Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Academic Programs

The Stone Center holds an awards ceremony each Spring to honor excellence in academia among its graduate students and among Latin Americanist scholarship. The following awards are presented on an annual basis:

  • The Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic
  • The Richard E. Greenleaf Award for the best social science paper written by a student in the Latin American Studies interdisciplinary graduate program.
  • The Donald Robertson Award for the best paper in the humanities by a student in the Latin American Studies interdisciplinary graduate program.
  • The William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies
  • LAGO Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award

Prize guidelines for best paper awards include:

  • Only graduate students in the Latin American Studies MA or Ph.D. programs qualify for the Richard E. Greenleaf and Donald Robertson Awards.
  • Any papers written as part of a semester course requirement on a Latin American topic during the calendar year (Jan-Dec) qualify for competition.
  • The deadline for submission of qualifying papers to the Center for Latin American Studies is mid-late March of the award year. Qualifying papers must be nominated by a sponsoring faculty member. A sponsoring faculty member must write a letter of support for the paper explaining its value to scholarship within the field of study. Students are encouraged to discuss their work with faculty and its appropriateness for these prizes. Students unable to secure a nominating letter should contact the awards committee via the Stone Center’s Graduate Advisor.
  • The nomination letter from the sponsoring faculty member must accompany the paper at the time of submission.

A full listing of all Stone Center Academic Awards, including links to most of the prize winning papers, can be accessed on our Stone Center Awards and Prizes Webpage

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Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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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.