Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Stone Center Awards and Prizes

Each year since 2001, the Stone Center hosts an annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the Spring Semester. At this Awards Ceremony, the Stone Center acknowledges the achievements, accomplishments, and service of its faculty and students over the preceding academic year. Included in the Awards Program are a series of Best Paper Prizes.

The following is a listing of award winners since the inauguration of this recognition program in 2001.

2017 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 4, 2017)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Rebecca Atencio, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Marky Jean-Pierre, Department of French & Italian
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Daniela Alvarez
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Sarah Fouts & Vanessa Castañeda
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Emma Dunn (Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver), “The New Wave of Colonialism: Privatization of Indigenous Q’eqchi’ Lands in Northern Guatemala (nominated by Dr. William Balée, Anthropology, Tulane University, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Vanessa Castañeda
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Hannah Dean
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Hannah Dean, “A Lasting Peace? Indigenous Exclusion in the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Hayley Woodward, “Marking Place, Making History: the Shifting Narrative Structures of the Codex Xolotl” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Katalina Euraque, “Garifuna Lives Matter: Intercultural Indigenous Solidarity in Post-Coup Honduras” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Harvey and Victoria Bricker Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Luisa Venegoni, “Justice for Invaders? Urbanization-Conservation Conflict in Lima, Peru’s Lomas Ecosystem” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Fabiola Ramírez-Gutiérrez, “Una historia olvidada: ‘indios’ en exhibición y la representación autocomplaciente del colonialismo y la blancura” (nominated by Prof. Marilyn, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Joseph Hiller, “Against the Carceral Worldview: Death, Life, and Violence in Colombian Prisons” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)

2016 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 28, 2016)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Annie Gibson, Center for Global Education
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Megwen Loveless, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: James D. Huck, Jr.
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Sarah Bruni
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Amy Medvick (Tulane University), “From Queens to Batuqueiras “: Race, Gender, Maracatu, and the Persistence of the Myth of Racial Democracy (PDF) (nominated by Dr. Steve Butterman, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Jesús Ruíz
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Currin Wallis
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: James Ferrare, “Innovative Energy Solutions in Paraguay” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Colin Crawford, Law School & Payson Center)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Bobbie Simova, “Integrating Maya Market Women in Archaeology” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Tatsuya Murakami, Latin American Studies)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Currin Wallis, “Re-Typing Tradition: New Black Press and the Afro-Argentine Struggle for Cultural Citizenship” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lydia Norby-Adams, “Makelawen Medicine?: The Pharmaceutical Commercialization of the Traditional Mapuche Practice” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Patricia Alexander, “The Power of Restricted Access and Hidden Images: Shedding New Light on the Lanzón and the Spread of Chavín de Huántar’s Influence” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Jesús Ruíz, “Emancipatory Royalism, Rayanos, and Imagined Unknowns: African Descendants in the Borderlands of La Española” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Kris Lane, History)

2015 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2015)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Annie Gibson, Center for Global Education
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Guadalupe Garcia, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Denise Woltering-Vargas
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Mira Kohl and Jennifer Triplett
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Maile Speakman (Tulane University), “Gender in the City: Reading Judith Butler in Havana” (PDF) (nominated by Dr. Elizabeth Steeby, Department of English, University of New Orleans, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Allison Caplan
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: David Roberts, “Towards a Sweet Reunion? The Sugarcane Agroindustry and Brazil’s Impact on U.S.-Cuban Trade Normalization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jennifer Triplett, “Feminism and Fertility: Discourse and Policy Disconnect in Fujimori’s Family Planning Program” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Susan Bridle-Fitzpatrick, Latin American Studies)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lilah Shepard, “Si No Vista La Paisana Jacinta No Tuviste Infancia: Humor and Nostalgia in the Acceptance of Peru’s Anti-Indian Media Portrayals” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Dylan Barnes, “Divided We Fall: Oil Exploitation, Conservation and Indigenous Organizing in the Amazon Basin” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Sarah Bruni, “A Space of One’s Own: Secondary Characters and the Politics of Personal Memory in the Southern Cone Post-dictatorship Generation Novel” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Alexander Standen, “Rhetoric and Reality: Local Agency in the Maya Biosphere Reserve” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)

2014 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 1, 2014)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: I. Carolina Caballero, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Rosanne Adderley, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Sue Inglés
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Laura Mellem
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Edward Brudney (Indiana University), “Remaking Argentina: Labor and Citizenship during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Steve Striffler of the University of New Orleans, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Sarah Fouts
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Robin Goode
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Riley Russell, “Frame Consistency in the Esculachos Movement in Brazil: A Call for Categorization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. David Ortiz, Department of Sociology)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Laura Mellem, “The (Nation) State of the Family: Remembering the Links Between Collective Rape and the Cult of Virginity in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Supriya Nair, English)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Laura Sibert, “Who’s the Top Banana? Corporate Institutionalization of Race and Mobility in Central American Banana Enclaves of the Twentieth Century” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Alana Neuman, “The Rebounding Populations of Brazilian Indians: An Epidemiological Study of Population Growth in the Amazon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Bill Balée, Anthropology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Sonya Wohletz, “Through a Glass Darkly: A Study of Mirrors in Aztec Art” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Miranda Stramel, “University-Community Partnerships for Social Justice: Dialogic Knowledge Production through Participatory Research in Baixo Jaguaribe, Brazil” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)

2013 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2013)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: I. Carolina Caballero, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Jennifer Ashley, Department of Communication
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Barbara Carter
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Diana Soto
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Jorge Valenzuela
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Ailene Orr
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jennifer Triplett, “Pots, Potatoes, and Progress for Women: Rethinking Feminism in Post-Crisis Latin America” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Allison Caplan, “Colonial Eyes: Reading Folios 29v and 30r of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis” (nominated by Prof. Marc Zender, Anthropology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: David H. Roberts, “El razonamiento económico dentro del Internacionalismo cubano” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Marilyn Miller, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: William H. Donaldson, “Gangbangers and Politicians: The Effects of Mano Dura” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Emily Floyd, “Fray Bernardino de Sahagn and the Construction of the Aztec Pantheon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Baird Campbell, “Social Media as a Tool for Linguistic Maintenance and Preservation among the Mapuche” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)

2012 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2012)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Casey Kane Love, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Ngaire Honey
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Samantha Greenspun
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Robert Dean
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Lacey Gutierrez, “‘The Pictures in Our Heads’”: Portrayal of Paco in the Argentine Media and Political Narrative” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Andrew Whitaker, “The Landscape Imagination: Incorporating Amerindian Perspectivism into an Historical Ecology of Knowledge” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. William Balée, Anthropology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kiley Laemmli, “Culture as Commodity: Dancehall Queens and the Sale of Female Empowerment” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Jeffrey Ellis, “Equity in Health Care and Public Health Policy: the Search for Social Justice in Chile’s Plan AUGE (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Lucia Abramovich, “A Currency of Culture: Considering the Value of Silver in Colonial Potosí” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Farren Yero, “Ethnogenesis, Pueblo Status, and Corporate Identity: Nahua & Afro-Mexican Relations in Central New Spain’s Indigenous Communities” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)

2011 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2011)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Raúl Sánchez Urribarrí, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Daniel Sharp, Department of Music and Laura Murphy, Global Health Systems & Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Seth Magden
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Gwendolyn Murray
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Carlos Grover
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Philip Marx, “Perceived Citizen Insecurity in Honduras and the Human Capital Investment Decision” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. John Edwards, Economics)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Will Buckingham, “Oscar Stagnaro’s Jazz-Festejo Bass Style” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Daniel Sharp, Music)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Emily Gatehouse, “Me gustaría saber más. Me gustaría saber todo: The Duality of Memorializing Argentine State Terrorism“ (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Kayla Andrews, “Utopia and Its Ruses: Post-Colonial Utopia in the Thinking of Edouard Glissant” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Jean-Godefroy Bidima, French & Italian)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Keri Libby, “Argentina’s Twentieth Century Historiography” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Gertrude Yeager, History)

2010 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2010)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Nora Lustig, Department of Economics
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: David Ortiz, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Bradley Hentschel
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Eric Mackintosh
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Phillippa Chadd
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Sean Higgins, “Discrepancies in the Data: What can we conclude about poverty and inequality in Brazil?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Nora Lustig, Economics)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Bradley Hentschel, “International Intervention and the Monopoly on the Legitimate Use of Force: The Case of Colombia” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. David Ortiz, Sociology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ashley Coleman, “Puff Daddy les ofrece un millón y le dijen que no: Reggaeton as Resistance to U.S. Political and Cultural Hegemony“ (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Allison Bakamjian, “Chile’s Penguin Revolution: Student Response to Incomplete Democratization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Katharina Kniess, “Touristic Discourse and U.S.-Nicaraguan Relations: 1936-1964” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Justin Wolfe, History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: John Ben Soileau, “Participatory Development and the Decentralization of Environmental Authority for a Sustainable Future of the Brazilian Amazon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Latin American Studies)

2009 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 4, 2009)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Supriya Nair, Department of English
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Derek Burdette
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Hilary Smith
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Jonathan Kim
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jonathan Kim, “A Reform for the Reformer? The MST’s Decline During Lula’s First Administration” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Marcelle Beaulieu, “First and Third World Borders: Shared Characteristics and Strategies” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Aaron Schneider, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lilith Reed, “Campo against Ciudad? The Resonance of Old Dichotomies in the 2008 Argentine Grower’s Conflict” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Adriana Hernandez, “Public Health as a Battleground: Imperialism, Health and State Legitimacy in Cuba (1868-1934)” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Elise Dietrich, “A Turma do Pererê: Blackness-As-Other in a Brazilian Children’s Comic” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martha Huggins, Sociology)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amanda Magdalena, “Baseball/Softball in Shaping Female Identity in Southern California and the Midwest, 1930-1970” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Gertrude Yeager, History)

2008 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 5, 2008)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Katie Sampeck, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Christopher Dunn, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Anne Gibson
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Anne Gibson
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Shivani Gupta, “The United States’ War on Terror: A Perpetuation of Cold War Tactics Employed in Latin America” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Kane-Love, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jordan Shannon, “When the Proletariat Becomes the People: Socialism, Populism, and the Politics of Hugo Chávez” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Ludovico Feoli, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ilan Roth, “Virility and Violence: The Masculine Identity of Argentina’s Barrabravas” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Rosa Mathai, “Rethinking the U.S.-Cuban Embargo: U.S. Minorities at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Hilary Smith, “Acercando una Representación Híbrida: Opresión e Identidad en Entre la piedra y la cruz de Mario Montefort Toledo” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Arturo Arias, Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amelia Steadman,Democracy’s Vanguard: The Mexican Supreme Court Post-Presidencialismo” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Kane-Love, Political Science)

2007 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 7, 2007)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Edith Wolfe, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Stephen Selka, Department of Anthropology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Aaron Lorenz
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Aaron Lorenz
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Emily Ratner
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Todd Springer, “Jamaican Independence and the Inception of Ska” (nominated by Prof. Rosanne Adderley, History)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Lisa Crossman, “Macy’s Taste in Latino Art: Selling the Latin American Fair’s Aesthetics” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Paul Moreno, “The Hermeneutics of Irresolution: Mapping of Mexico City’s Urban Imaginary” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Carol McMichael Reese, Architecture)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: (2007 Winner) Kristin Ardani, “Endangered Potatoes: The Benefits of Traditional Farming Practices in Chiloé” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies); (2006 Winner) Wesley Hedden, “Latinos in New Orleans Post-Katrina: A Case Study in Social Network Development in a Lutheran Church” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, Sociology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Anne Gibson, “Brazuca in NOLA: A Cultural Analysis of Brazilian Immigration to New Orleans Post-Katrina” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Christopher Dunn, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Xelaju Korda, “Aesthetics of (In)Security: Mentally Mapping Danger in Morumbi” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martha Huggins, Sociology)

2006 — DUE TO THE DISRUPTION OF HURRICANE KATRINA, NO AWARDS WERE MADE AND NO AWARDS CEREMONY WAS HELD.

2005 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2005)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Elizabeth Van Sant, Stone Center for Latin American Studies (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Anthony Pereira, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Amisha Sharma and Nomi Weiss-Laxer (co-winners)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Xela Korda
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Eliza Wethey
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Meghan Greeley, “Developing a Carbon Reforestation Project that Succeeds Locally and Globally: A Case Study of the Pancas Reforestation Project” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Richard Conway, “Measuring Cultural Interaction and Exchange: Counting and Concepts of Space in Cadastral Registers and Maps in Early Colonial Mexico, Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Anne Ferris, “It Takes Two to Tango: The Dissemination of the Argentine Tango and the Promotion of a National Culture under Juan Peron” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ruthie Meadows, “Chile: Institutional Constraints, Party Transformation, and Political Exclusion” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Van Sant, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Erika Hosselkus, “Corporeal Almanacs, Fate, and Medicine: Nahua and European Traditions” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amisha Sharma, “Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions: A Survey, A Critique, and Some Directions for Future Research” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)

2004 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2004)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Sandy Johnson, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Martha Huggins, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Blaz Gutierrez
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Cynthia Garza
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Kimberlyn Owens-Hughes and Matthew Tavares (co-winners)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Julie Ford, “Catholicism and Latino Communities in Los Angeles: A Congregation Divided?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Carol McMichael Reese, Architecture)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Ludovico Feoli, “Complementing Market Liberalization in Latin America: What Role for the State?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Jennifer Scarbrough, “Imag(in)ing Jamaica: Visual Imagery of Jamaican Postcards” (PDF / Images) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kat Rito, “Changing Patterns of Gang Behavior in Brazil: An Analysis of a Potential New Social Movement” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Van Sant, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Rosana Cruz, “No comas como come the Consumer, que Está Raining Backwards” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Marilyn Miller, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Krystin Krause, “Péron Returns: Democratic Transition in Argentina, 1969-1976” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)

2003 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2003)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Robert McKee Irwin, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Victoria Bricker, Department of Anthropology and Laura Murphy, International Health & Development – School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Carlos Pérez-Brito
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Special Recognition Award: Guillermo Náñez-Falcón, Latin American Library
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Amy George-Hirons
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Lexi Kiel-Wornson and Jennifer Telfeyan (co-winners)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Amanda Weldon, “Subcomandante Marcos y el arquetipo del bandido-héroe en el México posmoderno” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Emily McIlvene, “Hispanic Immigration to the Southeastern United States” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, Sociology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Virginie Vanneph, “Emiliano Zapata en la literatura mexicana” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Dylan Clark, “Fiery Cakchiquels and Untrained Otomí: Representations of Outsiders in Aztec and Maya Literature” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Victoria Bricker, Anthropology)

2002 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2002)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Justin Wolfe, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Patrick Scallen
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: James Córdova
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Rudi Sinykin
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Heather Bulcroft, “Un crimen de pasión” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Roneka Matheny, “What is the Association Between Ethnicity and Income Equality in Developed and Developing Countries?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Salvatore Pitruzzello, Political Science)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Margarita Vargas Betancourt, “Analysis of the Representation of Spaniards in the Mexican Manuscript Paintings: The Spaniards as a Distinct Other?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Ludovico Feoli, “Political Structure and Economic Policy in Chile Under the Concertación” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Paul Lewis, Political Science)

2001 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2001)

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Maureen Shea, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: J. Timmons Roberts, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Matthew D’Agostino
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Roger Reynolds and Julee Tate (co-winners)
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Christopher Strouse and Stephanie Seek (co-winners)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Christina Esterás Ortiz, “Mambo: The Rhythm of Cuban-Americanness” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Ana López, Communication)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kristin Traicoff, “Environmentalism by Mandate: The Politics of Urban Planning in Curitiba, Brazil” (nominated by Prof. Brian Potter, Political Science)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: James Córdova, “Debauchery and Devotion: Contrasting Images of Alcohol and Drunkenness in New Spain” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Susan Schroeder, History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Elizabeth Luth, “Forest Management in Central America: A Case Study Comparison of Costa Rica and Honduras” (nominated by Prof. J. Timmons Roberts, Sociology)

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Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans Presents: SIN TITULO

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery invite you to the following events of the groundbreaking Contemporary Mexican Art exhibition: SIN TITULO. This exhibit is curated by Dan Cameron, and combines the work of contemporary Mexican artists who have come together to explore the ties between New Orleans and Mexico. The exhibit will be presented at two locations:

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia Street

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Boulevard #119

For more information, please contact, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at 504.522.5471 or info@jonathanferraragallery.com.

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research

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Call for Papers: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges
The goal of this symposium is to bring the Tulane University foreign language instructor community together by sharing foreign language teaching ideas, methods and practices. The symposium is open to all foreign language instructors and graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submissions:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, 2018
  • Proposal should include a one-page description of the presentation and the name(s) and contact information of the (co)-presenter(s).
  • Presentations will be organized with a general format of 15 minutes for topic presentation/hands-on demonstration and 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • Interactive presentations are strongly encouraged. Presentations should be in English, however examples/exercises can be in the target language.
  • All submissions should be sent to rjudd@tulane.edu.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February, 20th 2018.

For more information about the symposium, guidelines, or requirements, please email:
Ryan Judd at rjudd@tulane.edu:mailto:rjudd@tulane.edu,
Roxanne Davilá at rdavila@tulane.edu:mailto:rdavila@tulane.edu, or
Charles Mignot at cmignot@tulane.edu:mailto:cmignot@tulane.edu.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom

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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Outreach Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, join us for a 60 minute webinar/chat focused on Margarita Engle’s recent book Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words. In this haunting yet hopeful novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights. The webinar will be available through Blackboard Collaborate. The book is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.

Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.