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.

Andrés Roldán Tonioni

Andrés Roldán is a PhD student at the University of Chile and a visiting at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. Here he will…

Maria Akchurin

Contact Info makchurin@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and…

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 Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Yale University, History, 1989 M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1990 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1996 Academic…

Julie Henriquez Aldana

Contact Info jhenriquez@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Newcomb College Institute Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University M.S., Louisiana State University Ph.D., Louisiana State University Academic Experience Instructor, Louisiana…

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

Contact Info aanagnos@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art history Degrees B.A., Oberlin College, Art History and Chemistry M.A., Columbia University, Modern Art Ph.D., University of Chicago, Art…

E. Wyllys Andrews, V

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

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Contact Info kandrino@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Public Health, 1999 M.H.S., Johns Hopkins, International Health,…

Claudia Chávez Argüelles

Contact Info cchavezarguelles@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Anthropology Department Degrees Ph.D., University of Texas in Austin, 2016 M.A., Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social…

Rebecca Atencio

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

Idelber Avelar

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

Mia Bagneris

Contact Info mbagneri@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Art history Degrees A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999 Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies,…

Melissa Bailes

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

Agustina Monasterio Baldor

Contact Info mmonaste@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of Salamanca, Hispanic Philology, 2006 M.A., Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2008…

William Balée

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

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…

Tiffany Barnes

Contact Info tiffanydbarnes@uky.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Studies Degrees Ph.D., Rice University, 2012 B.A., Southwestern University, 2004 Academic Experience Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence, Stone Center for Latin…

Antonio Barrios

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

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 Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.A., Brown University, French, 1971 M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science Communication, 1973 Ph.D.,…

William E. Bertrand

Contact Info wbertran@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Louisiana State University, 1966 Ph.D., Tulane University, 1972 Academic Experience Professor, Tulane…

Antonio Bojanic

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

Elizabeth Boone

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

James Boyden

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

Victoria Bricker

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

Michael E. Brumbaugh

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

Myrlene Bruno

Contact Info brufamy@gmail.com Department Affiliation French Degrees Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016 M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012 M.A., Florida International University,…

Pierre Buekens

Contact Info pbuekens@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Public Health and Tropical Medicine Degrees M.D., Free University of Brussels, 1979 M.P.H., Free University of Brussels, 1982 Certification in…

Michael Burke

Contact Info mburke1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Freeman School of Business Degrees B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology, 1977 M.S., Purdue University, Industrial Psychology, 1980 Ph.D., Illinois…

Carolina Caballero

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

Hortensia Calvo

Contact Info hcalvo@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980 M.A., Spanish and Spanish American…

Marcello Canuto

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

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

Contact Info acastro1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Arachu Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in…

Christopher Chambers-Ju

Contact Info cchambersju@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Christopher Chambers Ju received his PhD in political science from the University of California,…

M. Pia Chaparro

Contact Info pchaparro@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.S., Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, 2002 M.A., University of Hawai?i at M?noa,…

John Charles

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

Gabriel Chouhy

Contact Info Department Affiliation Degrees Academic Experience Research & Teaching Specializations: Political Sociology, Political Economy, Education Policy, Chile Related Experiences Distinctions Languages: Spanish Overseas Experience…

Eugene Cizek

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

Emily Clark

Contact Info eclark@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University M.S.W., Tulane University of Social Work Ph.D., Tulane University, History Academic Experience…

Mary Clark

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

Keith Clay

Contact Info clay@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, Botany, 1982 B.S., Rutgers College, Botany, 1977 Academic Experience Professor and Chair,…

Adrienne Colella

Contact Info acolella@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Freeman School of Business Degrees B.A., Miami University, Psychology, 1983 M.A., Ohio State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1987 Ph.D., Ohio State…

Felipe Fernandes Cruz

Contact Info fcruz1@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Florida State University, History, 2007 M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, History, 2010 Ph.D., The University…

Steven Darwin

Contact Info darwin@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Degrees B.A., Drew University, Botany, 1971 M.A., University of Massachusetts, Botany, 1973 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts,…

Roxanne Dávila

Contact Info rdavila@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees A.B., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990 Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish and Portuguese, 1999 Academic…

Mark S. Davis

Contact Info msdavis@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy Tulane University ByWater Institute Degrees M.L.T, Georgetown University, 1983 J.D., Indiana University, 1979…

Diogo de Lima

Contact Info ddelima@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Theatre and Dance Training Pavillion Arts Center, São Paolo, Brazil Academic Experience Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2018 –…

Martin Dimitrov

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

Christopher Dunn

Contact Info cjdunn@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Colorado College, History, 1987 M.A., Brown University, Brazilian Studies, 1992 Ph.D., Brown University, Brazilian Studies,…

Renata Durães Ribeiro

Contact Info rduraes@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Degrees B.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, 1998 M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology,…

John Edwards

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

Patrick Egan

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

Ludovico Feoli

Contact Info lfeoli@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR)…

Sefira Fialkoff

Contact Info sefira.fialkoff@gmail.com Department Affiliation Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research…

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 Department Affiliation Earth & Environmental Science Degrees B.S., University of South Alabama, Geology, 1975 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1977 M.S.E., Tulane,…

Guadalupe García

Contact Info ggarcia4@tulane.edu Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., Pitzer College, Political Studies and Literature, 1997 M.A., California State University, Latin American Studies, 2001 Ph.D., University…

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 Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Tulane University, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 1995 M.A., University of Arizona, Latin American Studies,…

Annie Gibson

Contact Info agibson3@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Department of Global Education Degrees B.A., Dartmouth College, Spanish and Latino Studies; Portuguese minor, 2003 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American…

Antonio Daniel Gómez

Contact Info agomez@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Literature, 2000 M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Latin American Literature, 2003 Ph.D.,…

Daniel Gough

Contact Info dgough@tulane.edu Departmental Affiliation Stone Center for Latin American Studies Degrees B.Mus., Music Performance, University of Georgia, 2006 A.B., History, University of Georgia, 2006…

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…

Alex R. Gunderson

Contact Info argunderson3@gmail.com Department Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Degrees Ph.D., Duke University, 2013 M.S., College of William and Mary , 2007 B.S., Minnesota State…

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 Department Affiliation Communication Degrees B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Radio-TV-Film, 2003 M.A., University of Southern California, Critical Studies, 2006 Ph.D., New…

Günther Handl

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

Dan M. Healan

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

Christine Hernández

Contact Info chernand@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees B.A., University of Illinois, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1991 Ph.D., Tulane University,…

Claudia Herrera

Contact Info cherrera@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Public Health and Tropical Medicine Degrees B.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1994 M.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1998…

Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez

Contact Info yherrera@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Political Science, 1997 M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso,…

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

Contact Info lhlass@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Law Degrees B.A., Rice University, 2001 J.D., Columbia Law School, 2006 L.L.M., Georgetown University Law, 2014 Academic Experience Professor of…

Oliver Houck

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

Harry Howard

Contact Info howard@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of North Carolina, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1980 M.A., Cornell University, Linguistics, 1988 Ph.D., Cornell University,…

James D. Huck, Jr.

Contact Info jhuck@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Latin American Studies James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001.…

Martha Huggins

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

Laura-Zoë Humphreys

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

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 Department Affiliation Anthropology Degrees B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992 M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995 Ph.D., Physical Anthropology…

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 Department Affiliation Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Degrees B.S., University of California, San Diego, Ecology, 1993 M.S., University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution,…

Carl Kendall

Contact Info ckendall@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Swarthmore College, Anthropology, 1969 M.A., University of Rochester, Anthropology Ph.D., University of…

Brittany Kennedy

Contact Info bkenned1@tulane.com Department Affiliation Department of Spanish and Portuguese Degrees Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2009 M.A., University of South Carolina, 2006 B.A., Louisiana…

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 Department Affiliation French & Italian Degrees B.A., Manchester College, French, 1983 M.A., Indiana University, French Linguistics, 1986 M.A., Indiana University, General Linguistics,…

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 Department Affiliation History Degrees B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, History & Latin American Studies, 1991 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 1996 Academic Experience…

Carlos Ignacio Juan Lozano

Contact Info cjuanloz@asu.edu Department Affiliation Department of Spanish and Portuguese Degrees Ph.D., University of Valencia, 2015 M.A. University of Valencia, 2009 B.A., University of Valencia,…

Amalia Leguizamón

Contact Info aleguiza@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Sociology Degrees B.A., McKendree College, Sociology, 2004 M.A., Queens College, CUNY, Sociology, 2009 M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2010…

Camilo Arturo Leslie

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

Paul Lewis

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

Jack C. Ling

Contact Info jling@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Syracuse University, Journalism, 1954 M.A., Stanford University, Communication/Journalism, 1955 Academic Experience Clinical…

Jana Lipman

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

Ana M. López

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

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 Department Affiliation Political Science Degrees Ph.D., Tulane University, Political Science, 2005 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2000 B.A., Tulane University Academic…

Megwen Loveless

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

Nora Lustig

Contact Info nlustig@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Economics Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute…

Colin M. MacLachlan

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

Judith Maxwell

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

Vicki Mayer

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

Sabia McCoy-Torres

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

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

Contact Info vmcgmar@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Stone Center for Latin American Studies Valerie McGinley has been with the Stone Center since 1995. Her responsibilities include overall…

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 Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., Biola University, English, 1983 M.A., University of Washington, English Literature, 1986 M.A., University of Oregon,…

Nancy Mock

Contact Info mock@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Health Systems and Development Degrees B.S., Yale University, Biology, 1976 M.P.H., Tulane University, International Health, 1979 Dr.P.H., Tulane University,…

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 Department Affiliation Anthropology Degrees B.A., Kanagawa University, Spanish, 1996 M.A., University of Tokyo, Cultural Anthropology, 1998 Ph.D., Arizona State University, Anthropology, 2010…

Laura Murphy

Contact Info lmurphy2@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1983 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, City and…

Stephen A. Nelson

Contact Info snelson@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Earth & Environmental Science Degrees B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1973 M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1975 Ph.D., University of…

Jason S. Nesbitt

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

Pamela Jane Neumann

Contact Info pneuman@tulane.edu Departmental Affiliation Stone Center for Latin American Studies Degrees B.A., Trinity University, Political Science, 2000 M.A., 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 Department Affiliation Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Rice University, Spanish, 1977 M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical, 1981 Academic…

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 Department Affiliation Political Science Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. She…

Tatjana Pavlovic

Contact Info tpavlov@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees M.A., University of Washington, Spanish, 1991 Ph.D., University of Washington, Romance Languages and Critical Theory, 1996…

Valerie Paz-Soldán

Contact Info vpazsold@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Degrees B.A., Stanford, Psychology, 1992 M.P.H., San Jose State, Community Health Education, 1996 Ph.D.,…

Scott Pentzer

Contact Info spentzer@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Center for Global Education Degrees B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1988 M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993…

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 Department Affiliation Art History Degrees B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Pomona College), Art History, 2003 M.A., University College of London, History of Art,…

Mauro Porto

Contact Info mporto@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Communication 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…

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 Department Affiliation Latin American Library Degrees B.S., University of Missouri, Education, 1966 M.A., Indiana University, Latin American History, 1972 M.A., University of…

Linnette F. Reed

Contact Info lreed2@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish and Portuguese Degrees M.A., Universidad de Salamanca, History, Art History and Geography, 1980 M.A., Texas A & M University,…

Wayne Reed

Contact Info wreed@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Physics Degrees B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics, 1975 M.S., University of Washington, Physics, 1976 Ph.D., Clarkson University, Physics, 1984 Academic…

Carol McMichael Reese

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

Thomas F. Reese

Contact Info treese@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Stone Center for Latin American Studies Thomas Reese has been with the Stone Center since 1999 as Executive Director. His…

Felix K. Rioja

Contact Info 504-862-8354 Department Affiliation Economics Degrees Ph.D., Economics, Arizona State University, 1997 M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 1992 B.S., Economics, James Madison University, 1989…

Fernando Rivera-Díaz

Contact Info friverad@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Spanish & Portuguese Degrees B.A., University of San Agustin, Literature and Linguistics, 1994 Licentiate, University of San Agustin, Literature and…

Christopher Rodning

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

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

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Diego Rose

Contact Info diego@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Global Community Health and Behavioral Science Degrees B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences, 1977 M.P.H., Unviersity of California-Berkeley, Public Health…

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 Department Affiliation French and Italian Studies Degrees B.A., University of Timisoara, English and French M.A., University of Southern California, Comparative Literature Ph.D.,…

Ana Sánchez-Rojo

Contact Info a.s.rojo@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Music Degrees B.A., University of the Americas- Puebla, 2003 M.M., University of Texas at Austin, Historical Musicology, 2008 Ph.D., University…

Susan Schroeder

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Daniel Sharp

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

Maureen E. Shea

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Thomas Sherry

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Dale Shuger

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Reut Shuker

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G. Eduardo Silva

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Alexander Slaski

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David Smilde

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Diana Soto

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Rachel Stein

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Miranda Stramel

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Raymond Taras

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Caz Taylor

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Selamawit D. Terrefe

Contact Info sterrefe@tulane.edu Department Affiliation English Degrees Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2017 M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2010 M.A., New York University, 2006 B.A.,…

John M. Trapani, III

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Beverly Trask

Contact Info btrask@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Theatre & Dance Degrees B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1970 M.F.A., Southern Mississippi, 1977 Academic Experience Associate Professor, Tulane University,…

Santiago Truffa

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Constantino Urcuyo

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Jorge Valenzuela

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Sunshine A. Van Bael

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John Verano

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Dawn Wesson

Contact Info wesson@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Public Health & Tropical Medicine Degrees B.A., North Central College, Biology and Spanish, 1983 M.S., University of Chicago, Illinois, Ecology,…

Edward D. White

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

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

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Justin Wolfe

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

Denise Woltering-Vargas

Contact Info dwolteri@tulane.edu Department Affiliation Stone Center for Latin American Studies Denise manages educational and community programs for Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American…

Hayley Woodward

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Ralph Lee Woodward

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Marc Zender

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Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

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China's Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles?

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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will be hosting Dr. Matt Ferchen for a talk titled China’s belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles? on January 23, 2019 at noon.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted global attention since it was first introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Despite the hype and anxiety surrounding the BRI’s apparent extension to the region, it remains unclear whether its rollout there will change entrenched patters, challenges, and dysfunctions in the China-LAC (Latin American and Caribbean) relationship or merely deepen them. Moreover, at a time of growing US-China strategic rivalry, the expansion of BRI-themed deal-making in LAC is already playing into growing major-power competition and tension.

Matt Ferchen is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. From 2008-2017 Ferchen was the first and only full-time foreign member of the International Relations Department at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Dr. Ferchen has a Masters in Latin America and China Studies from John Hopkins SAIS (1997) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Cornell (2008).

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Sociology Colloquium Series to host talk by Javier Auyero on collusion and violence in Argentina

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Join the Sociology Department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Javier Auyero, for a talk titled The Ambivalent State: Collusion and Violence in Latin America on Thursday, January 24, at 3:30 PM.

Drawing upon long-term ethnographic fieldwork in a poor high-crime neighborhood of Argentina and documentary evidence from court cases involving drug traffickers and police officers, this talk examines the clandestine connections between participants in the illicit drug trade and members of the state security forces – and their impact on skyrocketing urban violence. The presentation unpacks the much-referred to (but seldom scrutinized) content of police-criminal collusion reconstructing the resources, relational practices, and processes at its core. The talk makes its three-fold argument by way of empirical demonstration: a) illicit relationships between police agents and traffickers serve the latter to achieve a quasi-monopoly in the use of force over a territory that is central to the prosecution of their illegal trade, b) clandestine relationships between police officers and traffickers feed the systemic violence that characterizes the market of illegal drugs and contributes to localized violence, and c) police-trafficker collusion fosters widespread skepticism about law-enforcement among residents of low-income violent neighborhoods.

Dr. Javier Auyero is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long in Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of Poor People’s Politics, Contentious Lives, Routine Politics and Violence in Argentina, and Patients of the State. Together with Débora Swistun, he co-authored Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. His new book, In Harm’s Way: The dynamics of urban violence, co-authored with María Fernanda Berti, was recently published by Princeton University Press. He is also the editor of Invisible City: Life and Labor in Austin, Texas (published this year by University of Texas Press), and co-editor – with Philippe Bourgois and Nancy Scheper-Hughes – of Violence at the Urban Margins (published this year by Oxford University Press).

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 15, 2019, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraph statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy or Jimmy Huck.

K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Resources and Pedagogy on Latin American Studies

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On Saturday, January 26, 2019, join us at the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Meeting for a professional development opportunity. This year’s meeting will include a presentation on pedagogy by Lolla Blas Troncoso, a middle school Spanish Instructor at the Isidore Newman School and a session on the Latin American Resources available at Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies by Denise Woltering-Vargas, Senior Program Manager at Tulane University’s Stone Center Latin American Studies.

This conference is free and open to all educators and membership in the AATSP is not required. Please RSVP as space is limited. Please RSVP to Stephanie Davis.

The event will be held in the Reynolds Room at the Isidore Newman School. Please use the Loyola Street Lower School entrance, located at 5320 Loyola, the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Loyola Street.

K-12 Educator Workshop at the Audubon Zoo: Rescuing the Forests

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop Rescuing the Rainforest at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Rescuing the Rainforest will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal. We are delighted to have Dr. Katharine Jack, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Environmental Studies at Tulane University, join us for this workshop.

Please register here. The cost is $45.00 per participant. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact educationprograms@auduboninstitute.org for additional information.

Latin American Library to host Brazilian photographer João Farkas for talk and exhibit Amazônia Ocupada

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The Latin American Library in collaboration with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Departments of History and Spanish & Portuguese at Tulane University will be hosting an exhibit opening and talk titled Amazônia Ocupada, featuring Brazilian photographer João Farkas on Friday, February 8, 2019. The evening will begin with a conversation between João Farkas and professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Christopher Dunn. A reception will follow.

Amazônia Ocupada features the work of Brazilian photographer João Farkas, who documented the mass migration of workers from throughout Brazil who came to the Amazon basin in the 1980s and 1990s to try their luck in gold mining, logging and cattle ranching, often with devastating effects on the environment and the indigenous peoples of the region. The exhibit also includes rare books, maps, and other material from the special collections of The Latin American Library tracing Western conceptualizations of the Amazon region beginning with the earliest post-contact explorations in the 16th century to 20th century narratives about the region.

João Farkas is one of Brazil’s leading documentary and environmental photographers with projects that document life in the coastal village of Trancoso, Bahia, the carnival masks of Maragojipe, Bahia, and the world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal, as well as the occupation of the Amazon.

A related symposium featuring historians and anthropologists of the Amazon region will be held on Saturday February 9, 2019, in Jones Hall 100A, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More information forthcoming.

These events are sponsored by The Latin American Library, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Departments of History and Spanish & Portuguese at Tulane University.

Photo credit: João Farkas Amazonia