Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Stone Center Awards and Prizes

Each year since 2001, the Stone Center hosts an annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the Spring Semester. At this Awards Ceremony, the Stone Center acknowledges the achievements, accomplishments, and service of its faculty and students over the preceding academic year. Included in the Awards Program are a series of Best Paper Prizes.

The following is a listing of award winners since the inauguration of this recognition program in 2001.

2018 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2018)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Megwen Loveless, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Pamela Neumann, Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Kris Lane, Department of History (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Valerie McGinley
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Joseph Hiller
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Amy Medvick
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Cecily Montgomery, “FOCEM: An Alternative to Traditional Hegemonic Development Arrangements” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Love, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: María Beatriz H. Carrión, “A Mexican Angelus Novus, Popular Culture Chaos as Archive” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Adrian Anagnost, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Abigail Cramer, “The Art of Creative Compromise: Feminist Street Art Collective Rede Nami’s Comprehensive Approach to Empowering Women” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Harvey and Victoria Bricker Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Reyna Fa-Kaji, “Weak Foundations: Public Housing and the Pursuit of Citizenship in Brazil” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Hayley Woodward, “Compressing History: Excavating Meaning from the Codex Xolotl Fragments” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Karla Rosas, “From Suffering Mothers to Transformative Healers: Constructions of Indigenous Womanhood in the Zapatista Movement” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Pamela Neumann, Latin American Studies)
2017 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 4, 2017)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Rebecca Atencio, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Marky Jean-Pierre, Department of French & Italian
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Daniela Alvarez
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Sarah Fouts & Vanessa Castañeda
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Emma Dunn (Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver), “The New Wave of Colonialism: Privatization of Indigenous Q’eqchi’ Lands in Northern Guatemala (nominated by Dr. William Balée, Anthropology, Tulane University, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Vanessa Castañeda
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Hannah Dean
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Hannah Dean, “A Lasting Peace? Indigenous Exclusion in the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Hayley Woodward, “Marking Place, Making History: the Shifting Narrative Structures of the Codex Xolotl” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Katalina Euraque, “Garifuna Lives Matter: Intercultural Indigenous Solidarity in Post-Coup Honduras” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Harvey and Victoria Bricker Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Luisa Venegoni, “Justice for Invaders? Urbanization-Conservation Conflict in Lima, Peru’s Lomas Ecosystem” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Fabiola Ramírez-Gutiérrez, “Una historia olvidada: ‘indios’ en exhibición y la representación autocomplaciente del colonialismo y la blancura” (nominated by Prof. Marilyn Miller, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Joseph Hiller, “Against the Carceral Worldview: Death, Life, and Violence in Colombian Prisons” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
2016 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 28, 2016)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Annie Gibson, Center for Global Education
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Megwen Loveless, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: James D. Huck, Jr.
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Sarah Bruni
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Amy Medvick (Tulane University), “From Queens to Batuqueiras “: Race, Gender, Maracatu, and the Persistence of the Myth of Racial Democracy (PDF) (nominated by Dr. Steve Butterman, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Jesús Ruíz
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Currin Wallis
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: James Ferrare, “Innovative Energy Solutions in Paraguay” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Colin Crawford, Law School & Payson Center)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Bobbie Simova, “Integrating Maya Market Women in Archaeology” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Tatsuya Murakami, Latin American Studies)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Currin Wallis, “Re-Typing Tradition: New Black Press and the Afro-Argentine Struggle for Cultural Citizenship” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lydia Norby-Adams, “Makelawen Medicine?: The Pharmaceutical Commercialization of the Traditional Mapuche Practice” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Patricia Alexander, “The Power of Restricted Access and Hidden Images: Shedding New Light on the Lanzón and the Spread of Chavín de Huántar’s Influence” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Jesús Ruíz, “Emancipatory Royalism, Rayanos, and Imagined Unknowns: African Descendants in the Borderlands of La Española” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Kris Lane, History)
2015 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2015)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Annie Gibson, Center for Global Education
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Guadalupe Garcia, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Denise Woltering-Vargas
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Mira Kohl and Jennifer Triplett
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Maile Speakman (Tulane University), “Gender in the City: Reading Judith Butler in Havana” (PDF) (nominated by Dr. Elizabeth Steeby, Department of English, University of New Orleans, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Allison Caplan
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: David Roberts, “Towards a Sweet Reunion? The Sugarcane Agroindustry and Brazil’s Impact on U.S.-Cuban Trade Normalization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jennifer Triplett, “Feminism and Fertility: Discourse and Policy Disconnect in Fujimori’s Family Planning Program” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Susan Bridle-Fitzpatrick, Latin American Studies)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lilah Shepard, “Si No Vista La Paisana Jacinta No Tuviste Infancia: Humor and Nostalgia in the Acceptance of Peru’s Anti-Indian Media Portrayals” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Dylan Barnes, “Divided We Fall: Oil Exploitation, Conservation and Indigenous Organizing in the Amazon Basin” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Sarah Bruni, “A Space of One’s Own: Secondary Characters and the Politics of Personal Memory in the Southern Cone Post-dictatorship Generation Novel” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Alexander Standen, “Rhetoric and Reality: Local Agency in the Maya Biosphere Reserve” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
2014 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 1, 2014)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: I. Carolina Caballero, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Rosanne Adderley, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Sue Inglés
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Laura Mellem
  • Stephen P. Jacobs Prize for Best Graduate Paper Presented at the LAGO Annual Conference: Edward Brudney (Indiana University), “Remaking Argentina: Labor and Citizenship during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Steve Striffler of the University of New Orleans, who chaired the LAGO Conference panel session at which the paper was presented)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Sarah Fouts
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Robin Goode
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Riley Russell, “Frame Consistency in the Esculachos Movement in Brazil: A Call for Categorization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. David Ortiz, Department of Sociology)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Laura Mellem, “The (Nation) State of the Family: Remembering the Links Between Collective Rape and the Cult of Virginity in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Supriya Nair, English)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Laura Sibert, “Who’s the Top Banana? Corporate Institutionalization of Race and Mobility in Central American Banana Enclaves of the Twentieth Century” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Alana Neuman, “The Rebounding Populations of Brazilian Indians: An Epidemiological Study of Population Growth in the Amazon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Bill Balée, Anthropology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Sonya Wohletz, “Through a Glass Darkly: A Study of Mirrors in Aztec Art” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Miranda Stramel, “University-Community Partnerships for Social Justice: Dialogic Knowledge Production through Participatory Research in Baixo Jaguaribe, Brazil” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
2013 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2013)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: I. Carolina Caballero, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Jennifer Ashley, Department of Communication
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Staff Member Service Award: Barbara Carter
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Diana Soto
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Jorge Valenzuela
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Ailene Orr
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jennifer Triplett, “Pots, Potatoes, and Progress for Women: Rethinking Feminism in Post-Crisis Latin America” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Allison Caplan, “Colonial Eyes: Reading Folios 29v and 30r of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis” (nominated by Prof. Marc Zender, Anthropology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: David H. Roberts, “El razonamiento económico dentro del Internacionalismo cubano” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Marilyn Miller, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: William H. Donaldson, “Gangbangers and Politicians: The Effects of Mano Dura” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Emily Floyd, “Fray Bernardino de Sahagn and the Construction of the Aztec Pantheon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Baird Campbell, “Social Media as a Tool for Linguistic Maintenance and Preservation among the Mapuche” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
2012 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2012)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Casey Kane Love, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Ngaire Honey
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Samantha Greenspun
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Robert Dean
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Lacey Gutierrez, “‘The Pictures in Our Heads’”: Portrayal of Paco in the Argentine Media and Political Narrative” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Andrew Whitaker, “The Landscape Imagination: Incorporating Amerindian Perspectivism into an Historical Ecology of Knowledge” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. William Balée, Anthropology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kiley Laemmli, “Culture as Commodity: Dancehall Queens and the Sale of Female Empowerment” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Jeffrey Ellis, “Equity in Health Care and Public Health Policy: the Search for Social Justice in Chile’s Plan AUGE (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Lucia Abramovich, “A Currency of Culture: Considering the Value of Silver in Colonial Potosí” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Farren Yero, “Ethnogenesis, Pueblo Status, and Corporate Identity: Nahua & Afro-Mexican Relations in Central New Spain’s Indigenous Communities” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
2011 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2011)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Raúl Sánchez Urribarrí, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Daniel Sharp, Department of Music and Laura Murphy, Global Health Systems & Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Seth Magden
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Gwendolyn Murray
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Carlos Grover
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Philip Marx, “Perceived Citizen Insecurity in Honduras and the Human Capital Investment Decision” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. John Edwards, Economics)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Will Buckingham, “Oscar Stagnaro’s Jazz-Festejo Bass Style” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Daniel Sharp, Music)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Emily Gatehouse, “Me gustaría saber más. Me gustaría saber todo: The Duality of Memorializing Argentine State Terrorism” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Kayla Andrews, “Utopia and Its Ruses: Post-Colonial Utopia in the Thinking of Edouard Glissant” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Jean-Godefroy Bidima, French & Italian)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Keri Libby, “Argentina’s Twentieth Century Historiography” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Gertrude Yeager, History)
2010 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2010)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Nora Lustig, Department of Economics
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: David Ortiz, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Bradley Hentschel
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Eric Mackintosh
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Phillippa Chadd
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Sean Higgins, “Discrepancies in the Data: What can we conclude about poverty and inequality in Brazil?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Nora Lustig, Economics)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Bradley Hentschel, “International Intervention and the Monopoly on the Legitimate Use of Force: The Case of Colombia” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. David Ortiz, Sociology)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ashley Coleman, “Puff Daddy les ofrece un millón y le dijen que no: Reggaeton as Resistance to U.S. Political and Cultural Hegemony” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Allison Bakamjian, “Chile’s Penguin Revolution: Student Response to Incomplete Democratization” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Katharina Kniess, “Touristic Discourse and U.S.-Nicaraguan Relations: 1936-1964” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Justin Wolfe, History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: John Ben Soileau, “Participatory Development and the Decentralization of Environmental Authority for a Sustainable Future of the Brazilian Amazon” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Latin American Studies)
2009 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 4, 2009)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Supriya Nair, Department of English
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Derek Burdette
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Hilary Smith
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Jonathan Kim
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jonathan Kim, “A Reform for the Reformer? The MST’s Decline During Lula’s First Administration” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Marcelle Beaulieu, “First and Third World Borders: Shared Characteristics and Strategies” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Aaron Schneider, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Lilith Reed, “Campo against Ciudad? The Resonance of Old Dichotomies in the 2008 Argentine Grower’s Conflict” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Adriana Hernandez, “Public Health as a Battleground: Imperialism, Health and State Legitimacy in Cuba (1868-1934)” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Elise Dietrich, “A Turma do Pererê: Blackness-As-Other in a Brazilian Children’s Comic” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martha Huggins, Sociology)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amanda Magdalena, “Baseball/Softball in Shaping Female Identity in Southern California and the Midwest, 1930-1970” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Gertrude Yeager, History)
2008 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 5, 2008)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Katie Sampeck, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Christopher Dunn, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Anne Gibson
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Anne Gibson
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Shivani Gupta, “The United States’ War on Terror: A Perpetuation of Cold War Tactics Employed in Latin America” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Kane-Love, Political Science)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Jordan Shannon, “When the Proletariat Becomes the People: Socialism, Populism, and the Politics of Hugo Chávez” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Ludovico Feoli, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ilan Roth, “Virility and Violence: The Masculine Identity of Argentina’s Barrabravas” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Rosa Mathai, “Rethinking the U.S.-Cuban Embargo: U.S. Minorities at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Hilary Smith, “Acercando una Representación Híbrida: Opresión e Identidad en Entre la piedra y la cruz de Mario Montefort Toledo” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Arturo Arias, Latin American Studies)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amelia Steadman, “_Democracy’s Vanguard: The Mexican Supreme Court Post_-Presidencialismo” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Casey Kane-Love, Political Science)
2007 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 7, 2007)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Edith Wolfe, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Stephen Selka, Department of Anthropology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Aaron Lorenz
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Aaron Lorenz
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Emily Ratner
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Todd Springer, “Jamaican Independence and the Inception of Ska” (nominated by Prof. Rosanne Adderley, History)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Lisa Crossman, “Macy’s Taste in Latino Art: Selling the Latin American Fair’s Aesthetics” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Paul Moreno, “The Hermeneutics of Irresolution: Mapping of Mexico City’s Urban Imaginary” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Carol McMichael Reese, Architecture)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: (2007 Winner) Kristin Ardani, “Endangered Potatoes: The Benefits of Traditional Farming Practices in Chiloé” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Edith Wolfe, Latin American Studies); (2006 Winner) Wesley Hedden, “Latinos in New Orleans Post-Katrina: A Case Study in Social Network Development in a Lutheran Church” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, Sociology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Anne Gibson, “Brazuca in NOLA: A Cultural Analysis of Brazilian Immigration to New Orleans Post-Katrina” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Christopher Dunn, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Xelaju Korda, “Aesthetics of (In)Security: Mentally Mapping Danger in Morumbi” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Martha Huggins, Sociology)

2006 — DUE TO THE DISRUPTION OF HURRICANE KATRINA, NO AWARDS WERE MADE AND NO AWARDS CEREMONY WAS HELD.

2005 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 2, 2005)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Elizabeth Van Sant, Stone Center for Latin American Studies (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Anthony Pereira, Department of Political Science
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Amisha Sharma and Nomi Weiss-Laxer (co-winners)
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Xela Korda
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Eliza Wethey
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Meghan Greeley, “Developing a Carbon Reforestation Project that Succeeds Locally and Globally: A Case Study of the Pancas Reforestation Project” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Richard Conway, “Measuring Cultural Interaction and Exchange: Counting and Concepts of Space in Cadastral Registers and Maps in Early Colonial Mexico, Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Anne Ferris, “It Takes Two to Tango: The Dissemination of the Argentine Tango and the Promotion of a National Culture under Juan Peron” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Ruthie Meadows, “Chile: Institutional Constraints, Party Transformation, and Political Exclusion” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Van Sant, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Erika Hosselkus, “Corporeal Almanacs, Fate, and Medicine: Nahua and European Traditions” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Amisha Sharma, “Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions: A Survey, A Critique, and Some Directions for Future Research” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
2004 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2004)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Sandy Johnson, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Martha Huggins, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Blaz Gutierrez
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Cynthia Garza
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Kimberlyn Owens-Hughes and Matthew Tavares (co-winners)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Julie Ford, “Catholicism and Latino Communities in Los Angeles: A Congregation Divided?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Carol McMichael Reese, Architecture)
  • Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic: Ludovico Feoli, “Complementing Market Liberalization in Latin America: What Role for the State?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Jennifer Scarbrough, “Imag(in)ing Jamaica: Visual Imagery of Jamaican Postcards” (PDF / Images) (nominated by Prof. James D. Huck, Jr., Latin American Studies)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kat Rito, “Changing Patterns of Gang Behavior in Brazil: An Analysis of a Potential New Social Movement” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Van Sant, Latin American Studies)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Rosana Cruz, “No comas como come the Consumer, que Está Raining Backwards” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Marilyn Miller, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Krystin Krause, “Péron Returns: Democratic Transition in Argentina, 1969-1976” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Anthony Pereira, Political Science)
2003 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2003)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Robert McKee Irwin, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Victoria Bricker, Department of Anthropology and Laura Murphy, International Health & Development – School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (co-winners)
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Carlos Pérez-Brito
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Special Recognition Award: Guillermo Náñez-Falcón, Latin American Library
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Amy George-Hirons
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Lexi Kiel-Wornson and Jennifer Telfeyan (co-winners)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Amanda Weldon, “Subcomandante Marcos y el arquetipo del bandido-héroe en el México posmoderno” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Emily McIlvene, “Hispanic Immigration to the Southeastern United States” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, Sociology)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Virginie Vanneph, “Emiliano Zapata en la literatura mexicana” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Dylan Clark, “Fiery Cakchiquels and Untrained Otomí: Representations of Outsiders in Aztec and Maya Literature” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Victoria Bricker, Anthropology)
2002 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (April 30, 2002)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: James D. Huck, Jr., Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: Justin Wolfe, Department of History
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Patrick Scallen
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: James Córdova
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Rudi Sinykin
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Heather Bulcroft, “Un crimen de pasión” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish & Portuguese)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Roneka Matheny, “What is the Association Between Ethnicity and Income Equality in Developed and Developing Countries?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Salvatore Pitruzzello, Political Science)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Margarita Vargas Betancourt, “Analysis of the Representation of Spaniards in the Mexican Manuscript Paintings: The Spaniards as a Distinct Other?” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Elizabeth Boone, Art History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Ludovico Feoli, “Political Structure and Economic Policy in Chile Under the Concertación” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Paul Lewis, Political Science)
2001 SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY (May 3, 2001)
  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher: Maureen Shea, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award: J. Timmons Roberts, Department of Sociology
  • Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Matthew D’Agostino
  • William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies: Roger Reynolds and Julee Tate (co-winners)
  • Undergraduate Senior Scholar in Latin American Studies: Christopher Strouse and Stephanie Seek (co-winners)
  • Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Christina Esterás Ortiz, “Mambo: The Rhythm of Cuban-Americanness” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Ana López, Communication)
  • M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor: Kristin Traicoff, “Environmentalism by Mandate: The Politics of Urban Planning in Curitiba, Brazil” (nominated by Prof. Brian Potter, Political Science)
  • Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: James Córdova, “Debauchery and Devotion: Contrasting Images of Alcohol and Drunkenness in New Spain” (PDF) (nominated by Prof. Susan Schroeder, History)
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student: Elizabeth Luth, “Forest Management in Central America: A Case Study Comparison of Costa Rica and Honduras” (nominated by Prof. J. Timmons Roberts, Sociology)

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Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.

The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘€˜85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC‘€™63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.

Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality Exhibit K-12 Educator Orientation

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Join us for an evening with Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement as he walks through an innovative tool developed to share the Newcomb Art Museum’s latest exhibit, Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality. The program is designed to introduce K-12 educators to Laura Anderson Barbata’s work and focus on specific elements of the exhibit that connect deeply to the K-12 classroom. While the exhibit is open to limited public access, it plans to open to the public and school visits by Fall 2021. Educators from across the country will find this online introduction to Barbata’s work a valuable resource as the virtual exhibit serves as a unique tool for online learning.

Read more about this exhibit from the Newcomb Gallery of Art About the Exhibit page below:

“The process-driven conceptual practices of artist Laura Anderson Barbata (b. 1958, Mexico City, Mexico) engage a wide variety of platforms and geographies. Centered on issues of cultural diversity, ethnography, and sustainability, her work blends political activism, street theater, traditional techniques, and arts education. Since the early 1990s, she has initiated projects with people living in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway, and New York. The results from these collaborations range from public processional performances, artist books and handmade paper, textiles, countless garments, and the repatriation of an exploited 19thcentury Mexican woman ‘€” each designed to bring public attention to issues of civil, indigenous, and environmental rights.

In Transcommunality, work from five of Barbata‘€™s previous collaborations across the Americas are presented together for the first time. Though varying in process, tradition, and message, each of these projects emphasize Barbata‘€™s understanding of art as a system of shared practical actions that has the capacity to increase connection. The majority of the works presented are costumed sculptures typically worn by stilt-dancing communities. Through the design and presentation of these sculptures, Barbata fosters a social exchange that activates stilt-dancing‘€™s improvisational magic and world history. At the core of this creative practice is the concept of reciprocity: the balanced exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The events of this past year ‘€” from the uprisings across the country in response to fatal police shootings to the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 among Black and brown communities to the bitter divisiveness of the 2020 presidential election ‘€” have renewed the urgency for Barbata‘€™s multifaceted practice. In featured projects such as Intervention: Indigo, participants from various backgrounds reckon with the past to address systemic violence and human rights abuses, calling attention to specific instances of social justice. In The Repatriation of Julia Pastrana, Barbata‘€™s efforts critically shift the narratives of human worth and cultural memory. The paper and mask works presented in the show demonstrate the impact of individual and community reciprocity, both intentional and organic. Through her performance partnerships in Trinidad and Tobago, New York, and Oaxaca, represented throughout the museum, onlookers are invited to connect to the traditions of West Africa, the Amazon, Mexico, and the Caribbean and the narratives these costume sculptures reflect on the environment, indigenous cultures, folklore, and religious cosmologies.

By encouraging diverse collaborators to resist homogenization and deploy the creative skills inherent to authentic local expressions and their survival, Barbata promotes the revival of intangible cultural heritage. Transcommunality horizontally values the systems of oral history and folklore, spirituality, and interdisciplinary academic thought that shape Barbata‘€™s engaging creations, celebrating the dignity, creativity, and vibrancy of the human spirit.”

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An Evening with Multi-Award Winning Author Elizabeth Acevedo

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Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Acevedo. Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.

Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land, (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire On High, (Harper, 2019); the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X. (HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal; and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. (YesYes Books, 2016), a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic, to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.

This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of our ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Read more about Acevedo’s work in this recent article from The Atlantic.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.

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Other Supported Events

  • March 16, 2021 – An Evening with Dominican Musician and Poet, Fermín Ceballos. Sponsored by the Center for the Gulf South
  • March 25, 2021 – Open Mic Night In Celebration of Elizabeth Acevedo. Sponsored by the Tulane Black Student Union (tBSU) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Please help us to support local bookstores by purchasing any copies of Acevedo’s books at Tubby & Coo’s.

For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: Sociolinguistic Language Variation

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The March 25th session will focus on sociolinguistic variations within the Kaqchikel language. It will be facilitated by Rebecca Moore.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: K'iche' Language Learning

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The April 29th session will focus on K’iche’ language learning with guest speaker Nela Petronila Tahay Tzay. It will be facilitated by Ignacio Carvajal.

Global Read Webinar Series Spring 2021

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies coordinates the annual CLASP Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and is excited to collaborate with other world area book awards on this exciting online program. Join us this spring 2021 as we invite award winning authors to join us in an online conversation about social justice, the writing process and an exploration of culture and identity across world regions. This annual Global Read Webinar series invites readers of all ages to join us as we explore books for the K-12 classroom recognized by world area book awards such as the Africana Book Award, the Américas Award, the Freeman Book Award, the Middle East Outreach Council Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award.

Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2021ReadingAcrossCultures.

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SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE – Read more about the program here.
All webinars are at 7:00 PM EST.

  • January 12 – The Américas Award highlights the 2020 Honor Book, The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
  • February 3 – The Children’s Africana Book Award highlights the 2020 book award winning, Hector by Adrienne Wright
  • March 11 – The Middle East Outreach Award presents 2020 Picture Book award winner, Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan, illustrated by Anna Bron
  • April – Freeman Book Award, a project of the National Consortium for Teaching Asia will present a book TBD.
  • May 13 – South Asia Book Award presents The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

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All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.