Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars in FY 2015-2016

Carlos Alvarado Mijangos, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment dates: September 2015 to November 2015.
Area of Expertise:International Relations
Country/Region of Expertise:United States Climate Change Policy
Faculty Sponsor: Peter H. Smith Ph.D. Political Science Department
Home Country: Mexico
Home University: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Research Project: “Climate Change and US Energy Consumption”

Carlos Alvarado

carlos.alvarado.774@gmail.com

Carlos Domper Lasús, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: 01/17/2016 to 04/18/2016
Area of Expertise: European Contemporary History; Electoral History; Non-Competitive elections, Francoism.
Country/Region of Expertise: Europe (especially Spain and Portugal)
Home Country: Spain
Home University or Employer: LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome, Italy)
Research Project: Elections under European dictatorships after 1945. Spain and Portugal in comparative perspective.

Carlos Domper

cdomper@luiss.it   /  carlosdomper82@gmail.com

Elizabeth Schwall, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: May 2015 – May 2016
Area of Expertise: Latin American and Caribbean History
Country/Region of Expertise: Cuba
Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Radcliff, History Department
Home Country: USA
Home University: Columbia University
Research Project: A social and cultural history of Cuban dance from 1930 to 1990, both on the island and in the diaspora.                                                                                                                          
.Elizabeth

ebs2159@columbia.edu

elizabeth.schwall@gmail.com

Igor Daniel Palhares Acácio, Fulbright Visiting Research Student
Appointment Dates: September 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Area of Expertise: International Security, Civil-Military Relations                                                                                                                                                                        Country/Region of Expertise: Regional Powers of the Global South, Brazil and South America
Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: Brazil
Home University: Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ)
Research Project: Regional Security Context and Civil-Military Relations: Understanding the Role of the Military in the Defense Policy of Regional Powers

Igor
 igordpacacio@gmail.com

Javier Moreno-Luzón, Visiting Scholar                                                                                                                                                                                    
Appointment Dates: June 2015-July 2015
Area of Expertise: Modern Political History, Nationalism
Country/Region of Expertise: Spain
Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Radcliff, Department of History
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Complutense of Madrid
Research Project: California and Spain: building a new identity, 1898-1917.

javier

jamoreno@cps.ucm.es

Julie Gamble, Visiting Scholar

Appointment dates: June 2015–August 2015                                                                                                                  Area of Expertise: City and Regional Planning
Country/Region of Expertise: Ecuador                                                                                                                                     Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Postero, Anthropology Department
Home Country: USA
Home University: UC Berkeley
Research Project: Citizen participation and transit development in Quito, Ecuador           

Julie

jcgamble@gmail.com

Karina Furtado Rodrigues, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment dates: August 2015 to July 2016
Area of Expertise: Civil-Military Relations, Transparency
Country/Region of Expertise: Brazil, Mexico and Latin America
Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Professor, Department of Political Science
Home Country:  Brazil
Home University: Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE)-Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
Research Project: Assessing Transparency in Defense: Civil-military relations and information disclosure in Brazil and Mexico
Karina

karinafrodrigues@gmail.com

Maialen Aranguren Alonso,Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: January 2016 – April 2016
Area of Expertise: Basque feminist movement (1975-1994), Spanish transition to democracy.
Country/Region of Expertise: Spain, Basque Country.
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
Research Project: “La anatomía política del cuerpo feminista. El movimiento autónomo de mujeres en el País Vasco (1975-1984)”

maialen
maialen.aranguren@ehu.eus

Mark Inigo Tallara, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment dates: June 8, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Area of Expertise: Catholicism in the Philippines, Southeast Asian Studies
Country/Region of Expertise: Philippines and Southeast Asia
Faculty Sponsor: Associate Professor John D. Blanco
Home Country: Philippines/Singapore
Home University: National University of Singapore
Research Project: Symbolism and Expression of Popular Catholicism in the Philippines

Mark

mtallara@u.nus.edu

Nam Kwon Mun, Visiting Scholar
Appointment Dates: August 25, 2014 – July 30, 2015
Area of Expertise: Latin America Economic Development
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico, Andean region                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: South Korea
Home University: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Research Project: A comparative study on the postneoliberal development model of Venezuela and Bolivia

mun
namkwon@hotmail.com

Nelson Altamirano, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: October 2015 – October 2016
Areas of Expertise: Mining and oil national companies in Latin America; teaching innovations in economics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: United States
Home University: National University, San Diego
Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile.
Research Project: Technological Transfer and the Military in Brazil.

nelson                                          

naltamirano@nu.edu    

Olga Lidia Olivas Hernandez, Assistant Project Scientist
Appointment Dates: April 2016 to April 2017
Area of Expertise: Anthropology
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico, Border Region
Faculty Sponsor: Thomas J. Csordas
Home Country: Mexico
Home University or Employer: UCSD
Research Project: Life trajectories and experience in the process of health/illness/treatment of drug abuse among migrants of Mexican descent in California and Baja California.

olga


oolivashernandez@ucsd.edu

Qing Zhang, Visiting Scholar
Appointment Dates: September 2015-August 2016                                                                                                                                                                                           Area of Expertise:  International Politics/ Latin American Studies
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico
Faculty Sponsor: Carlos Waisman, Department of Sociology
Home Country: China
Home University: Sichuan International Studies University and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Research Project: Democracy or Autocracy? Mexico's Dangling Reforms between Discentralization and Recentralization of Power

alexander qing zhang

alexander1234567@163.com


Saara Rautanen-Uunila,  Visiting Scholar                                                                                                                                                                                                          Appointment Dates: June 2016 - August 2016
Area of Expertise: Intercultural Encounters, Latin American Academic Students Integration and Agency in Finland
Country/Region of Expertise: Finland, Argentina
Faculty Sponsor: Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies
Home Country: Finland
Home Employer: University of Helsinki, Finland
Research Project: Comparative Study: Latin American Academic Students Integration and Agency (in Finland) and in the US.

Saara

saara.rautanen-uunila@helsinki.fi

Yin Li, Visiting Graduate Student                                                                                                                                    Appointment Dates: September 2015 - June 2016
Area of Expertise:  Informal Economy and Economic Anthropology
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico                                                                                                                                      Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: China
Home University or Employer: Tsinghua University
Research Project:  Analysis of the Informal Economy in Mexico: Street Vendors in Barrio Tepito

yin li
liyin91@163.com

Yuening Hu, Visiting Scholar
Appointment Dates: October 2015 – October 2016
Area of Expertise: Leftist parties in Latin America, Sino-Latin American relations
Country/Region of Expertise: Cuba, Venezuela                                                                                                                      Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: China
Employer: Central Compilation and Translation Bureau of China
Research Project: Leftist Parties and the Socialist Tendency in Latin America. The case of “21st Century Socialism” in Venezuela.

Yuening
623402796@qq.com

Visiting Scholars in FY 2014-2015

Carmen Salgado Santamaría, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: June 2014 – August 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Area of Expertise: Journalism,  New Technologies, audiovisual and multimedia information
Country/Region of Expertise: Europe and Latin America                                                                                                     Faculty Sponsor: Dan Hallin, Communication Department
Home Country:  Spain
Home University: Complutense University of Madrid
Research Project: Analysis of informative programming of Spanish-language TV channels in the United States and its presence in social networks. A comparative analysis of Spanish-language TV networks in the US and Spain.

carmen

carmen.salgado@ccinf.ucm.es

Cuiwen Wang, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: December 2013 – November 2014                                                                                                                                                                                              Areas of my Expertise :  International Political Economy and  China-Latin America Relations                                                                                                                                                                             Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: China
Home University: Nankai
Research Project: China’s Economic Engagement with the Western Hemisphere: Implications for
Latin American Foreign Relations

cuiwen
cuiwenwang@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Schwall, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: October 2014 – June 2015
Area of Expertise: Latin American and Caribbean History
Country/Region of Expertise: Cuba                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Radcliff, History Department
Home Country: USA
Home University: Columbia University
Research Project: A social and cultural history of Cuban dance from 1930 to 1990, both on the island and in the diaspora.

Elizabeth

ebs2159@columbia.edu

Javier Moreno-Luzón, Visiting Scholar
Appointment Dates: June 2015-July 2015.
Area of Expertise: Modern Political History, Nationalism
Country/Region of Expertise: Spain
Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Radcliff, Department of History
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Complutense of Madrid
Research Project: California and Spain: building a new identity, 1898-1917.

javier

jamoreno@cps.ucm.es

Julie Gamble, Intercampus Exchange Program Student
Appointment dates: January 2015–June 2015                                                                                                                  Area of Expertise: City and Regional Planning
Country/Region of Expertise: Ecuador                                                                                                                                     Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Postero, Anthropology Department
Home Country: USA
Home University: UC Berkeley
Research Project: Citizen participation and transit development in Quito, Ecuador                                                                                                                    

Julie

jcgamble@berkeley.edu

jcgamble@gmail.com

Mark Inigo Tallara,Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment dates: June 8, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Area of Expertise: Catholicism in the Philippines, Southeast Asian Studies
Country/Region of Expertise: Philippines and Southeast Asia
Faculty Sponsor: Associate Professor John D. Blanco
Home Country: Philippines/Singapore
Home University: National University of Singapore
Research Project: Symbolism and Expression of Popular Catholicism in the Philippines

Mark

mtallara@u.nus.edu

Nam Kwon Mun, Visiting Scholar
Appointment Dates: August 25, 2014 – July 30, 2015
Area of Expertise: Latin America Economic Development
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico, Andean region                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: South Korea
Home University: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Research Project: A comparative study on the postneoliberal development model of Venezuela and Bolivia

mun
namkwon@hotmail.com

Natália Araújo de Oliveira
Appointment Dates: September, 2014 - March, 2015
Area of Expertise: Migration; Collective memory; Identity.
Country/Region of Expertise: Mato Grosso; Brazil; Brazil's Legal Amazon                                                                                                                                                                     Faculty Sponsor: Leon Zamosc, Sociology Department
Home Country: Brazil
Home University: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Research Project: Symbolic struggles among three migrant groups (Xavante, Pioneers and Gauchos) over narratives of colonization in Nova Xavantina, Brazil.  

nat
natalia.oliveira@ufrgs.br

Nelson Altamirano, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: July 14, 2014 – July 13, 2015
Areas of Expertise: Mining and oil national companies in Latin America; teaching innovations in economics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: United States
Home University: National University, San Diego
Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile.
Research Project: Technological Transfer and the Military in Brazil.

nelson                                          

naltamirano@nu.edu     

Pedro Pérez-Herrero, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: July 1, 2014 -August 31, 2014
Area of Expertise: Latin American History                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Universidad de Alcalá
Research Project: Fiscal reforms in Latin América. The cases of the Past and present of
Argentina, Chile, Colombia & México.

pedrop
pedro.perezherrero@uah.es

Rodrigo Toniol, Visitng Graduate Student     
Appointment Dates: March 2014 – March 2015     
Area of Expertise: Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Anthropology of religion; Traditional  Medicines     
Country/Region of Expertise:  Brazil; Latin America                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Csordas, Anthropology Department     
Home Country: Brazil     
Home University: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  (UFRGS)     
Research Project: The Policy of Integrative and Complementary Practices: A study on the inclusion of alternative therapies in the Brazilian Unified Health System.

rafael

rodrigo.toniol@gmail.com

Sara Eichert, UC EAP Visiting Research Student/ Scholar
Appointment Dates: September 2014 – January 2015
Area of Expertise: Democratic governance, civil society and public-policy making
Country/Region of Expertise: Andean countries                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Faculty Sponsor: Carlos Waisman, Sociology Department
Home Country: Germany/Spain
Home University: Complutense University of Madrid
Research Project: Civil society organizations and social policy in Ecuador and Peru

sara

soc-seichert@ucsd.edu

Xufei Fang, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: December 2013 – November 2014                                                                                                                               Area of expertise: Latin American politics, Relations between the U.S. and Latin America.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faculty Sponsor: David Mares, Political Science Department
Home Country: China
Home University: China Academy of Social Sciences
Research Project: Conflict and Coexistence: U.S. Foreign Policy toward Latin American
Radical Left Regimes. The project will study U.S. policy toward the regimes of Chávez ,
Morales, and Correa.

xufei
xiaofangxinmiao@163.com

Visiting Scholars in FY 2013-2014

Andrés Guzman Sala, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: August 2013 – July 2014
Areas of Expertise: International Commerce, Tourism Economy and Marketing
Country/Region of Expertise: Mexico, United States and Latin America.
Home Country: Mexico
Home University: Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
Research Project: The role of Exports and Remittances of Mexican Migrants in Mexico’s
Economy

andres

andres.guzman@Ujat.mx

Carmen Salgado Santamaría, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: June 2014 – August 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Area of Expertise: Journalism,  New Technologies, audiovisual and multimedia information
Country/Region of Expertise: Europe and Latin America
Home Country:  Spain
Home University: Complutense University of Madrid
Research Project: Analysis of informative programming of Spanish-language TV channels in the United States and its presence in social networks. A comparative analysis of Spanish-language TV networks in the US and Spain.

carmen

carmen.salgado@ccinf.ucm.es

                                                                                                                                                        Cintia Pinheiro Ribeiro de Souza, Fulbright Visiting Research Student
Appointment dates: August 2013 – May 2014
Areas of Expertise: Elections, Campaign Finance and Strategy
Home Country: Brazil
Home University: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, IESP-UERJ
Research Project: A study on the diversification of campaign spending of candidates at the
Chamber of Deputies in Brazil

cintia

cprsouza@gmail.com

Cuiwen Wang, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: December 2013 – November 2014                                                                                                                                   Areas of my Expertise :  International Political Economy and  China-Latin America Relations
Home Country: China
Home University: Nankai
Research Project: China’s Economic Engagement with the Western Hemisphere: Implications for
Latin American Foreign Relations

cuiwen
cuiwenwang@hotmail.com

Ernesto Pablo Juárez, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: January 27, 2014- February 7, 2014
Area of Expertise: Media & Journalism
Country/Region of Expertise: The border region US/Mexico
Home Country: Mexico
Home University: Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez
Research Project: The subjective construction of credibility by local TV audiences.

ernesto
pjuarezmelendez@gmail.com

Federico Vázquez Calero, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: July 2013 – January 2014
Areas of Expertise: Development of politics, state capacity and effective governance in Latin
America, politics of policy implementation, political innovation for governance and public
goods provision, political development cooperation.
Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina
Home Country: Mexico
Employer: Fundación Avina
Research Project: Where is my Government? The Politics of Brown Areas: State Capability and
Effective Governance in Latin America.

federico

espacio.interamericano@gmail.com

Jia Tian, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment dates: September 2013 – June 2014
Areas of Expertise: International Political Economy, Business Journalism, Political
Communication
Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America-Argentina
Home Country: China
Home University: Tsinghua University
Research Project: The relationship between the government’s ability of communication and the
economic policies in Argentina

jia
jaa_ten@163.com

María Olga Pérez Arroyo, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: June 2013 – November 2013
Areas of Expertise: Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, Electoral Campaigns
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Country/Region of expertise: Europe, Latin America
Research Project: Analysis of argumentative treatments of informational messages for
minorities during the 2012 US election campaign. Parallelism and differences of Spanish
messages in the media of Spain and the US

olga
olgaperez@ccinf.ucm.es

Nelson Altamirano, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: December 2013 – November 2014
Areas of Expertise: Mining and oil national companies in Latin America; teaching innovations in economics
Home Country: United States
Home University: National University, San Diego
Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile.
Research Project: Technological Transfer and the Military in Brazil.

nelson                                           naltamirano@nu.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Olga Lidia Olivas Hernández, Visiting Graduate Student                                                                                                                                                        Appointment Dates: September 2013 – February 2014
Areas of Expertise: Sociocultural studies in the border region, Ethnicity, New forms of Religiosity (Aztec Dance Tradition), Mexicanness (“Mexicanidad”).
Country/Region of Expertise: The Border region between Baja California, Mexico and California, United States.
Home Country: México
Home University: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, CIESAS Occidente, Mexico.
Research Project: The Embodiment of the Aztec Dance Tradition and its National, Political, and Religious dimensions. A Comparative Analysis in the border region between Mexico and the US.

olga olivas    

olgalx@hotmail.com

Pedro Pérez-Herrero, Visiting Professor in History
Appointment dates: February 1, 2014 -June 30, 2014
Area of Expertise: Latin American History
Home Country: Spain
Home University: Universidad de Alcalá
Research Project: Fiscal reforms in Latin América. The cases of the Past and present of
Argentina, Chile, Colombia & México.

pedrop
pedro.perezherrero@uah.es

Rafael Nogueira Costa, Visiting Graduate Student
Appointment Dates: February 18, 2014 – March 15, 2014
Area of Expertise: Brazilian education, environment, environmental films, community and communication, oil and public policies.
Country/Region of Expertise: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Home Country: Brazil
Home University: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Campus Macaé
Research Project: Local dynamics in Rio de Janeiro: State and National environmental policies related to the oil industrial activity.

rafael
rafaelnogueiracosta@gmail.com

Rodrigo Toniol, Visitng Graduate Student     
Appointment Dates: March 2014 – March 2015     
Area of Expertise: Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Anthropology of religion; Traditional  Medicines     
Country/Region of Expertise:  Brazil; Latin America     
Home Country: Brazil     
Home University: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  (UFRGS)     
Research Project: The Policy of Integrative and Complementary Practices: A study on the inclusion of alternative therapies in the Brazilian Unified Health System.

rafael

rodrigo.toniol@gmail.com

Verónica García Martínez, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: August 2013 – July 2014                                                                                                                                            Areas of Expertise: Technology and society, new media, e-learning, educational innovations.
Home Country: Mexico
Home University: Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
Research Project: The News Media and Non-Conventional Political Participation of Young
University Students: Movement “Yo Soy #132” in Mexico

veronica
veronica.garcia@Ujat.mx

Xufei Fang, Visiting Scholar
Appointment dates: December 2013 – November 2014                                                                                                                               Area of expertise: Latin American politics, Relations between the U.S. and Latin America.
Home Country: China
Home University: China Academy of Social Sciences
Research Project: Conflict and Coexistence: U.S. Foreign Policy toward Latin American
Radical Left Regimes. U.S. policy toward the regimes of Chávez ,
Morales, and Correa.

xufei
xiaofangxinmiao@163.com

Visiting Scholars in FY 2012-2013

Spring 2013

Leonardo Sangali Barone, Visiting Graduate Student

Home Country: Brazil

Appointment Dates: March 12, 2013 – September 05, 2013

Home University: Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo (FGV-SP)

Area of Expertise: Political Parties, Public Finance and Policy Evaluation

Country/Region of Expertise: Brazil

Research Project: Mayors, partisanship and local politics in Brazil.

Biography: Leonardo S. Barone received his BA in Business Management at the Fundação Getulio Vargas, and another BA in Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo. He received a Master in Public Administration and Government at Fundação Getulio Vargas where he is currently a PhD student.  He is also a researcher at the Centro de Economia e Política do Setor Público (CEPESP-FGV), and at Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP), and he received a research grant from the Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas (IPEA). His main interests are political parties, elections, policy evaluation, quantitative research and statistics. He received a "Doutorado Sanduíche" grant from Brazilian Federal Government to be a Visiting Graduate Student at UCSD.

E-mail: leobarone@gmail.com

leonardo


Fall 2012

Bernardita Escobar Andrae, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: Chile

Appointment Dates: September 10, 2012 to February 10, 2013

Home University: University Diego Portales.

Area of Expertise: International Intellectual Property Protection, institutional development, gender economics, business history.

Country/Region of Expertise: Chile

Research Project: Industrial Property Protection system in developing countries: a political-economy study of the adoption and outcomes of the system. The case of Chile.

Biography:Bernardita Escobar Andrae received her BA in Economics at the University of Chile, and her PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University Diego Portales. Her research draws on the history and implications of the Industrial property system in Chile, gender economics, and business history. She has received research grants and awards from the Ford Foundation, King's College Cambridge, Cambridge Overseas Trust, and other bodies. In her professional career, she has been an advisor to the Chilean Minister of Economic Affairs for delegations negotiating several international Treaties on Intellectual Property Rights and Trade. She was also the Head of the Chilean Industrial Property Office between 2006-2008.

Email: bermardita.escobar@mail.udp.cl

Bernardita


Edson Capoano, Visiting Graduate Student

Appointment Dates: September 10, 2012 to December 17, 2012

Home Country: Brazil

Home University: Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Area of Expertise:  Culture, networks, Ibero-American Journalism.

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: The identity of Latin American journalists inside professional networks: regional and global integration through cultural speeches

Biography:Edson Capoano studied Journalism and graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). He has an MA in Communication and Semiotics from the same institution. He has two specializations, one in environmental journalism and another in Iberian journalism. He studied and worked in Spain thanks to a scholarship offered by Programa Balboa para Jóvenes Periodistas Latinoamericanos. Currently, Edson is a communication professor and researcher at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and is writing his Ph.D. dissertation titled "The identity of Latin American journalists inside professional networks: regional and global integration through cultural speeches " at USP, in the Programa de Ciências da Integração da América Latina (PROLAM).  Edson is also a journalist and he received two awards for social and sustainable journalism, from Sebrae, the Brazilian agency of entrepreneurship, and from Avina, a Latin American NGO.

E-mail: edson.capoano@gmail.com

Edson Capoano


Javier Núñez, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: Chile

Appointment Dates: September 10, 2012 to February 10, 2013

Home University: University of Chile

Area of Expertise: Applied Microeconomics, Inequality of Opportunity, Social Mobility, Discrimination in the labor market in Chile

Country/Region of Expertise: Chile

Research Project: Empirical analysis of the intergenerational dynamics of inequality and the mechanisms of intergenerational social mobility in Chile
 
Biography:Javier Núñez received his BA in Economics from the University of Chile, and his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Chile. His research interests include applied Game Theory, the economics of labor-market discrimination, inequality of opportunity and intergenerational social mobility in Chile. He has received research grants and awards from Conicyt-Chile, the Ford Foundation, the British Council and University of Chile. Núñez was a visiting scholar at the Centre of Latin American Studies in the University of Cambridge in 2009, and was the Director of the School of Economics and Business of Universidad de Chile in 2010-2011.

Email: jnunez@fen.uchile.cl

Javier


Juan Du, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: China

Appointment Dates: October 10, 2012 – August 9, 2013

Home University: Institute of World History Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Area of Expertise: History studies

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: The Game of Great Power’s Security and Regional Development: U.S. Cold War Policy toward Latin America, 1945-1969

Biography: Juan Du received her BA in History from Northeast Normal University in Jilin Province. She received an MA and PhD in World History from Nankai University in Tianjin City. She is a Chinese historian whose research focuses on the relation between the United States' interest and regional development of Latin America, and the history of international relations during the Cold War period. She is a Research Associate at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

Email: dujuan@cass.org.cn

Juan


Nelson Altamirano, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: United States

Home University: National University, San Diego

Area of Expertise: Mining and oil national companies in Latin America; teaching innovations in economics

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile.

Research Project: Technological Transfer and the Military in Brazil.

Biography: Nelson Altamirano received his BA in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, an MA in International Relations and an MS in Economics from UCSD, as well as a Ph.D. in International Economic Policies and Management in the year 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor of economics at the School of Business and Management at the National University, is the online coordinator for the School and the lead faculty for the Sustainability Management program. His research interests focuses on mining and oil, natural resources, management of national companies, sustainable development and teaching technological innovations in economics. Nelson has taught in the universities of Japan (Tsukuba University), Colombia (CEIPA) and Peru (PUCP).  The current research is part of the Minerva Project at CILAS.

Email:naltamirano@nu.edu

Nelson


Olga Kornilova, Visiting Graduate Student

Home Country: Russian Federation

Appointment Dates: October 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Home University: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

Area of Expertise: History, Political Science, International Relations

Country/Region of Expertise: USA

Research Project: The Reaction of American Authorities and US Public to the Preparation and Conduct of the Nationalization of American Oil Companies in Mexico (1917-1942)

Biography:Olga Kornilova is a Fulbright fellow from Russia. She had the honor to obtain a Fulbright grant and in October 2012 came to UCSD as a Fulbright Visiting Researcher to gather material for her dissertation. Olga graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) as a specialist in History and Political Science in 2010. She majored in Political Science and American Studies at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of European and American Countries. In her last year, she worked at State Duma as a Deputy Assistant Volunteer, where she realized the significance of working as a scholar and researcher. That is why in 2010 Olga decided to continue her studies as a PhD student focusing on analyzing US-Mexican relations on the oil question during the first half of the 20th century.  After completing her dissertation, she would like to develop special courses, such as US-Mexico Relations and Oil Issues, and How America Deals with Global Oil Issues, for students majoring in American Studies at Lomonosov MSU.

Email: kornilovasol@gmail.com 

Olga


Peng Wang, Visiting Scholar

Home Country:  China

Appointment Dates: September 11, 2012 - September 11, 2013

Home University: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Area of Expertise:  Political Studies

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project- Political Modernization in Latin America: Latest Development and Lessons for China

Biography: Peng Wang received his BA in English Literature and MA in History from Shanxi University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is a Chinese political scientist who works in the Department of Latin American Political Studies of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), CASS. He began his formal research on Latin American politics and especially Venezuelan politics in 2004 when Hugo Chavez and other leftist rulers in the region began to attract increasing attention in China. His research includes Hugo Chavez’s socialist idea, political development in Venezuela, and Chinese-Venezuelan relations. He has received a research grant from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Email: langjiayuan@sina.com

PengWang


Xie Wenze, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: the People's Republic of China

Appointment Dates: September 1, 2012 – September 1,2013

Home University: Institute of Latin American Studies, China Academy of Social Science

Area of Expertise: Economic studies

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: Urbanization and Inequality: What Can China Learn from Latin America?

Biography:Xie Wenze received his BA in history from Qufu Normal University in Shandong Province and an MA in history from Nankai University in Tianjin City and his Ph.D. in World Economy from the Graduate School of China Academy of Social Science in Beijing. He is a Chinese economist who began his formal research on Latin American economy in 1995. His research has included the study of industrial structure, industrialization, cities and national development, urban development, rural development, income distribution, public policies for sustainable development and so on. He can speak English and Spanish. In March of 2004 through March of 2005, he studied in the Institute of Economic Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as a  Visiting Scholar. He has visited some Latin American countries such as Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Honduras.

Email: xiewz@cass.org.cn

xiewenze


Yuanpei Zhang, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates: January 2012-January 2013

Home Country: China

Home University: Beijing Foreign Studies University

Area of Expertise: Commercial Relationship between China and Latin America

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: News Framing of Mexico’s Image through the Comparison of US and Chinese Media; Sustainable Development of the Commercial Relationship between China and Latin America

Biography: Yuanpei Zhang received his BA in Spanish Literature from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is a Chinese journalist who has been working for almost eight years in Xinhua News Agency, one of China's most important official media. He reported China's domestic news in Spanish when he was abroad and conducted interviews of events that related to Spain and Latin American countries. He served between 2007 and 2010 as a correspondent of Xinhua in Argentina, Mexico and Costa Rica in which he reported local news for the Chinese audience. His research interests include economic development and foreign trade, international relations, communication and foreign policies.

Email: juanitozyp0205@gmail.com

Yuanpei Zhang


Summer 2012

Miguel Ángel Sorroche Cuerva, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates: July 9, 2012 to September 9, 2012

Home Country: Spain Home University: University of Granada Area of Expertise: Heritage field, missions, Pre-Hispanic arts.

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Project: Heritage and identity, Franciscan missions of California and the Hispanic Heritage in the American Pacific Coast

Biography: Miguel Ángel Sorroche Cuerva is a Professor of Art History in the University of Granada, and he teaches Pre-Hispanic Arts and History of decorative arts (from Antiquity to Renaissance) in the Art history bachelor's degree program. He has been the main researcher of the University of Granada project, "Misiones, oasis y sistemas hidráulicos: estudio interdisciplinar del patrimonio artísitico, sociocultural y ambiental de Baja California Sur (México)" and now he is also involved in a project with the Ministry of Science and Innovation "Las Misiones de Baja California (México) entre los siglos XVII y XIX.  Paisaje cultural y puesta en valor" 2009-2012. Some of his publications include the following: 1)Poblamiento y arquitectura tradicional en Granada. Patrimonio de las Comarcas de Guadix, Baza y Tierras de Huéscar. (Granada: Universidad, 2004).Historia del Arte en Iberoamérica y Filipinas. Materiales Didácticos I: Las culturas prehispánicas. (Granada: Universidad, 2004).
2) "Religión y Naturaleza en la América prehispánica: Desarrollo y decadencia de las culturas mesoamericanas". En Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Ecología y Religiones. Granada, 4-6 de marzo de 2008. Granada: Grupo Editorial Universitario, 2008.3) "Ritual y arquitectura de la conversión en Nueva España en los siglos XVI y XVII". Madrid: Sociedad Española de Estudios Mayas, 2010, págs. 437-460.

Miguel

masc@ugr.es


Ana Ruiz Gutiérrez, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates: July 9, 2012 to September 9, 2012

Home Country: Spain

Home University: University of Granada

Area of Expertise: Relations between the Latin American colonial art  and Andalusian art, novo Hispanic decorative arts, the artistic traffic between Spain and the Philippines (1565-1815), Philippine pre-Hispanic art.

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America, Philippines.

Research Project: The Manila Galleon in the Californias: a study of the Historical-Artistic.

Biography: Ana Ruiz Gutiérrez  is Professor of Art History at the University of Granada. She received her Ph.D. in Art History in the University of Granada in 2004. She obtained her MA degree in Cultural Management (540 hours) from the Universities of Granada and Seville in 2005. She took a Postgraduate course in Chinese culture and society (500 hours) in the Universities of Granada and Alcalá de Henares in 2008. She has done research in several prestigious academic centers like: Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información de las Artes Plásticas (CENIDIAP, 2001), Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, 2001), Universidad de Santo Tomás de Manila en Filipinas (UST, 2002), Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Distrito Federal, México (IIE, 2006-2007).  Within her publications are the following selections: "El tráfico artístico entre España y Filipinas: 1565-1815" (UGR, 2005), "Fray Alonso de Montúfar: Loja y la formación de la iglesia indiana" (Fundación Ibn al-Jatib de estudios y cooperación cultural, 2007),  "Arte indígena del Norte de Filipinas: los grupos étnicos de la Cordillera de Luzón." (Atrio, 2011). Currently, she's working as a researcher in the University of Granada in the Project "Andalucía en América, cultura y sincretismo estético" (http://andaluciayamerica.com/) (2008-2012). She is a member of the research group "Andalucía-América. Patrimonio y Relaciones Artísticas", HUM 806 (since 2004).

E-mail: anarg@ugr.es

ana


Carlos del Castillo Rodríguez, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: Spain

Appointment Dates: July 2012-September 2012

Home University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Area of Expertise: History of the Pharmacy, History of the Sciences, Pharmaceutical Law, Pharmaceutical Ethics, Pharmaceutical Deontology, Spanish Pharmaceutical Biographics, Pharmaceutical Education, History of Spanish Pharmaceutical Industry, Spanish and Europea Pharmaceutical Administration.

Country/Region of Expertise: Spain/Madrid

Research Project: Pharmaceutical-historical Heritage in Hospitals located in the Former Louisiana and Florida Provincial Governments and in the Provinces of the Former Viceroyalty of Mexico Located in the Current States of California and Texas.

Biography:Carlos del Castillo Rodríguez received his BA and MA in Pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid and his Ph.D. from Bologna University (thanks to the Royal Colleague of Spain´s Fellowship).  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History of the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Legislation and Pharmaceutical Deontology in the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He is a member of the research project called Studies about History of Pharmaceutical Industry (Ministerio de Eduación y Ciencia del Reino de España). His work focuses mostly on European Pharmaceutical Law and Spanish Pharmaceutical-Historical Heritage. He has received different research grants such as: the Erasmus Grant (Perugia University, Italy), Fundación Rafael y Guillermo´s Grant (Complutense University, Spain), and the Complutense del Amo´s Grant which gave him the opportunity to be a  Visiting Scholar at UCSD.

E-mail: carlosdelcastillorodriguez@gmail.com

Carlos

Visiting Scholars in FY 2011-2012

Álvaro Luna, Visiting Graduate Student                                                                                                                                                                        

Appointment Dates: January-September 2012

Home Country: Spain

Home University: University of the Basque Country

Area of Expertise: Sociology, Urban Renewal Processes, Social Innovation, Social Change

Country/Region of Expertise: Basque Country-Bilbao

Research Project: Social Innovation and the Process of Urban Revitalization of the Metropolitan Area of Bilbao

Biography:Alvaro Luna received a BA in Sociology, and an MA in Areas and Methodologies of Research in Social Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. He also received an MA in Innovation and Knowledge Management from the mentioned University. He currently holds a pre-doctoral research grant from the Basque Government and is working in the Department of Sociology of the University of the Basque Country where Professor Ander Gurrutxaga directs his Ph.D. At present, he is working on his dissertation which focuses on the innovation processes and social change present in the dynamics of urban regeneration in the Metropolitan Area of Bilbao.

E-mail: lunag.varo@gmail.com/ alvaro.luna@ehu.es/ a2luna@ucsd.edu

alvaro


Ana Torres del Cerro, Visiting Graduate Student

Appointment Dates: October 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
#160;                                                  Home University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Area of Expertise: International Relations

Country/ Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research project: “European Union and United States drug policies in Andean Countries”

This project details the international policies designed to reduce illegal crops and drug production in the main producer countries (Bolivia, Colombia and Perú).  It identifies 2 different policies: development policies (crops substitution) and repressive policies (drugs crops destruction). The project will analyze the impact of these policies in drug production.

Biography: Ana Torres received her BA in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and her MA in International Relations at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Sciences Po Paris. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has researched about European Union Trade Policy in Latin America and International drugs policies in Latin America. Her topic of dissertation focuses on European and US drug policies in Colombia.

E-mail: anatorre82@hotmail.com

ana


César A. Oré, Visiting Graduate Student

Appointment Dates: September 2011–December 2011

Home University: Basque Country University

Area of Expertise: Sociology

Country/Region of Expertise: Perú

Research Project: Ethnic Identity and Internet: A space for new political and communal subjetivism

Biography: César A. Oré graduated in Sociology in the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 2006. In November of 2008, he obtained an MA degree (advanced studies diploma) in the Basque Country University. Since 2008 he has been writing his Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Sociology at the Basque Country University in Bilbao, and as a member of the Collective Identity Research Center (CEIC), he is writing about  “Ethnic Identity and Internet: A space for new political and communal subjectivism.” For this project he received an FPI (Personal de Investigación en Formación), a scholarship from the University of the Basque Country.

E-mail: cesar_ore@yahoo.es

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Daniel Zirker, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates: April 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012

Home Country: New Zealand

Areas of Expertise: Politics; civil-military relations; democracy/democratization

Country/Region of Expertise: Brazil/Latin America

Research Project: “Current Problems in Civil-Military Relations in Latin America,” directed by Professor David Mares.

Biography:  Daniel Zirker has been professor of political science at the University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand, since 2004.  He holds a BA (political science and history) and an MA (political science) from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. (political science) from the University of Alberta (Canada), where he also lectured for a semester.  He has served as dean of arts and social sciences at the University of Waikato (2004-2011), dean of arts and sciences and professor of political science at Montana State University-Billings, USA (1998-2004), professor of political science and director of the honors program at the University of Idaho, USA (1985-1998).  A former US Peace Corps volunteer in northeast Brazil (1970-72), he was a Fulbright senior lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania—East Africa) during the 1989-90 academic year.  He has also taught briefly at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, México.  He was (1999-2005) the chair/president of the Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society of the International Political Science Association.  He has research interests in civil-military relations,  democratization, economic development and civil-military relations in Brazil as well as in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  As regard the latter, he co-edited two books (with Constantine Danopoulos) applying the lessons of the recent history of Latin America and Southern Europe to civil-military relations in Eastern Europe.

E-mail: dzirker@waikato.ac.nz

daniel


Harold Trinkunas, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates: April 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012

Home Country: United States         

Home University: Naval Postgraduate School

Area of Expertise: Democratization, Civil-Military Relations, International Security

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: Limits to the Diffusion of the Norms and Institutions of Democratic Civil-Military Relations

Biography: Harold Trinkunas is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His research has focused on Latin American politics, particularly on civil-military relations and democratization. His recent publications include “Civilian Praetorianism and Military Shirking during Constitutional Crises in Latin America” (with David Pion-Berlin, Comparative Politics, July 2010), “Attention Deficits: Why Politicians Ignore Defense Policy in Latin America,” (with David Pion-Berlin, Latin American Research Review 42.3, 2007) and Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela (University of North Carolina Press, 2005). He co-edited and contributed to Ungoverned Spaces: Alternatives to Governance in an Era of Softened Sovereignty (Stanford University Press, 2010), Global Politics of Defense Reform (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008), and Terrorism Financing and State Responses (Stanford University Press, 2007). Professor Trinkunas received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University in 1999.

E-mail: htrinkunas@ucsd.edu

harold


Jorge Resina de la Fuente, Visiting Graduate Student

Appointment Dates:September 2011- December 2012

Home University: Complutense University of Madrid
Area of Expertise: Political Science: Building-State; Social Movements.

Country/Region of Expertise: Ecuador / Andean Area

Research Project: Building a new State? Causes, foundations and paradoxes in the Ecuatorian plurinational model

Biography: Jorge Resina de la Fuente obtained a BA in Journalism and Social Communication, a BA in Political Science and Public Administration and an MA in Latin American Studies. Currently, he is a Political Science Ph.D. candidate in the Complutense University of Madrid, where he holds a fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. He has researched about social movements in Spain and Latin America and about the building-state in the Andean area. He has been a Visiting Graduate Student in Tecnológico of Monterrey in México and in FLACSO, Ecuador,  and he has presented several papers in reviews and conferences. Moreover, he has written one book about Plurinationality and the indigenous movement in Ecuador, which will be published in the next upcoming months.

E-mail:jorge.resina@gmail.com

jorge


José María Fernando Arregui Aramburu, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates:January-June 2012

Home Country:Spain

Home University: University of the Basque Country, EHU/UPV

Area of Expertise: Nationalism,Integration of the State, Modernization

Region of Expertise: Europe

Research Project: Are there in some Latinamerican Countries alternative paths to modernity?

Biography:Jose Maria Arregui Aramburu (a.k.a. Joseba Arregi) was born in 1946 in Andoain, Spain. He completed his first Ph.D. in Theology in Münster, Germany at the Wilhelms- Universität. Some years later he obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, Spain. His professional life has been shared between politics and teaching. In terms of teaching, he has been a professor in the University School for Teachers in San Sebastián where he taught History of Ideas, and currently he is a professor at the University of the Basque Country in the Department of Social Sciences where he teaches Knowledge Sociology and Culture Sociology in the Basque language. In politics, he has been a member of the Basque Government and also a member of the Basque Parliament. He has published five books, mainly about Nationalism and the integration of the State. Lastly, he works as a political analyst in many Spanish media and as a business and political consultant.

E-mail: jmfarregi@gmail.com

joseba


Koldo Unceta, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates:February 1, 2012 – July 31, 2012

Home University: University of the Basque Country, Spain.

Area of Expertise: Development Studies and Development Cooperation

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: The proposals of Buen Vivir and their relationships with the discussion about growth and degrowth

Biography: Koldo Unceta earned a Ph.D in Economics from the University of the Basque Country in 1989. He was the director of the Institute for Development Studies and Development Cooperation from its founding until 2000. He has been director of the Master in Globalization and Development at the University of the Basque Country and has been invited to teach postgraduate courses in more than twenty Spanish and Latin American universities. He has written over forty books and articles on the world economy, development processes in Latin America, or the international development cooperation.

E-mail: koldo.unceta@ehu.es 

koldo


Lidija Kos-Stanišić, Visiting Scholar

Appointment dates: September 26 – December 26, 2011

Home University: University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Area of Expertise: political science - specialization in International Relations (the USA and countries of Latin America) and comparative politics (area studies - Latin America)

Country/Region of Expertise: Latin America

Research Project: Transnational Crime (TNC) as a Threat to Central American Democracies and Border Security of the USA 

The states of Central America are historically a zone of extended American border security consideration and American foreign policy considers TNC and the weak democracies in the region as an important threat to the USA and hemisphere security.  The intention is to research how TNC influences the functioning of democracies in Central America.  The research project consists of three parts: first, an introduction into the problems of democratization of Central America and US security; second,  a definition of the current type of democracy in the Central American states and an analysis of weather and how six states in Central America are influenced by TNC. Finally, the third part will point out some concrete threats which are a direct consequence of TNC in the defective democracies of Central America and are threatening to the US border security.

Biography: Lidija Kos-Stanišić received her degrees from University of Zagreb, Croatia. She received   a double major in History and Art History in 1992, a BA in Museum Science and a MS in Political Science (International Relations) in 1999.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations)in 2004. Her Ph.D. dissertation, “New Civilizational Groupings and the Future of Latin America,” opened the study of Latin American region in the field of the political science and so far she is the only Croatian political science expert in this particular area. Lidija is an Associate Professor (International Relations) at the University of Zagreb and she teaches the following courses: Comparative politics of Latin America, Latin America and the Contemporary World, and Contemporary Civilizations.

Email: likos@fpzg.hr, lidijakoss@gmail.com 

lidija

Ping Wang,Visiting Scholar

Appointment dates:September 2011- August 2012

Home University: Nankai University, Tianjin , PRC

Area of Expertise: Latin American economic and political studies

Research Project: Latin American Agricultural Development and Changes of Rural Society

Biography: Dr. Ping Wang is the Director and Professor of the Center for Latin American Studies at Nankai University in P. R. China, the General-Secretary of China Association of Latin American Historical Studies and Vice General-Secretary of China Association of Latin American Studies and Research Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Global Studies as well.
Ping Wang received her BA, MA and Ph.D. from Nankai University. She has extensive research and teaching experiences in the areas of History of Sino –Latin American Relations, Latin American Political and Economic History, Latin American Modernization, Regional Integration and Globalization. She has undertaken a number of research projects funded by the China Council of Social Sciences Foundation and the Ministry of Education of P. R. China. She has published many books and articles in the above areas and delivered lectures to both undergraduates and postgraduates at home and abroad.

Email: alicawang@yahoo.com.cn  piwang@ucsd.edu

Ping Wang

Visiting Scholars in FY 2010-2011

2010-2011

Enrique Amayo-Zevallos, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: Brazil

Home University: University of the State of Sao Paulo - UNESP

Appointment dates: January 8, 2011 - April 3, 2011

Research Project: The Amazon and South American Pacific: History, Societies, Economies, Relations, and Environment

Biography: Enrique Amayo-Zevallos is originally from Perú and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1986 he has worked in Brazil as a professor of Latin American Economic History and International Studies at the Department of Economics and Graduate Program of Sociology at the University of the State of Sao Paulo - UNESP and also at the Inter - University Graduate Program of International Relations "San Tiago Dantas." He has organized some symposia, published serveral papers, and edited one book related to his research project. He is the founder and coordinator of NPPA.

Email: eazamayo@fclar.unesp.br

enrique


Jordi Díez, Visiting Associate Professor

Home Country: Canada

Home University: University of Guelph

Appointment dates: April 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011

Research Project:The Politics of Gay and Lesbian Rights in LA: Argentina, Chile, México, & Uruguay 

Biography: Jordi Díez is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph, Canada. Professor Díez has taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the University of Toronto, and has been a Visiting Professor at El Colegio de México and Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and his M.A. from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. A recipient of numerous research awards, from organizations such as the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Council (IDRC), he is especially interested in comparative politics, Latin American politics, processes of democratization, comparative public policy, citizenship studies, environmental politics and policy, social movements, civil-military relations, North American security relations, and the politics of sexual minority rights. Among his most recent publications are: "Explaining Policy Outcomes: The Adoption of Same-Sex Unions in Buenos Aires and Mexico City” Comparative Political Studies (Forthcoming); "The Importance of Policy Frames in Contentious Politics: México's 2005 Anti-Homophobia Campaign" Latin American Research Review (2010). He is currently preparing a book manuscript titled "The Politics of Gay and Lesbian Rights in Latin America."

Email: jordi.diez@uoguelph.ca

jordidiez


Yunxia Yue, Visiting Scholar

Home Country: China

Home University: Institute of Latin America Studies (ILAS) in Beijing, China

Appointment dates: September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011

Research Project:Sino-Latin American trade and economic relations: potentials and options

Biography: Yunxia Yue is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Department of Multidisciplinary  Studies in the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).  She received a BA in Economics from Nankai University, an MA and a PhD in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China.  Her research interests include Economy, Trade and FDI in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Corporate Governance. Her current research project will follow the thinking of "Status quo analysis-Potential Study-Policy Effect Simulation-Strategies." The goals of this project are the following: (1) to explore China's strategic interests in Latin America, (2) to analyze the impact of Sino-Latin American cooperation, (3) to calculate the potentials of the bilateral economic and trade cooperation, (4) to study the outside factors which may influence Sino-Latin American cooperation, (5) and to simulate the effects of the potential policies and make suggestions on the future strategy and policies.

Email: yunxiayue@263.net

yunxia

Visiting Scholars between 2002-2010

2009-2010

Alcantara Pereira, Denise

Home University: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area of Expertise: Architecture and Urban Design, downtown redevelopment, experiential approach in built environment research,culture, design and urban place.
Country/Region: Brazil

Borges, Fabio

Home University: Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU) & São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Area of Expertise:Sociology of Development; International Relations; Economics.
Country/Region: Amazon region of South America, especially Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

Carrasco, Concha

Area of Expertise: Migration; Labour market integration of immigrants in Spain; Economic and social impact.
Country/Region: Spain, European Union

Cooper, James

Area of Expertise: International Law, Comparative Law, International Trade, Legal Reform, Law of Armed Conflict
Country/Region: Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú

O’Neill Gutierrez, Caitlin

Area of Expertise: Chicana Feminist analyses of gender and ethnic identifications in the Borderlands.
Country/Region: Mexico-US Border, California

2008-2009

Altamirano, Nelson

Altamirano is an expert on political economy issues related to mining and oil industries, copper mining, oil and natural gas in South America.

Gomez, Andres

Gomez studies cultural conflicts in the Knowledge Society: ICTs as tools of social and etnopolitical experimentation.

Groisman, Fernando

Groisman is an expert on Income Mobility, Instability and Distribution , Poverty and Residential Segregation.

Henriksen, Ken

Henriksen is an expert on Ethnicity, Human Rights, Citizenship, State Formation, Democratization and Decentralization, Migration, Transnationalism, Discourse Theory.

Hineline, Mark

Hineline is an expert on Environmental/Field Sciences and Earth Sciences from the 19th and 20th centuries, the Environmental History of the American Southwest, Regional Science, Visual Representation and more.

Montoya, Rodrigo

Montoya is an expert on ethnicity, indigenous political movements and the cultural history of Latin America.

Sotelsek, Daniel

Sotelsek is an expert on Economics, Planning, Development and Public Policies, with a specialization in Regional Planning.

2007-2008

Andrade, Rogerio

Andrade is an expert on Law, Philosophy of Law, General Theory of the State, Law and Economics, Public Administration.

Trilnik, Carlos

Trilnik works on visual and audiovisual representations of indigenous people in Latin America.

2006-2007

Albuquerque, Claudia Ponte de

Albuquerque is currently researching the Central Bank of Brazil and Chile from 1973-2005.

Carvalho, Isabel

Carvalho is a psychologist. She is an expert in the area of environmental studies and social psychology.

Hernandez-Perez, Amanda

Hernandez-Perez is an expert on social and gender history.

Latorre, Marta

Latorre is a sociologist and expert in the area of Spanish return migration during Franco's regime.

Mato, Daniel

Mato is an expert on communication, culture, and social transformations in Latin America.

Nieto-Solís, José Antonio

Nieto-Solís is an expert on economics of the European Union (EU). He teaches European economy and international economic organization.

Ruano de la Fuente, Jose M.

Ruano de la Fuente is an expert on policies for the reform of the State, governance and sub-national governments.

Sampaio, Gabriela dos Reis - Visiting Professor (Brazil)

Sampaio works with Social and Cultural History of the 19th century Brazil.

Steil, Carlos Alberto

Steil is an anthropologist and an expert in the area of religion, tourism and social movements in Brazil and Latin America.

Torres, Cristobal

Torres is an expert in sociology of science and technology, general sociology and methodology of social sciences.

2004-2005

Coraje, Juan Leon

Mr. Leon Coraje is well-known social forester in Bolivia and has worked in his field for over 10 years. He is currently working for the Grupo Nacional de Tabajo para la Participacion (GNTP), an NGO in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Gomez Seguel, Andres

Seguel is currently researching the political systme of Chile.

Mantini-Briggs, Clara

Mantini Briggs has extensive knowledge of Public Health in Venezuela. She is former coordinator for the National Program for Dengue Fever and National Director of Health Education at the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and Social Development.

Montes-Sylvan, Artemisa

Montes-Sylvan is focusing her research on the political economy of Mexico. She is currently completing her dissertation titled "Mexican crisis process from 1976 to 1992: A case of transitional crisis?"

Vaz, Nelson

Vaz is an expert on Civil-military relations, coercive institutions, Portuguese and European security and defense policies. My geographic area of research is Western Europe.

Waitzkin, Howard

Dr. Waitzkin has focused on health policy in comparative international perspective and on psychosocial issues in primary care.

2003-2004

Bijos, Leila

Bijos has extensive knowledge of human rights, economic development of women and local sustainable development.

Breilh, Jaime

Breilh has extensive knowledge of Social Medicine; Health Epistemology; Critical Epidemiology; ethnic and gender related health issues.

Dietz, Gunther

Dietz has extensive knowledge of minority integration and development policies in indigenous regions, ethnicity, interculturality and intercultural education.

Tapias, Maria

Tapias is trained as a medical anthropologist, and is particularly interested in health and gender, the anthropology of emotions and in violence and subjectivity.

Zapata, Roger

He has written extensively on Colonial Latin America Chroniclers and Contemporary writers such a Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortazar, Jose Maria Arguedas, and Isabel Allende.

2002-2003

Gazzoti, Julianna

Gazzotti's research involves the transformation of the Brazilian Press under the 1964-1985 military rule.

Iglecias, Wagner

Iglecias has extensive knowledge on business-politics relations in Mexico and Brazil during the eighties and the nineties.

Otegui Pascual, Rosario

Dr. Otegui has extensive knowledge of Medical Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Women's Studies.

Interested in Joining us as a Visiting Scholar?

Visiting Scholars Program

Every year CILAS hosts several visiting scholars (VS) and visiting graduate students (VGS) from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. Scholars must either have a Ph.D. or be working toward a Ph.D. and must be affiliated with a university in their own country. Generally, we prefer a minimum of a three month stay.

In order for CILAS to assess an applicant's qualifications, all prospective Visiting Scholars (VS) and Visiting Graduate Students (VGS) are asked to supply the following information in English:

  • Title of Research Proposal
  • Research Project Proposal Summary
  • Current Institution Name and Affiliation
  • Current CV
  • Source of funding*
  • Intended length of stay, include approximate dates
  • Name of UCSD faculty sponsor
  • Your level of English fluency

All information should be submitted to Carlos Waisman, Associate Director of CILAS, via email or regular mail to the address at the end of the page.

*Please note that CILAS does not provide any sources of funding nor are we able to locate any funding for you. All Visiting Scholars  and Visiting Graduate Students must have a funding source prior to being affiliated as a VS or VGS.

If Selected

Visa 

If a scholar is accepted, the Center will help facilitate a visa. All the necessary documents will be sent directly to the scholar for completion.  UCSD charges all VS and VGS a $425 fee (effective 8/1/2015) to process the J-1 application. You will be asked to pay this amount via check upon arrival on your first day of appointment at CILAS.  The check or money order must be from the U.S.A. and must be made payable to UC Regents. 

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting Graduate Students  (VGS) will need to pay a $100 fee to CILAS for processing the paperwork in the Graduate Division. You will be asked to pay this amount via check upon arrival on your first day of appointment at CILAS.  The check or money order must be from the U.S.A. and must be made payable to UC Regents. For more information please visit the Graduate Division.

Office Space & Commitments

CILAS will provide a shared office space, computer access, access to the UCSD library.  VS and VGS are required to make at least one public presentation on their research and attend seminars and events sponsored by CILAS.  Additionally, it is hoped that scholars will be available to talk with UCSD students in their spare time.

Housing

CILAS is not able to provide support for any travel, transportation, or living costs. It is understood that an accepted scholar will cover these costs on the basis of funding that will be provided by institutions from your own country.

Unfortunately, our university does not have faculty housing and we cannot take responsibility for locating an apartment for you. Limited on-campus housing is available though the International House at Eleanor Roosevelt College; however, we are unable to guarantee an opening at the time of your requested stay. You must apply for this housing separately.

Helpful Websites & Information

Questions

Please direct any additional questions to: (858) 534-6050

Mailing address: CILAS 9500 Gilman Drive #0548 La Jolla, CA 92093

Carlos Waisman: cwaisman@ucsd.edu

Comments from former Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

"I was a Visiting Graduate Student in CILAS from January to August of 2012. My experience there has been amazing and academically very productive. CILAS surrounds you with an exiting international  environment that really encourages you to work hard.  The research and academic resources are incredible, I was provided with an office, I had unlimited access to the library and to many interesting seminars where I was able to participate. The staff, the MA students,  and the other visiting scholars conform a wonderful network of professionals from whom I have learned a lot and to whom I feel I will be forever connected."

Álvaro Luna, Visiting Graduate Student

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Nuestra estancia de investigación en CILAS ha sido de lo más gratificante gracias al apoyo del equipo de personas que lo integran, a las posibilidades de investigación que ofrece la UCSD con su magnífica biblioteca y cómo no al marco en el que se sitúa este centro, la soleada ciudad de San Diego.

Ana Ruiz y Miguel A. Sorroche, Visiting Scholars

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"During my stay in CILAS, I conducted my PHD research and I attended several interesting activities such as seminars, film series, and conferences. CILAS provided the visitors with an excellent environment for research. The great library at UCSD, the Geisel Library, and the variety of activities on campus made my stay at CILAS an enriching experience."

Ana Torres, Visiting Graduate Student


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Me llamo Carlos Alvarado Mijangos y soy estudiante de Maestría en Relaciones Internacionales, en la Ciudad de México. Durante mi estancia de investigación en CILAS – UCSD, que comprendió el periodo septiembre – noviembre 2015, participé en este centro de estudios como un Visiting Graduate Student.

Durante este tiempo mi experiencia fue muy gratificante, me proporcionaron una oficina, acceso ilimitado a la biblioteca central y bases de datos de la Universidad para enriquecer mi proyecto de tesis. Tuve la gran oportunidad de asistir y participar en diferentes eventos académicos organizados por UCSD, pude conocer a diferentes profesores y alumnos de diferentes partes del mundo con quienes mantengo buena comunicación. El Director de CILAS, mi Faculty Sponsor Peter H. Smith, y el resto del staff de CILAS han sido muy amables y atentos conmigo, desde los trámites requeridos para ser aceptado en UCSD hasta la finalización de mi estancia.

En general me la pase muy bien en CILAS, UCSD y San Diego, todo me gustó mucho. También tuve la grandiosa oportunidad de presentar mi proyecto de tesis con ayuda del staff de CILAS. Me gustaron mucho las instalaciones de USCD, la atención por parte de CILAS, pero por el tipo de preparación que tengo me gustó también el plan de estudios de la School of Global Policy and Strategy, en donde espero realizar un doctorado más adelante.

Carlos Alvarado Mijangos, Visiting Graduate Student

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"Mi experiencia en CILAS como profesor invitado, gracias a una Beca Complutense Del Amo fue magnífica tanto desde el punto de vista profesional como humano. Éste centro reúne las condiciones idóneas para poder desarrollar investigaciones científicas de mi ámbito de estudio, además me gustaría señalar el alto grado de eficiencia y profesionalidad de sus miembros involucrados con mi persona incluso antes de mi llegada a UCSD. Por otra parte, me gustaría destacar la ayuda de todo el personal administrativo y bibliotecario de la Biblioteca Geisel, un referente a nivel mundial en museografía histórica."
 
Carlos del Castillo Rodríguez, Visiting Scholar

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Mi estancia de investigación en CILAS como Visiting Scholar desde junio a agosto de 2014 ha sido una experiencia muy enriquecedora tanto a nivel académico y profesional como humano.
He podido desarrollar mi proyecto de investigación gracias a los magníficos recursos que ofrece la UCSD,  entre los que destaco la Geisel Library,  y a la acogida del director del Centro, David Mares, de mi director de proyecto, Dan Hallin, de Harold Colson y de Isela Brijández.
He  tenido la oportunidad de participar en diferentes seminarios y conferencias, pero sobre todo he podido conocer a otros Visiting Scholars y profesores con los que espero desarrollar nuevas líneas o proyectos de investigación. Todo ello en un campus espectacular, dentro de un ambiente y condiciones idóneas.
Gracias a la Beca Complutense del Amo he visto crecer un proyecto de investigación y he podido descubrir San Diego, una ciudad tan bonita y soleada como acogedora.

Carmen Salgado Santamaría, Visiting Scholar

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I was a Fulbright Visiting Research Student in CILAS for nine months, from September 2013 to May 2014. This was a very rewarding experience to me for several reasons. The people in CILAS provide you great and very welcoming environment for your stay and that helps you to adapt quickly to the UCSD academic life and to be productive as much as you can. You have access to a huge infrastructure of study spaces and library materials. The academic activities promoted by CILAS, the research presentations and discussions, were very helpful to improve my work on my dissertation. I would say that this is a particular positive aspect of the academic life in CILAS that should not be taken for granted, because it is not always like that in other programs. Finally, I had the chance to meet people from all over the world to talk about so many issues and that was very exciting. It definitely was very enriching for my professional and personal life.

Cintia Pinheiro Ribeiro de Souza, Fulbright Visiting Research Student

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"My brief stay in CILAS was wonderfully rewarding in the people whom I met and the academic presentations that I attended.  Professor Mares has done a wonderful job in bringing together future academic stars and in sharing his own path-breaking work.  The CILAS staff were very supportive, especially Isela.  My experience at CILAS was truly grand!"

Daniel Zirker, Visiting Scholar

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“I was a Visiting Graduate Student in CILAS from August 2013 to June 2014. For me, this one academic year was really wonderful and helpful. All the professors are so nice and usually very patient. Especially David and Carlos, they gave me lots of suggestions on my research and future plan. CILAS provided me the access to almost all the resources in the university, which enriched my study and life in San Diego. Also, I have learned a lot from the seminars held by CILAS and the various classes in UCSD. My study in CILAS will be a good memory. I will miss it!"

Jia Tian, Visiting Graduate Student

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"My stay at CILAS was memorable and very productive. It is the ideal space to get the all-too-scarce time for inspiration and insight to write, which was my main objective upon arriving. The Center and the University are physically beautiful and the Center's Director and staff were incredibly supportive and helpful. I highly recommend their Visiting Scholars program."

Jordi Díez, Visiting Scholar

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"Quisiera destacar de CILAS en primer lugar la atención personal del Director, del responsable de los Visiting Scholars y de la secretaria del Centro. En segundo lugar, la atmósfera de trabajo, los medios a disposición para llevar a cabo la investigación, y en tercer lugar el enriquecimiento por el trato con el citado personal y con los demás Visiting Scholars."
 
José Arregui, Visiting Scholar

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"Durante mi estancia en el CILAS, encontré un total apoyo por parte de los profesores y del resto del staff que lo componen. Tuve la oportunidad de participar en diferentes seminarios y encuentros, así como de entablar cotidianas conversaciones informales, que me aportaron nuevas ideas y que me permitieron profundizar en algunas cuestiones relevantes del campo de las ciencias sociales. Además, pude presentar los avances de mi investigación doctoral y discutir aspectos clave con otros profesores e investigadores. También tuve acceso a la biblioteca de la UCSD, que cuenta con una impresionante bibliografía sobre estudios latinoamericanos y ciencia política, aparte de varias inagotables bases de datos.


"El centro siempre fue receptivo y estuvo abierto a mis propuestas, de forma que todas las iniciativas encontraron siempre un incuestionable respaldo de sus miembros. Entre otras actividades y con el apoyo tanto del personal del CILAS como de los profesores e investigadores visitantes, organizamos un ciclo semanal de cine latinoamericano y dos actos especiales sobre España. Con respecto a estos últimos, el primero acto, orientado hacia las elecciones generales del país, consistió en una serie de entrevistas con parlamentarios electos a través de Skype; mientras que en el segundo, en el que se planteó una reflexión sobre la postguerra y la República en el exilio, montamos una exposición fotográfica sobre la Guerra Civil española, con fondos históricos de la biblioteca de la UCSD (que sorprendentemente cuenta con el archivo fotográfico más grande sobre la Guerra Civil que existe fuera de España), además de proyectar una película y de contar con una mesa redonda con especialistas en el tema.


"Aunque, sin duda, el punto más fuerte de mi estancia en el CILAS fue la gran accesibilidad que encontré por parte de sus miembros, lo que me proveyó una continua retroalimentación, gracias a que el diálogo siempre fue fluido y basado en la confianza mutua. Me parece importante destacar también el carácter abierto e interdisciplinar del Centro, lo que favoreció el planteamiento de todo tipo de debates con los únicos límites del rigor y la honestidad intelectual.


"Y, por supuesto, ¡qué decir de San Diego! Un maravilloso lugar donde es posible inventarse una ciudad diferente cada día. Un rincón que cuenta con la frontera más transitada al día del mundo, con una sociedad multicultural y con interesantes y complejos procesos sociales. Durante mi tiempo libre, tuve la oportunidad de descubrir sus distintos espacios y submundos, así como de disfrutar de su encanto natural y de la diversidad de sus gentes. Aunque lo más increíble de todo es que esta ciudad consiguió lo que ya era impensable... y es que volviera a jugar al fútbol dos veces a la semana ¡diez años después de haber colgado las botas!"

Jorge Resina, Visiting Graduate Student

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"I spent six months working at CILAS and it was a great experience. The atmosphere is very good and the working conditions are too. I am grateful to David Mares, Carlos Waisman and Isela Brijández for their treatment and attentions received."

Koldo Unceta, Visiting Scholar

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"I spent three months as a Visiting Scholar at CILAS, UCSD, and I have only high commendations. They are all great persons, staff and scholars as well.  Isela was very friendly and helpful, when I locked myself out of my office Anna unlocked the door a few times, David allowed me to audit his course, and Carlos gave me excellent suggestions for my research. I was able to do research in three months that I could never do in Croatia in three years.  The library is full of books that I needed for my research project, the on-line data bases are to die for, and I had the opportunity to meet and have discussions with famous academic professors. The result of my stay at CILAS gave me the opportunity to publish two articles and provided lots of material for my book. I would really like to have another opportunity to be at CILAS as a short term Visiting Scholar once more."

Lidija Kos-Stanišić, Visiting Scholar

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My stay in UCSD was amazing when I was a CILAS Visiting Graduate Student from June 8, 2015 to August 31, 2015. CILAS provided me with an office and gave me access to library resources. They also regularly invited me to attend seminars and other activities. They allowed me to audit some non-credit Latin American Studies courses during my appointment period. The staff, especially Isela was very helpful, she even connected me to former visiting scholars whom I had the opportunity to discuss my research. I was in contact and had discussions with Associate Professor John D. Blanco who gave me excellent suggestions for my research. During my stay at UCSD I was able to conduct research at other libraries around San Diego particularly the San Diego de Alcala Mission Museum and Archives, San Diego Natural History Museum, and San Diego Maritime Museum Library.
  

Mark Iñigo M. Tallara, Visiting Graduate Student

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CILAS provided me with valuable opportunities to improve my research. I attended seminars about different topics of Latin American area studies along with other  CILAS researchers and visiting scholars every week. The office I used in CILAS was a good space to continue conducting my research. I met several nice friends and colleagues that helped me a lot in life and study. I really appreciate CILAS for the time I stayed there.

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Nam Kwon Mun, Visiting Scholar

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My appointment at the Center of Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS), UCSD was possible thankfully to the Fulbright Program which gave me a status of Visiting Scholar / Researcher for the period of 2012-2013. I am a historian and political scientist majoring in American Studies. The topic of my dissertation is “The Reaction of US Authorities and the American Public to Preparation and Conduct of Expropriation of American Oil Companies in Mexico (1923-1943).” It includes historical, political, economic and jurisprudential aspects. When I applied to the Fulbright grant, I was searching for the place where I could have an access to the widest range of primary sources and specialists who have plenty of knowledge and experience in my area of study and other related topics. It became obvious to me that CILAS was the best place to continue my research considering the theme of my dissertation and needed research material that is available at UCSD.

My specific goals during the appointment were the following: 1) to gather a wide range of primary sources for my PhD research, 2) to become familiar with all the current literature and identify and select information for my research, and 3) to obtain professional feedback which could be helpful for the road blocks I encountered while conducting my research. I was successful in completing these goals. I had a plan and followed it during my appointment and I felt pretty satisfied with the outcome. The research I conducted at CILAS is crucial for gaining my academic degree due to the fact that in Russia, the topic I chose from the American position hadn’t been researched at all; there is no research material available, literally, to base research on. So my appointment at the Center was vital for my PhD degree. Being back in Russia now, it’s my last year of graduate school which I will dedicate to write the text itself. So in a year I expect to finish it. Moreover, the material I have now will likely be more than enough but I don’t want to limit myself with the dissertation only. I feel comfortable about publishing more of my research and become an objective high-professional specialist majoring in this area of study in my country and to give unbiased opinion on this topic.

The available resources that were crucial were first of all accessible through the library materials and the option to borrow them and take them to the office or home was very helpful. And second was the constructive and useful guidance provided from professors. This guidance was a high priority because it pointed to many unknown relative questions that considered the whole Latin American region. The results I had after almost a year at CILAS appear to be very productive already. For the last two months I have submitted three articles to scientific journals. One is already published. The second is expected to be published in February and the third is expected to be published in spring of 2014. I proudly present the information about the articles: 1. “Good Neighbor Policy in Action: Non-interference of Washington into affairs of American Oil Companies in Mexico in 1936-1937” // Science in the Contemporary World: Theory and Practice. Materials of International Scientific and Practical Conference, Ufa, Russian Federation, Digest, 2013, p. 15-21. 2. “Inter-American Conference in Buenos Aires in 1936 and its significance for the normalization of bilateral relations between the U.S. and Mexico” // Digest “Achievements of Graduate School" (Bulgaria)”, Publishing house “Rusnauka”, expected date: February 2014. 3. “Expropriation of American Oil Companies in Mexico in 1938: Prerequisites and outcomes” // Journal “Latin America” of the Institute of Latin America of Russian Academy of Sciences, expected date March-April 2014.

CILAS provides visiting researchers with the most helpful tools to complete their study successfully; it gives you access to library sources which are great. In my case, my supervisor David R. Mares was always available to meet and discuss my questions. Isela Brijandez, an Administrative Specialist, who welcomes all researches coming to the center makes every person equally feel home there, safe and welcome. Also CILAS provides a quiet atmosphere and comfortable office space that allows one to concentrate on the task at hand. I can’t say anything negative of my appointment at CILAS, since it surpassed all of my expectations. I would definitely return one more time if I had another chance. Thanks to the Fulbright program for this opportunity, CILAS, and David Mares for personally welcoming and having me there.


Olga Kornilova, Fulbright Visiting Research Student

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