Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Funded by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Lucia Abramovich
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: Exploring the Patronage, Production, and Craftsmanship of Silver Works in Colonial Bolivia
Research Site: Bolivia

Patricia Anderson
Anthropology
Project: A Linguistic Survey of Maya Multilingualism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Research Site: Guatemala

Scarlett Andrews
Latin American Studies
Project: Conceptualizing space and place through the lens of food systems in urban Amazonia
Research Site: Peru

Bianka Ballina
Latin American Studies
Project: Unifying Divergences: A Gendered Analysis of Audiovisual Production in Post-Special Period Cuba
Research Site: Cuba

Carlos A. Capellino-Fuentes
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Towards a tradition in photography from southern Peru: Illuminations from Martín Chambi
Research Site: Peru

Dan Castilow
Anthropology
Project: “Interrogating Dougla Performance in Trinidad’s Carnival”:
Research Site: Trinidad & Tobago

Ximena Chávez Balderas
Anthropology
Project: New methods applied to the research of human sacrificial remains: field osteoarchaeology at the Moche site, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Brittany Dement
Anthropology
Project: Excavation and Trauma Analysis at the New Temple, Pyramids of Moche Archaeological Site, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Jenny Hazlehurst
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Hummingbird Pollination in the Andes
Research Site: Peru

Corinne Ibarra
Latin American Studies
Project: On Display: The Performance of Violence in Public Space in Ciudad Juárez
Research Site: Mexico

Heidi Krajewski
History
Project: Urban Working-Class Politics in Nicaragua during the Somoza Dictatorship
Research Site: Nicaragua

Maggie MacPherson
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: How do migratory birds fuel spring migration? A comparative approach
Research Site: Venezuela & Colombia

Matthew Olson
Anthropology
Project: The Alternative Politics of Local Solidarite and Accountable International Aid in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Research Site: Haiti

Stephanie Parham
History
Project: Gender and Labor in Urban Guatemala City, 1944-1986
Research Site: Guatemala

Whitney Raynor
Latin American Studies
Project: Tourist Art and the Construction/Consumption of Narratives of Disaster on the Streets of Port-au-Prince
Research Site: Haiti

Diana Soto
Latin American Studies
Project: Politics of Contention in the Face of the Mexican Presidential Election 2012
Research Site: Mexico

Mary Ellen Stitt
Latin American Studies
Project: Policing and Participation
Research Site: Brazil

James Whitaker
Anthropology
Project: The Contemporary Landscape of the Makushi Society in Guyana
Research Site: Guyana

Allison White
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Remapping the Orient in Borges’s Buenos Aires
Research Site: Argentina

Farren Yero
Latin American Studies
Project: Afro-Creole Society in the Silver City: Zacatecas, Mexico 1700-1750
Research Site: Mexico

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Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Start your morning off with some delicious bolo de aipim (cassava cake). We’ll be outside the LBC on the patio of Pocket Park (next to bookstore in case of rain).

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

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Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University is pleased to host the 65th Annual Meeting of SECOLAS in Nashville, Tennessee from Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, 2018. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars, and students to submit panel and individual paper proposals for participation in the conference.

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies.

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award for the best paper presented at the SECOLAS meeting.

After the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for publication consideration in the SECOLAS Annals issue of The Latin Americanist, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by SECOLAS and Wiley Blackwell.

To submit your abstract proposal, click through to the online submission form.

SECOLAS 2018 Program Chairs
History and Social Sciences
Lily Balloffet
History Department
Western Carolina University
lgballoffet@wcu.edu

Literature and Humanities
Amy Borja
Modern Languages Department
University of Dallas
aborja@udallas.edu

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: pavé

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Bate Papo! Our fearless leader will be attempting pavé, a Brazilian layer dessert, for the first time. Come gauge her efforts!

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Tulane to Host Talks for Haitian Studies Association Conference on Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Intersections in the Making of a People

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The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: brigadeiro cake

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Bate Papo! We’re expanding on the brigadeiro madness. Next up: brigadeiro cake! We’ll be outside the LBC on the patio of Pocket Park (next to bookstore in case of rain).

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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

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

  • 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

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.