Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


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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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.