Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Fulbright Fellow Finds Opportunity at Tulane

September 20th, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. Five weeks after starting his Fulbright…  read more

Stone Center PhD Jesus Ruiz awarded ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship

September 4th, 2020

Story by William Penniman, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce that Jesus Ruiz,…  read more

Stone Center Post-Doctoral Fellow Receives Prestigious Governor General's Award

August 11th, 2020

Dr. Irene Rozsa, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Center, was recently recognized for exemplary achievements during…  read more

New Orleans Public Library Highlights Pebbles Program

July 27th, 2020

Story appears in When schools closed in early March and libraries quickly followed suit, Denise Woltering and her team at Tulane University’s Stone Center…  read more

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


All Events

Upcoming Events

Community Engagement Information Session

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Join us on Thursday, October 1st for this informal discussion to learn more about the Latin American Resource Center and the long history of community engagement offered through the center. This event is part of a series of information sessions to help orient and update the Tulane community about programming and resources offered through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Register here.

All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Stone Center YouTube Channel.

"Brazil in the 21st Century" event with Dr. Idelber Avelar and Sergio Moro

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“O Brasil do Seculo XXI” will include presentations and dialogue between Professor Idelber Avelar and Sergio Mora, Ex-Minister of Justice and Public Security of Brazil. Fernanda Odilla, of the University of Bologna, will be moderating the event.

Thanks to the Brazil Institute at King’s College, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research for making this event possible.

2020 Américas Award Ceremony and Book Talk

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Please join us as we celebrate the 2020 Américas Award books in a virtual award ceremony and an online book talk with award winner, Mitali Perkins.

October 5, 2020 at 6 PM CST
Book Talk with Author Mitali Perkins: Between Us and Abuela
Join the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Library of Congress for a virtual conversation with Mitali Perkins, author of 2020 Américas Award winning children’s book Between Us and Abuela. Mitali will share context for her beautiful book, as well as tips for classroom incorporation. The 60-minute program will also include an open Q&A with attendees moderated by Luciano Marzulli at the University of Utah. Educators and parents alike are highly encouraged to attend, and all are welcome! We encourage you to find Between Us and Abuela at your local library or purchase a copy before the October 5 program, if possible. See you online!
Register Now for the link to join this special conversation with Mitali Perkins!

October 12, 2020 at 6 PM CST
2020 Virtual Award Ceremony
Video streaming hosted by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. The program is part of the national Hispanic Heritage Month programming. In order to attend, please register here.

Coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University and sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.

Online Latinx Speaker Series

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This speaker series was developed by Professor Caballero as part of her class, Introduction to Latinx Studies. It is designed to share the diversity and contributions of the local New Orleans Latinx community. Each speaker shares their perspective on a wide array of important topics relating to community and the city. In order to attend these online events, please REGISTER HERE

  • Thursday, September 17th – Rafael Delgadillo, PhD Candidate at UC-Santa Cruz in Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Thursday, October 1st – Leticia Casilda, Familia Unidas en Acción Familias Unidas en Acción was founded in 2018 with the vision of providing immigrant families in the greater New Orleans area and Louisiana with the resources needed to thrive in a new community without forgetting their own culture and history. We are the only community organization in New Orleans and Louisiana primarily focused on providing shelter and transitional support to recently arrived immigrant families. Our membership is made up of impacted immigrant families who believe that our families and children deserve equal opportunities, respect as human beings, access to their histories and culture, and to be acknowledged as productive members of society.
  • Thursday October 15 – Fermín Ceballos, musician and writer – Fermín Ceballos is a tri-lingual Afro-Dominican songwriter, musician, bandleader, composer, actor, and poet living and creating art in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied art & music at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and was a professor of music for the Dominican Republic Secretary of State for Culture National School System. His primary musical instruments are the accordion, guitar, piano, and voice. Fermín continually works on several musical projects in the Gulf South and the US; such as Merengue4-FOUR, a musical project focused on Dominican Music (Bachata & Merengue Típico), Fermín‘€™s Latin Fusion Orchestra performing original salsa inspired compositions, and Fermín Acústico a musical concept based on guitar and voice. With all his projects, he performs original compositions based on his fusion of different sounds and musical rhythms. In 2019, he released his first book of poems in Spanish and English entitled Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow).
  • Thursday, October 29th – Christopher Louis Romaguera. Romaguera is Cuban-American writer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born in Hialeah, Florida and graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Romaguera has been published in The Daily Beast, Curbed National, Peauxdunque Review, New Orleans Review, PANK Magazine and other publications. He is a monthly columnist at The Ploughshares Blog. He has an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans.
  • Thursday, November 12th TBD

For more information, please contact 504.865.5164.

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.