ILAS Leadership & Staff

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

Gustavo S. Azenha
ILAS Executive Director, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

Claudio Lomnitz
Director, Center for Mexican Studies

Margaret Crahan
Director, Cuba Program


Eliza Kwon-Ahn
Senior Manager of Business & Student Affairs

Esteban Andrade
Program & Outreach Manager

Gabriel Vignoli
Associate Director, Cuba Program

Laura von Mutius
Program Assistant

Luis Godoy
Program Assistant – Center for Mexican Studies

Sócrates Silva
Latin American Bibliographer

K – 12

Lucía Caumont-Stipanicic
K-12 Outreach Program – Coordinator

Victoria Hernandez
K-12 Outreach Program – Assistant Coordinator

Global Centers

Thomas Trebat
Director, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

Daniella Diniz
Program Officer, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro