Visiting scholars, professors announced by DRCLAS

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The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) has announced its 2022–2023 Visiting Scholars and Fellows and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors, a group of scholars and practitioners who bring multidisciplinary perspectives to the challenges facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx communities in the United States. They hail from — or work on topics relating to — Argentina, Uruguay, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Guatemala.

“I’m excited to welcome our incoming Visiting Scholars to DRCLAS.  We have an extraordinary group of scholars from diverse places and disciplines.  I expect them to form a vibrant intellectual community and that they will contribute much to life at DRCLAS and Harvard,” said Steve Levitsky, DRCLAS director and a professor of government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.”

These are the incoming Visiting Scholars:

Cecilia Barrionuevo, artistic director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Mar del Plata, Argentina) in Argentina.

Rodrigo Barrenechea Carpio, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

Daylet Domínguez, Associate Professor at the Spanish and Portuguese Department, University of California, Berkeley.

Eduardo Andrés Undurraga Fourcade, Associate Professor at the School of Government, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Felipe José Hevia de la Jara, a researcher at Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Mexico.

Betsy Konefal, an Associate Professor of History at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Pablo Lapegna, Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia.

Helena Lemos Petta, a Brazilian doctor and creator of the medical television series “Basic Unit.”

German Gonzalez Vergara, an assistant professor of history with the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech

Pablo Whipple, an Associate Professor of History at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

DRCLAS is also pleased to welcome three 2022-2023 Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors, who will teach courses throughout Harvard. The Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship in Latin American Studies (RFK) was created at Harvard University in 1986 through a generous gift from Edmond Safra and the Republic of New York Corporation. The endowment enables Harvard to regularly invite eminent Latin Americans from any field.

Andres Di Tella, a filmmaker, writer and curator, based in Buenos Aires. His work spans video art, installations and performance pieces, as well as television documentaries.

Sebastián Etchemendy, Associate Professor and researcher at the Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina, and a Senior Researcher at the National Scientific Council (CONICET), specializes in the comparative political economy of Latin America and Western Europe.

Ronald Raminelli, Professor at the Department of History at Universidade Federal Fluminense and researcher A1 at CNPq and Faperj – Brazil, focuses on colonial history, the idea of race and nation between the 16th and 19th Centuries.

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