Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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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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  • Maria Akchurin

    CIPR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
  • Laura Rosanne Adderley

    Associate Professor - History
  • Adrian Anagnost

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

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Katherine Andrinopoulos

    Associate Professor - International Health & Development
  • Santiago Anria

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2017)
  • Rebecca Atencio

    Assistant Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Visiting Assistant Professor - Art History
  • Melissa Bailes

    Assistant Professor
  • Agustina Monasterio Baldor

    Assistant Profesor
  • William Balée

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Antonio Barrios

    Adjunct Assistant Professor - Health Systems Management
  • William E. Bertrand

    Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Jane Bertrand

    Professor - Health Systems Management
  • Elizabeth Boone

    Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies
  • James Boyden

    Associate Professor - History
  • 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, Professor - Anthropology
  • Arachu Castro

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

    CIPR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
  • M. Pia Chaparro

    Assistant Professor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Daniel Gough

    Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
  • Eduardo Guzmán Saenz

    Visiting Professor - Business
  • Benjamin M. Han

    Assistant Professor
  • Günther Handl

    Professor - Law
  • Dan M. Healan

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Christine Hernández

    Curator of Special Collections
  • Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

    Assistant Professor
  • Claudia Herrera

    Research Professor
  • Robert Hill

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Laila Hlass

    Affiliate Professor
  • 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-Zoë Humphreys

    Assistant Professor
  • Katharine Jack

    Professor - Anthropology
  • Marky Jean-Pierre

    Visiting Assistant Professor- French and Italian
  • Jordan Karubian

    Associate Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • 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
  • Camilo Arturo Leslie

  • 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 Professor of Practice
  • 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

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

    Professor - Communication
  • Sabia McCoy-Torres

    Assistant Professor
  • 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 - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences (GCHB)
  • Rachel Navarre

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-2017)
  • 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

    Associate Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Dept
  • 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

    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
  • Aaron Schneider

    Former Visiting CIPR Research Fellow
  • Susan Schroeder

    Professor Emerita - History
  • Daniel Sharp

    Assistant Professor - Music
  • Maureen E. Shea

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Thomas Sherry

    Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Dale Shuger

    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 Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR
  • Nanette Archer Svenson

    Adjunct Assistant Professor - International Development
  • Raymond Taras

    Professor - Political Science
  • Lorena Torres Martinez

    Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
  • 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
  • Dawn Wesson

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

    Associate Professor - English
  • Toby Wikström

    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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Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS
Please be advised that this itinerary is subject to change based on availability in Cuba. The itinerary below is the schedule from the 2017 institute.

  • Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
    Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
  • Day 2 – HAVANA
    Habana Vieja (Old Havana) Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit Muraleando Lawton, a community art project in the Lawton neighborhood of Havana. Hear from the founders of this project on how the neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Carlos Alzugaray on Cuba Since the Special Period. Visit the elementary school Sergio Luis Ferriol in Habana Vieja. Connect with teachers and administrators about their experiences in the classroom.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Visit the Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) and connect with members of the literacy brigade, teachers from the literacy campaign.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Visit and explore Ernest Hemingway’s house. Have lunch in the infamous fishing village of Cojimar. In the afternoon, explore art by taking a tour of the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator then visit with artists at the Taller de Gráfica.
  • Day 6 – HERSHEY
    Day trip to the Hershey, Cuba and nature park. The site where famous chocolatier Milton Hershey developed his chocolate business by setting up sugar mills in the early 1900’s. Explore the natural side of Cuba in this country town.
  • Day 7 – HAVANA
    Learn about children’s literature and the book publishing business in Cuba by visiting Cuba’s national publisher UNEAC and hear first hand from children’s book authors. We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/REGLA
    Take the ferry across the bay in Havana to the town of Regla to learn about Afro-Cuban dance and music from musicologist Cari Diez and an Afro-Cuban dance performance group.
  • Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
    Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
  • Day 10 – TRINIDAD
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff.
  • Day 11 – PLAYA GIRON (SITE OF BAY OF PIGS) Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
    Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village. Snorkel in the Bay of Pigs!
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    Visit the U.S. Embassy and hear first-hand about the state of current relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In the afternoon, we head over to meet up with the famous hip-hop group, Obsesión to hear about their music and experience as hip-hop artists in Cuba.
  • Day 13 – MATANZAS/VARADERO
    Take a day trip to Matanzas, the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, we will explore the Triunvirato Plantation and the Castillo San Severino where we will hear about the history of slavery in Cuba. The rest of the afternoon we relax and explore the beautiful beaches of Varadero, a popular resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula.
  • Day 14 – HAVANA
    Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
  • Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
    Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.

Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM