Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Beverley Trask

Associate Professor - Theatre & Dance

Contact Info
btrask@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1970
  • M.F.A., Southern Mississippi, 1977

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1989-1996
  • Instructor, Tulane University, 1979-1981

Research & Teaching Specializations: Afro-Caribbean Dance and Performance; Jazz and Tap, Modern Dancing

Related Experience

  • Choreographer, 16 × 16 Newcomb Dance Company, 2009
  • Actress, “Cabaret” “Oklahoma” and “History Boys”, New Orleans 2008
  • Director, “Women in Motion”, Femme Fest, New Orleans, 2006
  • Co-coordinator, “Katrina Warriors”, Tulane University, 2006
  • Fine Arts Survey Writing Team Member, Superintendent’s Task Force on Arts, Louisiana Department of Education, 1990-1991

Distinctions

  • Gambit Award, Best Choreography, New Orleans, 2009
  • Gambit Nomination, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, New Orleans, 2009
  • Gambit Nomination, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, New Orleans, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Tulane University, 1999
  • Outstanding Newcomb Fellow, Tulane University, 1998

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Social Dancing in the US

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Cultural Kinship Conference: Presented by the LA Creole Research Association

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The Louisiana Creole Research Association will host its’ 13th annual conference from October 20-22 in New ORLEANS, LA. The conference will explore the phenomenon of Creolization and identity that exists in both the Caribbean and in New Orleans and their common Creole culture. Learn how the influence of the St. Domingue immigrants in New Orleans bolstered that common Creole on the cusp of Americanization following the Louisiana Purchase. Registration for the conference is now open, using the following link.

2017 Conference Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 20- Annual Members Meeting
    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    938 Lafayette St.
    6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 21- Annual Conference
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Dr., Administration Auditorium
    8AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- Laura Plantation Tour & Lunch
    2247 Highway 18, Vacherie 70090
    9AM-2:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- LAGNIAPPE!
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    2PM

For more details on the 2017 Schedule and Speakers, visit our post on Facebook! To register, become a member, or get extra information, 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 lwise1_at_tulane.edu.