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.

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…

Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies & Art History Ph.D. program. Her doctoral dissertation, titled, “Precious Materiality in colonial…

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.…

Laura 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,…

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 M.A., Columbia University, Modern Art Ph.D., University of Chicago, Art History Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane University,…

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…

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…

Melissa Bailes

Contact Info mbailes@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, English and History, 2001 Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, English, 2012 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…

Bethany Beachum

Bethany Beachum is a graduate student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program. She earned her B.A. in International Development from Calvin College in 2011…

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., Auburn University, Economics, 1994 B.A., Saint Mary’s College, Economics and Biology, 1990 Academic Experience Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2016-…

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, Appearance, Surface, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 Visiting Associate Professor,…

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,…

Maisoon Fillo

Maisoon Fillo graduated in 2015 with her bachelors in Psychology and Hispanic Studies at The College of William and Mary. She studied abroad in La…

Megan Flattley

Megan Flattley is a student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies PhD program. Her research looks at the artistic influence and exchange…

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…

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…

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…

Antonio Daniel 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…

Daniel Gough

Contact Info dgough@tulane.edu Degrees B.Mus., Music Performance, University of Georgia, 2006 A.B., History, University of Georgia, 2006 M.Mus., Music Performance, Florida State University, 2009 Ph.D.,…

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.

Benjamin M. Han

Contact Info bhan5@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Radio-TV-Film, 2003 M.A., University of Southern California, Critical Studies, 2006 Ph.D., New York University, Cinema…

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…

Claudia Herrera

Contact Info cherrera@tulane.edu Degrees B.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1994 M.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1998 M.S., Department of Advanced Studies (DEA), Universidad…

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.,…

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,…

Laura-Zoë Humphreys

Contact Info lhumphreys@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., Anthropology and Women’s Studies, McGill University, 2000 M.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2004 Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies and Anthropology,…

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…

Katherine Jensen

Katherine Jensen is a 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research at Tulane University, following which she will join the 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…

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 Visiting Professor, Department…

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…

Patricia Alexander Lagarde

Patricia Alexander Lagarde is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies program. Her dissertation, “Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at…

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,…

Camilo Arturo Leslie

Contact Info cleslie1@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., English Literature, Columbia University, 1999 J.D., University of Michigan, 2010 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2015 Academic Experience Postdoctoral Fellow,…

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-…

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 María López Caldwell

Ana María López Caldwell received her B.A. in Business Administration from Stevenson University. While in college, she founded a non-profit organization called Feed-the-Mind focused on…

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…

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…

Sabia McCoy-Torres

Contact Info smccoytorres@tulane.edu Degrees B.A., International Politics, Oberlin College, 2005 M.A., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2011 Ph.D., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2015 Academic Experience Assistant Professor, Tulane…

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…

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,…

Rubén Morales Forte

Rubén Morales Forte is getting his M.A. in Latin American Studies. He finished a BA and Licenciatura in Archaeology at the Universidad del Valle de…

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 Certificate in Latin American Studies…

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,…

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…

Adriana Obiols

Adriana Obiols is a student in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies Ph.D. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 2016,…

Virginia Oliveros

Contact Info volivero@tulane.edu Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. She studies the political economy…

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 vpazsold@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,…

Erika Pettersen

Erika Pettersen is an M.A. candidate at the Stone Center Latin American Studies program. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Amherst College and a…

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…

Catherine Prechtel

Catherine Prechtel graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Anthropology from Pacific University in Oregon in 2014. While at Pacific University, she co-taught poetry classes…

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.,…

Linnette F. Reed

Degrees M.A., Universidad de Salamanca, History, Art History and Geography, 1980 M.A., Texas A & M University, Spanish, 1985 Ph.D., Tulane University, Spanish, 1996 Academic…

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 Interdisciplinary Professor…

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 Professor, Tulane University, 2017…

Lauren Romaguera

Lauren Romaguera is a Ph.D. candidate at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. As a Miami native and daughter of Cuban exiles, she has…

Karla Rosas Rosas

Karla Daniela Rosas is graduate student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola 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…

Jesús 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,…

Ana Sánchez-Rojo

Contact Info a.s.rojo@tulane.edu 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…

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 Acting Chair,…

Dale Shuger

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,…

Reut Shuker

Reut Shuker is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Latin American Studies. She earned her BA and MA in Latin American studies from the…

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…

Alexander Slaski

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It 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 allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.