Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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Literature, Performance and Cultural Studies is a rising area of strength with special distinction in Central American, Caribbean, Brazilian, and Southern Cone studies; it is characterized by extraordinary interdisciplinary dynamism and represents a distinctive niche of excellence for Tulane among Latin American Studies programs in the United States.

Rebecca Atencio (Spanish & Portuguese): Brazil
Idelber Avelar (Spanish & Portuguese): Brazil, Argentina, Chile
Laura Bass (Spanish & Portuguese): New Spain
Jean-Godefroy Bidima (French & Italian):
Antonio Gómez (Spanish & Portuguese): Argentina, Cuba
John Charles (Spanish & Portuguese): Peru
Gaurav Desai (English): Caribbean
Hortensia Calvo (Latin American Library): Latin America
Christopher Dunn (Spanish & Portuguese): Brazil
Pamela Franco (Art History): Caribbean
Harry Howard (Spanish & Portuguese): Latin America
Thomas Klingler (French & Italian): Caribbean, Louisiana
Ana López (Communication): Latin America
Vicki Mayer (Communication): U.S. Latinos
Marilyn Miller (Spanish & Portuguese): Caribbean
Supriya Nair (English): Caribbean
Marie Paul (French & Italian): Haiti
Tatjana Pavlovic (Spanish & Portuguese): Spain, Argentina
Mauro Porto (Communication): Brazil
Fernando Rivera-Díaz (Spanish & Portuguese): Mexico
Maureen Shea (Spanish & Portuguese): Central America
Felipe Smith (English): Caribbean
Dan Sharp (Music): Brazil
Richard Watts (French & Italian): Caribbean, Louisiana

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K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source 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.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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