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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

The Labyrinth: Cafe & Gathering Place, 7102 Freret St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 11/22 at 12pm for the latest installment of their bi-weekly lunch series. Three recent PhD graduates will be discussing their professional/academic trajectories:

Stefanie Israel de Souza, CIPR Post-doctoral Fellow (https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/2931/Stefanie-Israel-de-S...)

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.

The Stone Center’s annual TUSCLA conference is an interdisciplinary student symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies undergraduate core seminar, first-year graduate students in the graduate Latin American Studies core seminar and undergraduates in Newcomb-Tulane College conducting original research on Latin America present their individual research projects. TUSCLA was formally launched as TUCLA in Fall of 2003 as a means to provide Latin American Studies undergraduates with an opportunity to present papers in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference.

he Venezuelan economy has descended into ever-worsening chaos since the beginning of the administration of Nicolás Maduro. U.S. economic sanctions, which began with financial sanctions in 2017 and expanded to the country’s vital oil sector this year, have exacerbated an already precarious economic and humanitarian crisis.

Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

The "Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)":http://ilas.columbia.edu/ at Columbia University is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon (registration required at the link below). 

Dr. Alan McPherson will be dicussing his book "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle":

https://uncpress.org/book/9781469653501/ghosts-of-sheridan-circle/ in this Zoom talk sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the "Department of History":https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/history. 

Zoom Link: "tulane.zoom.us/j/99441668120":https://tulane.zoom.us/j/99441668120

Landa's "Alphabet" is one of the best known items in Maya studies. A testimony of the collision of cultures and a stockpile of misunderstandings, the "Alphabet" has been labeled everything from a Spanish fabrication to a "Rosetta Stone." While we have a good grasp of what happened when the manuscript was written in the 16th century, there are still some vexing gaps in our understanding of the "Alphabet." In this workshop, we will take a look at the hieroglyphic signs on the pages of Landa's manuscript, based on new detailed photos.

Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills and celebrate Waqxaqi' B'atz' and Día de la Resistencia de los Pueblos Indígenas. 

Email sclassum@tulane.edu for a link to join the conversation.

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