DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct democracy coming together alongside documentary filmmakers exploring urban issues. This year's cohort includes several scholars focused on individual countries, delving deeper into dynamics specific to Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, as well as other scholars whose research projects consider topics, such as human rights and the intersection of gender and entrepreneurship, across the region of Latin America as a whole.

Complementing the robust roster of Visiting Scholars, DRCLAS will welcome two additional distinguished academics as Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors in the Fall of 2018: Rosa Montes, Director of Research at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico, will be hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Pablo Allard, of the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile, will be hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

The time at Harvard for all of these scholars is designed to stimulate cross-disciplinary exchange, both among the cohort of scholars at DRCLAS and between the cohort and the greater Harvard community. The public is invited to attend the many DRCLAS programs throughout the year that will feature the Visiting Scholars and the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors. Learn about the Center’s events on our website calendar, or join the DRCLAS e-email list to receive information about the Center’s events directly to your inbox. For a list of Visiting Scholars see below; and for more information, biographies can be found on the Visiting Scholars page on the DRCLAS website.

 

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Visiting Scholars 2018-19

 
David Altman, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile -- Political Science 
Luksic Visiting Scholar
Adopting Citizen-Initiated Mechanisms of Direct Democracy in Latin America
Fall 2018
 
Elisa Bonilla-Rius, Secretaria de Educación Publica, Mexico -- Education
Madero Visiting Scholar
Aims and Barriers of Educating Mexican Children for the 21st Century: An insider's viewpoint
Spring 2019
 
Guillermo Cardoza, INCAE Business School -- Competitiveness and Development
DRCLAS Visiting Scholar
Women's Social Progress in Latin America; Entrepreneurship and Gender in Latin America
Spring 2019
 
Rossana Castiglioni, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile -- Political Science
Cisneros Visiting Scholar
Increasing Social Policy Coverage in Latin America
Fall 2018
 
Rosemary Feal, SUNY Buffalo Emerita -- Literature
Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar
Identity Marks: Afro-Descendant Poetry from the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean to Los Nueva Yores
Full year
 
Reighan Gillam, University of Southern California -- Anthropology, Media Studies
Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar
Visualizing Black Lives: Afro-Brazilian Activist and Alternative Media
Fall 2018
 
Camelia Ilie, INCAE Business School -- Competitiveness and Development
Central American Visiting Scholar
Women's Social Progress in Latin America; Entrepreneurship and Gender in Latin America
Spring 2019
 
Carmen Oquendo-Villar, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico -- Urban Studies, Media Studies
Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar
Film Project: Santa Fe
Full year
 
Flavia Piovesan, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo -- International Human Rights Law
Lemann Visiting Scholar
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Implementation, Effectiveness and Impact of its Decisions in Latin America 
Fall 2018
 
Sergio Seulnikov, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina -- History
De Fortabat Visiting Scholar
Enlightenment, Urban Plebeian Politics, and Creole Identity in Late Colonial Peru
Spring 2019
 
Salvador del Solar, actor and filmmaker, former Minister of Culture of Peru -- Political Science, Cultural Studies, Filmmaking
Custer Visiting Scholar
Informality and Politics in Contemporary Peru: A Documentary
Fall 2018