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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2014 Tulane University Study Abroad Fair

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The Office of Study Abroad is hosting the annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 22nd from 2:00-5:00PM in the LBC Qatar Ballroom. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies will be promoting its Summer in Latin America programs and its semester at CIAPA (Costa Rica) programs, and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute will be promoting its Summer in Cuba program.

Over 100 opportunities in more than 20 countries will be on display from Tulane and non-Tulane institutions to study, intern, volunteer, and travel. Talk to past participants, professors, administrators, and program representatives.

Sponsored by:

The Office of Study Abroad
studyabroad.tulane.edu

Latino Film Series at the 2014 Annual New Orleans Film Festival

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The 25th Annual New Orleans Film Festival is proud to present its Latino Film Sidebar Series at the 2014 NOFF, presented by the New Orleans Film Society.

This year two feature length films and five short films by Latino filmmakers have been selected to premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival 2014.

For the complete festival schedule, film and event info plus online tickets, please visit the New Orleans Film Festival website.

The screening schedule for these films is as follows:

Of Kites and Borders
Follows four children living in Tijuana as they help their families to make ends meet, capturing what the U.S.-Mexico border looks like from the other side. The everyday routines and encounters collected here demonstrate how the border’s very existence — the possibility of crossing, the of America — shapes the lives of those who live alongside it, whether or not they ever leave Tijuana. Director: Yolanda Pividal. View a trailer here.
Saturday, October 18: 3:15pm at Canal Place Cinema
Thursday, October 23: 12:00pm at Canal Place Cinema

Triples (Trillizos) – documentary short screens just prior to each screening of Of Kites and Borders
Lorenzo, Leonel, and Luis are gifted 16-year-old triplets who live with their family in a two-room informal house in Tijuana, Mexico. Through discipline and resolve, they find alternatives to the limited opportunities available in conditions of structural poverty. Director: Itzel Martinez del Canizo

Penumbra
A rural Mexican couple — poor and decades past their prime — carry about their ritualistic, day- to-day lives, awaiting the inevitable, in this pensive film. Penumbra appreciates stillness and likes to linger — oftentimes at length — on beautiful imagery. Shot almost exclusively during the magic hour, right before the sun settles into night, the film examines the quiet twilight of one couple’s life and finds the beauty in that transitional period from life to death. Director: Eduardo Villanueva. View a trailer.
Sunday, October 19: 3:45pm at Canal Place Cinema
Monday, October 20: 6:00pm at Canal Place Cinema
Tuesday, October 21: 6:30pm at New Orleans Mexican Consulate (901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite #119 — 504.528.3722) — Special reception and talk with the Director of the film and the Mexican Consulate (Free and open to the public)

Mirza the Miraculous
This lo-fi, sci-fi tale of outer space, mystics and carnivals centers around a fraudulent shaman known as The Great Bazandini and his daughter, Mirza, who really does have special powers. Originally shot in 1999 along the Mexican border, this is a film 15 years in the making. Featuring Paul Soileau (Christeene) and an original score and sound effects by New Orleans’ own Quintron. Director: Brent Joseph
Sunday, October 19: 9:00pm at Prytania Theater (uptown)

Gloom (Perfidia)
A servant obsesses over the daughter of his recently deceased boss. Turns out the dead boss’ relationship with his daughter had an obsessive side as well. Director: David Figueroa Garcia
Saturday, October 18: 1:30pm at Canal Place Cinema
Tuesday, October 21: 2:00pm at Canal Place Cinema (FREE)

The Great Adventure (La Gran Aventura)
A thesis film from Cuban documentary film students, this short profiles the loneliness of a radio soap script writer. As her life is projected onto the character she is creating and sharing with a listener, she connects two different worlds which seek, through fiction, to make sense of the daily adventure of life. Director: Cassandra Oliveira
Sunday, October 19: 4:00pm at Canal Place Cinema
Thursday, October 23: 3:30pm at Canal Place Cinema (FREE)

Tonita’s
A portrait of the last Puerto Rican social club in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. The 30-year- old Caribbean sports club has witnessed the transformation of South Williamsburg from a Hispanic neighborhood ravaged by gang violence and drugs into one of the hippest and most luxurious places in New York City. Director: Beyza Boyacioglu, Sebastian Diaz
Sunday, October 19: 4:00pm at Canal Place Cinema
Thursday, October 21: 3:30pm at Canal Place Cinema (FREE)

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Tickets for all screenings may be purchased online and/or at any of each film’s theater box office, as well as in person at the NOFF HQ Box Office inside the main lobby/atrium of the Contemporary Arts Center located at 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

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

For a more detailed schedule, please visit the workshop website.

Registration Fee is $10 and includes lunch, teaching materials, and admission to afternoon Haitian dance class.

Univeristy of New Orleans Presents: Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference

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Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference
UNO – Latin American Studies

Friday, October 24, 2014: 3:30-6:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014: 9:15 AM-3:15 PM

Milneburg Hall 351 – UNO Campus

The 2014 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference explores the meanings, forms, histories, and futures of North-South solidarity in the Americas. What kinds of transnational ties have groups from both sides of the North-South divide established with each other? What kinds of strategies have they used, and toward what ends? How have these political projects varied across time and space? In what ways have cross-border solidarities shaped and been shaped by imperial power?

Conference Program is attached to this email. This conference is open and free to the public. This is a workshop: papers are circulated and read before the conference. If you would like to access the papers, please send an email to: striffler@hotmail.com

INVITED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

Marc Becker, Professor of History, Truman State University, and author of Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern Indigenous
Movements.
Jonathan C. Brown is Professor of History at the University of Texas and is completing a book on how the Cuban Revolution changed the world.
Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies, Salem State University, and author of Linked Labor Histories: New
England, Colombia, and the Making of the Global Working Class.
Lesley Gill, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, and author of The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political
Violence in the Americas.
Eric Larson, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and author of Jobs With Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices
Elizabeth Manley is Assistant Professor of History at Xavier University where she is completing a book, The Paradox of Paternalism: Women,
Transnational Activism, and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic, 1928-1978.
Teresa Meade, Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture, Union College, and author of A History of Modern Latin America.
William Schmidli, Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, and author of The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights in U.S. Cold War Policy Toward
Argentina.
Megan Strom is a PhD Candidate in Latin American History at the University of California, San Diego and will defend her dissertation on Uruguayan

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5th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica

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5th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica is a conference which provides a venue for scholars, students, and the interested public from across the south-central U.S. to share ideas, information, and interpretations. The conference is free and open to the public, and we hope you will join us. Although the conference is free, if you plan to attend please register so we have an idea of how many people will attend.

The conference will be held October 24-26th on Tulane’s Campus.

Please visit the conference website for more information and be sure to check back for updates in the near future!

"Oye Tu: A Reading of Fiction About Cubans" a talk by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

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The lecture title is "Oye Tú: A Reading of Fiction about Cubans." The talk is open to the public as well as the Tulane community. The lecture, which will discuss the Cuban diaspora in the United States, was timed to coincide with the general interest that the Guantánamo Public Memory Project:, currently at Tulane, has generated. The time and location has been confirmed for Tuesday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A. Refreshments will be provided.