Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Raúl Alencar
History
Project: Intimacy in the Margins: Brittany and the South Pacific in the Atlantic System
Research Site: France

Bethany Beachum
Latin American Studies
Project: Navigating Donors and the State: NGO Dynamics in Guatemala
Research Site: Guatemala

Chasitie Brown
Art History
Project: Re-Defining Afro-Cuban Identity: Arnaldo Rodriguez Larrianga Los Negros Brujos
Research Site: Cuba

Margaret Buehler
Anthropology
Project: Evaluating Mechanisms promoting multimale-multifemale social organization in wild Cebus capuchins
Research Site: Costa Rica

Barbara França
Spanish & Portuguese
Project: Reading the exile in Bolaño’s epistolary archive
Research Site: Spain

Diane Ghogomu
Latin American Studies
Project: A Pleasure-Based Embodiment Training as a Systematic Tool for Changemaking
Research Site: Brazil

Christopher Givens
Theater & Dance
Project: Modes of Engagement in Chile’s Performance Communities
Research Site: Chile

Jessica Glass
Latin American Studies
Project: Favela Commodification: Potential Site Analysis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Research Site: Brazil

Michael Gutierrez
History
Project: Empire of Stone: Limestone and U.S. Colonialism in Cuba, 1899-1902
Research Site: Cuba

Ryan Hechler
Anthropology
Project: Proyecto Arqueológico Cochasquí-Mohanda – The Monumental and the Mundane: Understanding the Intersection of Ritual and Daily Life at the Pyramids of Cochasquí, Ecuador
Research Site: Ecuador

Alexander Jurado
Anthropology
Project: Residential Excavations at Tlalancaleca, Puebla
Research Site: Mexico

Ruben Luciano
History
Project: Queering the Trujillato: A Reexamination of Masculinities and Hypermasculinities in the Dominican Republic from 1930-1961
Research Site: Dominican Republic

Alejandra Marks
Anthropology
Project: Invisible men: a study about male attitudes towards abortion in Cuba
Research Site: Cuba

Valentina Martinez Pabon
Economics
Project: Inequality and Poverty in Argentina after a change in the political regime
Research Site: Argentina

Diego Matadamas Gomorra
Anthropology
Project: Postclassic Settlement at Tlalancaleca, Puebla: A Perspective from Household Archaeology
Research Site: Mexico

Bryana Mattes
Latin American Studies
Project: Class, Corruption and Mobilization: How Corruption Affects Civic Mobilization and Splinters Socioeconomic Groups in Colombia
Research Site: Colombia

Sarah Mellman
Anthropology
Project: An Ethnography of the Logging Industry and Indigenous Land in the Eastern Amazon
Research Site: Brazil

Jennifer Miller
City, Culture, and Community
Project: Oral Histories of the Family Members of Missing Migrants in Central America
Research Site: Guatemala and Honduras

Rubén Morales Forte
Latin American Studies
Project: Applying technology to foster Pre-Colombian awareness in Guatemala, a case study with Community Engagement at Dolores, Petén
Research Site: Guatemala

Kaushik Narasimhan
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Project: To what degree does rare genotype survival advantage shape rainforest tree community dynamics
Research Site: Ecuador

Erika Pettersen
Latin American Studies
Project: Reconsidering Indigenous Cultural Preservation in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Closer Look at Community Museums
Research Site: Mexico

Annie Preaux
Public Health
Project: Healthcare Providers’ Perceptions of Obstetric Violence in Santo Domingo
Research Site: Dominican Republic

Andrés Sandoval Pazmino
Political Science
Project: End the Resource Curse: Transparency Initiatives in Peru
Research Site: Peru

Catherine Sckerl
City, Culture, and Community
Project: ‘Informal’ Settlements in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Research Site: Mexico

Khrystyne Tschinkel
Anthropology
Project: Exploring Disease Origins and the Biological Impact of European Contact with the New World from the First Uncovered Early Colonial Cemetery in Peru
Research Site: Peru

Andrés Vargas Valdes
History
Project: The Inquisition in Cartagena During the Second Half of the XVII Century
Research Site: Spain

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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.

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

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.