Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


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

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


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Upcoming Events

Cuban National Literacy Campaign Documentary Screening: Silvio y el Poder de la Palabra

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Stone Center Masters student, Lilian Lombera has been working on this project and it is ready to launch THIS SUNDAY. Check out the launch of the new documentary & a tribute to Silvio Rodriguez y el Poder de La Palabra! Exclusive (free!) livestream presented by HotHouse. This 25-minute documentary film thoughtfully weaves archival footage of the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 and a rare, exclusive interview with Cuba‘€™s iconic singer/songwriter and international recording artist, Silvio Rodriguez, as he recounts his first calling. At the age of 14, Silvio volunteered to join the brigade of over one hundred thousand teenagers that went into the Cuban mountains and countryside to teach rural campesinos how to read and write. In this exclusive interview, Silvio shares his memories on how he was impacted by the experience and how it shaped his life.

Check out the 1-minute trailer on the Literacy Project Films Youtube Channel

The event combines the debut screening of Silvio Rodriguez: Mi primera tarea, with a TRIBUTE CONCERT to Silvio Rodriguez.

The concert features globally renowned artists: Duo Made y Feña; Rochy Ameneiro-Rodrigo Garcia Ameneiro + Tania Haase (Duo Espiral); Katia and Nina Cardenal; Francisco Herrera; Quetzal; Rodstarz de Rebel Diaz and Franco Valdes; Kelvis Ochoa; Roly Berrio; Susana Baca & Lila Downs!

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.