Faculty Governance

DRCLAS Executive Committee

Fifteen senior faculty members who serve three-year renewable terms meet with the Director and Executive Director each month to advise on Center policies and operations (list below).

DRCLAS Policy Committee

Faculty from eight graduate and professional schools, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences meet each year to guide the Center's development and to recommend candidates for the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship of Latin American Studies to the President of the University. Typically, a number of special guests are also invited to join the meeting (including visiting faculty, special staff, etc). Over one hundred members of the Faculty serve on the Center's Policy Committee (list below).

Regional Office Governance

The Regional Office benefits from a strong network of Harvard faculty who help guide the office and its programs.
Regional Office External Governance and Faculty Committee

Brazil Office Governance

A vibrant University-wide community of scholars helps us pursue our mission of increasing the knowledge and study of Brazil through research, teaching, enhanced language training, faculty and student travel, conferences and seminars, publishing about Brazil. Ongoing interaction with individual Faculty Advisors allows us to identify and support existing projects and opportunities, playing a key role in our efforts to link Harvard faculty and students with very best Brazilian faculty and students across disciplines.
Brazil Advisory Group and Faculty Committee Members

DRCLAS Executive Committee

Thomas Cummins

Thomas B. F. Cummins

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art
Co-Chair, Arts Faculty Committee
Diane E. Davis

Diane E. Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism
Co-Chair, Mexico Faculty Committee

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies
Chair, Cuba Studies Program Faculty Committee
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute
Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell

Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Soto Laveaga

Gabriela Soto Laveaga

Professor of the History of Science
Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico
Co-Chair, Mexico Faculty Committee
jocelyn viterna

Jocelyn Viterna

Professor of Sociology
Chair, Central America & the Caribbean Faculty Committee
Marcia Castro

Marcia Castro

Andelot Professor of Demography
Chair, Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Faculty Co-Chair and Steering Committee, Brazil Studies Program
Michael Chu

Michael Chu

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Tamar Herzog

Tamar Herzog

Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs
Radcliffe Alumnae Professor

N. Michele Holbrook

Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of International Education
Director, International Education Policy Program
Director, Global Education Innovation Initiative

Mariano Siskind

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature
Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer

Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish