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

Carlos de la Torre

Director · University of Florida

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

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

Dr. Tom Long

Associate Professor, Politics & International Studies · University of Warwick

Tom’s expertise includes US-Latin American relations, Latin American foreign policy, North America, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Asymmetrical International Relations Latin American Foreign Policy International Relations Politics U.S.-Latin American Relations

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

Kia Lilly Caldwell, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Caldwell can discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color in the U.S. and Brazil.

Critical Race Studies Black Feminism Gender and Race in Brazil Afro-Latin Studies African Diaspora Studies

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

Prof. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

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

Peter has wide interests in the health and wellbeing of older people in low and middle-income countries.

Integrated Health and Social Care Vaccination Active Ageing Human Rights Cardiovascular Diseases

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 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

Christopher L. Busey

Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education School of Teaching and Learning; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies · University of Florida

Christopher Busey’s research broadly examines the intersection of race and education.

Intersections of African American and Afro-Latinx Racial Thought in Education Educational Activism and Policy for Afro-descendant Communities Afro-Latin History and Citizenship Education Latin American Studies

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

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

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

Rebecca Hanson

Professor · University of Florida

Rebecca Hanson has conducted 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

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