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

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2017-2019) and Non-Resident Research Fellow
  • Gabriela Alemán

    Visiting Research Professor
  • Laura Rosanne Adderley

    Associate Professor - History
  • Iñaki Alday

    Dean and Koch Chair - Tulane School of Architecture
  • Adrian Anagnost

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

    Professor Emeritus - Anthropology
  • Katherine Andrinopoulos

    Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development
  • Moises Arce

  • Rebecca Atencio

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Idelber Avelar

    Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Mia Bagneris

    Associate Professor - Art History
  • Melissa Bailes

    Assistant Professor - English
  • 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
  • Antonio Bojanic

    Professor of Practice - Economics
  • 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
  • Myrlene Bruno

    Professor of Practice - French
  • 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

    Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow 2017-2019
  • M. Pia Chaparro

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

    Associate Professor - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Claudia Chávez Argüelles

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • Eugene Cizek

    Professor Emeritus - Architecture
  • Mary Clark

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Emily Clark

    Professor - History
  • Keith Clay

    Professor and Chair - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Adrienne Colella

    Professor, A.B. Freeman Chair -  Business
  • Felipe Fernandes Cruz

    Assistant Professor - History
  • Steven Darwin

    Professor Emeritus - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Roxanne Dávila

    Professor of Practice - Spanish & Portuguese, Director - Basic Language Program in Spanish
  • Dave Davis

    Professor Emeritus - Director, Institutional Research
  • Diogo de Lima

    Senior Professor of Practice - Theatre & Dance
  • Martin Dimitrov

    Associate Professor - Political Science
  • Christopher Dunn

    Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • Renata Durães Ribeiro

    Professor of Practice - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 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

    Senior Professor of Practice - Spanish and Portuguese
  • Annie Gibson

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

    Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese
  • 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-ZoÃ" Humphreys

    Assistant Professor - Communication
  • Katharine Jack

    Professor - Anthropology, Director - Environmental Studies
  • Margarita Jover

    Associate Professor in Architecture - Tulane School of Architecture
  • Jordan Karubian

    Associate Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Carl Kendall

    Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Center for Global Health Equity
  • Brittany Kennedy

    Senior Professor of Practice - Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 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
  • Ann Mische

  • 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

    Professors Emeritus - Earth & Environmental Science
  • Jason S. Nesbitt

    Assistant Professor - Anthropology
  • 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
  • Felix K. Rioja

    Associate Professor and Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair - Econoimcs
  • 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
  • Lee Skinner

  • 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
  • Selamawit D. Terrefe

    Assistant Professor - English
  • 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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Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

This collaborative workshop is designed for middle to high school Social Studies educators to enhance the teaching of the Tunica community while highlighting this group as part of a series of ancient civilizations currently taught at the K-12 level. This workshop is the first one in the series aimed at increasing and extending the current teaching of ancient civilizations in the Americas. The local focus on Louisiana indigenous people and culture will enable educators to create deeper connections when teaching about indigenous identity across the Americas such as the Maya, the Aztec and the Inca.

This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Language Instructors Donna Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite Mora of the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) will share the history of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe beginning in 1541 up to the 1700s when the tribes reached the Avoyelles Prairie. Through story, song and dance they will share the Tunica language and Tunica-Biloxi culture. They will highlight the cultural educational initiatives of LCRP, and provide a list of online resources and samples of pedagogical materials for attendees.

Sponsored by the Middle American Research Institute, S.S. NOLA, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

This Bridge Called our Backs: Judith F. Baca, Muralism, and Community Engagement

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A Lecture by Dr. Anna Indych-Lopez
The City University of New York

Monday, February 3, 2020
6:00 PM

Woldenberg Art Center
Room 210

FLAS Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs that meet the FLAS guidelines will be considered. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found here.

The following FAQs offer further information on the application process and program guidelines for undergraduates and graduates respectively:

Summer FLAS FAQ for Undergraduates
Summer FLAS FAQ for Graduate Students

The Stone Center staff held an on-line information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. You can access the video and PowerPoint presentation here: FLAS SUMMER APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2020 All materials are PDF files, forms are in fillable PDF format.

All application materials, including the faculty recommendation form, proposal narrative, and financial need statement or FAFSA EFC, should be submitted electronically by email according to the application guidelines. Please review these guidelines carefully.

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu OR Valerie McGinley at vmcgmar@tulane.edu.

Bate Papo! Primavera 2020

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 10 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD