Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Carolina Caballero

Senior Lecturer - Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info


  • B.A., Wofford College, History and Spanish, 1994
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Associate Director, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute 2010-
  • Lecturer, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Assistant Professor, Regis University, 2005-2008
  • Instructor, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2004-2005
  • Lecturer, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2003-2004
  • Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina, 1994-2002

Research & Teaching Specializations: Contemporary Latin American literature, Cultural Studies, Cuba

Related Experience

  • Associate Director, Institute for Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Co-Director, Tulane’s Summer Program in Havana, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Course Coordinator, Tulane University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, Academic year 2013-2014
  • Resident Director, Newcomb-Tulane Junior Year Abroad in Cuba, 2009
  • Academic Policies and Standards Committee, Regis University, 2007-2008


  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teaching, 2013
  • NEH Grant, 2006
  • University of Florida Research Grant in Latin American Studies, 2005
  • FLAS Fellowship, 2001-2002


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “Madres, tiranas y rebeldes: los personajes femeninos en la obra teatral de Pedro R. Monge Rafuls.” Pp. 112-123 in Celebrando a Virgilio Piñera. Miami: Pro Teatro Cubano.
  • 2012. “Aquí, allá, ahora: Un ciclo de lecturas necesarias.” Tablas: Revista Cubana de las Artes Escénicas Vol. XCVIII: 100-102.
  • 2009. “Una cubana in the Borderlands in La hija de la Llorona by Teresa Dovalpage.” Latin American Theatre Review, Fall: 27-39.
  • 2007. “El teatro bufo.” In The Colombia Encyclopedia of Modern Dance, Vol. I. Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn, eds. New York: Columbia University Press. 203-204.
  • 2007. “Review of Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama, by Camila Stevens.” Hispanófila. June: 107-108.
  • 2007. “Review of El teatro cubano durante la república: Cuba detrás del telón by Matías Montes Huidobro.” Hispanófila. January: 91-92..
  • 2004. “The Queering of Cuban History: Carmelita Tropicana and Memories of the Revolution.” Latin American Theatre Review. Spring: 127-140.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures; Social Problems in Latin American Literature; Introduction to Latino Studies; Introduction to Latin American Culture; Culture and Society: Cuba; Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition





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Upcoming Events

Tulane to Host Talks for Haitian Studies Association Conference on Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Intersections in the Making of a People

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The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or