Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Visiting Scholar & Post-Doc Programs

The Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies

The Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies brings to campus pre-eminent scholars and professionals, including scientists, writers, artists, and public officials, who are distinguished in their fields and can contribute positively to the Tulane academic community through teaching, research, and interactions with Latin Americanist faculty and students. Greenleaf Chairs are widely-recognized authorities in their fields who have made major contributions to knowledge, methodological innovation, and society.

Greenleaf Chairs spend one, and occasionally two, semester(s) at the Stone Center where their presence is intended to stimulate engagement with Latin Americanist faculty and students in a variety of ways. These might include conferences, seminars, workshops, joint research initiatives, public lectures, and/or teaching. The specific responsibilities attached to the appointment are defined in consultation with the Executive Director of the Stone Center.

The Distinguished Chair is supported by a competitive stipend, office space at the Stone Center, and guidance in finding local accommodations. The costs of roundtrip airfare are paid by the chairholder. Funding can also be made available to attend a conference or to support other events at the University related to the visitor’s fields of interest during or following their semester of residence.

Greenleaf Chairs are nominated by University faculty and selected by the Center’s Executive Committee. Direct applications are not accepted. The selection process is directed by the Executive Committee of the Stone Center. The Committee delineates critical areas that are deemed optimal for advancing the strategic needs of the Latin Americanist community and solicits nominations from faculty sponsors. The critical areas might be to strengthen or complement existing or emerging areas of strength.

For more information on the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies please contact the Stone Center.






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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

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. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.


NOW REGISTERING FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS INSTITUTE For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.