Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

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Building on its traditional strengths in Latin American Studies, Tulane University has emerged as a prominent institution of higher education in the area of Brazilian Studies. Tulane faculty with scholarly interests in Brazil has grown considerably in the last several years and currently has representation in most disciplinary fields of the social sciences and humanities. Several departments of the School of Liberal Arts, including Spanish and Portuguese, Communication, History, Music, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics have faculty members whose research and teaching interests relate to Brazil. In 1999 interested faculty formed the Brazilian Studies Council with the mission to develop and coordinate Brazil-related teaching and research at Tulane University. In March 2008, Tulane University hosted the IX Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association.

Director of Brazilian Studies:

Christopher Dunn
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Newcomb Hall 304




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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.