Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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From its foundation in 1834, Tulane University has pursued a mission of advancing progressive and cutting-edge study and research in Latin America. Our core faculty of seventy Latin Americanists represents the largest contingent of faculty associated with any department or program at the University. Students and faculty benefit from the holdings of the Latin American library and a network of contacts with public officials, non-governmental organizations and academic leaders in Latin America.

Christopher Chambers-Ju

Christopher Chambers Ju received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. His research examines the politics of education through…

Maria Akchurin

Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and a sociologist studying institutional politics and social movements relating to social…

Nayana Abeysinghe

Contact Info nabeysin@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of California, Irvine, French, 1996 M.A., Columbia University, French, 2001 M.Phil., Columbia University, French, 2003 Ph.D., Columbia University, French,…

Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich is a PhD candidate in the joint Latin American Studies & Art History Ph.D. program. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology in 2008…

Handy Acosta Cuellar

Born in Havana, Handy Acosta Cuellar has a track history as a young leader in the field of the environment and youth participation in Cuba.…

Rosanne Adderley

Contact Info adderley@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Yale University, History, 1989 M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1990 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1996 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

Patricia G. Alexander

Patricia G. Alexander is a student in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History Ph.D. program. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Texas…

Daniela Alvarez

Daniela Alvarez is a native of New Orleans and assumed the position of administrative secretary at the Stone Center in May 2016. She has had…

Adrian Anagnost

Degrees B.A., Oberlin College, Art History and Chemistry, 2003 M.A., Columbia University, Modern Art, 2007 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Art History, 2015 Academic Experience Instructor,…

E. Wyllys Andrews, V

Contact Info wandrews@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard College, Anthropology, 1964 Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1971 Academic Experience Professor Emeritus, Tulane University, 2009- Professor, Tulane University, 1980-2009…

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Contact Info kandrino@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Public Health, 1999 M.H.S., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2003 Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2008…

Santiago Anria

Contact info sanria@tulane.edu Santiago Anria received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring of 2015.…

Rebecca Atencio

Contact Info ratencio@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Latin American Studies, 2000 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Portuguese, 2003 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Portuguese, 2006 Academic…

Idelber Avelar

Contact Info iavelar@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Minas Gerais, Brazilian/Anglo-American Literatures, 1990 M.A., University of North Carolina, Luso-Brazilian Literature, 1992 Ph.D., Duke University, Spanish and…

Mia Bagneris

Contact Info mbagneri@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999 Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies, 2009 Academic Experience Assistant…

Agustina Monasterio Baldor

Degrees B.A., University of Salamanca, Hispanic Philology, 2006 M.A., Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2008 Ph.D., New York University, Spanish and Portuguese Academic…

William Balée

Contact Info wbalee@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Florida, Anthropology, 1975 M.A., Columbia University, Anthropology, 1979 M.Phil., Columbia University, 1980 Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984 Academic Experience…

Octavio Barajas

Octavio Barajas received his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.A. in Latin American Studies form the University of Texas…

Antonio Barrios

Contact Info abarrio@tulane.edu Degrees M.D., Universidad de San Carlos School of Medicine, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1974 M.P.H., Tulane University, Health Systems Management, 1979 Academic Experience…

Daniel Bausch

Contact Info dbausch@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Northwestern University, Psychology, 1983 M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 1989 M.A., Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,…

Jane Bertrand

Contact Info bertrand@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, French, 1971 M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science Communication, 1973 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1976 M.B.A., Tulane…

William E. Bertrand

Contact Info wbertran@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, 1966 Ph.D., Tulane University, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University, 1974- Director, Payson Center for International Development…

Antonio Bojanic

Contact Info abojanic@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Auborn University, Economics, 1994 B.A., Saint Mary’s College, Economics and Biology, 1990 Academic Experience Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,…

Elizabeth Boone

Contact Info eboone@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., College of William and Mary, Fine Arts, 1970 M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1974 Ph.D., University of Texas, Art…

James Boyden

Contact Info jboyden@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Southern Oregon State College, History, 1977 M.A., University of Texas, History, 1982 Ph.D., University of Texas, History, 1988 Academic Experience…

Victoria Bricker

Contact Info vbricker@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford University, Philosophy and Humanities, 1962 M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1963 Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1968 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Michael E. Brumbaugh

Contact Info meb@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Colgate University, Classics, 2004 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Classics, 2007 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Classics, 2011…

Pierre Buekens

Contact Info pbuekens@tulane.edu Degrees M.D., Free University of Brussels, 1979 M.P.H., Free University of Brussels, 1982 Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Free University of Brussels,…

Michael Burke

Contact Info mburke1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology, 1977 M.S., Purdue University, Industrial Psychology, 1980 Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Psychology, 1982 Academic…

Carolina Caballero

Contact Info icaballe@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Wofford College, History and Spanish, 1994 M.A., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 1997 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Romance…

Hortensia Calvo

Contact Info hcalvo@tulane.edu Degrees Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980 M.A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, University of Illinois, 1984…

Marcello Canuto

Contact Info mcanuto@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 2002 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2009- Assistant Professor, Yale…

Allison Caplan

Allison Caplan is a Ph.D. candidate in Tulane’s joint Art History and Latin American Studies program. Her dissertation, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Surface, and Animacy…

Vanessa Castañeda

Vanessa Castañeda graduated with her bachelors in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She worked as a Spanish medical…

Arachu Castro

Arachu Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America at Tulane University and Senior Research Affiliate at CIPR. Her…

M. Pia Chaparro

Degrees B.S., Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, 2002 M.A., University of Hawai?i at M?noa, 2007 Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 2013 Academic Experience Assistant…

John Charles

Contact Info jcharles@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Brown University, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, 1992 M.A., Yale University, Hispanic Literatures, 1998 M.Phil, Yale University, Hispanic Literatures, 2000…

Eugene Cizek

Contact Info ecizek@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, Architecture, 1964 M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City Planning and Urban Design, 1966 Dr. of Science, Delft…

Emily Clark

Degrees B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University M.S.W., Tulane University of Social Work Ph.D., Tulane University, History Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University, 2014- present Associate…

Mary Clark

Contact Info maclark@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Latin American Studies, Carleton College, 1984 M.A., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1987 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1993…

Adrienne Colella

Contact Info acolella@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Miami University, Psychology, 1983 M.A., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1987 Ph.D., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1989 Academic Experience…

Colin Crawford

Contact Info ccrawfo5@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Columbia University, History, 1980 M.A., University of Cambridge, History, 1982 J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University…

Felipe Fernandes Cruz

Degrees B.A., Florida State University, History, 2007 M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, History, 2010 Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, History, 2016…

Steven Darwin

Contact Info darwin@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Drew University, Botany, 1971 M.A., University of Massachusetts, Botany, 1973 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Biology, 1976 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Roxanne Dávila

Contact Info rdavila@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990 Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish and Portuguese, 1999 Academic Experience Lecturer, Tulane University, 2014…

Dave Davis

Degrees B.A., University of New Orleans, Philosophy, 1972 M.Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 1974 Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology, 1975 Academic Experience Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 2001-…

Diogo de Lima

Contact Info ddelima@tulane.edu Training Pavillion Arts Center, São Paolo, Brazil Academic Experience Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2006- Research & Teaching Specializations: Brazil, Jazz, Dance,…

Elizabeth Derryberry

Contact Info ederrybe@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, Biology, 2007 B.A., Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2000 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012- Research…

Martin Dimitrov

Contact Info mdimitro@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Government and French, 1998 Ph.D., Stanford University, Political Science, 2004 Academic Experience Director of Asian Studies…

Christopher Dunn

Contact Info cjdunn@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Colorado College, History, 1987 M.A., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1992 Ph.D., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1996 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

Renata Durães Ribeiro

Contact Info rduraes@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, 1998 M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, Conservation & Wildlife Management, 2001 Ph.D.,…

John Edwards

Contact Info edwards@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, International Affairs, 1975 Ph.D., University of Maryland, Economics, 1986 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane…

Patrick Egan

Contact Info pegan1@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Georgetown University, Foreign Service, 1999 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Political Science, 2011 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2011-…

Ludovico Feoli

Contact Info lfeoli@tulane.edu Follow Ludovico Feoli’s Blogs Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and a Research Associate…

Sefira Fialkoff

Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica,…

Megan Flattley

Megan Flattley is a student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies Ph.D. program. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of…

George C. Flowers

Contact Info flowers@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of South Alabama, Geology, 1975 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1977 M.S.E., Tulane, Environmental Engineering, 1995 Ph.D., University of…

Emily Floyd

Emily C. Floyd is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Latin American Studies and Art History. She earned her BA in Art History…

Sarah Fouts

Originally from Kentucky, Sarah Fouts earned her B.A. in History and Spanish from Centre College in 2003. After graduating, Sarah served for almost four years…

Guadalupe García

Contact Info ggarcia4@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Pitzer College, Political Studies and Literature, 1997 M.A., California State University, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel…

Cynthia Garza

Cynthia Garza holds a Masters degree from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and is currently completing a PhD in the…

Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier

Degrees B.M., University of British Columbia, 1987 M.A., Indiana University, Ethnomusicology and Folklore, 1993 Ph.D., Indiana University, Ethnomusicology and Folklore, 1996 Academic Experience Professor, Columbia…

Amy George-Hirons

Contact Info ageorge@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 1995 M.A., University of Arizona, Latin American Studies, 1998 Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin…

Annie Gibson

Contact Info agibson3@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Spanish and Latino Studies; Portuguese minor, 2003 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2007 Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin…

Timothy M. Gill

Contact info tgill1@tulane.edu Timothy M. Gill’s research interests include political sociology, global/transnational sociology, comparative-historical sociology, and sociological theory. In his work, Gill has focused on…

Antonio Gómez

Contact Info agomez@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Literature, 2000 M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Latin American Literature, 2003 Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Hispanic Languages…

Samantha Greenspun

An Oakton, Virginia native, Samantha Greenspun earned her B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania in 2005 with a major in Political Science and a…

Eduardo Guzmán Saenz

Degrees B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Business Administration & Public Accounting, 1973 M.B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Business Administration,…

Susanne Hackett

Susanne Hackett joined the Stone Center in 2010. Her research interests include the African Diaspora and ethnomusicology.

Günther Handl

Contact Info ghandl@tulane.edu Degrees Dr.Jur., University of Graz, 1969 L.I.B., Cambridge University, 1973 J.S.D., Yale University, 1978 Academic Experience Eberhard P. Deutsch Professor of Public…

Dan M. Healan

Contact Info healan@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Georgia State University, Anthropology, 1967 M.A., University of Missouri, Anthropology, 1970 Ph.D., University of Missouri, Anthropology, 1973 Academic Experience Professor,…

Christine Hernández

Contact Info chernand@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Illinois, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 2000 Academic Experience Anthropology…

Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

Contact Info yherrera@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Political Science, 1997 M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso, Bilingual Creative Writing, 2003 Ph.D.,…

Robert Hill

Contact Info rhill@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1974 M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1976 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1980 Academic Experience Professor,…

Joseph Hiller

Joe earned his B.A. in Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies with Honors from Grinnell College in 2012. During his time as an undergrad, he completed…

Laila Hlass

Degrees B.A., Rice University, 2001 J.D., Columbia Law School, 2006 L.L.M., Georgetown University Law, 2014 Academic Experience Professor of Practice and Director of Experiential Learning,…

Oliver Houck

Contact Info ohouck@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Harvard University, English, 1960 J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1967 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1986- Associate Professor,…

Harry Howard

Contact Info howard@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1980 M.A., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1993 Academic Experience Associate…

James D. Huck, Jr.

Contact Info jhuck@tulane.edu James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001. He earned a BS in Foreign Service…

Martha Huggins

Contact Info mhuggins@tulane.edu Martha K. Huggins, Charles and Leo Favrot Professor Emerita (Sociology, 2012), continues to be recognized for her research on torture in Brazil,…

Suyapa Inglés

Sue Inglés has been with the University since 1981 and assumed the position of Assistant Director at the Stone Center in 1991. She is responsible…

Katharine Jack

Contact Info kjack@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992 M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995 Ph.D., Physical Anthropology (Primatology), University of…

Marky Jean-Pierre

Contact Info mjeanpie@tulane.edu Degrees Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Literacy and Culture, 2011 M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, French and Francophone Studies, 2011 M.A., University…

Jordan Karubian

Contact Info jk@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of California, San Diego, Ecology, 1993 M.S., University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution, 1997 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Ecology…

Eamon Kelly

Contact Info ekelly@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Fordham University, 1958 M.S., Columbia University, 1960 Ph.D., Columbia University, Economics, 1965 Academic Experience Director of Academic Programs, Payson Center…

Carl Kendall

Contact Info ckendall@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Swarthmore College, Anthropology, 1969 M.A., University of Rochester, Anthropology Ph.D., University of Rochester, Anthropology, 1974 Academic Experience Professor and Acting…

Sara Kittleson

Sara Kittleson graduated from Grinnell College in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 2009, she volunteered with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages…

Thomas A. Klingler

Contact Info klingler@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Manchester College, French, 1983 M.A., Indiana University, French Linguistics, 1986 M.A., Indiana University, General Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Indiana University, French…

Xelaju Korda

Xela Korda was awarded her M.A. in Latin American Studies with distinction from Tulane in 2006 after completing a thesis entitled “Aesthetics of (In)Security: Mentally…

Kris Lane

Contact Info klane1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, History & Latin American Studies, 1991 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 1996 Academic Experience ‘France Vinton Scholes…

Amalia Leguizamón

Degrees B.A., McKendree College, Sociology, 2004 M.A., Queens College, CUNY, Sociology, 2009 M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2010 Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology,…

Paul Lewis

Contact Info rip@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., University of Florida, Political Science, 1960 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Political Science, 1963 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University, 1981-…

Erin Lierl

Erin Lierl earned her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Loyola University New Orleans in 2008. She completed her teacher certification (CELTA)…

Jack C. Ling

Contact Info jling@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Syracuse University, Journalism, 1954 M.A., Stanford University, Communication/Journalism, 1955 Academic Experience Clinical Emeritus Professor of Public Health, 2009- Research and…

Jana Lipman

Contact Info jlipman@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, History, 1996. M.A., Yale University, History, 2001 M.Phil., Yale University, History, 2003. Ph.D., Yale University, History, 2006 Academic…

Ana M. López

Contact Info lopez@tulane.edu A long-standing faculty member of the Stone Center, Ana M. López became the director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute in…

Ana Maria Lopez

Ana Maria Lopez received her B.A. in Business Administration from Stevenson University. While in college she founded a non-profit organization called Feed-the-Mind which contributed to…

M. Casey Kane Love

Contact Info mkane1@tulane.edu Degrees Ph.D., Tulane University, Political Science, 2005 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2000 B.A., Tulane University Academic Experience Senior Professor of…

Megwen Loveless

Contact Info mloveles@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 2000 M.A., Social Anthropology, Harvard University May 2004 Ph.D., Harvard University, Social…

Nora Lustig

Contact Info nlustig@tulane.edu Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane…

Colin M. MacLachlan

Contact Info cmaclac@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., University of the Americas, Latin American Studies, 1959 M.A., Long Island University, United States History, 1962 Ph.D., University of California-Los…

Alejandra Marks

Originally from Athens, Ohio, Alejandra earned her B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University. Collectively, she has lived abroad for 8 years in Spain, France,…

Judith Maxwell

Contact Info maxwell@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Michigan State University, TESOL, 1970 M.A., Michigan State University, Linguistics, 1976 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Anthropology and Linguistics, 1982 Academic…

Vicki Mayer

Contact Info vmayer@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Brown University, Independent Major, 1993 M.A., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 1997 Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2000 Academic…

Erin McCutcheon

Erin L. McCutcheon is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program. Her expertise lies in modern and contemporary Latin…

Valerie McGinley

Valerie McGinley has been with the Stone Center since 1995. Her responsibilities include overall planning and supervision of outreach activities, media and public relations including…

Amy Medvick

Amy Medvick holds a BA in Jazz Performance awarded jointly by Humber College and Thompson Rivers University, and an MA in ethnomusicology from the University…

Sarah Mellman

Sarah Mellman is a 2012 graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she earned her B.A. in Latin American Studies…

Sedrick Miles

Sedrick Miles holds a Master’s degree in Psychology Research from The New School For Social Research and a B.A. in Psychology from Morehouse College. Both…

Marilyn Miller

Contact Info mgmiller@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Biola University, English, 1983 M.A., University of Washington, English Literature, 1986 M.A., University of Oregon, Comparative Literature, 1991 Ph.D., University…

Nancy Mock

Contact Info mock@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Yale University, Biology, 1976 M.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1979 Dr.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1985 Academic Experience Associate Professor,…

Erin M. Morrissey

Erin is a dual-degree J.D./M.A. candidate in Law and Latin American Studies. She is a FLAS Fellowship recipient studying Portuguese. Her interest in Latin America…

Tatsuya Murakami

Contact Info tmurakam@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Kanagawa University, Spanish, 1996 M.A., University of Tokyo, Cultural Anthropology, 1998 Ph.D., Arizona State University, Anthropology, 2010 Academic Experience Assistant…

Laura Murphy

Contact Info lmurphy2@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1983 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, City and Regional Planning, 1998 Academic Experience Carnegie Corporation of…

Gwendolyn Murray

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Gwen Murray is a 2004 graduate of Smith College, having majored in Government and Portuguese and having completed the Brazilian Studies…

Rachel Navarre

Rachel Navarre researches comparative public policy, specializing in immigration policy and politics in the United States and the European Union. She has conducted fieldwork in…

Stephen A. Nelson

Contact Info snelson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1973 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1975 Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1979 Academic Experience Associate…

Jason S. Nesbitt

Contact Info jnesbitt@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Simon Fraser University, Archaeology, 2000 M.A., Trent University, Anthropology, 2003 M. Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 2007 Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology,…

Pamela Jane Neumann

Degrees B.A., Trinity University, Political Science, 2000 M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 2011 Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin,…

Julia O'Keefe

Originally from Austin, Texas, Julia O’Keefe is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program. She attained her B.A.…

Richard Oberhelman

Contact Info oberhel@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Rice University, Spanish, 1977 M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical, 1981 Academic Experience Professor and Chair, Tulane University, Dept. of…

Alfredo Ocampo

Degrees Colegio Berchmans, Cali, Colombia Loyola College, Montreal, Canada Ph.D., Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Economic and Legal Sciences, 1957 M.B.A., Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia,…

Virginia Oliveros

Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor this Fall. She studies the political economy of developing countries, with…

Tatjana Pavlovic

Contact Info tpavlov@tulane.edu Degrees M.A., University of Washington, Spanish, 1991 Ph.D., University of Washington, Romance Languages and Critical Theory, 1996 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane University,…

Valerie Paz-Soldán

Contact Info pazsold@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford, Psychology, 1992 M.P.H., San Jose State, Community Health Education, 1996 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Maternal and Child Health,…

Scott Pentzer

Contact Info spentzer@tulane.edu Degrees *B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1988 *M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993 *Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin American Studies,…

Claudiney Pereira

Contact Info cpereira@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Federal University of Vicosa, Economics, 1991 M.Sc., University of Brasilia, Economics, 1996 Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Economics, 2003 Academic…

Stephanie Porras

Contact Info sporras@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Pomona College), Art History, 2003 M.A., University College of London, History of Art, 2004 Ph.D., Courtauld Institute…

Mauro Porto

Contact Info mporto@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Universidade de Brasília, Communication,1988 M.A., Universidade de Brasília, Political Science,1993 Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2001 Academic Experience Associate…

Jessica J. Price

Jessica J. Price studies indigenous and minority politics in Latin America. Her research interests include: indigenous and ethnic politics; the politics of minority rights; clientelism…

Lance Query

Contact Info lquery@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Missouri, Education, 1966 M.A., Indiana University, Latin American History, 1972 M.A., University of Chicago, Library Science, 1981 Ph.D.,…

Wayne Reed

Contact Info wreed@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics, 1975 M.S., University of Washington, Physics, 1976 Ph.D., Clarkson University, Physics, 1984 Academic Experience Murchison-Mallory Chair…

Carol McMichael Reese

Contact Info creese1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Trinity University, Psychology, 1970 M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1979 Ph.D., University of Texas, Art History, 1992 Academic Experience…

Thomas F. Reese

Contact Info treese@tulane.edu Thomas Reese has been with the Stone Center since 1999 as Executive Director. His scholarship and publications include studies of eighteenth-century Spanish…

Fernando Rivera-Díaz

Contact Info friverad@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1994 Licentiate, University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1995 M.A., Princeton University,…

Christopher Rodning

Contact Info crodning@tulane.edu Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1994 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anthropology, 2004 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University,…

Diego Rose

Contact Info diego@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences, 1977 M.P.H., Unviersity of California-Berkeley, Public Health Nutrition, 1981 Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Agricultural and…

Brad Rosenheim

Contact Info brosenhe@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Vermont, Environmental Science, 1999 Ph.D., University of Miami, Marine Geology and Geophysics, 2005 Academic Experience Adjunct Professor, Tulane…

Jesus Ruiz

Jesús Guillermo Ruiz earned his B.A. in Spanish/Caribbean and Latin American Studies from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, where he studied and researched…

Oana Sabo

Contact Info osabo@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Timisoara, English and French M.A., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature Ph.D., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature,…

Dominique Salas

Dominique Salas was born and raised in the bordertown of El Paso, Texas. While pursing her B.A. in English Writing and Rhetoric at St. Edward’s…

Stanley Samarasinghe

Contact Info ssamara@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Sri Lanka, Economics, 1967 Ph.D., Cambridge University, Economics, 1980 Academic Experience Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, 2008- Research Professor,…

Ana Sánchez-Rojo

Degrees B.A., University of the Americas- Puebla, 2003 M.M., University of Texas at Austin, Historical Musicology, 2008 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Music History, 2016

Aaron Schneider

Degrees B.A., Brown University, Economics, Development Studies, 1993 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 1995 Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 2001 Academic Experience Assistant…

Susan Schroeder

Degrees B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1976 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Latin American History, 1977 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, History of Colonial…

Daniel Sharp

Contact Info dsharp@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Grinnell College, Music, 1995 M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,…

Maureen E. Shea

Contact Info mshea@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Frostburg State College, Spanish, 1975 M.A., Colorado State University, Hispanic Literature, 1978 Ph.D., University of Arizona, Latin American Literature, 1987…

Thomas Sherry

Contact Info tsherry@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1973 M.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1975 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Ecology, 1981 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Dale Shugar

Degrees B.A., Harvard University, Romance Languages, 2001 Ph.D., New York University, Spanish & Portuguese, 2008 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2013- Visiting Assistant Professor,…

G. Eduardo Silva

Contact Info gesilva@tulane.edu G. Eduardo Silva holds the Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the University…

David Smilde

Degrees B.A., Calvin College, Sociology & Philosophy, 1989 M.A., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Academic Experience Charles A. and…

Felipe Smith

Contact Info felipes@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of New Orleans, Secondary Education, 1973 M.A., University of New Orleans, English Literature, 1978 Ph.D., Louisiana State University, English…

Diana Soto

Diana Karina Soto was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but grew up in Michoacán and Ciudad Juárez where she received her BA in Economics from the…

Miranda Stramel

Miranda Stramel earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Spanish and International Relations. After college she worked as a Spanish…

Nanette Archer Svenson

Contact Info nsvenson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology, 1985 Certificate in Japanese, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1988 M.B.A., IESE Univesidad de Navarra, Barcelona, 1992 M.S.,…

Raymond Taras

Contact Info taras@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Université de Montreal, Political Science, 1967 M.Phil., University of Essex, Comparative Politics, 1974 Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Political Studies, 1982…

Carolina Tobar Thommel

Degrees B.A., Loyola University New Orleans, 2010 M.A., Brown University, 2013 Ph.D., Brown University, 2016 Academic Experience Visiting Lecturer, Tulane University, 2016- Teaching Assistant, Brown…

John M. Trapani, III

Contact Info jtrapan@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1968 M.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1969 Ph.D., Tulane University, Economics, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Beverley Trask

Contact Info btrask@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1970 M.F.A., Southern Mississippi, 1977 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1996- Assistant Professor, Tulane University,…

Constantino Urcuyo

Contact Info curcuyo@tulane.edu Degrees Lic., University of Costa Rica, Law and Notary, 1972 Ph.D., University of Paris V Sorbonne, Political Sociology, 1978 Academic Experience Professor,…

Jorge Valenzuela

Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge Valenzuela graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru in 2005. He worked for several…

Sunshine A. Van Bael

Contact Info svanbael@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of Chicago, Biology, 1996 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Animal Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2003 Academic Experience…

John Verano

Contact Info verano@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Stanford University, Anthropology, 1977 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1980 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1987 Academic Experience…

Grete T. Viddal

Contact Info gviddal@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Tufts University, International Relations, 1988 M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 2007 Ph.D., Harvard university, African and African American Studies, 2014 Academic…

Dawn Wesson

Contact Info wesson@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., North Central College, Biology and Spanish, 1983 M.S., University of Chicago, Illinois, Ecology, 1985 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Medical…

Edward D. White

Contact Info ewhite9@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., George Washington University, French Literature, 1987 M.A., University of Vermont, English, 1990 M.A., Cornell University, English, 1993 Ph.D., Cornell University,…

Toby Wikstrom

Contact Info twikstro@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Carleton College, French Literature, 1996 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002 M.Phil., Columbia University, French, 2006 Ph.D., Columbia University, French Literature,…

Laura Wise Person

Laura joined the Stone Center in 2012. As Program Manager, she manages the summer abroad programs, educational travel, special academic activities, and special event programming…

Sonya Wohletz

Sonya Wohletz is a Ph.D. student in Tulane’s Art History and Latin American Studies departments. She specializes in colonial art of Quito and has diverse…

Edith Wolfe

Contact Info ewolfe@tulane.edu Edie Wolfe joined the Stone Center in July 2005. Her responsibilities include advising undergraduate students in the major and minor programs in…

Justin Wolfe

Contact Info jwolfe@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Oberlin College, Economics and Latin American Studies, 1990 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, History, 1993 Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles,…

Denise Woltering-Vargas

Denise manages educational and community programs for Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Denise coordinates the Stone Center’s K-12 program by developing teacher…

Ralph Lee Woodward

Contact Info woodward@tulane.edu

Marc Zender

Contact Info mzender@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of British Columbia, Anthropology, 1997 M.A., University of Calgary, Archaeology, 1999 Ph.D., University of Calgary, Archaeology, 2004 Academic Experience…

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Contact Info kzumhagen@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, Philosophy and Political Science, 1990 M.A., University of Virginia, Philosophy, 1998 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley,…

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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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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 and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

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, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.