Latin America Experts

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, working most recently at the University of São Paulo, where he was a member of the faculty from 2006 to 2011.Taylor is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil (Stanford...
Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Kimberly Theidon is a medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America. Her research interests include gender-based and sexual violence, transitional justice, reconciliation, and the politics of post-war reparations. She is the author of Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. first edition 2004; 2nd edition 2009) a...
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Geneva
Martina Viarengo is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. She is faculty associate at the Harvard’s Center for International Development and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Women's Empowerment. Prior to joining the Graduate Institute's faculty, Professor Viarengo was an economist at the Centre for...
Researcher in Residence, American University
Alexander Wilde was from 2000-04 the Ford Foundation Vice President for Communications, with global responsibilities for three primary program areas and 12 overseas offices. He formerly directed Ford’s regional office in Santiago, Chile (1994-99), supporting innovative work in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. From 1987-93, he directed WOLA (the Washington Office on Latin America), an NG...
DUNCAN WOOD is the director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Prior to this, he was a professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. He has been a member of the Mexican National Research System, an editorial advisor to both Reforma and El Universal newspapers, and...
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois - Chicago
Yue Zhang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Her principal research interest is comparative urban politics and policies with a focus on urban governance, politics of land development, urbanization in developing countries, and globalization. Professor Zhang received the Norton Long Yo...

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