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Tulane historian Kris Lane presented at Festival de Arte sur Andino Arica Barroca in Arica, Chile

April 22nd, 2019

Un centenar de personas asistieron al lanzamiento de la VI versión del Festival de Arte Sur Andino Arica Barroca que celebrará a piratas, traficantes y…  read more

Students Participate in the First Annual Latin American and Latinx Studies Symposium at Rollins College

April 11th, 2019

Story by Tulane undergraduate participant Virginia “Rosie” Click. On Friday, April 5th, ten undergraduate students from Tulane University presented their research at the First Annual…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane anthropologist William Balée awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests

April 10th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today entitled Tulane anthropologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests on April 10, 2019. Story by Keith Brannon…  read more

From Tulane Today: Dr. Elizabeth Boone offers her perspective on recent Aztec discovery

April 8th, 2019

These stories originally appeared in Reuters and Raw Story entitled Exclusive: Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb and Aztec…  read more

From the Conversation: Sociology professor David Smilde notes that Venezuela's power struggle reaches a tense stalemate

April 8th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and the Conversation entitled Venezuela’s power struggle reaches a tense stalemate, as human suffering deepens on April 4,…  read more

From Tulane Today and Fox News: Sociology professor David Smilde discusses the continuing chaos in Venezuela

April 8th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and Fox News entitled Caracas, once a thriving metropolis, is struggling as country plunges further into chaos on…  read more

Book Published: Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies, edited by Virginia Oliveros

March 29th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Oliveros for editing and writing two chapters in Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies Argentina in Comparative Perspectives Voting behavior is…  read more

From Tulane News and Chicago Tribune: Tulane professor David Smilde explains the role of 'colectivos' in Venezuela

March 18th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Chicago Tribune entitled Maduro’s muscle: Motorcycle gangs known as ‘colectivos’ are the enforcers for Venezuela’s authoritarian…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane anthropologist John Verano's work at child sacrifice site published in major journal

March 7th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News entitled Tulane professor’s work at “unthinkable sacrifice” site published in major journal on March 6, 2019. Story by…  read more

From the Washington Post: Tulane sociologist David Smilde comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó's return to Venezuela

March 7th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Washington Post entitled Guaidó says he’ll be returning to Venezuela for nationwide protests Monday on March…  read more

From Tulane News and National Geographic: Lasers reveal Maya war ruins

March 6th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane News and National Geographic entitled Lasers reveal Maya war ruins on March 1, 2019. A recent news item…  read more

From Tulane News and Gulf Times: Current Venezuela protests different from past ones

March 6th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Gulf Times entitled Current Venezuela protests different from past ones on March 1, 2019. A recent…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts newsletter: Elizabeth Boone Named CAA's Distinguished Scholar

February 27th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled Elizabeth Boone Named CAA’s Distinguished Scholar, on February 27, 2019. Story…  read more

From Nature: Tulane alumna combines medical and archeological training to study the ancient Maya

February 18th, 2019

A recent news item from Nature featured Tulane University alumna Dr. Vera Tiesler, bioarchaeologist and professor at the Autonomous University of the Yucatán. In the…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: After a Semester in Cuba, No Longer a Stranger

February 14th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled After a Semester in Cuba, No Longer a Stranger, on February…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Virtual Summer Teacher Institute: Central America People & Environment

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The 2020 summer teacher institute is the second in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and environment. Hosted online by the University of Georgia (UGA), the 2020 Virtual Summer Institute will highlight diverse topics related to Central America and provide teacher participants with training in Instructional Conversations (IC) pedagogy, pioneered by faculty in UGA‘€™s College of Education. Teachers will work together in virtual breakout groups to develop shared, subject-specific IC lessons based on institute content and corresponding to grade appropriate educational standards. Teachers and organizers will also explore ways of integrating digital tools and technologies to facilitate and improve education via online formats.


The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at The University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. Register Now.

Questions? Contact Derek Bentley [].

Coronavirus and Latin America: Education in Mexico and Argentina

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Public Webinar – Requires Advanced Registration

Join us for an informal online conversation with Vanderbilt Humphrey Fellowship Program scholars about the impact of Coronavirus on education in Mexico and Argentina. Patricia Garcia, former Executive Director of Misiones Rurales Argentina, and Maika Maria Dorantes Moguel, supervisor of primary education for the Secretary of Public Education in Yucatan, Mexico, will explore how the education systems of their countries have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. This one-hour program will focus on the challenges and opportunities for both government and non-government educational organizations, particularly in rural areas of Mexico and Argentina. The conversation will be held in English and moderated by Dr. Nancy Dickson, Humphrey Fellowship Program Director, and followed by an open Q&A with webinar participants.

Advanced Registration Required. All registered participants will receive the Zoom link on June 15.
This webinar is the second of the series “Coronavirus and Latin America” sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Global Read Webinar Series 2020

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Diverse Books for the K-12 Classroom
February – June 2020 – All webinars are 6 PM CST
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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2020ReadingAcrossCultures. Visit for more information and to register for free.

  • AFRICAFEBRUARY 26, 2020 Africana Book Award
    Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family by Elizabeth Zunon
  • MIDDLE EASTMARCH 18, 2020 Middle East Book Award
    Darius the Great is Not OKAY by Adib Khorram
  • SOUTH ASIAAPRIL 14, 2020 – South Asia Book Award
    The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock
  • LATIN AMERICAMAY 11, 2020 – Américas Award
    Auntie Luce‘€™s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour
  • ASIAJUNE 23, 2020 – Freeman Book Award
    Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman

All sessions are free and open to the public. Register by visiting Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, the African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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