Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Stone Center Summer Research Symposium

October 17th, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Stone Center Summer Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm via Zoom at the following ID: 980 3523…  read more

Kaqchikel Language Table

October 12th, 2020
1:00 pm CDT

Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills and celebrate Waqxaqi’ B’atz’ and Día de la Resistencia de los Pueblos…  read more

Sustainable Travel, Tourism, and Study Abroad Post COVID-19: A Moderated Panel Discussion

October 9th, 2020

Join Tulane students and study abroad partners from Colombia, Brazil, and the Netherlands for a moderated discussion on how to rebuild tourism and study abroad…  read more

Wari State Expansion in Middle Horizon Peru: Re-Examining Impact on the Local Communities of the Cusco Region

October 9th, 2020
12:00 PM

Presentation with Dr. Veronique Bélisle, Millsaps College  read more

Canceled: "Brazil in the 21st Century" event with Dr. Idelber Avelar and Sergio Moro

October 7th, 2020

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.  read more

2020 Américas Award Ceremony and Book Talk

October 5th, 2020 - October 12th, 2020
5:00 PM CST

Please join us as we celebrate the 2020 Américas Award books in a virtual award ceremony and an online book talk with award winner, Mitali…  read more

Maya at the Playa, Hieroglyphic Workshop

October 4th, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Landa’s “Alphabet” is one of the best known items in Maya studies. A testimony of the collision of cultures and a stockpile of misunderstandings, the…  read more

Community Engagement Information Session

October 1st, 2020
12:00 PM CST

Join us on Thursday, October 1st for this informal discussion to learn more about the Latin American Resource Center and the long history of community…  read more

Fall Speaker Series: "Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil" with Dr. Michael Touchton

September 25th, 2020

Please join us on Friday, Sept 25 at 2pm via Zoom for the first speaker in our Fall Speaker Series: Citizenship and Politics: The Changing…  read more

Book Talk by Dr. Alan McPherson: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

September 24th, 2020

Dr. Alan McPherson will be dicussing his book Ghosts of Sheridan Circle in this Zoom talk sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies…  read more

Webinar: Social Policy and Political Regimes in the Wake of COVID-19 (Dr. Nora Lustig @ Columbia ILAS)

September 23rd, 2020
3:30pm (CDT)

The Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon (registration required at the link below). During the…  read more

Cuban National Literacy Campaign Documentary Screening: Silvio y el Poder de la Palabra

September 20th, 2020
7:00 PM CST

Stone Center Masters student, Lilian Lombera has been working on this project and it is ready to launch THIS SUNDAY. Check out the launch of…  read more

Kaqchikel Language Table

September 11th, 2020
12:00 pm CDT

Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills and explore Sara Curruchich’s 2019 song “Tukur.” Wath the music video here!…  read more

Bate papo! Speak Portuguese!

September 11th, 2020

Practice your Portuguese with fellow language learners of all levels! It’s always Happy Hour em Português. Start off your weekend conversando! 5pm on Friday. Zoom…  read more

"Enslaved Spectators and Iconoclasts of Southern Plantations" Lecture by Jennifer Van Horn

September 10th, 2020
6:00 pm

Enslaved Spectators and Iconoclasts of Southern Plantations By: Jennifer Van Horn Departments of Art History and History, University of Delaware This lecture is free and…  read more


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Upcoming Events

Virtual Reception Welcoming our 2019-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellows

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The Center for Inter-American Policy and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies cordially invite you to a virtual reception welcoming our 2019-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellows. For more information, please contact

Hip Hop and Brazil's X-Ray: 30 years of Racionais MC's

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Language: introduction in Portuguese Questions and comments welcome in Portuguese, English, or Spanish

Conversation with:
Sílvia Lorenso, Associate Professor and Director, Middlebury School in Brazil Jaqueline Santos, PhD, Anthropology. Universidade de Campinas

Watch the music video Negro Drama and Entrevista Mano Brown before the discussion.

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Citizens and Politics: The Changing Nature of Parties, Participation, and Linkages

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Please join us at 2pm on Friday, October 23 for the second lecture in our Fall series Citizens and Politics. Dr. Ernesto Calvo (University of Maryland) will speak on Trust, Partisanship and Perceptions of COVID-19 Risk in Latin America.

The "Alt-Ac" Option: Workshop on Professional Alternative

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Isis Sadek works as a copyeditor, translator, and writing coach with scholars active in Latin American Studies from various perspectives, ranging from cultural studies to the history of economics and much in between. She is Managing Editor at the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and copyeditor at the journal Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina.

She will be giving this workshop to discuss alternative careers outside the academy for M.A. and Ph.D. graduates.

Aftershocks of Disaster with Yarimar Bonilla

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Yarimar Bonilla is Professor in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College and in the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Both an accomplished scholar and a prominent public intellectual, Bonilla is a leading voice on questions of Caribbean and Latinx politics. A monthly columnist in the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día and a regular contributor to publications such as the Washington Post, The Nation, and the New Yorker, Bonilla also is the author of Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and the co-editor of Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Haymarket Books, 2019).

The event will begin with a screening of her new film, Aftershocks of Disaster (approximately 30 minutes), and then Professor Bonilla will be in conversation with Professor Guadalupe García and the students in HISU 6270: American Disasters.

Professor Bonilla‘€™s visit is sponsored by the generous support of the Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.

The Materiality of Insurgency in the Colonial Andes

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The Stone Center recently agreed to co-sponsor Dr. Ananda Cohen-Aponte’s upcoming talk, “The Materiality of Insurgency in the Colonial Andres” which is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 PM via Zoom. The talk is part of the year-long “Representation and Resistance: Scholarship Centering Race in Western Art” lecture series organized by the Newcomb Art Department and co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and is also the 2020 Terry K. Simmons Lecture in Art History for this year.

Details can also be found here on the lecture series website: