Gretchen Helmke

Professor of Political Science · University of Rochester

Professor Helmke's research focuses on democratic political institutions, rule of law, and Latin American politics.

Institutional crises in Latin America Rule of Law Democratic Political Institutions Latin American Politics

Elizabeth Zechmeister

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Director of LAPOP · Vanderbilt University

Expert in Latin American political behavior and director of the world-renowned Latin American Public Opinion Project.

Democracy Polling Latin America Comparative Politics Latin America Democracy

Margarita R. Ochoa

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Department of History, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Social Justice and Equal Rights Latin America Race and Ethnicity Women and Gender Indigenous/Ethnohistory

David Smilde

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR · Tulane University

David Smilde is an expert in the sociology of culture, sociology of religion, social movements, political sociology and Latin America.

Human Rights Social Movements Sociology of Culture Sociology of Religion Political Sociology

Louis A. Pérez, Ph.D.

J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History. Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Pérez’s principal research interests center on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean, with a research emphasis on Cuba.

Cuba Cuban Revolution Caribbean Studies Latin American Culture

Melissa Martinez

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Martinez is an expert on human rights, criminal organizations and post-conflict societies in Latin America.

Post-Conflict Societies in Latin America Human Rights Criminal Organizations

Brenda Elsey

Associate Professor of History · Hofstra University

Specialist in Popular Culture and Politics, as well as Gender and Sports, in Twentieth Century Latin America.

Latin American Culture Latin American Politics Sports in Latin America Gender Studies

Alicia Partnoy

Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Writing and Political Repression Testimonio Women Writers Social Semiotics Contemporary Latin American Literature

Leo Chavez

Distinguished Professor Anthropology · UC Irvine

Professor Chavez began his academic career as a Latin Americanist and has been working on transnational migration since the 1980s.

Media Representations Transnational Migration Immigration Latin America Medical Care

Carlos de la Torre

Director · University of Florida

Carlos De la Torre is an expert in Latin American populism from a global perspective and in racism and citizenship in the Americas.

Racism and Citizenship in the Americas Populism Latin American Studies Democratization Authoritarianism

Jonathan Hiskey

Associate Chair of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Expert on Latin American politics and Latin American migration.

Honduras Guatemala Migration Crime in Latin America Immigration

Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Distinguished Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: rohtarri@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4629 / Office 320-200

Transitional/Post-Conflict Justice International Human Rights International Humanitarian Law International Criminal Law Rule of Law

Rebecca Hanson

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Rebecca Hanson conducts research on participatory democratic neighborhood experiments and police militarization.

Venezuelan Politics Socialism Political Theory Latin American Studies Citizen Security and Policing

Amelia Kiddle

Associate Professor, Department of History · University of Calgary

Dr. Kiddle is Associate Professor of Spanish American history and the Coordinator of Latin American Studies at the University of Calgary.

Spanish American History Latin America Mexican History

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Professor of Social Policy and International Development · University of East Anglia

His research explores the lives of older people in developing countries – especially with regard to health, wellbeing and social protection.

Elderly Population Health and Wellbeing COVID-19 Ageing Social Protection

Leonardo Vivas

Director - LATAM Initiative, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School · Fair Observer

A Fair Observer: Latin American politics, culture & human rights are research interests for Harvard University's Director, LATAM Initiative

Latin America Freedom of Expression in Latin America Journalism and the Media in Latin America The Future of Information in Latin America New Media in Latin America

Jane Landers

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History · Vanderbilt University

Expert on digital archives and the history of Colonial Latin America, slavery, early American black history.

Africa Colonial Latin America Caribbean History Comparative Slave Systems The Atlantic World

Lowell Gustafson, PhD

Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lowell Gustafson, PhD, is an expert in the politics, political structure and cultural heritage of Latin America.

Political Science International Political Economy Latin American Politics International Relations Theories Politics

Sylvia Zamora

Assistant Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Immigration Comparative Race and Ethnicity Latin America U.S. Latinos

Allyson Poska

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Poska is an internationally known expert on the history of women in early modern Europe and colonial Latin America.

Smallpox Vaccination Spanish History Latin American History Women's History