Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Academic Programs

Latin American Studies majors and minors at Tulane gain comprehensive knowledge about Latin America through a mixture of academic study, specialized training, and research abroad. After graduation, their interdisciplinary knowledge, linguistic training, and cultural immersion experiences prepare LAST students for a range of exciting and stimulating careers. Below, a group of talented Stone Center graduates reflect on their time at Tulane and their journeys since graduation, and offer advice for current students.


Jessica Blake, ’06
Elections and Policy Expert


Natalie Ferrell, ’06
Youth Development Promotor for Peace Corps, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Wesley Hedden, ’06
Founder, Sarus Exchange Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Kristen Ardani, ’07
Solar Technology Policy Analyst, Washington DC


Amanda Parker, ’07
World Wildlife Fund, Berlin and Asunción, Uruguay


David Klauber, ’08
Save the Children, Ethiopia


William Faulkner, ’09 Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo


Gabriella LaRocca, ’09
blueEnergy, Bluefields, Nicaragua


Kadhiresan Murugappan, ’09
4th Year Medical Student, Chicago, IL


Allison Bakamjian, ’10
Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia


Ashley Coleman, ’10
Instil Inglês Corporativo Language School, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Lauren Elliot, ’10
Other Worlds are Possible, New Orleans and San Francisco


Max Lantz, ’10
Brazilian Army Commission, Washington, DC; Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland


Michael Murray, ’10
Research Associate, FSG (Foundation Strategy Group)


Ashley Rhodes, ’10
World Bank Group, Washington, DC


Christine Sweeney, ’10
International Republican Institute, Washington, DC


Phylicia Martel, ’11
TeachNOLA, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, Spanish Department


Sam Tabory, ’11
Pencils of Promise, New York City and Guatemala City


Madison Asher, ’12
Ventanillas de Salud, Mexican Consulate, Washington, DC


Robbie Dean, ’12
Teach for America, Dallas, TX


Nora Murphy, ’12
Legal/Administrative Assistant, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Washington, DC

Katie Gray, ’13
Account Representative for Latin America, Intralox, Harahan, LA

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Upcoming Events

Reading Latina Voices Online Book Group for High School Educators

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This spring 2021 we invite all K-12 educators to join us once a month in an online book group. This past year has been a challenging one for everyone but especially K-12 educators. Sign up and join us as we explore the stories of women confronting identity as Latinas in the United States. Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, AfterCLASS and the New Orleans Public Library partner to host this online book group. The books selected are recognized by the Américas Award and focus on the Latina experience. The group begins with the work of award-winning author and poet, Elizabeth Acevedo who will speak in a unique online format on March 23rd presented by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Newcomb Institute.

  • B) Free – you find your own copies of the books at your local library.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 29, 2021

Reading Schedule – Thursdays at 6:00 PM CST

  • February 11 – Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • March 18 – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • April 15 – American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • May 13 – The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Sponsored by AfterCLASS and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the New Orleans Public Library.

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

REGISTRATION
This year, we provide participants the opportunity to participate in the institute as a blended synchronous learning cohort from June 14 – 25. The institute will focus on team-building, cross-disciplinary connections and curriculum development.

Synchronous Learning Cohort June 14 – 25, 2021
Registration fee: $15. All synchronous activities occur between 4 – 7 pm CST Monday through Friday.

  • pre-workshop materials and resources sent to your home
  • copy of book of poetry by Jorge Argueta
  • pre-workshop reading assignments (approximately 4-6 hours of coursework)
  • asynchronous lectures by faculty (lectures posted up to two weeks before institute discussion)
  • synchronous class discussion (2 – 3 hours Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 7 pm CST)
  • final reflection paper/pedagogical assignment

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING COHORT Early registration is now open and will end on May 3, 2021. Early registration is $15. Starting May 4 registration will increase to $30. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.

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