Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Art, Ethnography and History are areas of longstanding strength at Tulane with special distinction in Mexican and Central American studies. History, anthropology, and art history have deep roots at Tulane and remain preeminent programs.

Rosanne Adderley (History): Caribbean
E. Wyllys Andrews V (Anthropology): Central America, Mesoamerica
William Balée (Anthropology): Brazil
Florencia Bazzano-Nelson (Art History): Argentina, Mexico
Elizabeth Boone (Art History): Mesoamerica
James Boyden (History): Spain, Atlantic World
Victoria Bricker (Anthropology Emeritus): Mexico
Marcelo Canuto (Anthropology): Mesoamerica
Lupe García (History): Caribbean
Richard Greenleaf (History Emeritus): Mexico
Robert Hill (Anthropology): Mexico
Dan Healan (Anthropology): Mexico
Katherine Jack (Anthropology): Ecuador, Costa Rica
Jana Lipman (History): Caribbean
Colin MacLachlan (History): Mexico, Brazil
Judith Maxwell (Anthropology): Guatemala
Katherine Nelson (Anthropology): Peru
Thomas Reese (Art History): Mexico, Panama, Argentina
Susan Schroeder (History): Mexico
John Verano (Anthropology): Peru
Justin Wolfe (History): Central America
Ralph Lee Woodward (History Emeritus): Central America
Gertrude Yeager (History): Chile, Bolivia


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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.