Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


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
  • Otávio Bartalotti

    Assistant Professor - Economics
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

    Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources - 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
  • 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

    Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Professor
  • 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




All Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

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Each year in association with LAST 4000, the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in Latin American Studies, we invite recent graduates to speak about their current employment and the path that took them there—and to give advice to students soon to hit the job market. We invite all students to attend these informal discussions.

Speakers will speak at 11:00 a.m. for 45 minutes to an hour. Out of courtesy for the speaker and the class, we ask that guests arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation. Speakers will also speak in the 9:30 session, but will begin later. If you would like to attend this section or would like additional information, contact Edie Wolfe at ewolfe@tulane.eduu

Thursday, September 17
William Faulkner (2009), Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; formerly i2i Institute and Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Flux is a consultancy focused on research, monitoring and evaluation that links those spearheading social change with the social sciences approaches, methods, and services required to evaluta operations and impact. After graduating in 2009, Will completed at masters in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center and went on to work as a researcher and evaluation coordinator with a similar organization in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, October 6
Katie Gray (2013) formerly Accounts Representative, Latin America and Brazil accounts, Intralox. Intralox is the world leader of modular plastic conveyor belts located in Hammond, Louisiana. Katie worked for several years as their tri-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaking Account Representative, providing service support to Customers in Latin and South America.

Thursday, October 8
Bianca Falcon (2013) Chief of Staff, Republíca LLC. República, LLC is a privately held national advertising, branding, promotions, digital media and public relations company headquartered in Miami, Florida. República is a minority owned and certified company that ranks among the Top 50 U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Tuesday, October 20
Allison Bakamjian, (2010) Program Services Manager, Shanti Project’s Women’s Cancer Program, San Francisco; formerly Peace Corps Education Specialist, Santa Marta, Colombia. Prior to her Peace Corps volunteership, Allison worked with AmeriCorps*VISTA as the Volunteer Supervisor working with New Orleans Outreach and local public schools.

Thursday, October 22
Christine Sweeney (2010), Cybersecurity Policy and Program Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; formerly Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute. In her position with the IRI, Christine managed democracy and governance programs in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to cultivate relationships with field-based and international implementing civil society partners and local political stakeholders to carry out the program objectives of promoting democratic transparency throughout the region

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Michael Murray (2010), Senior Consultant, FSG. FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders concerned with social change. Mike will discuss his work with the organization, including his research in Chile for a collaborative report on how local companies can increase competitiveness and profitability by helping to solve social problems such as poverty, education, and health.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (To be confirmed)
Amanda Parker (2007), Project Manager & Trainer for Agriculture & Sustainable Land Use, World Wild Life Fund. Amanda works primarily in South America, specifically Paraguay managing and coordinating conservation projects in the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Eco-Regions.

Thursday Dec. 3 (To be confirmed)
David Klauber (2008) Emergency Child Production Specialist, Save the Children. Most recently David worked as a volunteer program manager and grant-writer for the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas, an association of organizations working on grass roots development de Guatemala in Guatemala City.. David will speak primarily about his experience with Save the Children in refugee camps on the Ethiopian-Somali border

Shango: Winter Music Festival

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Shango is a collaborative musical program featuring New Orleans’ own Bill Summers and Afro Cuban Master Dance Artist, Michelito Herrera Perez.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a collaboration between Xavier University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program, XUTULAC and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at or call: 504- 520-5020.

Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an opening reception on November 12th at 6 PM. For more information, visit the Consulate webpage.

Casa Borrega's 5th Annual Latin Jazz Fest

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Casa Borrega will host its Fifth Annual Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1426 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, a state of the art performance venue – ideally suited for this event. Deep roots connect the Crescent City with Latin America from Jelly Roll Morton’s “Latin Tinge” to newly formed musical entities that will be performing at this festival. Many longtime local musicians have made Latin Jazz a way of life and Casa Borrega celebrates this choice and artistry at its annual event. A new addition to the Fest is a multi-national ensemble of talented dancers who will perform throughout the evening.

7pm – Muevelo Tribute : Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
8:45pm – Javier Gutierrez & VIVAZ!
10:30pm – Alexis Guevara Afro Cuban Trio
12:15am – Latin Dance Party with DJ

  • Salsa dance demonstrations throughout *

Food by Casa Borrega & cocktails at the Bolden Bar
Tickets: $20 – available at
1/2 off for students with valid ID at the door

Hope to see you there! For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Stone, 504.292.3705 or Hugo Montero, 210-392-9365 or email or visit

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 Monday of every month at 5:15 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Dear Primo, ‘Twas Nochebueno, and Call Me Tree/Llamame Arbol.

Story Hour Books
Oct. 12
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with this story time!

November 9 ­
María Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
Learn about Peru and the Andean highlands through the eyes of Maria and her llama!

December 14
Martín de Porres by Gary Schmidt
Learn about this important Saint and his role in helping the poor!

Ancient Maya Women: A 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. Check back soon for more information.

To register, visit the Maya Symposium Registration page.