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From Tulane News: Tulane archaeologist co-authors first details on remains of 450-year-old Spanish fort

November 5th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane News titled Tulane archaeologist co-authors first details on remains of 450-year-old Spanish fort, on November 1, 2018. Story…  read more

XUTULAC students discuss gentrification with filmmaker Kurt Orderson

November 1st, 2018

Student participants in the Xavier-Tulane Partnership for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (XUTULAC) were among the audience of over 70 people who attended the Altman…  read more

From Tulane News: PhD student Melina Calmon researches migrant deaths at Mexican–U.S. border

November 1st, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane News titled Of missing persons, unidentified remains and cold cases, on October 31, 2018. Story by New Wave…  read more

Dr. Menaldo spoke on Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy

October 30th, 2018

Dr. Victor Menaldo, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, presented his book, Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy, as part…  read more

From Tulane News: Lessons from Peru

October 26th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New titled Lessons from Peru, on October 25, 2018. Story by contributing reporter Barri Bronston (bbronst@tulane.edu). They delighted in…  read more

Dr. Elizabeth Boone named Distinguished Scholar for the 107th College Art Association's Annual Conference

October 25th, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Boone, the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies at Tulane University, has been named the Distinguished Scholar for the 107th…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane team releases guide to best local food and nutrition work

October 24th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane News entitled Tulane team releases guide to best local food and nutrition work, on October 23, 2018. Story…  read more

Day of the Dead Exhibit at The Latin American Library

October 24th, 2018

The staff of the Latin American Library has prepared an altar celebrating the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos! Traditionally observed on…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: From the Rhythms of Brazil to the Classroom

October 24th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter titled From the Rhythms of Brazil to the Classroom, on October 24, 2018.…  read more

Tulane Professor of Economics Nora Lustig co-edits new book "Decling Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress?"

October 23rd, 2018

Latin America is often singled out for its high and persistent income inequality. Toward the end of the 1990s, however, income concentration began to fall…  read more

Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division

October 23rd, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Library of Congress website titled Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division, on October 15, 2018.…  read more

CIPR Speaker Series: Critical Issues in Democratic Governance

October 22nd, 2018

Latin America faces major challenges to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities to expand political inclusion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, the…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: Why Latin American Studies is such a popular major at Tulane

October 19th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane Hullabaloo titled Why Latin American Studies is such a popular major at Tulane, on October 18, 2018. Story by…  read more

From the Washington Post: Tulane Sociologist Daivd Smilde comments on propaganda in Venezuelan media

October 16th, 2018

Dr. 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

Sophia Mcclennen to discuss Latin American cinema, globalization, and politics during talk and workshop

October 11th, 2018

Join the Spanish and Portuguese department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Sophia Mcclennen for a talk and workshop discussing globalization, Latin American cinema, and…  read more

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Translating the Counter-Canon of Early Modern Spanish Theater: Theatrical Journeys with Luis Velez de Guevera

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Join the Tulane Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Theatre and Dance in welcoming Dr. Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for a talk titled Translating the Counter-Canon of Early Modern Spanish Theater: Theatrical Journeys with Luis Velez de Guevera’s “La serrana de la Vera” (“Wild Thing”) on Monday, November 12. The talk will be followed by a small reception.

Harley Erdman is a dramaturg, playwright, and scholar whose work focuses on adaptation and translation, especially of Latin American and Early Modern Spanish women playwrights. His dramatic writing projects focus on rebels and outsiders in local history.

Sponsored by the Tulane Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Scholars. For more information, contact Prof. Dale Shuger (dshuger@tulane.edu).

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political economist Dr. Katrina Burgess

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Katrina Burgess as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, November 16, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Burgess will give a talk titled Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Katrina Burgess (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy, which won the 2006 Outstanding Book Award for the best publication on labor issues granted by the Section on Labor Studies and Class Relations of the Latin American Studies Association, and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters, as well as articles in World Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, and International Studies Review. Dr. Burgess has also served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles.

Patterns of migrant engagement in politics back home cannot be understood without examining the ways in which homeland states reach out to their migrants. Since states engaged in what can be called diaspora-making are unable to deploy many of the tools of rule within their borders, they are especially reliant on the cultivation of loyalty. The agents, motives, and loyalty-cultivation strategies of diaspora-making have important implications for whether homeland parties mobilize voters abroad, as demonstrated by the contrasts between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Celebrate Brazilian culture during the 2018 Brazilian Bash

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The third annual Brazilian Bash will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 3 – 9 PM at Second Line Brewing. The event will include scrumptious food, exhilarating music, kids activities, and more! Homemade Brazilian food will be available for purchase from Dona Nola and Miss Farofa. During the event you will have the chance to purchase tee-shirts and donate money to Favela Brass. Favela Brass provides free brass, percussion, and English lessons for children in a small favela in Rio de Janeiro. All money raised will be invested in instruments for the school.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ja faz um ano e estamos super felizes de anunciar a terceira festa Brazilian Bash. Venha participar de um dia com comidas deliciosas, cervejas locais, musica pra dancar, atividades para as criancas e muito mais. Fique ligado para o menu, bandas e calendario de atividades.

Vamos estar vendendo camisas do Favela Brass e aceitando doacoes para suportar a escola de musica para criancas de baixa renda no Rio de Janeiro.

Este evento e GRATIS e para toda familia.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards