Leadership and Staff

Leadership and 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.

ILAS Director

Center and Program Directors

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Gustavo S. Azenha

ILAS Executive Director, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

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Nara Milanich

Director, Center for Mexican and Central American Studies

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Jose Moya

Director, Center for the Study of Greater Caribbean

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Margaret Crahan

Director, Cuba Program

Staff

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Gustavo S. Azenha

ILAS Executive Director, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

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Eliza Kwon-Ahn

Senior Manager of Business and Student Affairs

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Esteban Andrade

Program and Outreach Manager

Sócrates Silva
Sócrates Silva

Latin American Bibliographer

Student Staff

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Camila Hidalgo

Program Assistant

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Pilar Arriaga

Program Assistant

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Camila Braga

Administrative Assistant

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Astrid Liden

Administrative Assistant

Romina Quezada
Romina Quezada

K-12 Outreach Program Coordinator

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Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy

Financial Assistant

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Andrea Lopez

Social Media Assistant

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Ana Oropeza

Program Assistant, Center for Mexican Studies

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Paloma Ricaño

Program Coordinator, Center for Mexican Studies

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Ana Cardenas

Program Assistant, Center for Mexican Studies

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Ellen Johnson

Program Assistant, Cuba Program

Executive Committee

Alexander Alberro
Alexander Alberro

Virginia Bloedel Wright '51 Professor of Art History,
Barnard College

Nelson M. Fraiman
Nelson M. Fraiman

Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Business,
Graduate School of Business

Daniel Friedrich
Daniel Friedrich

Associate Professor of Curriculum,
Teachers College

Maja Horn
Maja Horn

Chair, Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures,
Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures

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Caterina Pizzigoni

Associate Professor,
Department of History

Pablo A. Piccato
Pablo A. Piccato

Professor of History, Department of History

Rodrigo Reis Soares
Rodrigo Reis Soares

Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

M. Victoria Murillo
M. Victoria Murillo

Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science

Benjamin S. Orlove
Benjamin S. Orlove

Professor of International and Public Affairs, School International and Public Affairs

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Jorge Otero-Pailos

Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - GSAPP

Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

Thomas Trebat
Thomas Trebat

Director; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Teresa Borges
Teresa Borges

Program Manager

Maria Luiza Paranhos
Maria Luiza Paranhos

Project Coordinator

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Isabella Pereira

Program Assistant

Leticia Katz
Leticia Katz

Communications Officer 

Columbia Global Centers | Santiago

Vivian Fosk
Vivian Fosk

Finance and Operations Manager

Christian Molinari
Christian Molinari

Communications & Programming Officer

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Carla Magri

Communications & Programming Coordinator