Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

If you are a faculty member or graduate student who is a part of Latin American Studies or any of its affiliated departments, you can volunteer to go into local classrooms and community organizations to give an engaging presentation on a Latin American topic. It is a unique opportunity for Tulane faculty and scholars to practice their teaching skills while serving local K-12 schools and the general community.

Becoming a Visitor Speaker should be part of everyone’s enrollment and participation in the Stone Center for Latin American studies. It is a chance for you to showcase your knowledge and expertise in your particular area of study, while helping an area classroom or community group learn more about the region.

In the past, speakers have discussed a wide array of subjects such as music and culture, Cuban drumming, the Mexican revolution, Capoeira Angola, etc. Visiting Speakers are generally utilized once or twice a semester and are always given three weeks advance notice. Presentations usually last about one hour.







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Upcoming Events

Final Push Fridays: Graduate Research & Writing Support

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Every Friday from 10am-12pm CDT, The Latin American Library and Stone Center are co-hosting a virtual work-along for Latin Americanist graduate students to support each other in their research and writing goals. The Zoom meeting has two break-out options: participants may choose to troubleshoot research and methodological questions with an LAL librarian and/or work towards their writing objectives alongside a community of their peers. We hope you will join us when you can!

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 or call 504.865.5164.