Visiting Scholars and Fellows

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Nora Dominguez, Fall 2022

Nora Domínguez holds a PHD from University of Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras where she became a full professor in Literary Theory. She was Director of the Gender Studies Centre from 2010 to 2017, where she held an important role as a researcher of Latin America Women Literature and feminist theory. She has pursued a wide variety of topics, such as the production of women writers in different national traditions and historical periods in Latin America; literary modalities in the autofiction genre; cultural and political narratives of maternity; politics of visibility in faces and facilities; gender dialogues in different national contexts and between disciplines. She was distinguished as Guggenheim Fellowship (2008) and at GEMMA. Master en Estudios de las Mujeres y Género. Erasmus Mundus, Comisión Europea (2008). She was a Visiting Professor at several universities: Duke University, Universidad de Chile, Leiden University (Netherlands), Universitat de Barcelona, and Universidad de Granada. Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), Universite de Toulouse Mirail (France), Cátedra San Martín, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and at different national universities in Argentina. Among her works are El revés del rostro. Figuras de la exterioridad en la cultura argentina (2021) that won the Premio de Humanidades, Sección Southern Cone Studies, LASA, 2022; De donde vienen los niños. Maternidad y escritura en la cultura argentina (2007) which obtained the Segundo Premio Ensayo, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina. Now she is working on a collective and intergenerational project, "Historia feminista de la literatura Argentina" that consists of five volumes and a gender dictionary. The first volume was published in 2020.

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Angela Rojas, Spring 2023

Angela Rojas is a Professor of Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism at the Technological University of Havana. Architect, 1970, and Specialist in Urbanism, 1980. Doctor in Architecture, 1986. In 1997 attended the ITUC Course (Integrated Territorial and Conservation Planning Course) at ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property). Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Fall 2016. She has lectured or taught as a guest professor in Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Angola, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Canada, Barbados, the United States of America, and China. Professor Rojas' contribution to the conservation of heritage has mainly been in Theory, History, and Urban Conservation in Cuba, Spain, and Panama. She designed a Master's Degree Program in Territorial and Urban Conservation. Honorary Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Member of ICOMOS Academy, Member of ICOMOS Scientific Committees: CIIC (Cultural Routes), CIVVIH (Historic Towns and Villages), and ICICH (Intangible Heritage). Member of Executive Committee/ICOMOS from 2002 to 2011. She is also a member of DOCOMOMO. Current research includes values and attributes in heritage, the role of influences from other cultures, and heritagization processes. She is working on a book project focused on influences and conditioning factors in architecture and urbanism.

Julio Esteban

Julio Esteban Vezub, Spring 2023

Julio Esteban Vezub is the director of the Instituto Patagónico de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas (IPCSH-CONICET) in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, and Full Professor of the History Department of National University of the Patagonia (UNPSJB). His main fields of research are the Native People and Patagonian History, the wars of expansion, and the process of the national states making in southern Argentina and Chile during the 19th century. He participates in initiatives to enhance documentary founds together with Patagonian, Argentine, Latin American, and European universities, archives, and museums, as well as restitution processes of anthropological collections, that originated in colonial contexts. In collaboration with archaeologists and geographers, he traveled by the antique Patagonian routes through the Andes, interpreting the landscapes as a historical source. He participates in current discussions about the conflicts between Mapuche organizations, landowners, and the national states. In the last years, he opened his research interests to Environmental History, including the study of extractive practices and the maritime networks that connected Patagonia with Europe and North America.
He has published Valentín Saygüeque y la “Gobernación Indígena de las Manzanas. Poder y etnicidad en la Patagonia septentrional (1860-1881) (Prometeo, 2009). He is director of the collection of History books “Tanteando al elefante”, and he is coauthor with Inés Yujnovsky of La
conquista ilustrada: exploraciones de Francisco Host en Salta, Mendoza, Neuquén y Chaco (1870-1887) (Editorial Sb, March 2023). Further information:

Fall 2022

Thiago Amparo

Thiago de Souza Amparo is a professor at FGV Direito SP and FGV International Relations School, teaching courses on human rights, international law, and discrimination law. Since 2017, Amparo has taught courses on a wide range of issues, such as international public law, race, and gender in the judicial system, policing and the law, hate crimes, and related topics. Amparo is a lawyer, with a bachelor's degree from PUC-SP (Sao Paulo, Brazil), a master's degree in human rights (LLM) from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and a Ph.D. from the same university with a thesis on discrimination law in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States and its relation with conservative legal mobilization before apex courts. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York - United States) in 2014, and a postdoctoral fellow at New York University (NYU) for Fall 2021. During this research period, Amparo has written a paper on necropolitics and the law in Brazil available here. He is an expert in constitutional law, public policy as well as diversity, and antidiscrimination law. In this capacity, Amparo has worked as a consultant for companies and foundations about diversity and inclusion and ESG. He was deputy secretary of human rights and citizenship at the São Paulo City Hall between January and May 2017. He writes weekly for the main newspaper in Brazil, Folha de S. Paulo, and is an editorial board member for the same newspaper. His email is [email protected].

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Valentina Glockner, July – August 2022

Valentina Glockner, is a Mexican anthropologist based at DIE-CINVESTAV, in Mexico City. Her work focuses on the anthropology of the state, borders, (im)migration and the new social studies on childhood. She received the Mexican Academy of Sciences Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Social Sciences and Humanities 2014 for her a research on the relations between NGOs, the State and working-migrant children in India. Her undergraduate thesis on the experiences of migrant and working Mixtec children was awarded two of the most prestigious national awards in anthropology and was published in 2008 as a book: “From Mountain to the Border: Identity, Social Representations and Migration of Mixtec Children from Guerrero”. Valentina has directed and co-directed collective international projects financed by the National Geographic Society, the ConTex alliance, the National Science Foundation and CONACYT of Mexico. She has been a fellow at the CLACSO-CROP, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, and the Matias Romero program at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a founding member of Colectiva Infancias, a network of researchers specialized in social studies of children in the Global South. 

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Benjamin Mayer-Foulkes, September – October 2022

Dr. Benjamin Mayer-Foulkes is a Psychoanalyst in private practice in Mexico City. He is the founding director of 17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos (established 2001), a Post-University that has explored the implications of its stance for research, postgraduate education, publishing and broadcasting. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Institute and enhance the autonomy of social, cultural and environmental initiatives with a critical orientation, Mayer-Foulkes developed the digital platforms Critical Switch and La Mutual. A specialist in blind photography, he co-founded Sentire, an ensemble grouping musicians and deaf actors. He is a growing presence in Latin American, North American and European institutional, academic, editorial and artistic projects. In 2013 he was distinguished at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his “contributions in the field of critical and cultural studies.


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Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera, November – December 2022

Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera is Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Morelos, Mexico. His writing and teaching focus on the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological dimensions of urban questions, with particular reference to the remaking of urban configurations under financial capitalism. A Fulbright and Guggenheim scholar, his work intersects with urban and regional planning policies and practice. He has held visiting professorships and chairs in several universities, including UT-Austin, IUAV-Venice, Rice University, University of Tokyo, UC-Berkeley, University of Toronto, University of Calgary, University of Paris-Sorbonne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent research has focused on the construction of safe environments and the impact of financial capital in the XXI century city. He is the author of several books on Urban History in Latin America, and recipient of national and international awards.



Araceli Clavijo, Spring 2023

Araceli Clavijo is a biologist, Master in Environmental Engineering (UGR, Spain), and Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (FAUBA). She has worked in the private sector in Spain and Italy. Currently, she is a researcher at the Socio-Environmental Studies and Research Group (GEISA) belonging to the Non-Conventional Energy Research Institute (INENCO) of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Salta, Argentina. She has participated in several research and development projects, emphasizing sustainable water and sanitation management and water governance; resource governance within the Water-Energy Nexus approach; risk analysis; design and implementation of territorial public management systems based on the three fundamental pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, equity (social, economic and environmental) and environmental sustainability. She works in two main research lines: socio-environmental aspects of lithium mining in Argentina and water access in remote rural populations in the Chaco
of Salta.



Sebastián Aguiar, Spring 2023

Sebastian Aguiar is a postdoctoral researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) at IFEVA, a research institute in the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teaching assistant at the Forestry Department at the same institution. He has a degree in environmental sciences and a Ph.D. in agricultural sciences. Since his undergraduate studies, he has been motivated by interdisciplinary research is driven by curiosity and the need to find solutions to intertwined socio-ecological challenges, particularly in the Argentine Dry Chaco. Broadly, his research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of land-use change. He also studies the outcomes of environmental governance instruments, such as the Forest Law in Argentina.



  • Paula Yuri Shimonishi Lardo - Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil; "Utopian Memories, Dystopian Meanings: An Oral History about Obama and Trump’s Migratory Policies."


  • Fernanda Cimini Salles - University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; "Institutional Traps in Latin America."


  • Luiz Gustavo Barbosa - Getulio Vargas Foudation, Brazil; "The Competitiveness of Brazilian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)."


  • Tiago Couto Porto - Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil; "Access to Demand, Investment, and Structural Change: The Role of the Coordination of Industrial and Exchange Rate Policies."


  • Marcos Felipe Mendes Lopes - Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil; "Behavioral Economics and Education."


  • Alessandra Vannucci - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; "Brazilian Utopia. The Future without a Future."


  • Apoena Dias Mano - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Urban violence, community-based networks, politics of (i)mobility & pandemic in Latin America."


  • Daniel Barker Flores - University of Oxford, U.K.; "Urban Security and Governance in Latin America."


  • Flavio Alex de Oliveira Carvalhaes - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; "Higher education, Education, Inequality of Opportunity, Social Stratification."


  • Marcelo Lima Loreto - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; “Relationship between Brazil and the United States; History of Science."


  • Guillermo M. Cejudo - Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico; "Spanish Migration to Argentina during Franco's Dictatorship."