Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Graduate Student Summer Research Grant Symposium

October 31st, 2009
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location
Tulane University
Jones Hall 100A
Greenleaf Conference Room

Graduate students who received summer research grants through the Stone Center will present their experiences. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by The Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Adrianne Ott.

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Borealis, Department of History

Presentation Schedule

Continental Breakfast: 8:30am

Panel One: 9:00am – 10:30am – Historical Research
  • Sarah Borealis: “Fashion and the construction of female narrative in revolutionary Mexico”
  • Christy Dimos: “The Affect of Social Support on TB/HIV Patients in Lima, Peru”
  • Haley Holt: “Identity and Community of Epi-Classic Oaxaca”
  • Irene Lugo: “Early Modernism in the Arts at the End of the Porfiriato”
  • Adrianne Ott: “Arnulfo Arias, Panameñismo, and Chinese Panamanians”
Panel Two: 10:45am – 12:00pm – Environmental Interaction
  • Lisa Crossman: “Beyond Landscapes: An Exploration of Environmental Art”
  • Sherman Horn: “A Closer Look at Jenney Creek: Redefining Middle Formative Settlement in the Upper Belize Valley”
  • Sami Rifai: “Factors influencing wind driven tree mortality and survival in the Central Amazon”
  • Tia Vice: “Afro-Cuban Women in late nineteenth century Cuba”

Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel Three 1:00pm-2:15pm – Mix N Match
  • Heriberto Cababa: “Mobile Phones in Cuba: Technology of Change”
  • Katharina Kniess: “Sandinismo, the Vanguardia and Nationalist Culture”
  • Kristin Wallace: “Grandes Maestros: Pequenos Negocios: Cultural Production and Microbusiness Development in Fomento Cultural Banamex’s Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Program”
  • Corey Waters: “A Non-Governmental Organization’s Initiative to Advance Gender Equality in El Salvador”
Panel Four: 2:30pm-4:00pm – Literature and Cultural Research
  • Scott Johnson: “X’telhu: Preliminary Research at a Late to Terminal Classic Site in Northern Yucatan”
  • Melina Leodas: “De poco sacamos mucho: Cuban Hip-Hop Under Raúl Castro‘€™s Reforms”
  • Gwen Murray: “(Re)presenting the Periphery: Social Perspective and Brazilian Audiovisual Production”
  • Antonio Rueda: “Origins and Development of the Theater in Seville in the Sixteenth Century”
  • Ana Villar-Prados: “Entre el Guadalquivir y el Esgueva: Representación literaria de paisajes urbanos y geográficos en los poemas de Luis Góngora”

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The Materiality of Insurgency in the Colonial Andes

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The Stone Center recently agreed to co-sponsor Dr. Ananda Cohen-Aponte’s upcoming talk, “The Materiality of Insurgency in the Colonial Andres” which is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 PM via Zoom. The talk is part of the year-long “Representation and Resistance: Scholarship Centering Race in Western Art” lecture series organized by the Newcomb Art Department and co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and is also the 2020 Terry K. Simmons Lecture in Art History for this year.

Details can also be found here on the lecture series website:
https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/newcomb-art/representation-and-resistance-scholarship-centering-race-western-art

Film discussion: "O Pai, O" - Carnaval and the intersectionality of oppressions in Salvador/Bahia

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Language: introduction in Portuguese Questions and comments welcome in Portuguese, English, or Spanish

Facilitators: Sílvia Lorenso, Associate Professor and Director, Middlebury School in Brazil Guimário Nascimento, History Teacher, Colégio Nossa Senhora Soledad, Salvador Tatiane Cerqueira, Mestre and PhD student at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC

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*Warning: Some scenes in the film contain graphic violence and sex.

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"Landfall" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Landfall, is an English-language Puerto Rican documentary film, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“A kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María, Landfall investigates a storm of much greater magnitude: the economic crisis crippling the island long before María arrived.”

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Verde" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Verde, is a Spanish-language, Dominican feature film, directed by Alfonso Morgan-Terreno.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“When a bystander is killed during the robbery of a goldmine, the spilled blood stains more than the three men responsible, saturating the tight-knit fabric of their tiny Dominican village, seeping into the landscape itself. In a feature debut that pairs clear-eyed observation with ghostly intelligence, Alfonso Morgan-Terrero takes a familiar story, a dark passage of revenge and bloodshed, and sinks its noirish elements deep into the texture of its surroundings: rough-hewn structures, alleys of broken rock bathed in grimy orange streetlight, and the enveloping green of the forest. Under the film‘€™s hypnotized gaze, kinship, brotherhood, and enmity are blurred and masquerade as one another”.
-Jonathan Kieran.

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Right Near the Beach" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Right Near the Beach, is an English-language, Jamaican feature film, directed by Gibrey Allen.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamacian public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey’s father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near the Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life”.
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Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Summer in Cuba Information Session

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Learn more about the Cuban and Caribbean Institute‘€™s flagship study abroad program. Summer in Cuba is open to Tulane and non-Tulane undergraduate students from all years and majors. Plus, public Health majors have a unique opportunity to earn credits abroad with the Public Health in Cuba track.