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

Claudio Lomnitz
Claudio Lomnitz

Director, Center for Mexican 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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Eduarda Zoghbi

Program Assistant

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Monica Trigos

Program Assistant, Center for Mexican Studies

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Gabriel Franco

Administrative Assistant

Jalileh García
Jalileh García

Administrative Assistant

Romina Quezada
Romina Quezada

K-12 Program Assistant

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

Nara Milanich
Nara B. Milanich

Professor of History,
Barnard College

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

Wadda Rios-Font
Wadda Rios-Font

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures, Barnard College

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

Laura Nora
Laura Nora

Program Officer 

Leticia Katz
Leticia Katz

Communications Officer 

Columbia Global Centers | Santiago

Vivian Fosk
Vivian Fosk

Finance and Operations Manager

Christian Molinari
Christian Molinari

Press and Communications