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.



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

Claudio Lomnitz
Director, Center for Mexican Studies

Jose Moya
Director, Center for the Study of Greater Caribbean

Margaret Crahan
Director, Cuba Program



Eliza Kwon-Ahn
Senior Manager of Business & Student Affairs

Esteban Andrade
Program & Outreach Manager

Sócrates Silva
Latin American Bibliographer

Tiago Amaral Ciarallo
Program Assistant

Renata Del Riego
Program Assistant, Center for Mexican Studies

Martina Majlis
Communications and Social Media Assistant

Jalileh García
Administrative Assistant



Romina Quezada
Coordinator, K-12 Outreach Program


Global Centers


Thomas Trebat
Director, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro


Adjunct Senior Research Scholars


Janice Perlman
Senior Adjunct Research Scholar

Maxine Margolis
Senior Adjunct Research Scholar

Ralph Della Cava
Senior Adjunct Research Scholar