Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Juan Diego Álvarez Gamez
Payson Center for International Development / Law School
Project: Small-scale mining in Colombia: a complex system of management of mining resources?
Research Site: Colombia

Luke Auld-Thomas
Anthropology
Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance of El Achiotal, Petén, Guatemala? and Yaxnohcah, Campeche, Mexico
Research Site: Guatemala & Mexico

Phillip Boyett
Latin American Studies
Project: Educational Attainment of Rural Students in Yucatan
Research Site: Mexico

Sarah Bruni
Latin American Studies
Project: Writing Contemporary Montevideo through Social Space and Memory
Research Site: Uruguay (Winter 2014)

Allison Caplan
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: The Skins We Wear: Costume and Identity Among the Pre- and Post-Conquest Aztecs of Central Mexico
Research Site: Spain

Vanessa Castañeda
Latin American Studies
Project: Regional traits as national ones: A closer look at the role of Baianas de acaraje during the formation of an Afro-Bahian identity during 1945-1964
Research Site: Brazil (Winter 2014)

Malinda Chambers
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Is there a survival advantage for seeds dispersed into long-wattled umbrellabird lekking sites?
Research Site: Ecuador

Maria D’Alessandro
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Los escritores del interior y la ciudad de Buenos Aires
Research Site: Argentina

Brittany Dement
Anthropology
Project: Child Sacrifice in Huanchaquito, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Lucas Díaz
City, Culture, Community
Project: Panamanian Black Movement’s Integration Strategies
Research Site: Panama

Antonio Jiménez Morato
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Jorge Baron Biza. Cronicas y articulos
Research Site: Argentina

Hilary Johnson
Latin American Studies
Project: Funk Carioca and Its Effects on Social Inclusion Efforts
Research Site: Brazil (Winter 2014)

Hannah Kaufman
School of Public Health
Project: The Expansion and Development of the Health Dimension of the ‘Poverty Stoplight’ Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty in Paraguay
Research Site: Paraguay

Maxime Lamoureux St-Hilaire
Anthropology
Project: The Regal Palace of La Corona: Investigation of the Functions and Evolution of an Ancient Maya Royal Court
Research Site: Guatemala

Sara Lipshutz
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Behavioral Ecology of Northern and Wattled Jacana Hybridization in Western Panama
Research Site: Panama

Victoria Mann
School of Public Health
Project: HIV Infection in Female Prisoners in Fortaleza, Brazil
Research Site: Brazil

Kimberly Mighell
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: Research on jatropha
Research Site: Panama

Evan Parker
Anthropology
Project: Cooperation, Community, and the Mesoamerican Ballgame: Strategies of Resilience among the Maya of Preclassic (900 B.C.-250 A.D.) Northern Yucatán
Research Site: Mexico

Kristen Ritchotte
Anthropology
Project: The role of oxytocin and vasopressin in the alpha endocrine profile of wild white-faced capuchins
Research Site: Costa Rica

José Fernando Salva
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Argentina’s Rock Music Magazines and the Dictatorship
Research Site: Argentina

Ignacio Antonio Sarmiento Panez
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Approaches to Postwar El Salvador. Exploration, Networking and Archival Collection
Research Site: El Salvador

Mart Trasberg
Latin American Studies
Project: Programa Solidaridad in the Dominican Republic: An entitlement or just a favor?
Research Site: Dominican Republic

Jennifer Triplett
Latin American Studies
Project: Framing Subjectivities: Individual Participation and Micro-Mobilization in Peruvian Women’s Groups
Research Site: Peru

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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.

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.

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

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Bate Papo! We’re getting close! Celebrate this last bate-papo of the semester with some steaming canjica to warm your heart and get you through the last few days of classes.

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.