Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Rachel Stein

Research & Instruction Librarian - Latin American Library

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Latin American Library

Rachel Stein joined The Latin American Library as Research & Instruction Librarian in June 2018. She is Howard-Tilton Memorial Library’s designated subject liaison for all Latin Americanist faculty on campus, as well as the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. In collaboration with Latin Americanist faculty, Rachel designs research skills workshops for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as hands-on special collections workshops with the Curator and Director of The Latin American Library. She offers individualized research and pedagogy consultations for all Latin Americanist researchers on campus and oversees collection development for books with Latin American content published in the United States, Europe, Cuba, and Brazil.

Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. Her doctoral research examined the printing of books on America, Africa, and Asia in 17th-century Lisbon, tracing global production networks across coordinates as diverse as Mexico City, Isla Margarita, Buenos Aires, Bahía, Antwerp, Portuguese Morocco, and Goa. Rachel’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento. She is a Senior Fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon-UVA Rare Book School Fellowship in Critical Bibliography,

Rachel brings extensive pedagogical experience to the position of LAL Research & Instruction Librarian. She has taught Latin American & Iberian cultural studies and Spanish language courses at Columbia University, New York University, and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She is especially passionate about project-based pedagogy: her students have put together digital exhibits of rare books; created audio guides of Latin American and Spanish artworks; and engaged with Hispanic New York through Twitter, to name a few.

Before pursuing an academic career, Rachel lived in Madrid, Spain, for five years, where she worked as a copy editor and translator. Her translations can be found in The Chile Reader (Duke UP, 2014) and Collected Writings on Velázquez (Yale UP, 2008), among other publications.

  • Ph.D., Latin American & Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, 2017
  • M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College, 2004
  • B.A., The College of Letters, Wesleyan College, 2003
Academic Experience
  • Visiting Lecturer of Spanish, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Colombia University, 2017 – 2018

Research & Teaching Specializations: Early Modern Iberian Empires, the History of the Book, Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Literature, Colonial Latin American Literature

Related Experience
  • Research & Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library, Tulane University, 2018 -
  • Andrew W. Mellon-Rare Book School Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, 2014 – 2016
  • Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), 2014
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 2013
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Latin
  • Arabic
Overseas Experience
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Full CV or Website
Curriculum Vitae
Biography from the Latin American Library