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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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.

For a workshop schedule and to access resources from the workshop, please visit the workshop website.

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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Geometry, gigantism, and lacquerware, or, the origins of social hierarchy

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The Tulane Anthropology Student Association (TASA) presents a talk by Dr. William Balée, Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University. The talk is entitled: “Geometry, gigantism, and lacquerware, or, the origins of social hierarchy.”

A reception will follow.

For more information contact TASA (tulaneasa@gmail.com)

MARI Brown Bag: Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown "Maya Boomtown Archaeology? Recent and Future Investigations at Alabama, Belize"

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Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, a visiting scholar at MARI, will present new information about her research at the site of Alabama in southern Belize in a talk entitled “Maya Boomtown Archaeology? Recent and Future Investigations at Alabama, Belize”

M.A.R.I.‘s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Marcello Canuto (mcanuto@tulane.edu) for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.

Please remember to bring your lunch!

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)

Chep Morrison: Reconnecting New Orleans and Latin America

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In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the 2nd Thursday Lecture Series at the Louisiana State Museum will present a talk entitled “Chep Morrison: Reconnecting New Orleans and Latin America” by Robert Gray Freeland

Four times mayor of New Orleans, Morrison was probably the best-known US citizen in Latin America in his day. As a Mayor interested in expanding international trade, he created a distinct Latin flavor in his efforts. As Ambassador of the Organization of American States (OAS), Morrison played an important part in the Kennedy Administration implementation of a Good Neighbor policy and the Alliance for Progress.

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.