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Tulane Latin Americanists come together for Gran Fiesta celebration

September 18th, 2018

On Friday, September 7, Latin Americanist faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates across disciplines enjoyed a reception hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies welcoming them back to Tulane University for another academic year. The Gran Fiesta is an important yearly event that brings together a diverse Tulane community whose research and personal interests are rooted in Latin America. Like always, the Gran Fiesta was a huge success in bringing the Tulane Latin Americanist community together in celebration.


Recent recipient of a M.A. in Latin American Studies Joe Hiller, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations David Smilde, and Latin American Studies Ph.D students Ana María López Caldwell and Jenaro Abraham


Stone Center for Latin American Studies Director of Planning and Management Valerie McGinley, Research Librarian with the Latin American Library Sean Knowlton, Professor of Practice Carolina Caballero, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America Arachu Castro, and Salva Muñoz


Professor Carol McMichael Reese, Stone Center for Latin American Studies Director of Administration Sue Inglés, and Stone Center for Latin American Studies Executive Director Thomas F. Reece


Assistant professors Camilo A. Leslie, Alex R. Gunderson, Kathleen Farris, and Claudia Chávez Argüelles


Graduate students Bryana Mattes and Bethany Beachum