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

Latin America Revolutions & Social Justice Early Modern Legal History Indigenous/Ethnohistory Women and gender

Sylvia Zamora

Assistant Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Largey

Professor of Musicology · Michigan State University

Expert in Caribbean music, specifically Haitian classical and religious music

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Ethnomusicology Haiti Haitan Classical and Religious Music

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

Carolyn Dudek

Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of European Studies · Hofstra University

Professor Dudek specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America

Latin American Politics European Politics Regional Economic Growth and Development Fluent in Spanish

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

Peter Siavelis

Professor of Political Science & Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program · Wake Forest University

Siavelis' research currently focuses on electoral politics in Latin America, specifically candidate selection.

Latin American Politics Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection U.S. Immigration International Political Economy Interamerican Relations

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Alicia Partnoy

Professor - 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

Heather Chiero

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

Prof. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

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

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock worked as the the External Research Coordinator for the UNRISD Project on Ageing, Development and Social Protection.

Public Policy Alzheimer's Cardiovascular Diseases Human Rights Active Ageing

Allyson Poska

Professor, History and American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Professor of History and Program Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies

Spanish History Latin American History Colonialism International Studies Transatlantic Migration

Luis F. Trevino

Managing Director · Beamonte Investments

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur focused on Latin America opportunities.

Private Equity Investment Banking Emerging Markets Latam

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