Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Funded by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Sitela Alvarez
History
Project: The Religious and Nationalist Transformation of Cuba, 1790-1860
Research Site: Cuba

Lucas Desmond
History
Project: Exposing la Hampa: Crime and Modern Guatemala’s Bars and Taverns
Research Site: Guatemala

Maille Faughnan
Payson Center for International Development
Project: Women, Microfranchise, and Renewable Energy in Poor Communities: A Case Study of Nicaraguan Micro-entrepreneurs
Research Site: Nicaragua

Layla Freeborn
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Project: Comparative phylogeography of Bocas del Toro, Panama
Research Site: Panama

Beau Gaitors
History
Project: Afro-Mexicans in the Constructions of National Identity in Post-Independence Urban Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Susanne Hackett
Latin American Studies
Project: The Performance of Race and Gender in Afro-Cuban Folklore
Research Site: Cuba

Bryan Haley
Anthropology
Project: Investigating Cerro Colorado, Peru, Using Ground Penetrating Radar
Research Site: Peru

Jenny Hazlehurst
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Project: Sexual dimorphism and niche divergence in a South American hummingbird
Research Site: Ecuador

María Catalina Rincón Chavarro
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Politics and the comic strip: a formula to overcome the agricultural crisis in Argentina. 2008-2010
Research Site: Argentina

Jennifer Saracino
Art History
Project: The Zocalo as a Site of Contestation and Negotiation of Sacred Meaning in Colonial Mexico City
Research Site: Mexico

Katherine Sawyer
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: The Escrache Movement: Reading the Use of Public Space in Buenos Aires
Research Site: Argentina

Giancarlo Stagnaro
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: “ The utopian and science fiction serial novel in Peruvian Independence aftermath

Research Site: Peru

Jorge Valenzuela
Latin American Studies
Project: Education and Social Mobility. A Case Study of Perceptions Among Brazilian Favela Youth
Research Site: Brazil

Jessica Wheeler
Anthropology
Project: Designing a Collaborative Archaeology Project in Yucatan,Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Adam Whitley-Sebti
School of Law
Project: The Changing Landscape of Housing Property Rights in Cuba
Research Site: Cuba

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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.

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

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.