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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Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS
Please be advised that this itinerary is subject to change based on availability in Cuba. The itinerary below is the schedule from the 2017 institute.

  • Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
    Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
  • Day 2 – HAVANA
    Habana Vieja (Old Havana) Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit Muraleando Lawton, a community art project in the Lawton neighborhood of Havana. Hear from the founders of this project on how the neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Carlos Alzugaray on Cuba Since the Special Period. Visit the elementary school Sergio Luis Ferriol in Habana Vieja. Connect with teachers and administrators about their experiences in the classroom.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Visit the Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) and connect with members of the literacy brigade, teachers from the literacy campaign.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Visit and explore Ernest Hemingway’s house. Have lunch in the infamous fishing village of Cojimar. In the afternoon, explore art by taking a tour of the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator then visit with artists at the Taller de Gráfica.
  • Day 6 – HERSHEY
    Day trip to the Hershey, Cuba and nature park. The site where famous chocolatier Milton Hershey developed his chocolate business by setting up sugar mills in the early 1900’s. Explore the natural side of Cuba in this country town.
  • Day 7 – HAVANA
    Learn about children’s literature and the book publishing business in Cuba by visiting Cuba’s national publisher UNEAC and hear first hand from children’s book authors. We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/REGLA
    Take the ferry across the bay in Havana to the town of Regla to learn about Afro-Cuban dance and music from musicologist Cari Diez and an Afro-Cuban dance performance group.
  • Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
    Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
  • Day 10 – TRINIDAD
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff.
  • Day 11 – PLAYA GIRON (SITE OF BAY OF PIGS) Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
    Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village. Snorkel in the Bay of Pigs!
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    Visit the U.S. Embassy and hear first-hand about the state of current relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In the afternoon, we head over to meet up with the famous hip-hop group, Obsesión to hear about their music and experience as hip-hop artists in Cuba.
  • Day 13 – MATANZAS/VARADERO
    Take a day trip to Matanzas, the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, we will explore the Triunvirato Plantation and the Castillo San Severino where we will hear about the history of slavery in Cuba. The rest of the afternoon we relax and explore the beautiful beaches of Varadero, a popular resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula.
  • Day 14 – HAVANA
    Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
  • Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
    Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.

Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

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

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This summer, 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 April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM