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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Graduate Scholar (and Quechua Instructor in Romance Studies)

Janeth Arias, will be the Quechua Language instructor at Cornell for AY ’22-’23, she is from Bolivia.

LACS Visiting Scholar 2018-22

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History Professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, and is researching the opportunities to create a global history course centered around the Caribbean for students at our partner institution Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).

Visiting Critic

Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X.

Visiting Scholar ‘21-‘23

Annette is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College where she teaches courses on Latin American literature, theatre, and translation.

Former Visiting Scholars

 Soledad Chango

Soledad Chango portrait in red cloak

Soledad Chango taught Elementary Quechua I as she pursues graduate studies in pedagogy and linguistics, with support from a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant fellowship for 2021-22. Her native language is Kichwa, part of the Quechua language family spoken in Ecuador.


Fábio Zuker

Fabio Zuker (Visiting Scholar)

Fábio Zuker is an anthropologist and journalist. Fábio holds a master's degree in Social Sciences from EHESS-Paris and is carrying out his doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, with research on the destruction of life forms on the banks of the Tapajós River (Brazilian Amazon) and indigenous ways of doing politics and creating worlds.


Leonardo Aires de Castro

Leonardo Aires de Castro is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Political Science Program (PPGPol) in the

Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. He is researching the impacts of right wing populist ascension in the women legislative agenda, comparing Brazil and United States. He is also a fellow from São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP. He was a LACS Visiting Pre-Dissertation Research Scholar in 2019-2020.


Beatriz de Moraes Vieira

Beatriz De Moraes Vieira | Rio De Janiero, Brazil | is a former LASP Visiting Scholar and a Professor in the Department of History and Graduate Program in Political History at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in Social History and Literature (2007) and a post-doctorate in Cornell University, US (2018). She works on Theory of History/Historiography, Intellectual History and Social History of Culture, and is currently researching the connections between history and literature/poetry, aesthetics and politics in contemporary Brazil and Latin America, painful historical experience and traumatic social memory. Author of the book: The Perplexed Word, historical experience and poetry in Brazil in the 1970s. 2.ed. SP: Hucitec, 2017, and several articles.


Maria Rojo Jimenez

María Esperanza Rojo Jiménez is a PhD student in the Latin American History Department at the University of Seville. She is researching the cultural impact of the foreign oil companies in Colombia and Venezuela during the 20th century.


Susana Romero-Sánchez

Susana Romero-Sánchez, Ph.D. is a former LASP Visiting Scholar who researches the connection between the history of development policies and ideas in Latin American urbanization programs (including housing construction, credit, and planning schemes) in the mid-twentieth century. She will be tracing the historical evolution of housing and credit institutions in Colombia in connection with the history of global development ideas and policies.


Iulia Statica

Iulia Statica, Ph.D. | currently in London, England on an European Union Marie Curie Fellowship | she is a former LASP Visiting Scholar who completed her PhD at the Department of Architecture at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2016. Her research interests focus on the discourses of material culture in (post) communist contexts, and the role of ideologies and their critique in architecture and urbanism. Between 2014-2015 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Toronto and prior to this was awarded the Fellowship in Architecture at the Romanian Academy in Rome (2012-14). In 2016 and 2017 she was invited by faculty at the Department of Architecture at Cornell University as a guest scholar for the seminar Cuba as Project: Urban, Political and Environmental Transformations of the Island as part of The Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.


Eduardo Vasconcelos

Eduardo Vasconcelos, Ph.D. is a former LASP Visiting Scholar and an Engineer/Social Scientist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a specialist in urban transportation systems in developing countries. He is the author of Urban transport, environment and equity: the case for developing countries, Earthscan, UK, 2001.