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Visiting Scholars

Current and Recent Visiting Scholars at the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Spring 2014

Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Latin American Studies
Michael Reed Hurtado  (January – December 2014)
Research Interests:  International human rights and humanitarian law, institutional reform, and the social science of human rights violations.
Teaching:  Criminal Law and Mass Atrocity: Beliefs, Promises and Limits

CLAIS Visiting Scholars
Francisco R. Dávila Aldás,  (January – July 2014)
Facultad de Ciencias Politícas y Sociales
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Research:  Why Mexico has failed to finalize the first and second modernization and has had difficulties in transitioning into the third one.

Concepción Delgado Parra  (AY 2013 – 14)
Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México
Research: Cultural identities, otherness and citizenship and their relationship to fragile democracies

Mariela Fuentes Leal  (Spring 2014)
Professor of Latin American Literature, Spanish Department, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Research:  Dissertation: En busca del ADN de la escritura, la cultura chileno-ilaniana y de la estirpe in Historia de una sbsolución familiar de Germán Marín

Bonnie Palifka  (January – December 2014)
 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, ITESM, Campus Monterrey
Monterrey, N.L., MEXICO
Working with Susan Rose-Ackerman and with the concurrence of Alexandre Debs, co-director of the Leitner Program in Comparative and International Political Economy
Research: Corruption and government.

CLAIS Visiting Fellows
Sergio Alcides Pereira do Amaral  (February 1 – July 31, 2014)
Professor in Literature at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
19th and 20th century Brazilian poetry
Working with K. David Jackson

Ignacio Chuecas Saldias 
Research:  Indian Slavery on the Chilean Frontier XVII-XIX

Ignacio Chuecas Saldias 
Research:  Indian Slavery on the Chilean Frontier XVII-XIX
Working with Stuart Schwartz (History)

Ana Hutz
Ph.D Candidate
Economic History at the History Department, University of São Paulo – USP, São Paulo, Brazil.
Working with Stuart Schwartz

Juliana Bonacorsi de Palma  (February 1 through May 31, 2014)
Ph.D. Candidate in Law, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Working with Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R Luce Professor Law & Political Science
Research:  Rulemaking in Brazil and the development of the Brazilian administrative process concept

Program on Democracy and the Initiative on Representative Institutions  Visiting Professors, Postdoctoral Associates and Lecturers
 Alejandro Bonvecchi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Research Interest:  Political Methods and Economic Normalcy in Argentine Fiscal Policymaking during Structural-Reforms
Processes (1983-1999)
Teaching: Economic Policy in Comparative Perspective (Fall 2013)
Eddie Camp
Post-Doctoral Associate and Lecturer
Research Interest: Comparative political economy
Teaching: States, Markets, and Rational Individuals (Fall 2013)

Fox International Fellows in residence at The MacMillan Center
From El Colegio de México, Mexico City
Marisol Ruiz,
Masters Candidate, Middle East Studies
The Role of Palestinian Women Citizens of Israel in the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process
From the University of São Paulo, Brazil
Flavio Prol,
Masters Candidate, Law
The Emergence of a New Paradigm for Public Policy? Political Legitimacy, Law and Democracy in a Globalized World

From the University of Tokyo, Japan
Mayumi Shimizu,
PhD Candidate, Law and Politics
Police for Citizens: Police Work and Violence in Sao Paulo

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition Visiting Fellows
Celeste-Marie Bernier
Professor and Chair of African American Studies, University of Nottingham
Research Topic: Slavery and economic growth in Jamaica in the age of Abolition

Ahmed Reid
Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College of City University of New York (CUNY)
Research Topic: Slavery and economic growth in Jamaica in the age of Abolition


Recent Visiting Scholars

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale