Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Visiting Scholar & Post-Doc Programs

The Richard E. Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence, Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies

The Richard E. Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence is a program designed to bring rising, mid-career scholars in Latin American Studies to spend one or two semester(s) at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Applicants must hold at minimum the academic rank of Associate Professor or its equivalent as well as a record of significant publications that demonstrate the applicant‘€™s promise to stimulate important future advances in their subject field or discipline. In addition, applicants will be judged on their ability to work across disciplines and complement existing assets within the University. Applications are encouraged from individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean region, who can help fortify longer-term institutional collaborations between Tulane and Latin American institutions.

The selection process is directed by the Executive Committee of the Stone Center, which determines a series of critical disciplinary and subject areas that are deemed optimal for advancing the strategic needs of the Latin Americanist community each year. Nevertheless, while these areas are considered desirable, the Committee will consider all applications for the position.

Greenleaf Scholars-in-Residence at the Stone Center are expected to stimulate engagement with Latin Americanist faculty and students in a variety of ways. These might include seminars, workshops, joint research initiatives, public lectures, and/or teaching. The specific responsibilities attached to the appointment are defined in consultation with the Stone Center‘€™s Executive Director.

The application process for the Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence program is managed through Interfolio. Notices are posted in May for positions to be filled in the subsequent Fall and Spring academic semester. For information on previous searches click here.

NOTE: Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently being accepted. Preference is for scholars of migration, particularly as it relates to environmental change, urbanism, or race and ethnicity, but promising candidates from any field or discipline are welcome to apply. The Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence will teach one graduate-level seminar (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese) and pursue research while in residence on campus.

To complete an application and to get more information on the application process for the 2020-2021 year, please visit the Interfolio Application Link

As part of the application process, you will have to submit a current CV including contact information for two professional references, as well as a cover letter describing your credentials, preferred semester of appointment (fall 2020 or spring 2021), and how residence at Tulane will aid in advancing your research. Also, please provide a title and brief description of a seminar you would be interested in offering.

Application deadline: October 4, 2019


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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.