Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Funded by the Tinker Foundation, Inc. and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Sarah Borealis
Department of History
Project: Fashion and the construction of female narrative in revolutionary Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Heriberto Cabada
Latin American Studies
Project: Mobile Phones in Cuba: Technology of Change
Research Site: Cuba

Lisa Crossman
Latin American Studies
Project: Beyond Landscapes: An Exploration of Environmental Art in Peru
Research Site: Peru

Christy Dimos
Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Project: The Affect of Social Support on TB/HIV Patients in Lima, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Haley Holt
Department of Anthropology
Project: Investigating Zapotec Presence outside the Valley of Oaxaca
Research Site: Mexico

Sherman Horn
Department of Anthropology
Project: A Closer Look at Jenney Creek: Redefining Middle Formative Settlement in the Upper Belize Valley
Research Site: Belize

Katharina Kniess
Latin American Studies
Project: Sandinismo, the Vanguardia and Nationalist Culture
Research Site: Nicaragua

Melina Leodas
Latin American Studies
Project: De poco sacamos mucho: Cuban Hip-Hop Under Raúl Castro‘€™s Reforms
Research Site: Cuba

Irene Lugo
Art Department
Project: Early Modernism in the Arts at the End of the Porfriato
Research Site: Mexico

Gwen Murray
Latin American Studies
Project: presenting the Periphery: Social Perspective and Brazilian Audiovisual Production
Research Site: Brazil

Adrianne Ott
Latin American Studies
Project: Archival Research at the Panamanian National Archive and the Centro Cultural Chino Panameno
Research Site: Panama

Sami Rifai
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Factors influencing wind driven tree mortality and survival in the Central Amazon
Research Site: Peru

Antonio Rueda
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Origins and Development of the Theater in Seville in the Sixteenth Century
Research Site: Spain

Ana Villar
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Entre el Guadalquivir y el Esgueva: Representación literaria de paisajes urbanos y geográficos en los poemas de Luis Góngora
Research Site: Spain

Corey Waters
Latin American Studies
Project: A Non-Governmental Organization’s Initiative to Advance Gender Equality in El Salvador
Research Site: El Salvador


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.