Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

Mellon Fellow

Contact Info
yherrera@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Political Science, 1997
  • M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso, Bilingual Creative Writing, 2003
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Spanish, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Mellon Fellow, Tulane University, 2011-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010-2011
  • Lecturer, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2009-2010
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 2003-2008
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at El Paso, 2001-2003
  • Spanish Instructor, Lycée Charles Péguy of Orléans, 1999-2000
  • Lecturer, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1995
  • Teaching Assistant, Universidad Nacional, Autónoma de México, 1993-1994

Research & Teaching Specializations: Mexican Cultural Studies; Border Studies

Related Experience

  • Editor of the literary magazine el perro, 2007-
  • Member of the Board of Editors of the Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, University of Texas at El Paso, 2002

Distinctions

  • “Otras voces, otros ámbitos” prize, awarded to the best novel published in Spain in 2008, to Trabajos del reino, 2009
  • “Premio Binacional de Novela Fronteriza” for the novel Trabajos del reino.
  • “Programa de Apoyo para Estudios en el Extranjero” Fellowship, Mexican Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 2001

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2011. Señales que precederán al fin del mundo. Cáceres, Spain: Editorial Periférica.
  • 2010. “El doloroso coro mexicano”, in La Tempestad, Mexico City.
  • 2009. Señales que precederán al fin del mundo. Spain: Periférica.
  • 2004 Trabajos del reino (novel). México: Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro, 2004

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Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti

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Learn about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti in this teacher workshop. The teacher workshop will be followed by an optional class on Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance. Monique Moss, adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Tulane University, will lead a teacher workshop about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti. Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti have their roots in Haitian Vodoo and hence show both similarities and differences to Day of the Dead traditions in other areas of Latin America. The workshop will focus on the performance of Day of the Dead as well as connect the tradition through to New Orleans.

Teacher Workshop
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance Master Class
1:00-2:15 PM
Taught by Menahem Laurent

For a more detailed schedule, please visit the workshop website.

Registration Fee is $10 and includes lunch, teaching materials, and admission to afternoon Haitian dance class.

Univeristy of New Orleans Presents: Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference

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Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference
UNO – Latin American Studies

Friday, October 24, 2014: 3:30-6:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014: 9:15 AM-3:15 PM

Milneburg Hall 351 – UNO Campus

The 2014 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference explores the meanings, forms, histories, and futures of North-South solidarity in the Americas. What kinds of transnational ties have groups from both sides of the North-South divide established with each other? What kinds of strategies have they used, and toward what ends? How have these political projects varied across time and space? In what ways have cross-border solidarities shaped and been shaped by imperial power?

Conference Program is attached to this email. This conference is open and free to the public. This is a workshop: papers are circulated and read before the conference. If you would like to access the papers, please send an email to: striffler@hotmail.com

INVITED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

Marc Becker, Professor of History, Truman State University, and author of Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern Indigenous
Movements.
Jonathan C. Brown is Professor of History at the University of Texas and is completing a book on how the Cuban Revolution changed the world.
Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies, Salem State University, and author of Linked Labor Histories: New
England, Colombia, and the Making of the Global Working Class.
Lesley Gill, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, and author of The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political
Violence in the Americas.
Eric Larson, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and author of Jobs With Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices
Elizabeth Manley is Assistant Professor of History at Xavier University where she is completing a book, The Paradox of Paternalism: Women,
Transnational Activism, and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic, 1928-1978.
Teresa Meade, Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture, Union College, and author of A History of Modern Latin America.
William Schmidli, Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, and author of The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights in U.S. Cold War Policy Toward
Argentina.
Megan Strom is a PhD Candidate in Latin American History at the University of California, San Diego and will defend her dissertation on Uruguayan

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5th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica

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5th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica is a conference which provides a venue for scholars, students, and the interested public from across the south-central U.S. to share ideas, information, and interpretations. The conference is free and open to the public, and we hope you will join us. Although the conference is free, if you plan to attend please register so we have an idea of how many people will attend.

The conference will be held October 24-26th on Tulane’s Campus.

Please visit the conference website for more information and be sure to check back for updates in the near future!

"Oye Tu: A Reading of Fiction About Cubans" a talk by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

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The lecture title is "Oye Tú: A Reading of Fiction about Cubans." The talk is open to the public as well as the Tulane community. The lecture, which will discuss the Cuban diaspora in the United States, was timed to coincide with the general interest that the Guantánamo Public Memory Project:, currently at Tulane, has generated. The time and location has been confirmed for Tuesday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A. Refreshments will be provided.

Social and Environmental Safeguards, Policies and Practices in International Development: Discussion with Carlos Pérez-Brito

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Currently a social specialist from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Carlos Pérez-Brito is responsible for managing social and environmental safeguards in the public and private sectors projects. Before joining the IDB, Mr. Pérez-Brito was a human development specialist for the World Bank and USAID. He has a bachelor degree from Loyola University, New Orleans and a Masters in Latin American Studies from Tulane University with emphasis in international development. He was also a visiting scholar for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Mr. Pérez-Brito’s talk will describe the evolving practice of using social and environmental review criteria as conditions for bank-related projects.

Co-Sponsored with the Tulane Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR).

Event flyer can be found here.

Day of the Dead at the Ogden!

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Celebrate Día de los muertos at the Ogden! As part of the Ogden's After Hours Ruemba Buena will perform. Specializing in salsa and meringue, this band is made up of musicians who, pre-Katrina, played in groups like Los Babies and Los Sagitarios. It's the brainchild of percussionist Johnny Marcia. Kids craft table will feature Day of the Dead activities and delicious food will be available.

For more information please contact Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org.

Sponsored by Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans.