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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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.