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 City’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 media’s coverage of Haiti’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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Cultural Kinship Conference: Presented by the LA Creole Research Association

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The Louisiana Creole Research Association will host its’ 13th annual conference from October 20-22 in New ORLEANS, LA. The conference will explore the phenomenon of Creolization and identity that exists in both the Caribbean and in New Orleans and their common Creole culture. Learn how the influence of the St. Domingue immigrants in New Orleans bolstered that common Creole on the cusp of Americanization following the Louisiana Purchase. Registration for the conference is now open, using the following link.

2017 Conference Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 20- Annual Members Meeting
    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    938 Lafayette St.
    6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 21- Annual Conference
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Dr., Administration Auditorium
    8AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- Laura Plantation Tour & Lunch
    2247 Highway 18, Vacherie 70090
    9AM-2:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- LAGNIAPPE!
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    2PM

For more details on the 2017 Schedule and Speakers, visit our post on Facebook! To register, become a member, or get extra information, click here.

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.

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.