna Pierce." (Review) Ethnohistory 54:4 (Fall 2007), 775-777
  • 2006. “Lygia Clark, Compisição 5” and “Lygia Clark, Obra mole” in Gabriel Perez Barreiro, ed., The Geometry of Hope: Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 2006, pp. 142 144, 201 202
  • 2005. "Art and Artists-Brazil," in J. Michael Francis, ed., Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Santa Barbara: ABC CLIO, 2005, pp. 94-101

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: LAST 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies I: Historical Origins of Contemporary Issues; Introduction to Latin American Studies II: Local Responses to Global Problems; Capstone Seminar for Graduating Seniors in Latin American Studies; Model Organization of American States: Jamaica; Model Organization of American States: Nicaragua; Cosmopolitanisms in Latin American Art and Culture; Latin American Infusion; Youth and Social Change in Latin America

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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"Norm Diffusion from the Global South" a talk by Kathryn Sikkink

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Kathryn Sikkink of Harvard’s Kennedy School

Thursday, September 25, 5:30 pm
Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Refreshments will be served.? Everyone is welcome.

About the Speaker:
Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly,International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.

Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to invite you to the Art Exhibition of Mexican Masters entitled “Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota.” The exhibit will feature works by Mexican artists Jose Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, Alberto Castro Leñero, Manuel Felguerez, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Francisco Toledo, and Roger Von Gunten among other.

The exhibit will run from August 29th to September 26th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 29th at 6 pm.

Information on La Parota:

The Fine Art Center “La Parota” was created in 1996, by the combined efforts of the Government of the State of Colima's Ministry of Culture and the National Council for Culture and the Arts. “The Parota” celebrates a long continuing artistic history, full of achievements and great national and international recognition. The participation of the most important Mexican Masters teaching production of printmaking workshops and Fine Arts have been carried out at this Centre with great success since its beginning.

“The Parota” has been an Institution for established masters and young talented artists. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences given in the workshops have driven new etching techniques, while developing a new generation of Fine Art Printmakers.

With the passing of the years, the Fine Art Center of Colima “La Parota” has generated a wealth of artistic production with the most important artists of Mexico, while simultaneously producing some of the nation's most outstanding young artists.

Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books

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Américas Award K-12 Workshop

In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's Honorable Mention book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh and Commended Title Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage young readers with the complexity of immigration as it relates to family, education, and identity. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.

All participants will receive breakfast, teaching resources, and a book (a choice of one of the two featured titles, please indicate whether you’d prefer the picture book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote or the Young Adult title, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass). Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Also, a month-long exhibit of the original artwork from Parrots Over Puerto Rico will be on display at the Young Readers Center in The Library of Congress.

The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Vanderbilt University.

For more information contact Denise Woltering (dwolteri@tulane.edu) (504.865.5164)

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Day of the Dead and the Arts: A Workshop for K-12 Art Educators

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!

All participants will receive light refreshments and teaching materials. One teacher will have the opportunity to use a Day of the Dead altar kit, provided by the Latin American Resource Center. The kit has everything you need to celebrate Day of the Dead in your classroom!

Tentative Schedule:
5:30 – 5:45 PM
Introductory Remarks (Denise Woltering-Vargas, Tulane University; Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)

5:45 – 6: 30 PM
Altar Viewing and Discussion (Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans)

6:30 – 7:15 PM
Day of the Dead in the Artist’s Classroom (Denise Tullier-Holly, Southeastern University Lab School)

7:15 – 7:30 PM
Day of the Dead at the Ogden – Activities (Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)

Celebración Latina

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 10 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field 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. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out pictures from the 2012 and 2013 festivals!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti

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Learn about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti in this teacher workshop. The teacher workshop will be followed by an optional class on Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance. Monique Moss, adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Tulane University, will lead a teacher workshop about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti. Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti have their roots in Haitian Vodoo and hence show both similarities and differences to Day of the Dead traditions in other areas of Latin America. The workshop will focus on the performance of Day of the Dead as well as connect the tradition through to New Orleans.

Teacher Workshop
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance Master Class
1:00-2:15 PM
Taught by Menahem Laurent

Registration will Open Monday, September 22, 2014.