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
  • Adrian Anagnost

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

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Katherine Andrinopoulos

    Assistant Professor - International Health & Development
  • Rebecca Atencio

    Assistant Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Visiting Assistant Professor - Art History
  • Agustina Monasterio Baldor

    Assistant Profesor
  • 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
  • Antonio Bojanic

    Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Elizabeth Boone

    Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emily Clark

    Professor - History
  • Adrienne Colella

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

    Professor, Director, International Development Studies and Payson Graduate Program for Global Development
  • Felipe Fernandes Cruz

    Assistant Professor - History
  • 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
  • Martin Dimitrov

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Christopher Dunn

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • John Edwards

    Associate Professor - Economics
  • Patrick Egan

    Assistant Professor - Political Science
  • Ludovico Feoli

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

    Associate Professor - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Guadalupe García

    Assistant Professor - History
  • Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier

    Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Professor
  • Amy George-Hirons

    Language Program Director - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Annie Gibson

    Administrative Assistant Professor - Department of Global Education
  • Antonio Gómez

    Assistant Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • 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

    Assistant Professor
  • 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
  • Katharine Jack

    Associate Professor - Anthropology
  • Marky Jean-Pierre

    Visiting Assistant Professor- French and Italian
  • Jordan Karubian

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

    Emeritus - History
  • Judith Maxwell

    Professor- Anthropology
  • Vicki Mayer

    Professor - Communication
  • Marilyn Miller

    Associate Professor and Chair - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Toby Miller

    Greenleaf Visiting Professor
  • Nancy Mock

    Associate Professor - International Health & Development
  • Tatsuya Murakami

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Laura Murphy

    Clinical Associate Professor - International Health & Development
  • Rachel Navarre

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Stephen A. Nelson

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

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Pamela Jane Neumann

    Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
  • Richard Oberhelman

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

    Adjunct Professor - International Development
  • 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
  • Jessica J. Price

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ana Sánchez-Rojo

    Assistant Professor
  • Susan Schroeder

    Professor Emerita - History
  • 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

    Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations
  • Felipe Smith

    Associate Professor - English
  • Nanette Archer Svenson

    Adjunct Assistant Professor - International Development
  • Raymond Taras

    Professor - Political Science
  • 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
  • Marc Zender

    Visiting Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

    Assistant Professor - English

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Ixcanul Screening and Educator Reception

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The Latin American Resource Center and the Broad Theater are hosting a screening of Ixcanul, an educator reception, and discussion about the film. Ixcanul follows the life of a young Kaqchikel Maya woman as she grapples with problems in the modern world. The film was Guatemala’s entry in the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Category at the Oscars. The discussion following the film will be led by Professor Judith Maxwell and Kaqchikel Maya language scholar, Ixnal Cuma Chávez.

The educator’s reception is sold out! But, anyone can join us for the film screening and discussion. The public may purchase tickets to attend the screening and discussion online here.

Event Schedule:

4:30 Educator Reception
5:00 Film
6:30 Discussion

Latin American Cinema Series

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies is collaborating with The Broad Theater to present the 1st Annual Latin America Cinema Series. The series will showcase a wide variety of shorts and features from Haiti, Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Titles include such film festival standouts such as THE APOSTATE, Martin Sheen’s latest film THE VESSEL, and IXCANUL, the first Guatemalan film shot in the Kaqchikel Maya language. The series will take place over two days, October 1st and 2nd, at The Broad Theater, 636 North Broad, New Orleans.

This film series is presented in partnership with WWNO and the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. All proceeds from the Haitian series will go to Cine Institute.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

  • 12:30 pm – Haitian Shorts (100 mins.) A selection of Haitian narrative shorts will be screened as part of a partnership with the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti.
  • 2:45 pm – Tierra y Sombra (97 mins.) Colombia. Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.
  • 5:00 pm – Ixcanul (100 mins.) Guatemala. On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents. “Ixcanul” provides a window into a culture that we rarely see. Film will be presented with a special introduction by Professor Judith Maxwell and Kaqchikel Maya language Scholar, Ixnal Cuma Chávez. The Latin American Resource Center- welcomes K-16 educators to a special reception preceding the screening. Reception is SOLD OUT but you may join us for the screening and discussion. The public may purchase tickets to attend the screening and discussion online here.
  • 7:10 pm – The Vessel (110 mins.) United States. Ten years after a tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.
  • 9:15 pm – Embrace of the Serpent (133 mins.) Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

  • 12:00 pm Ixcanul (100 mins.) Guatemala.
  • 4:30 pm Unfinished Spaces (86 mins.) Cuba. Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream. Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.
  • 9:00 pm The Apostate (80 mins.) Uruguay/Spain. A man at a crossroads in his life (Alvaro Ogalla) wishes to fully excommunicate himself from the Catholic Church, but is faced with baffling bureaucracy from his decision in this absurd comedy-drama from director Federico Veiroj.

More information can be found at thebroadtheater.com, in the Events section. Tickets for the series will go on sale Friday, September 23rd. Tickets for each screening will be $10 with a two-day pass available for $40. For more information please contact the theater at mgmt@thebroadtheater.com or 504-218-1008.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life Allen Toussaint, on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8. The event will discuss altar traditions and how to integrate altars into the classroom.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Workshop Schedule

5:30 – 5:45
Welcome and Introduction
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

5:45-6:00
Day of the Dead Altars: Allen Toussaint
Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans

6:00 – 6:15
Day of the Dead Altars in the Classroom: the ISL Altar to Benny Andrews
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

6:15 – 7:00
Hands on Activities for the Classroom: Building Altars and Retablos
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

7:00 – 7:30
Discussion and Evaluation

Celebrating the Dead in Peru: A Teacher Workshop

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This workshop examines traditions of Dia de los Difuntos, as Day of the Dead is called in Peru, and the ways in which this pan-American tradition is celebrated in Peru. This workshop will highlight the pre-Columbian roots of the tradition and the music which accompanies the celebrations. This workshop is the third installment in LARC’s series on Day of the Dead Across the Americas. View resources from the previous workshops here.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

10:00 – 10:30
Introduction to LARC’s Day of the Dead Across the Americas
Denise Woltering Vargas and Rachel Horowitz

10:30 – 11:30
Celebrating the Dead in Peru
Jason Nesbitt and Bebel Chavin

11:30 – 12:30
Andean Musical Traditions
Javier León

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion and Lunch

See Photographs from the 2015 workshop on Barriletes and Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

Immigration & the 2016 Election

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What effect will campaign rhetoric have on Latino and immigrant voter turnout in the 2016 US Presidential elections? Can policy proposals on the campaign trail affect US relationships with immigrant sending countries? What effects could the campaigns have on future immigration, border, and refugee policies?  Join us for a discussion of these issues and more at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research’s symposium on Immigration and the 2016 election.

Louis DeSipio (Professor, Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies, Director Center for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine) has studied Latino participation in elections from 1988 onwards, with other work focusing on immigration, incorporation and Latino and ethnic politics. 

Jennifer Merolla (Professor, Political Science, UC Riverside) specializes in the study of Political Behavior. Her recent work has focused on immigration, framing, and how the information environment and contexts of threats shape political attitudes.

Tom Wong (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UCSD) studies the politics of immigration, citizenship and migrant “illegality”. He is also currently an advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

This event is open to the faculty and graduate students of Tulane University and invited guests.
For more information and to RSVP, contact: cipr@tulane.edu

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

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