Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Excellence in Latin American Studies - Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony

May 10th, 2011

On May 2nd, the Stone Center’s annual Excellence in Latin American Studies awards ceremony took place in the Greenleaf Conference Room. Awards were presented to Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in recognition of their efforts.

The Latin American Studies Graduate Student Organization (LAGO) presented the Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award to Professor Dan Sharp (School of Music) and Professor Laura Murphy (School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine). The Tulane Undergraduate Latin American Studies Organization (TULASO) presented the Simon Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher to Professor Raúl Sánchez-Urribarrí (Department of Political Science). Stone Center Ph.D. Candidate Gwen Murray was honored with the William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award went to Seth Magden, who will be receiving his MA from the Stone Center this spring. Will Buckingham won the Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic in recognition of his paper “Oscar Stagnaro’s Jazz-Festejo Bass Style.” MA Candidate Kayla Andrews’ paper entitled “Utopia and Its Ruses: Post-Colonial Utopia in the Thinking of Edouard Glissant” gained her the Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student. The Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student was awarded to 2011 MA Recipient Keri Libby for her paper “Argentina’s Twentieth Century Historiography.”

Undergraduate Carlos Grover received the Senior Scholar Award Recognition. For his paper entitled “Perceived Citizen Insecurity in Honduras and the Human Capital Investment Decision,” Philip Marx received the Stone Center award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic. Finally, the Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor went to Emily Gatehouse for her paper, “ ‘Me gustaría saber más. Me gustaría saber todo’: The Duality of Memorializing Argentine State Terrorism.”