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.

2018 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2018)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Megwen Loveless, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Pamela Neumann, Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Kris Lane, Department of History (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Valerie McGinley
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Joseph Hiller
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Amy Medvick
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Cecily Montgomery, “FOCEM: An Alternative to Traditional Hegemonic Development Arrangements” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Love, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: María Beatriz H. Carrión, “A Mexican Angelus Novus, Popular Culture Chaos as Archive” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Adrian Anagnost, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Abigail Cramer, “The Art of Creative Compromise: Feminist Street Art Collective Rede Nami’s Comprehensive Approach to Empowering Women” (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: Reyna Fa-Kaji, “Weak Foundations: Public Housing and the Pursuit of Citizenship in Brazil” (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: Hayley Woodward, “Compressing History: Excavating Meaning from the Codex Xolotl Fragments” (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: Karla Rosas, “From Suffering Mothers to Transformative Healers: Constructions of Indigenous Womanhood in the Zapatista Movement” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Pamela Neumann, Latin American Studies)
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 Miller, 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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Lunch with LAGO featuring Ruben Luciano

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Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 1/24 at 12pm for the latest installment of our bi-weekly lunch series. Ruben Luciano is a Ph.D. student in the Tulane University History department, specializing in modern Latin American (specifically, Dominican) history, the military under dictatorship, intersectionality, and gender. He also has two Master’s degrees in the Social Sciences and Health Communication. He’ll be speaking on his thesis project, entitled “Queering the Trujillato: Reinterpretations of Loyalty, Criminality, and Homosociality in the Dominican Military from 1930-61.” Afterwards, we’ll open the floor for a Q & A, allowing for further conversation about Ruben’s work, more practical questions about the dissertation research and writing experience, and navigating the grants application process as a Ph.D. student.

The Labyrinth will be serving mini paninis, bagels, savory spreads and dips, desserts (including tres leches cake) and fresh juices. Please come hungry!

Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

This collaborative workshop is designed for middle to high school Social Studies educators to enhance the teaching of the Tunica community while highlighting this group as part of a series of ancient civilizations currently taught at the K-12 level. This workshop is the first one in the series aimed at increasing and extending the current teaching of ancient civilizations in the Americas. The local focus on Louisiana indigenous people and culture will enable educators to create deeper connections when teaching about indigenous identity across the Americas such as the Maya, the Aztec and the Inca.

This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Language Instructors Donna Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite Mora of the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) will share the history of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe beginning in 1541 up to the 1700s when the tribes reached the Avoyelles Prairie. Through story, song and dance they will share the Tunica language and Tunica-Biloxi culture. They will highlight the cultural educational initiatives of LCRP, and provide a list of online resources and samples of pedagogical materials for attendees.

Sponsored by the Middle American Research Institute, S.S. NOLA, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Bate Papo! Primavera 2020

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 10 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

Preview the Itinerary here