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From the School of Liberal Arts - The Paquete: Transforming Media Ecology

January 17th, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. This spring, Laura-Zoe Humphreys, a professor…  read more

Stone Center Summer Program Applications Now Open

January 10th, 2020

Applications for the Stone Center summer programs in Cuba, Brazil, and Guatemala are now open to Tulane and non-Tulane students at all levels. Please visit…  read more

Upon Havana's 500th anniversary, Prof. Lupe García examines the city's built environment and Cuba's legacy of slavery

November 26th, 2019

“Rutas/Routes” by Associate Professor of History Guadalupe García was published on November 14th by PLATFORM, an online forum for discussions on the buildings, landscapes, and…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts: Student Conference on Latin America Celebrates 17th Anniversary

November 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. Each year the Tulane University Student…  read more

Power Paola engages young New Orleans writers with the art of the graphic novel

November 18th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, graduate student and Publicity Assistant Earlier this month, Colombian writer, visual artist, and filmmaker Power Paola participated in the Stone Center’s…  read more

Celebrating Haitian culture and history at the Louisiana Book Festival

November 5th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana…  read more

The 2019 Stone Center Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium

October 28th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites Tulane University graduate students…  read more

From Tulane News: Houck to receive prestigious ABA environmental law award

August 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane Law School News website and was written by Alina Hernandez. For his pioneering role in modern environmental law…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane Law to launch immigrants' rights clinic

June 18th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News entitled Tulane Law to launch immigrants’ rights clinic on June 18, 2019. Tulane Law School is launching a…  read more

Call for Papers: First Annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory

June 14th, 2019

The Tulane University Department of French & Italian is proud to host the first annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Nora Lustig discusses fiscal policy's impact on inequality and poverty

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Commitment to Equity: A Transformational Project as part of the Spring…  read more

From Tulane's School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Learning more than a language

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Learning More Than a Language as part of the Spring 2019…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Cultivating Change

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Cultivating Change as part of the Spring 2019 Global Issue. Story…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Latin American Studies graduate's research empowers Latin American businesses in New Orleans

May 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared in the 2019 Commencement Edition of the Tulane School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled Empowering Latin American Businesses in New Orleans…  read more

Tulane University Latin Americanists participate in LASA 2019

May 21st, 2019

The 2019 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, May 24 until Monday, May 27,…  read more

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Lunch with LAGO featuring Ruben Luciano

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Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 1/24 at 12pm for the latest installment of our bi-weekly lunch series. Ruben Luciano is a Ph.D. student in the Tulane University History department, specializing in modern Latin American (specifically, Dominican) history, the military under dictatorship, intersectionality, and gender. He also has two Master’s degrees in the Social Sciences and Health Communication. He’ll be speaking on his thesis project, entitled “Queering the Trujillato: Reinterpretations of Loyalty, Criminality, and Homosociality in the Dominican Military from 1930-61.” Afterwards, we’ll open the floor for a Q & A, allowing for further conversation about Ruben’s work, more practical questions about the dissertation research and writing experience, and navigating the grants application process as a Ph.D. student.

The Labyrinth will be serving mini paninis, bagels, savory spreads and dips, desserts (including tres leches cake) and fresh juices. Please come hungry!

Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

Preview the Itinerary here