ILAS Contacts

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is the center for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America at Columbia University. Its main goal is to bring together and provide resources for Columbia faculty, students and visiting scholars, recognizing the diversity of their interests and approaches while strengthening their links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.

Jose C. Moya


Maritza E. Colón-Fermín

Executive Director

Gustavo Azenha

Associate Research Scholar, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies 

Margaret Crahan

Director of the Cuba Program

Claudio Lomnitz

Director, Center for Mexican studies

Thomas Trebat

Director, Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eliza Kwon-Ahn

Business Manager and Student Affairs Coordinator

Esteban Andrade

Program Manager

Daniella Diniz

Program Officer, Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ashley Marissa Portillo

Departmental Research Assistant

Sócrates Silva

Latin American Bibliographer

Lucía Caumont-Stipanicic

K-12 Outreach Program - Coordinator

Maried Rivera Nieves

K-12 Outreach Program - Assistant Coordinator

Luis Godoy

Program Assistant - Center for Mexican Studies

Victoria Gaytan Olaguivel

Program Assistant- Greater Caribbean Studies Center