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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

From NPR and Tulane Today: Latin American Library digitizes collection of Cuban radionovelas for academic study

May 21st, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and on NPR’s Weekend Edition entitled Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap…  read more

Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts

May 14th, 2019

This story originally appeared on Antenna Works in an article titled Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts on…  read more

From The Hill and Tulane News: Law professor Laila Hlass writes an opinion piece on the immigrant justice system

May 6th, 2019

Tulane University School of Law professor and affiliate to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Laila Hlass recently contributed an article titled Trump’s asylum…  read more

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine part of consortium working to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola

April 30th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and SF Gate entitled Haiti Celebrates Major Progress Against Malaria on World Malaria Day on April 25, 2019.…  read more

The New York Times recognizes the literary mastery of Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence Gabriela Alemán

April 30th, 2019

An April 28 article identifies Gabriela Alemán among a core of young, female Ecuadorian writers whose works redraw the contours of Latin America’s literature. Pointing…  read more

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for 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.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for 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.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for 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.