Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


2020-2021 CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellows

April 29th, 2020

We at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research would like to welcome our four new incoming post-doctoral fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year. They…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts - Using Art in Times of Crisis: From Oaxaca to Tulane

April 29th, 2020

In the latest edition of the School of Liberal Arts newsletter, Latin American Studies graduating senior Jasmine Gloria describes how she and her fellow classmates…  read more

The Mayan Language Institute lays foundation for interdisciplinary research on public health and Indigenous knowledge in Guatemala

April 27th, 2020

Field research conducted by two members of the Stone Center’s Mayan Language Institute (MLI) team has culminated in the publication of the article “K’iche’ Mayan…  read more

Latin American Writer Series Video Archive Spotlight: Luis Negrón

April 23rd, 2020

LAWS Spotlight by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On October 3rd, 2019, the Stone Center hosted a conversation with acclaimed writer,…  read more

Spend your summer in Brazil--virtually! Applications open on rolling basis through 5/1.

April 21st, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 edition of Summer in Brazil is moving to an online format. Applications for the virtual program are now…  read more

Cuban musicologist Heidy Cepero Recoder reflects on her time at Tulane and Kennesaw State University

April 20th, 2020, a periodical based in Camaguey, Cuba, recently published a feature on musicologist Heidy Cepero Recoder’s visit to the U.S., which included a talk at…  read more

Catholic Church urges Venezuela to unite against coronavirus

April 17th, 2020

Catholic Church urges Venezuela to unite against coronavirus by David Smilde and Hugo Pérez Hernáiz Coronavirus hasn’t yet hit Venezuela as hard as neighboring Brazil…  read more

Professor Kris Lane gives keynote address on the future of "pirate studies"

April 17th, 2020

Professor Kris Lane, France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University, served as a keynote speaker at the Inaugural Piracy Studies…  read more

Professor David Smilde co-authors Washington Post article on the U.S. State Department's Venezuela plan

April 17th, 2020

Professor David Smilde, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University, and Abraham F. Lowenthan, professor emeritus at the University…  read more

The new inequalities and people-to-people social protection

April 2nd, 2020

The new inequalities and people-to-people social protection Nora Lustig (Tulane University) and Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development) March 30, 2020 The lockdowns throughout the…  read more

What should Venezuela do about COVID-19? (in Spanish)

March 19th, 2020

Qué debe hacer Venezuela frente al COVID-19? By: Francisco R. Rodríguez La extensión de la enfermedad del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) a una pandemia global y…  read more

[CANCELLED] The Stone Center provides platform for voices of Latin America and its diaspora at New Orleans Book Festival

March 5th, 2020

ALL NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University has canceled its inaugural event for 2020, citing…  read more

Students and faculty commemorate Black History Month with reading of "O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship)"

February 13th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Students and faculty from Tulane and Xavier universities joined forces on Friday, February 7,…  read more

Op-ed by Professor Smilde in NYT: "Trump's Shout-Out Masks a Bleak Outlook for Venezuela's Guaidó"

February 6th, 2020

Professor David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Tunica-Biloxi Culture workshop launches LARC's Spring 2020 K - 16 educator series

February 6th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On Saturday, January 25th, the Latin American Resource Center held its first installment of…  read more


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


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

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.