Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Patricia Alexander Lagarde
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: Peruvian Museum and Archaeological Site Feasibility Study
Research Site: Peru

Melina Calmon Silva
Project: Trauma analyses of skeletal remains recovered from Huanchaquito de las Llamas
Research Site: Peru

Vanessa Castañeda
Latin American Studies
Project: Making the Regional National: Baianas do Acaraje as Sites of Culture
Research Site: Brazil

Eimeel Castillo
Project: Friends within Empire: Emiliano Chamorro‘€™s caudillo politics during the U.S. occupation of Nicaragua
Research Site: Nicaragua

Kirsty Escalante
Project: Archaeology and Community Engagement at Yaxuná, Yucatán and Tlalancaleca, Puebla
Research Site: Mexico

Davette Gadison
Project: Analysis of the Treatment of Juveniles with Cranial Modification at the Child Sacrifice Site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas
Research Site: Peru

Bebel Ibarra
Project: Mortuary Traditions in Peruvian North Highlands
Research Site: Peru

Ryan Joyce
French and Italian
Project: ‘€˜Nou la‘€™: LGBTQI Activism and Queer Sexual Citizenship in Haiti
Research Site: Haiti

Mira Kohl
Project: Constructing an Urban Amazon: Colonization and National Visions under Brazil‘€™s Dictatorship
Research Site: Brazil

Nina Longinovic
Spanish and Portuguese
Project: Staging Memory in a Neoliberal Argentina
Research Site: Argentina

Boris Martín
Project: Banana Production and Trade in Cuba
Research Site: Cuba

Sarah Mellman
Latin American Studies
Project: Ethnography of Ka‘€™apor Education Praxis in Maranhão, Brazil
Research Site: Brazil

Annie Preaux
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Project: Maternal Health Care at the Community Level for Kichwa Women in Napo Province, Ecuador
Research Site: Ecuador

Borislava Simova
Project: Investigation of Public Space and Political Performance in the Petén, Guatemala
Research Site: Guatemala

Miranda Stramel
Latin American Studies
Project: Women‘€™s NGOs in Brazil: Organizing for Policy Change
Research Site: Brazil

Khrystyne Tschinkel
Project: Temporal Health Relationships and Cultural Patterns from La Iglesia Colonial Cemetery in Peru Using the Biocultural Approach
Research Site: Peru

David Watt
Project: Incipient Urbanism and the Formative: Archaeological Investigations at the El Ameyal complex at Tlalancaleca, Puebla, Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Hayley Woodward
Art History
Project: Experiencing the Codex Xolotl in Mexico City
Research Site: Mexico


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

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.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.