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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  • Nayana Abeysinghe

    Mellon Fellow
  • Rosanne Adderley

    Associate Professor - History
  • E. Wyllys Andrews, V

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Katherine Andrinopoulos

    Assistant Professor - International Health & Development
  • Santiago Anria

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Rebecca Atencio

    Assistant Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Visiting Assistant Professor - Art History
  • William Balée

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Antonio Barrios

    Adjunct Assistant Professor - Health Systems Management
  • Daniel Bausch

    Associate Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • William E. Bertrand

    Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Jane Bertrand

    Professor - Health Systems Management
  • Mariano Bertucci

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Antonio Bojanic

    Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Elizabeth Boone

    Professor - Art History
  • James Boyden

    Associate Professor - History
  • Harvey Bricker

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Victoria Bricker

    Professor Emerita - Anthropology
  • Michael E. Brumbaugh

    Assistant Professor - Classical Studies
  • Pierre Buekens

    Professor and Dean - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Michael Burke

    Professor - Business
  • Steve Butterman

    Richard Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • Carolina Caballero

    Senior Lecturer - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Hortensia Calvo

    Doris Stone Director - The Latin American Library
  • Marcello Canuto

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

    Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America
  • John Charles

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Eugene Cizek

    Professor Emeritus - Architecture
  • Mary Clark

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Adrienne Colella

    Professor, A.B. Freeman Chair -  Business
  • Colin Crawford

    Professor, Director, International Development Studies and Payson Graduate Program for Global Development
  • Steven Darwin

    Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Roxanne Dávila

    Lecturer - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Dave Davis

    Director - Institutional Research
  • Diogo de Lima

    Professor of Practice - Theatre & Dance
  • Elizabeth Derryberry

    Assistant Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Gaurav Desai

    Professor - English, African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Martin Dimitrov

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Christopher Dunn

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • John Edwards

    Associate Professor - Economics
  • Patrick Egan

    Assistant Professor - Political Science
  • Steve Ellner

    Visiting Research Fellow
  • Ludovico Feoli

    Executive Director - Center for Inter-American Policy & Research
  • George C. Flowers

    Associate Professor - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Guadalupe García

    Assistant Professor - History
  • Amy George-Hirons

    Language Program Director - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Annie Gibson

    Administrative Assistant Professor - Department of Global Education
  • Antonio Gómez

    Assistant Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • João Felipe Gonçalves

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Eduardo Guzmán Saenz

    Visiting Professor - Business
  • Eduardo Guzman-Saenz

    Lecturer
  • Günther Handl

    Professor - Law
  • Dan M. Healan

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Christine Hernández

    Curator of Special Collections
  • Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

    Mellon Fellow
  • Robert Hill

    Professor - Anthropology
  • 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
  • Melanie Huska

    Visiting Assistant Professor, History
  • Katharine Jack

    Associate Professor - Anthropology
  • Marky Jean-Pierre

    Visiting Assistant Professor- French and Italian
  • Jordan Karubian

    Assistant Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Eamon Kelly

    President Emeritus - Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Carl Kendall

    Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Thomas A. Klingler

    Associate Professor - French & Italian
  • Kris Lane

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

    Assistant Professor
  • Don Leonard

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Paul Lewis

    Professor Emeritus - Political Science
  • Jack C. Ling

    Emeritus Clinical Professor - International Health & Development
  • Jana Lipman

    Associate Professor - History
  • Ana M. López

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

    Senior Professor of Practice - Political Science
  • Megwen Loveless

    Senior Lecturer
  • Nora Lustig

    Senior Associate Research Fellow - Director of the CEQ Institute (CEQI) - Stone Chair of Latin American Economics
  • Colin M. MacLachlan

    Professor - History
  • Judith Maxwell

    Professor- Anthropology
  • Vicki Mayer

    Professor - Communication
  • Marilyn Miller

    Associate Professor and Chair - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Nancy Mock

    Associate Professor - International Health & Development
  • Tatsuya Murakami

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Laura Murphy

    Clinical Associate Professor - International Health & Development
  • Supriya M. Nair

    Professor - English
  • Stephen A. Nelson

    Associate Professor - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Jason S. Nesbitt

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Richard Oberhelman

    Professor and Chair - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences
  • Alfredo Ocampo

    Adjunct Professor - International Development
  • Kristin Adele Okoli

    Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Virginia Oliveros

    Associate Research Fellow - Assistant Professor - Political Science
  • Tatjana Pavlovic

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Valerie Paz-Soldán

    Clinical Assistant Professor - International Health & Development, Director - Health Office for Latin America
  • Scott Pentzer

    Associate Dean for Global Education
  • Claudiney Pereira

    Professor of Practice - Economics
  • Stephanie Porras

    Assistant Professor - Art History
  • Mauro Porto

    Associate Professor - Communication
  • Lance Query

    Director Emeritus - Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
  • Wayne Reed

    Professor - Physics
  • Thomas F. Reese

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

    Associate Professor - Architecture
  • Fernando Rivera-Díaz

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Kenneth Roberts

    Scholar-In-Residence
  • Christopher Rodning

    Associate Professor - Anthropology
  • Diego Rose

    Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Brad Rosenheim

    Adjunct Professor - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Oana Sabo

    Assistant Professor
  • Stanley Samarasinghe

    Adjunct Associate Professor - International Development
  • Susan Schroeder

    Professor Emerita - History
  • Cristian F. Sepulveda

    Visiting Professor - Economics
  • Daniel Sharp

    Assistant Professor - Music
  • Maureen E. Shea

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Thomas Sherry

    Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Dale Shugar

    Assistant Professor- Spanish & Portuguese
  • G. Eduardo Silva

    Senior Associate Research Fellow - Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science
  • David Smilde

    Professor- Sociology
  • Felipe Smith

    Associate Professor - English
  • Delia Solomons

    Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Megan Sullivan

    Assistant Professor - Art History
  • Nanette Archer Svenson

    Adjunct Assistant Professor - International Development
  • Raymond Taras

    Professor - Political Science
  • Susan Thomas

    Visiting Scholar
  • John M. Trapani, III

    Professor - Business
  • Beverley 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
  • Grete T. Viddal

    Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
  • Dawn Wesson

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

    Associate Professor - English
  • Toby Wikstrom

    Assistant Professor - French and Italian
  • Edith Wolfe

    SCLAS Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs
  • Justin Wolfe

    Associate Professor - History
  • Ralph Lee Woodward

    Professor Emeritus - History
  • Gertrude M. Yeager

    Associate Professor - History
  • Marc Zender

    Visiting Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

    Assistant Professor - English

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Tulane SUMMER Study Abroad Fair 2016

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The Office of Study Abroad at Tulane University is hosting a Summer Study Abroad Fair in the LBC Qatar Ballroom on Monday, February 15, from 1:00-4:00PM.

Over dozens of opportunities in more than 20 countries will be on display from Tulane and non-Tulane institutions. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies will be promoting its Summer in Latin America programs, including programs in Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala. The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be promoting its Summer in Cuba program.

Open for undergraduates and graduate students. Be sure to come with any questions you may have!

"Origins" Art Exhibit

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the art exhibit, “Origins” by Mexican artist Ganthaus. There will be an opening reception on February 18th beginning at 6 PM.

For more information please visit the exhibit website.

Ancient Maya Women: K-16 Educator Workshop

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LARC, in conjunction with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on women in the ancient Maya world as well as providing activities to introduce into the classroom.

REGISTER HERE.

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016

8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art; Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University; Marcello Canuto, Tulane University

8:45 – 9:30 am
Introduction to the Maya
Evan Parker, Tulane University

9:30 – 10:30 am
Introductory Glyph Workshop
David Chatelain, Tulane University; Mary Kate Kelly, Tulane University; Luke Auld-Thomas, Tulane University

10:30 – 11:15 am
Teaching the Maya in the Classroom
Sarah Donovan, DePaul University

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Tour of the Art of the Americas Exhibit & Other K-12 Resources
Marc Zender, Tulane University; Paul Tarver, New Orleans Museum of Art; Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

LUNCH
Lunch is included in registration.

1:15 – 2:15 pm
Maya Women and Food Preparation: from ancient to modern times
Traci Ardren, University of Miami

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Curriculum Breakout
Sarah Donovan, DePaul University; Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University; Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art; Rachel Horowitz, Tulane University

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Evaluation

REGISTER HERE.

13th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium "Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women"

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The Middle American Research Institute, in conjunction with Far Horizons, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is proud to present the Thirteenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year’s symposium, titled “Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women,” will focus on the significance of women in ancient Maya society. The invited scholars will explore this topic from different disciplinary perspectives, including archaeology, iconography, physical anthropology, and epigraphy to illuminate the names, roles, lives, accomplishments, and practices of women in ancient Maya society. Recent research in the Maya area has dramatically enhanced our understanding of gender roles in ancient Maya society particularly women’s daily lives, their role in power relations and regional politics, their relevance to and symbolic meaning within religion and ritual, and the economics of gender. New texts, new analytical techniques, and new discoveries discussed in these presentations will help us appreciate how complex and dynamic Classic Maya notions of gender were.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Mary Miller of Yale University who will speak about her recent research on Jaina figurines.

To register for Friday – Sunday’s program, please REGISTER HERE.

For more information, visit the symposium homepage.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
Consulate of Mexico 901 Convention Center Blvd.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Free and open to the public.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Diboll Circle, City Park

8:30 – 3:00 PM
Professional Development Workshop for K-16 Educators

9:15 – 3:00 PM
Introductory Glyph Workshop

6:00 – 7:15 PM
KeynoteThe Women of Maya Figurines: A Mystery Within and Without
Mary Miller

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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

8:00 – 5:00 PM
Symposium

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SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
Tulane University, Dinwiddie Hall

9:00 – 12:00 PM
Hieroglyphic Forum: New Texts from La Corona
Marc Zender, David Stuart, Simon Martin

10:30 – 12:00 PM
Representations of Women in the Books of Chilam Balam
Amy George-Hirons

2:00 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Workshops

For more information or to register, visit the symposium homepage.

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame

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Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame
March 10-12, 2016
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

We offer our conference as a forum in which to peruse and absorb the visual turn in contemporary inquiry from the unique vantage points of the Caribbean, circum-Caribbean and Caribbean diasporas. We conceive the tropical exposure as a frame for representing the region’s strengths and vulnerabilities and for questioning the interaction of Antillean sensibilities with a plethora of images and mediascapes. Our invited keynote speakers include photographer Virginia Beahan and artist Francisco Crespo, whose work appears on this page.

Tropical Exposures welcomes proposals for papers that address any facet of Caribbean visual representation in photography, film, art, popular culture, and other media, as well as the interaction of word and image more generally. Scholars are also encouraged to present proposals that consider social and cultural shifts toward the increasing intermediality of representation in the Caribbean frame.

Conference Updates:
January 14, 2016: To view the panel lineups and conference schedule, please click here.

Registration Information
Regular Registration (begins Jan. 20):

  • $175 Faculty
  • $115 Graduate Students and Independent Scholars

Please click here to access the conference registration form, or click the “Register Online” button on the bottom or top of this page.

Conference Hotel Information
The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute has arranged a group block and discounted rate at the Hampton Inn New Orleans Garden District. We have reserved a block of rooms for March 9 – March 12, 2016. The special room rate of $169.00/night will be available until February 8, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. The Hampton Inn Garden District hotel offers a free hot breakfast, free high speed internet in every room, and free on-site parking.

To make your reservations online, please click here to access the hotel reservation page and book your stay by February 8th.
You may also book your room by phone by calling 504-899-9990. The group code for the special rate is “CSI”; please mention this when making reservations by phone.
For hotel address and other information, please visit the Hampton Inn hotel’s website

Conference events will take place on Tulane’s uptown campus at the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118. Transportation from the conference hotel to Tulane’s uptown campus will be provided. We will be putting together a brief guide to the city of New Orleans for quick reference about local transportation, restaurants, etc. for your convenience.

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Funny Bones, Maria had a Little Llama, and Martín de Porres, the Rose in the Desert.

Story Hour Books

January 11
Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

March 15
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Recipient of the 2016 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award

April 12
Salsa: Una poema para cocinar by Jorge Argueta; Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

May 10
Maya’s Blanket: La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown; Illustrated by David Diaz