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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  • 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 - Global Health Systems and Development
  • Rebecca Atencio

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Associate Professor - Art History
  • Melissa Bailes

    Assistant Professor - English
  • Agustina Monasterio Baldor

    Assistant Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • M. Pia Chaparro

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

    Associate Professor - Spanish and 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

    Professor of Practice - Spanish & Portuguese, Director - Basic Language Program in Spanish
  • Diogo de Lima

    Senior Professor of Practice - Theatre & Dance
  • Martin Dimitrov

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Christopher Dunn

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • 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-Hirons

    Senior Professor of Practice - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Annie Gibson

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

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Daniel Gough

    Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 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-Zoë Humphreys

    Assistant Professor - Communication
  • Katharine Jack

    Professor - Anthropology, Director - Environmental Studies
  • Jordan Karubian

    Associate Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Carl Kendall

    Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Center for Global Health Equity
  • Thomas A. Klingler

    Professor - French & Italian
  • Kris Lane

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

    Assistant Professor - Sociology
  • Camilo Arturo Leslie

    Assistant Professor - Sociology
  • Paul Lewis

    Professor Emeritus - Political Science
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Scott Pentzer

    Associate Dean for the Center for Global Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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China's Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles?

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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will be hosting Dr. Matt Ferchen for a talk titled China’s belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles? on January 23, 2019 at noon.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted global attention since it was first introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Despite the hype and anxiety surrounding the BRI’s apparent extension to the region, it remains unclear whether its rollout there will change entrenched patters, challenges, and dysfunctions in the China-LAC (Latin American and Caribbean) relationship or merely deepen them. Moreover, at a time of growing US-China strategic rivalry, the expansion of BRI-themed deal-making in LAC is already playing into growing major-power competition and tension.

Matt Ferchen is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. From 2008-2017 Ferchen was the first and only full-time foreign member of the International Relations Department at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Dr. Ferchen has a Masters in Latin America and China Studies from John Hopkins SAIS (1997) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Cornell (2008).

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Dr. Erika Robb Larkins to present research in talk on Brazil's Private Security Sector

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Join the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Erika Robb Larkins for a talk titled Mall Cops and Bodyguards: Civility, Expendability, and Racialized Labor in Brazil’s Private Security Sector on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Dr. Erika Robb Larkins is the Director of the J. Keith Behner and Catherine M. Stiefel Program on Brazil and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at San Diego State University. She received her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching focus is on violence and inequality in urban settings. Her first book, The Spectacular Favela: Violence in Modern Brazil (U California Press 2015), explores the political economy of spectacular violence in one of Rio’s most famous favelas. Dr. Larkins is presently working on a second book examining the private security industry in Brazil.

Please direct any questions about the talk to Daniel Gough.

Sociology Colloquium Series to host talk by Javier Auyero on collusion and violence in Argentina

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Join the Sociology Department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Javier Auyero, for a talk titled The Ambivalent State: Collusion and Violence in Latin America on Thursday, January 24, at 3:30 PM.

Drawing upon long-term ethnographic fieldwork in a poor high-crime neighborhood of Argentina and documentary evidence from court cases involving drug traffickers and police officers, this talk examines the clandestine connections between participants in the illicit drug trade and members of the state security forces – and their impact on skyrocketing urban violence. The presentation unpacks the much-referred to (but seldom scrutinized) content of police-criminal collusion reconstructing the resources, relational practices, and processes at its core. The talk makes its three-fold argument by way of empirical demonstration: a) illicit relationships between police agents and traffickers serve the latter to achieve a quasi-monopoly in the use of force over a territory that is central to the prosecution of their illegal trade, b) clandestine relationships between police officers and traffickers feed the systemic violence that characterizes the market of illegal drugs and contributes to localized violence, and c) police-trafficker collusion fosters widespread skepticism about law-enforcement among residents of low-income violent neighborhoods.

Dr. Javier Auyero is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long in Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of Poor People’s Politics, Contentious Lives, Routine Politics and Violence in Argentina, and Patients of the State. Together with Débora Swistun, he co-authored Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. His new book, In Harm’s Way: The dynamics of urban violence, co-authored with María Fernanda Berti, was recently published by Princeton University Press. He is also the editor of Invisible City: Life and Labor in Austin, Texas (published this year by University of Texas Press), and co-editor – with Philippe Bourgois and Nancy Scheper-Hughes – of Violence at the Urban Margins (published this year by Oxford University Press).

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 15, 2019, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraph statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy or Jimmy Huck.

K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Resources and Pedagogy on Latin American Studies

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On Saturday, January 26, 2019, join us at the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Meeting for a professional development opportunity. This year’s meeting will include a presentation on pedagogy by Lolla Blas Troncoso, a middle school Spanish Instructor at the Isidore Newman School and a session on the Latin American Resources available at Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies by Denise Woltering-Vargas, Senior Program Manager at Tulane University’s Stone Center Latin American Studies.

This conference is free and open to all educators and membership in the AATSP is not required. Please RSVP as space is limited. Please RSVP to Stephanie Davis.

The event will be held in the Reynolds Room at the Isidore Newman School. Please use the Loyola Street Lower School entrance, located at 5320 Loyola, the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Loyola Street.

K-12 Educator Workshop at the Audubon Zoo: Rescuing the Rainforests

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop Rescuing the Rainforest at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Rescuing the Rainforest will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal. We are delighted to have Dr. Katharine Jack, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Environmental Studies at Tulane University, join us for this workshop.

Please register here. The cost is $45.00 per participant. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact educationprograms@auduboninstitute.org for additional information.