Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Christopher Rodning

Associate Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info
crodning@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anthropology, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2005-
  • Visiting Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, 2005

Research & Teaching Specializations: Archaeology; Southeastern United States; Native Americans; European contact and colonialism in the New World

Related Experience

  • Board member ex officio, Exploring Joara Foundation, Morganton, North Carolina, 2008-
  • Codirector, Exploring Joara Archaeological Project, Western North Carolina, 2001-
  • Crew Member, Siouan Archaeological Project, North Carolina, 1995-1997
  • Crew Member, Black Warrior Archaeological Project, Alabama, 1995
  • Crew Member, Bottle Creek Archaeological Project, Alabama, 1993
  • Archaeological Intern, United States Forest Service, Wyoming, 1992

Distinctions

  • Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram Grant, “Lower Mississippi Valley Landscape Archaeology Project,” 2012-2015
  • C.B. Moore Award for Outstanding Young Scholar in the Archaeology of the Southeastern U.S.
  • Timothy Paul Mooney Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2001
  • Stephen Polgar Prize for Applied Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1994-1997
  • Ford Foundation Research Fellowship, 1993

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “Conflict, Violence, and Warfare in La Florida.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. In Initiating New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast, edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • 2012. “Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Shell Gorgets from Southwestern North Carolina.” Southeastern Archaeology 31:33-56.
  • 2011. “Limiting Resistance: Juan Pardo and the Shrinking of Spanish La Florida, 1566-1568.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. In Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas, edited by Matthew Liebmann and Melissa S. Murphy, pp. 19-39. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2010. “Mortuary Practices in Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southwestern North Carolina.” With David G. Moore. Southeastern Archaeology 29:80-100.
  • 2009. “Mounds, Myths, and Cherokee Townhouses in Southwestern North Carolina.” American Antiquity 74:627-663.
  • 2006. “Identifying Fort San Juan: A Sixteenth-Century Spanish Occupation at the Berry Site, North Carolina.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. Southeastern Archaeology 25:65-77.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Archaeology of Colonialism; Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes

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The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial

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Kátia Felipini, Coordinator, São Paulo Resistance Memorial, will give a talk entitled “The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial.” The talk will be in Portuguese.

The Resistance Memorial is Brazil's first national memorial dedicated to preserving memories of the political resistance and repression that occurred during the civil-military dictatorship that governed the country from 1964 to 1985. Kátia Felipini, who participated as a museologist in developing the memorial and now serves as its coordinator, will discuss the complex process of the memorial's creation and the lessons it offers for other sites in Brazil and around the world. This lecture will be given in Portuguese.

Sponsored by the Center for Scholars, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb-Tulane College, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information please contact Rebecca Atencio (ratencio@tulane.edu).

The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho

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Anderson da Mata, an Assistant Professor of literary theory at Universidade de Brasília, will give a talk entitled “The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho.” The talk will be given in Portuguese.

Anderson da Mata is an Assistant Professor of literary theory at the Universidade de Brasília and author of O silêncio das crianças: representações da infância na narrativa brasileira contemporânea (Londrina: EDUEL, 2010).

Sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information please contact Rebecca Atencio (ratencio@tulane.edu).

Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.

For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at salmon@loyno.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.

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The Pebbles Center turns 10!

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The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.

Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!

Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.

Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact the Latin American Resource Center at crcrts@tulane.edu or check our Facebook page.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the New Orleans Public Library.

Photo by Nina Menconi.

Art Syncopation

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.

Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.

Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.