Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Handy Acosta Cuellar
Latin American Studies
Project: Sustainability Practices and Environmental Impact in Coffee Production in Sierra del Escambray, Cuba
Research Site: Cuba

Lindsay Bartlett
Latin American Studies
Project: Power in Teaching about Sex: Gender and Violence in Brazilian Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
Research Site: Brazil

Sanjukta Basu
Project: Education and Independence among Ecuadorian Women
Research Site: Ecuador

Jessica Brewer
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Project: Childhood Anemia in Arequipa, Peru: Caregiver Beliefs and Practices Regarding Administration of Iron Supplements
Research Site: Peru

Megan Flattley
Latin American Studies / Art History
Project: A World Built in Pieces: Lola Álvarez Bravo‘€™s Experiments in Photomontage
Research Site: Mexico

Melissa Galván Bernal
Project: Bolonchen Regional Archaeological Project
Research Site: Mexico

María Beatriz H. Carrión
Art History
Project: The Arabian Nights of Latin America: The Orientalism of Chilean Nationalism
Research Site: Chile

Ryan Hechler
Project: Proyecto Arqueológico Cochasquí-Mojanda
Research Site: Ecuador

Rachel Johnson
Project: Amazonian Connections: Excavations at Canchas Uckro, Eastern Ancash, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Magdalena Jurczuk
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Project: ‘Far from home and alone’: Experience of cervical cancer patients seeking treatment in Lima and Trujillo, a qualitative assessment
Research Site: Peru

Erin Lierl
Latin American Studies
Project: Rastafari in Guyana
Research Site: Guyana

Jennifer Miller Scarnato
City, Culture, Community
Project: Returned Migrant Youth in Guatemala: Bio-psycho-social Needs and Civil Society Responses
Research Site: Guatemala

Diego Rodríguez de Sepúlveda
Project: Corregidores in the Viceroyalty of Peru
Research Site: Spain

Andrew Schroll
Project: Archaeological Investigations of Canchas Uckro and Preliminary Survey of the Puccha Valley, Eastern Ancash, Peru
Research Site: Peru

Elizabeth Tracy
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Project: Mapping the cervical cancer screening system in Iquitos, Peru
Research Site: Peru

María Ximena Venturini
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Argentine Literature Written Abroad: Reception and Circulation in Buenos Aires
Research Site: Argentina


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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.