Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Funded by the Tinker Foundation, Inc. and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Asli Berktay
Latin American Studies
Project: A Comparative Understanding of Minas Gerais in the Century of Gold
Research Site: Brazil

Sarah Jaffe Borealis
Department of History
Project: Identifying Missionaries of Nationalism in Revolutionary Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Heidi Connahs
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Project: Do tropical plants ‘signal for help’ to natural enemies of herbivores?
Research Site: Costa Rica

Lisa Crossman
Art Department
Project: Art as ‘Good-Will’: Argentine and Uruguayan Perceptions of the United States
Research Sites: Argentina and Uruguay

Rachel Crouch
Latin American Studies
Project: Gendered Immigration: Central American Women’s Border Crossing, A Case Study Toward Theoretical Construction and Human Rights Practice
Research Site: Mexico

Jane Hipple
Art Department
Project: “ Visual Research of the Largest Remaining Dry Tropical Forest

Research Site: Costa Rica

Sherman Horn
Department of Anthropology
Project: First Maya Farmers: A Study of Early-Middle Formative Settlement in the Upper Belize River Valley
Research Site: Belize

Scott Johnson
Department of Anthropology
Project: Lithics at the Pre-Classic Maya Site of Xtobo, Yucatan
Research Site: Mexico

Eric Mackintosh
Latin American Studies
Project: “Agricultural Haitian workerâ’‘¬‘¢s Migratory tendencies in the Dominican Republic post-DR-CAFTA implementation
Research Sites: Dominican Republic & Haiti

Marc Maddox
Department of Anthropology
Project: Kaqchikel Maya Linguistic and Cultural Revitalization as a Community-Centered Phenomenon Pre-dissertation Research Study
Research Sites: Guatemala

Lisa Mosier
Latin American Studies
Project: Exhibiting Art, Exhibiting Politics: Argentina’s Role in International Architectural Theory in the 1970s and 80s
Research Site: Argentina

Lauren Nussbaum
Latin American Studies
Project: Cultural Barriers to Pap Smears: A Regional Comparison of Four Peruvian Cities
Research Site: Peru

Jordan Shannon *
Latin American Studies
Project: Searching for Civil Society: Havana’s NGOs
Research Site: Cuba

Alexandre Silva * Department of Spanish & Portuguese Project: Measuring the Reception of Cuban Narratives of Slavery Research Site: Cuba
  • * Non-Tinker funded projects

Hilary Smith
Latin American Studies
Project: Memory in the Public Space in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Research Site: Argentina

Eric Soycher
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Project: Evaluating Reforestation Strategies by Examining Species Composition and Structural Attributes in Tropical Forests
Research Site: Brazil

Trent Stockton
Department of Anthropology
Project: Regional Archaeological Survey and Mapping at Xuenkal, Yucatan, Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

David Weaver
Latin American Studies
Project: Indigenous University Education in Ecuador
Research Site: Ecuador

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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.

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

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.