Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Coronavirus exacerbates plight of asylum seekers in Louisiana

June 22nd, 2020

Associate Professor, Jana Lipman provides insight on the impact of coronavirus on asylum seekers in Louisiana. Read the article published by The Advocate on June…  read more

Summer Maya Language Institute Featured on Telemundo

June 19th, 2020

With the sudden shift to teaching online, our annual summer Maya Language Institute, Oxlajuj Aj also quickly transitioned to an online environment. The course began…  read more

Virtual Summer Teacher Institute Concludes

June 18th, 2020

Last week (June 8 – 12, 2020) over 70 K-12 educators logged in online from across the country for our annual summer teacher institute, “Central…  read more

The 2020 Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony: Celebrating excellence in Latin American Studies

May 19th, 2020

On Thursday, May 14th, the Stone Center held a virtual awards ceremony honoring students, faculty, and staff form within the Latin American Studies community at…  read more

Cheers to the Class of 2020: The Stone Center sends off students with a virtual toast

May 18th, 2020

On Thursday, May 14th, the Stone Center honored graduating Latin American Studies students with a virtual toast and recognition ceremony. Over 75 attendees, including faculty,…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Aislinn Roberts

May 14th, 2020

Aislinn Roberts graduates cum laude in Public Health with minors in Latin American Studies and Business in May 2020. Her time studying abroad in Argentina…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Joseph Sotile

May 13th, 2020

Joseph Sotile graduates from Tulane this year as a Political Science major with minors in Latin American Studies and Mathematics. His academic honors include the…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Torsten Blue

May 13th, 2020

Looking back at his time at Tulane as a double major in Political Science and Latin American Studies, Torsten Blue counts many of his experiences…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Griffin Smith

May 13th, 2020

Graduating with degrees in Neuroscience and Latin American Studies, Griffin Smith not only succeeded in completing two very distinct majors, but also found ways to…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Nile Pierre

May 13th, 2020

Nile Pierre is a senior from Los Angeles, CA majoring in Latin American Studies and Political Economy. She is a Posse Foundation Scholar and Cowen…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Jasmine Gloria

May 13th, 2020

Tulane senior Jasmine Gloria graduates in May 2020 as a double major in Anthropology and Latin American Studies with a minor in Art History. Not…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Ella Zimbalist

May 13th, 2020

Ella Zimbalist graduates in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Social Policy and Practice, and a minor in Latin American Studies. During…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Anna Dobard

May 13th, 2020

Anna Dobard is a senior graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and Latin American Studies. Some of her favorite experiences at Tulane have…  read more

LAST 2020 Senior Profile: Bryna Loranger

May 13th, 2020

Tulane senior Bryna Loranger graduates as a double major in Spanish and International Development with a minor in Latin American Studies in May 2020. Throughout…  read more

K-12 Educator Workshops Move Online

May 12th, 2020

The spring Ancient Civilizations K-12 Educator Workshop Series culminated last week with the Teaching Aztec History through Art online webinar (now archived on our YouTube…  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.