Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Denise Woltering-Vargas

Senior Program Manager - SCLAS Latin American Resource Center

Denise manages educational and community programs for Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Denise coordinates the Stone Center's K-12 program by developing teacher workshops, summer institutes, curricular resources, study abroad opportunities and managing the LARC national film lending library. She has developed curriculum units and curriculum guides with teachers as part of annual summer institutes and film festivals including, Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas, Geography & Identity in the Brazilian Amazon, and Ecuador's Oil Legacy: Media Skills, Justice, and Preservation. She is also currently the Co-Coordinator of the Américas Book Award, an award sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

Degrees

  • B.A., Reed College, Spanish, 2000
  • M.A., American University, International Communication, 2005
  • M.B.A., Tulane University, Global Management, 2015

Related Experience

  • Senior Program Manager for Educational & Community Programs, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 2006-
  • Coordinator of International Communication, American University, 2003-2005

Languages: Spanish

Selected Presentations

  • 2012. "Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage." Washington, D.C.: Américas Award Teacher Workshop in collaboration with Teaching for Change.
  • 2011. "Performing Carnival: Connecting Culture, History, and Language." Denver: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2009. "Going Bananas: A Look at Global Economy in Latin America." International Studies Schools Association, Tampa, FL.
  • 2009. "Sequins and Beads: Reviving Latin America in the Social Studies Classroom." Presented at Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2008. "Educational Resources for Teaching about Latin America." New Orleans: Jefferson Parish School Board Social Studies Coordinators Conference.
  • 2006. "Teaching Latin America & the Caribbean: Beyond Cancun." Presented at the Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, Lafayette, LA.
  • 2006. "Latin American Resources for Educators" Presented at the Jefferson Parish Pre-Service Workshop for Social Studies Teachers. Harvey, LA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organizes & coordinates community outreach events sponsored by the Stone Center on campus and in metro-New Orleans area.
  • Acts as principal liaison with K-12 educational community locally and nationally.
  • Manages the development, implementation and analysis of periodic surveys and other evaluation tools.
  • Curates and maintains the Latin American Resource Center lending library collection and supervises its operations and staffing.
  • Organizes and executes academic year and summer professional development programs for K-16 educators including planning, advertising, recruitment of participants, coordination with all departments on campus

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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.