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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Upcoming Events

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.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

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.