Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Luke Browne
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: How does fruit abundance influence seed dispersal and predation by vertebrates in the Choco forests of Ecuador?
Research Site: Ecuador

Baird Campbell
Latin American Studies
Project: The Mapuche and the LGBTQ Movement: A reluctant but budding partnership
Research Site: Chile

Cherif Diatta
Latin American Studies
Project: Nation and Diaspora: Identity and Community Politics in the Fiction of Earl Lovelace
Research Site: Trinidad

Keith Esch
School of Public Health
Project: Socio-demographic and economic determinants of mercury poisoning associated with illegal gold mining in a rural population of Tambopata, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Maille Faughnan
Payson Center for International Development
Project: “Cultural Heritage, Urban Revitalization and Human Development in Panama Cityâ’‘¬‘¢s Historic District
Research Site: Panama

Emily Floyd
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: Investigating the Printed Image in Colonial Peru
Research Site: Peru

Sarah Fouts
Latin American Studies
Project: Reworking Notions of Citizenship and Culture: Post-Katrina Migrant Workers and their Return to Honduras
Research Site: Honduras

Norah Friar
School of Public Health
Project: Human Fine Scale Movement and its Relation to Dengue Fever in Iquitos, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Kaitlyn Henderson
History
Project: Culture’s Continuity: Building a National Cuban Cultural Consciousness, 1860-1965
Research Site: Cuba

Julia (Klenk) O’Keefe
Art History
Project: Ideology of Containment in Aztec Culture
Research Site: Mexico

Alejandra Leyton
School of Public Health
Project: Evaluation of Primary Health Care in Bolivia: A quantitative approach
Research Site: Bolivia

Maggie MacPherson
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Estimating physiological consequences of roosting densities in the austral migrant Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Research Site: Guyana

Camilo Malagon
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Production, Consumption and Dissemination of the Indie Latin Music in Colombia through the Blogosphere
Research Site: Colombia

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews
Anthropology
Project: Markets in the Time of Cholera
Research Site: Dominican Republic

Matthew Olson
Anthropology
Project: Contesting Decentralization: Agricultural Production, Peasant Movements and International Development in Haiti
Research Site: Haiti

Evan Parker
Anthropology
Project: An Archaeological Examination of an Ancient Maya Community at Escalera al Cielo, Yucatán, México
Research Site: Mexico

Xosé Pereira-Boán
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: La configuración periodística del bandido en Cuba: batallas impresas
Research Site: Spain

Dustin Reuther
Anthropology
Project: Comparative Historical Ecology of Amazonian Geoglyphs
Research Site: Brazil

James Robak
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Identifying factors mediating the survival of Panamanian Atelopus populations
Research Site: Panama

Shearon Roberts
Latin American Studies
Project: “Haitian broadcast mediaâ’‘¬’“¢s coverage of Haitiâ’‘¬‘¢s reconstruction
Research Site: Haiti

Gregory Sclama
Payson Center for International Development
Project: Urban Agriculture and Food Sovereignty in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Research Site: Bolivia

Diana Soto
Latin American Studies
Project: Political Culture of Protest and Mobilization in Contemporary Mexico City
Research Site: Mexico

Vanessa Vosteen
School of Public Health
Project: Access to Health Care Services and Healthcare Capacity in Women’s Prisons in Northeast Brazil
Research Site: Brazil

Shannen Winfield
Art History
Project: Comprehensive Visual Analysis of Sculptural Representations of Tlaloc, the Aztec Rain God
Research Site: Mexico

Sonya Wohletz
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: Viceregal Painting and Sculpture in Quito
Research Site: Ecuador

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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.