Current Graduate Students

SARAH BOREALIS
Latin American history; modern Mexico; art; society, film and education

Research Interests
I am currently at work on a social and cultural history of arts education in Revolutionary Mexico and a documentary film about the Chinanteco cultural tradition, "Caldo de Piedra."

Dissertation
Projecting cultural alchemy in revolutionary Mexico (anticipated 2012)
Advisor: Colin MacLachlan

Grants and Fellowships
History Graduate merit award for dissertation research at the US Library of Congress, 2010
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer merit award, 2010
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer merit award, 2009
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2009
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory research in Mexico City, Mexico, 2008
Lurcy Grant for preliminary PhD research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory dissertation research in Mexico City, Mexico, 2007
CLAH James R. Scobie Memorial award for preliminary PhD research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007
FLAS Summer Language Grant, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2006
FLAS Fellowship for the completion of an M.A. in Latin American Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2002-2005

Awards
Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award for Best Research Paper of Publishable Quality by a Graduate Student, Department of History, Tulane University, 2008.

Publications
National Geographic “Intelligent Travel”, 2010.
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2010/10/mexicos-stone-soup.html

Mexico:Stencil:Propa, Mexico: Editorial RM, 2008.

Conference Presentations
“Missionaries of Nationalism: Urban Mexican Women and the Evolution of Cultural Identity in Post-Revolutionary Mexico," presented at the Latin American Studies Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2007.

Teaching Experience
Modern Mexican History, Tulane School of Continuing Studies (SCS), Spring and Summer, 2011
20th Century Latin American cultural studies in Historical Context; Tulane SCS, Summer, 2010
Introduction to Latin American History, Tulane SCS Fall, 2009
Introduction to Latin American History (HISL-171). Department of History, Tulane University. Spring, 2008

Education
Certificate in Film Editing from New York University, Summer, 2010
Certificate in Documentary Film Editing, Oaxaca Summer Institute, 2009
M.A., Latin American Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2007
B.A. English and Latin American Studies, magna cum laude, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1999

LATEST ALUMNI NOTES

Arthur Sprogis  
After spending half a year in São Paulo, Brazil teaching English, learning Portuguese, and attempting Samba, Arthur returned to New York and did some non-for-profit work. He is now a publications manager at the College Board.


Caryn Cosse Bell  
I am Professor of History at University of Massachusetts Lowell and author of the award-winning Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana, 1718-1868 (Louisiana State University Press, 1997). My dedication to writing and teaching history drew me to a career as n historian. Dividing my time between teaching and research is the most challenging aspect of my work. A successful class and a well-received publication are the most rewarding.

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