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James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001. He earned a BS in Foreign Service with a Certificate in Latin American Studies (1990) from Georgetown University, and both his MA (1993) and his Ph.D. (1997) in Latin American Studies from Tulane. Before rejoining the Center, he served as the founding Director of the Johnson Center for Latin American Studies at Albright College in Reading, PA (1998-2000). His responsibilities at the Stone Center include teaching core undergraduate LAS courses, advising graduate students, and monitoring and coordinating the LAS curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include contemporary Mexican foreign policy and Interamerican Relations, as well as questions of citizenship and public service in institutions of higher education in the Americas.


  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, International Affairs, 1990
  • M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1997

Academic Experience

  • Administrative Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2017-
  • Administrative Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2003-2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2001-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Albright College, 1998-2000
  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 1997-1998
  • Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University, 1996-1997


  • Simon Rodriguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher in Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2002
  • John H. Stibbs Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher, Tulane University Associated Student Body, 1998
  • Mellon Foundation Grant, 1997


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Overseas Experience

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica

Related Experience

Selected Publications

  • 2017. Modern Mexico. New York: ABC-CLIO Publishers.
  • 2008. Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook. New York: ABC-CLIO Publishers.
  • 2002. “Nationalism.” In Mexico and the United States. Lee Stacy, editor. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp.
  • 1999. “Palma Guillén, Mexico’s First Female Ambassador and the International Image of Mexico’s Post-Revolutionary Gender Policy.” MACLAS: Latin American Essays. 13: 159-171.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: 

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years:


Stone Center Departments

The Stone Center

People Classification

Faculty, Staff

Tulane Affiliation

Administrator, Core Faculty