Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Faculty

Core faculty of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies hold regular faculty appointments, engage in research in Latin America, and teach one or more Latin American content courses or direct M.A. theses or Ph.D. dissertations on the area. Associate faculty are regular faculty who engage in research in Latin America or teach Latin American content courses. Affiliate faculty are regular faculty or administrators with demonstrated research interests in Latin America. Visiting faculty occupy post-doctoral, adjunct, or visiting faculty positions and have demonstrated research interests in Latin America.

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  • Z'etoile Imma

    Michael S. Field Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts
  • Laura Rosanne Adderley

    Associate Professor - History
  • Maria Akchurin

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2017-2019) and Non-Resident Research Fellow
  • Iñaki Alday

    Dean and Koch Chair - Tulane School of Architecture
  • Gabriela Alemán

    Visiting Research Professor
  • Adrian Anagnost

    Assistant Professor - Art History
  • E. Wyllys Andrews, V

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Katherine Andrinopoulos

    Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development
  • Moises Arce

  • Rebecca Atencio

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Associate Professor - Art History
  • Melissa Bailes

    Assistant Professor - English
  • William Balée

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Antonio Barrios

    Clinical Assistant Professor - Urology Department, Director - International Liaison for Advanced Urologic Care
  • William E. Bertrand

    Wisner Professor of Public Health - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jane Bertrand

    Professor and Chair - Global Health Systems and Development
  • Antonio Bojanic

    Professor of Practice - Economics
  • Elizabeth Boone

    Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies - Newcomb Art Department
  • James Boyden

    Associate Professor - History
  • Victoria Bricker

    Professor Emerita - Anthropology
  • Michael E. Brumbaugh

    Assistant Professor - Classical Studies
  • Myrlene Bruno

    Professor of Practice - French
  • Pierre Buekens

    W.H. Watkins Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Michael Burke

    Professor - Business, Lawrence Martin Chair in Business
  • Carolina Caballero

    Professor of Practice - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Hortensia Calvo

    Doris Stone Director - The Latin American Library
  • Marcello Canuto

    Director - Middle American Research Institute, Professor - Anthropology
  • Arachu Castro

    Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America
  • Christopher Chambers-Ju

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow 2017-2019
  • M. Pia Chaparro

    Assistant Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • John Charles

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Claudia Chávez Argüelles

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Eugene Cizek

    Professor Emeritus - Architecture
  • Mary Clark

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Emily Clark

    Professor - History
  • Keith Clay

    Professor and Chair - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Adrienne Colella

    Professor, A.B. Freeman Chair -  Business
  • Felipe Fernandes Cruz

    Assistant Professor - History
  • Steven Darwin

    Professor Emeritus - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Roxanne Dávila

    Professor of Practice - Spanish & Portuguese, Director - Basic Language Program in Spanish
  • Dave Davis

    Professor Emeritus - Director, Institutional Research
  • Diogo de Lima

    Senior Professor of Practice - Theatre & Dance
  • Martin Dimitrov

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Christopher Dunn

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Renata Durães Ribeiro

    Professor of Practice - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • John Edwards

    Associate Professor - Economics
  • Patrick Egan

    Assistant Professor - Political Science
  • Ludovico Feoli

    Permanent Researcher and CEO, CIAPA, Executive Director - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University
  • George C. Flowers

    Associate Professor - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Guadalupe García

    Assistant Professor - History
  • Amy George

    Senior Professor of Practice - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Annie Gibson

    Administrative Assistant Professor - Department of Global Education
  • Antonio Daniel Gómez

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Eduardo Guzmán-Saenz

    Lecturer - Business
  • Benjamin M. Han

    Assistant Professor - Communication
  • Günther Handl

    Professor - Law
  • Dan M. Healan

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Christine Hernández

    Curator of Special Collections - Latin American Library
  • Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Claudia Herrera

    Research Assistant Professor - Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Laila Hlass

    Professor of Practice - Law, Director of Experiential Learning
  • Oliver Houck

    Professor - Law
  • Harry Howard

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • James D. Huck, Jr.

    SCLAS Assistant Director for Graduate Programs
  • Martha Huggins

    Professor Emerita - Sociology
  • Laura-ZoÃ" Humphreys

    Assistant Professor - Communication
  • Katharine Jack

    Professor - Anthropology, Director - Environmental Studies
  • Margarita Jover

    Associate Professor in Architecture - Tulane School of Architecture
  • Jordan Karubian

    Associate Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Carl Kendall

    Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Center for Global Health Equity
  • Brittany Kennedy

    Senior Professor of Practice - Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Thomas A. Klingler

    Professor - French & Italian
  • Kris Lane

    Professor - History, France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History
  • Amalia Leguizamón

    Associate Professor - Sociology
  • Camilo Arturo Leslie

    Assistant Professor - Sociology
  • Jack C. Ling

    Emeritus Clinical Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jana Lipman

    Associate Professor - History
  • Ana M. López

    Director - Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Professor - Communication, Associate Provost - Office for Faculty Affairs
  • M. Casey Kane Love

    Senior Professor of Practice - Political Science
  • Megwen Loveless

    Senior Professor of Practice - Spanish & Portuguese, Director - Basic Language Program in Portuguese
  • Nora Lustig

    Professor - Economics, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Latin American Economics
  • Colin M. MacLachlan

    Emeritus - History
  • Judith Maxwell

    Louise Rebevva Schawe and Williedell Schawe Memorial Professor - Linguistics and Anthropology
  • Vicki Mayer

    Professor - Communication, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Curriculum
  • Sabia McCoy-Torres

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Marilyn Miller

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Nancy Mock

    Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development
  • Tatsuya Murakami

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Laura Murphy

    Clinical Associate Professor - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences (GCHB), Associate Director - Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR)
  • Stephen A. Nelson

    Professors Emeritus - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Jason S. Nesbitt

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Richard Oberhelman

    Professor and Chair - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences
  • Virginia Oliveros

    Assistant Professor - Political Science
  • Tatjana Pavlovic

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Valerie Paz-Soldán

    Associate Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Health Office for Latin America
  • Stephanie Porras

    Assistant Professor - Art History
  • Mauro Porto

    Associate Professor - Communication
  • Lance Query

    Director Emeritus - Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
  • Wayne Reed

    Professor - Physics
  • Linnette F. Reed

    Senior Professor of Practice - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Thomas F. Reese

    SCLAS Executive Director. Professor - Art History
  • Carol McMichael Reese

    Professor - Architecture
  • Felix K. Rioja

    Associate Professor and Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair - Econoimcs
  • Fernando Rivera-Díaz

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Christopher Rodning

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Diego Rose

    Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Science
  • Oana Sabo

    Assistant Professor - French and Italian Studies
  • Ana Sánchez-Rojo

    Assistant Professor - Music
  • Susan Schroeder

    Professor Emerita - History
  • Daniel Sharp

    Associate Professor - Music
  • Maureen E. Shea

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Thomas Sherry

    Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Dale Shuger

    Associate Professor- Spanish & Portuguese
  • G. Eduardo Silva

    Professor - Lydian Chair of Political Science
  • Lee Skinner

  • David Smilde

    Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR
  • Raymond Taras

    Professor - Political Science
  • Caz Taylor

    Associate Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Selamawit D. Terrefe

    Assistant Professor - English
  • John M. Trapani, III

    Professor - Business, Director - Goldring Institute of International Business
  • Beverly Trask

    Associate Professor - Theatre & Dance
  • Constantino Urcuyo

    Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo
  • Sunshine A. Van Bael

    Assistant Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • John Verano

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Dawn Wesson

    Associate Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Edward D. White

    Associate Professor - English, Pierce Butler Chair in American Literature
  • Edith Wolfe

    SCLAS Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs
  • Justin Wolfe

    Associate Professor - History, Arceneaux Professorship in Latin American History
  • Ralph Lee Woodward

    Professor Emeritus - History
  • Marc Zender

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

    Assistant Professor - English

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Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.

The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘€˜85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC‘€™63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.

Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality Exhibit K-12 Educator Orientation

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Join us for an evening with Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement as he walks through an innovative tool developed to share the Newcomb Art Museum’s latest exhibit, Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality. The program is designed to introduce K-12 educators to Laura Anderson Barbata’s work and focus on specific elements of the exhibit that connect deeply to the K-12 classroom. While the exhibit is open to limited public access, it plans to open to the public and school visits by Fall 2021. Educators from across the country will find this online introduction to Barbata’s work a valuable resource as the virtual exhibit serves as a unique tool for online learning.

Read more about this exhibit from the Newcomb Gallery of Art About the Exhibit page below:

“The process-driven conceptual practices of artist Laura Anderson Barbata (b. 1958, Mexico City, Mexico) engage a wide variety of platforms and geographies. Centered on issues of cultural diversity, ethnography, and sustainability, her work blends political activism, street theater, traditional techniques, and arts education. Since the early 1990s, she has initiated projects with people living in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway, and New York. The results from these collaborations range from public processional performances, artist books and handmade paper, textiles, countless garments, and the repatriation of an exploited 19thcentury Mexican woman ‘€” each designed to bring public attention to issues of civil, indigenous, and environmental rights.

In Transcommunality, work from five of Barbata‘€™s previous collaborations across the Americas are presented together for the first time. Though varying in process, tradition, and message, each of these projects emphasize Barbata‘€™s understanding of art as a system of shared practical actions that has the capacity to increase connection. The majority of the works presented are costumed sculptures typically worn by stilt-dancing communities. Through the design and presentation of these sculptures, Barbata fosters a social exchange that activates stilt-dancing‘€™s improvisational magic and world history. At the core of this creative practice is the concept of reciprocity: the balanced exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The events of this past year ‘€” from the uprisings across the country in response to fatal police shootings to the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 among Black and brown communities to the bitter divisiveness of the 2020 presidential election ‘€” have renewed the urgency for Barbata‘€™s multifaceted practice. In featured projects such as Intervention: Indigo, participants from various backgrounds reckon with the past to address systemic violence and human rights abuses, calling attention to specific instances of social justice. In The Repatriation of Julia Pastrana, Barbata‘€™s efforts critically shift the narratives of human worth and cultural memory. The paper and mask works presented in the show demonstrate the impact of individual and community reciprocity, both intentional and organic. Through her performance partnerships in Trinidad and Tobago, New York, and Oaxaca, represented throughout the museum, onlookers are invited to connect to the traditions of West Africa, the Amazon, Mexico, and the Caribbean and the narratives these costume sculptures reflect on the environment, indigenous cultures, folklore, and religious cosmologies.

By encouraging diverse collaborators to resist homogenization and deploy the creative skills inherent to authentic local expressions and their survival, Barbata promotes the revival of intangible cultural heritage. Transcommunality horizontally values the systems of oral history and folklore, spirituality, and interdisciplinary academic thought that shape Barbata‘€™s engaging creations, celebrating the dignity, creativity, and vibrancy of the human spirit.”

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An Evening with Multi-Award Winning Author Elizabeth Acevedo

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Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Acevedo. Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.

Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land, (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire On High, (Harper, 2019); the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X. (HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal; and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. (YesYes Books, 2016), a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic, to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.

This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of our ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Read more about Acevedo’s work in this recent article from The Atlantic.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.

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Other Supported Events

  • March 16, 2021 – An Evening with Dominican Musician and Poet, Fermín Ceballos. Sponsored by the Center for the Gulf South
  • March 25, 2021 – Open Mic Night In Celebration of Elizabeth Acevedo. Sponsored by the Tulane Black Student Union (tBSU) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Please help us to support local bookstores by purchasing any copies of Acevedo’s books at Tubby & Coo’s.

For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: Sociolinguistic Language Variation

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The March 25th session will focus on sociolinguistic variations within the Kaqchikel language. It will be facilitated by Rebecca Moore.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: K'iche' Language Learning

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The April 29th session will focus on K’iche’ language learning with guest speaker Nela Petronila Tahay Tzay. It will be facilitated by Ignacio Carvajal.

Global Read Webinar Series Spring 2021

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies coordinates the annual CLASP Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and is excited to collaborate with other world area book awards on this exciting online program. Join us this spring 2021 as we invite award winning authors to join us in an online conversation about social justice, the writing process and an exploration of culture and identity across world regions. This annual Global Read Webinar series invites readers of all ages to join us as we explore books for the K-12 classroom recognized by world area book awards such as the Africana Book Award, the Américas Award, the Freeman Book Award, the Middle East Outreach Council Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award.

Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2021ReadingAcrossCultures.

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SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE – Read more about the program here.
All webinars are at 7:00 PM EST.

  • January 12 – The Américas Award highlights the 2020 Honor Book, The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
  • February 3 – The Children’s Africana Book Award highlights the 2020 book award winning, Hector by Adrienne Wright
  • March 11 – The Middle East Outreach Award presents 2020 Picture Book award winner, Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan, illustrated by Anna Bron
  • April – Freeman Book Award, a project of the National Consortium for Teaching Asia will present a book TBD.
  • May 13 – South Asia Book Award presents The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

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All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.