Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program strengthens ties between Harvard and other global institutions by hosting distinguished academics and professionals who conduct research on a particular topic or region of Latin America.

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Each year a number of distinguished academics (Visiting Scholars) and professionals (Fellows) are selected to spend one or two semesters at Harvard working on their own research and writing projects. Visiting Scholars and Fellows are decided upon competitively on the basis of the applicant's qualifications, the quality of the applicant's research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission and objectives.

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Current & Past Recipients

Current Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars cohort for the 2022 - 2023 academic year include a group of thirteen scholars and practitioners who bring multidisciplinary perspectives to the challenges facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx communities in the United States.

Meet Current Visiting Scholars

Fellowships & Past Recipients

The Center currently offers ten fellowships that provide support for one semester of residence for Visiting Scholars and Fellows who are engaged in research projects on any country in Latin America or the Caribbean. 

About Scholarships & Past Recipients

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor

Each year, the Center invites faculty members to nominate eminent scholars or practitioners for the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship in Latin American Studies.

Meet the RFKs