Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jessica Cydney Schwartz

M.A. Alumna

Jessica Schwartz received her BA in American Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2011. As an undergraduate, she studied African and Latin American literature, with an emphasis in critical theory. She also studied at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, and traveled most of the Southern cone. Her post-graduate years were spent as a traveling musician in Central America and Mexico, exploring different communities through their relationship with music. She later moved to Guatemala City where she produced a Latin-fusion CD with local musicians, and collaborated with numerous social art projects and student movements. During her time at the Stone Center, she studied identity politics and literature in Guatemala, with particular emphasis on indigenous literary production.