Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Samantha Greenspun

Ph.D. Alumna

Samantha Greenspun completed her PhD in December 2019. Her research focused on the impacts of taxation and social spending on gender inequality across six countries in Latin America. During her time at the Stone Center, Samantha led service-learning and experiential courses including “Introduction to Latin American Studies I and II” and “Model OAS”. She received the William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies and the Tulane 34 Award. Samantha was invited to deliver a presentation for Ignite Tulane in its inaugural year to celebrate successful methods utilized to foster engaged students in the classroom. She mentored a number of Tulane students including supporting student athletes and serving as an advisor to an undergraduate’s Center for Public Service project. In her doctoral research, she supported the launch and development of Tulane’s Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute, where she continues to serve as the Institute’s Associate Director. After completing field research on social programs in Mexico, Samantha received her MA from the Stone Center in 2011, while also earning a Certificate in Global Health from the School of Public Health. She also holds a BA from Gettysburg College.