Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Luke Auld-Thomas
Anthropology
Project: Tracing the Roots of Maya Civilization: Early Monumentality and Politics of El Achiotal, Guatemala
Research Site: Guatemala

Sarah Bruni
Latin American Studies
Project: Disrupting Dominant Narratives through Displaced Women’s Voices in Medellin
Research Site: Colombia

Jimena Codina
Latin American Studies
Project: The OtherShore: The Exodus of Cuban Visual Artists during the Mariel Boatlift
Research Site: Miami, FL

Sefira Fialkoff
Payson Center for International Development and the Law School
Project: Gentrification in Old Havana’s Housing Market
Research Site: Cuba

Leanna First-Arai
Latin American Studies
Project: Capturing the Aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Northern Honduras
Research Site: Honduras

Megan Hall
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Project: Infant Feeding Practices and Dietary Intake in San Marcos Province, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Elizabeth Haughey
Latin American Studies
Project: Threads of the Maya World: Ancient and Modern Maya Textiles in Guatemala
Research Site: Guatemala

Bethsabe Huaman Andia
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Recuperando la poesía en el mar de la narrativa: el caso de las poetas peruanas después del Boom Latinoamericano
Research Site: Peru

Mary Kelly
Anthropology
Project: Proyecto Regional Arqueologico La Corona
Research Site: Guatemala

Gillian King-Bailey
Anthropology
Project: The relationship between androgens and behavior in female white-faced capuchins
Research Site: Costa Rica

Alejandra Marks
Latin American Studies
Project: Mapuche Health in Chile
Research Site: Chile (Winter 2015)

Aroldo Nery Mora
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Re-negotiating the idea of defeat in Colombia: XIX century to the present
Research Site: Colombia

Ayodele Odiduro
Anthropology
Project: Educational Anthropology of the Babalawo
Research Site: Puerto Rico

Jocelyne Ponce Stokvis
Anthropology
Project: Archaeological Excavations in the Chavin Hinterland: Reparin and Canchas Uckro
Research Site: Peru

Jesus Ruiz
Latin American Studies
Project: Rayanos y Fronterizos: Monarchical People of Color in pre-Revolutionary Saint Domingue and Santo Domingo Borderlands
Research Site: Spain

Alex Santana
Latin American Studies
Project: Jorge Mendez Blake’s Spatial Subjectivity: The Role of the Artist-Interpreter in Disorienting Institutional Cultural Spaces
Research Site: Mexico

Ignacio Sarmiento Panez
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: After the Lost Works of Alberto Masferrer
Research Site: Chile

Maile Speakman
Latin American Studies
Project: Cuban Performatives: Reading Queer Theory in Havana
Research Site: Cuba

Ezra Spira-Cohen
Political Science
Project: Gradual Institutional Change in Action: Urban Agriculture in Rio de Janeiro
Research Site: Brazil

Alex Standen
Latin American Studies
Project: Ecology, Exploitation, and Education: Examining Costa Rica’s Conservation Ethic Through the Lens of National Parks
Research Site: Costa Rica

Jeni Stolow
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Project: The Stork Network and Women’s Health in Brazil
Research Site: Brazil

Rachel Witt
Anthropology
Project: The Ritualistic Nature of the Juvenile Interments of the Cosma Archaeological Complex, Ancash, Perú
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.