Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Social Action, Community Planning, and Public Policy is an area that the Stone Center is actively promoting as a new area for common faculty initiatives. The goal is to define projects that cut across not only the traditional divisions among society, politics, and economy, but also the practices of professional programs dedicated to protecting human rights, providing human and community services that improve human health and welfare, and developing models that promote greater social, political, and economic equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Katie Acosta (Sociology): Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US Latinos
Stephanie Arnett (Sociology):
Mary Clark (Political Science): Costa Rica
Günther Handl (Law): General Latin America, Central America
David Hotchkiss (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): General Latin America
James Huck (Latin American Studies & Political Science): Mexico
Martha Huggins (Sociology): Brazil
Paul Lewis (Political Science): Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil
Kate Macintyre (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): Cuba
David Ortiz (Sociology): Mexico, Colombia
Mauro Pereira Porto (Communication): Brazil
Tony Pereira (Political Science): Southern Cone
Diego Rose (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): Central America
Jeffrey Stacey (Political Science): General Latin America
Aaron Schneider (Political Science): Mexico, Brazil
Raymond Taras (Political Science): Cuba, Nicaragua


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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.