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    Editors in Chief

    Natalia Majluf has an MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and a PhD in Art History from Texas University in Austin. She was the director of the Museum of Art in Lima from 2002 to 2018, a period in which she led an ambitious project of infrastructure renewal. She has contributed to develop the library and the museum editions, introduced new digital resources and encouraged acquisitions. Her curatorial and research work has focused on Latin American art from the XIX and XX centuries and, also, in the study of the material culture related to problems like the growth of the state, speeches of modern nationalism and the constitution of racial and ethnic categories. She has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts from National Gallery of Art, J. Paul Getty Trust Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Centre of Latin American Studies of Cambridge University.

    Francisco Valdés Ugalde earned a PhD in Political Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is a lead researcher of the Institute of Social Research of UNAM. Between 2010 and 2018, he worked as general director of FLACSO-México. In 2001 he directed the National Institute of Historical Studies of the Mexican Revolution. From 2007 to 2010, he was director of Revista Mexicana de Sociología. He was the president of the Superior Committee of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (2008-2010) and at present he is a member of that governmental agency. Ha has been visiting professor at Harvard, Brown, Connecticut, California, Universidad de Salamanca and Instituto Universitario de Investigación José Ortega y Gasset. He has participated in the Work Team that has written the project of the Constitution of Mexico City. His publications go from books, collaborations and articles in specialized journals. He has just been co-editor of Norbert Lechner, Works (4 vols.) published by FLACSO-México and Fondo de Cultura Económica.

    Editorial Board


    Velia Cecilia Bobes León holds a Doctorate in Social Science with a specialization in Sociology from El Colegio de México and has a Master in Sociology from FLACSO-Mexico. She is currently a Research Professor, and Coordinator of the Doctorate in Research in Social Sciences from FLACSO-Mexico; a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) Level II. She is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She has taught courses in Social Theory and Political Sociology in several institutions, in Mexico, and other countries. She has also published numerous articles, chapters and books on topics related to her lines of research (citizenship, civil society and migration).


    María Rosa Olivera-Williams is a professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Modern and Contemporary Iberian and Latin American Literatures, for which she received the Presidential Award and Fellowship. She teaches courses on modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture; women’s literature and feminisms in Latin America; memory studies with a focus on militant movements, dictatorships, and transitions to democracy in the Southern Cone; and popular culture, music, dance and film. She is the author of El arte de crear lo femenino: ficción, género e historia del Cono Sur (Cuarto Propio, 2012; 2013), El salto de Minerva: Intelectuales, género, Estado en América Latina together with Mabel Moraña (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2005), and the monograph, La poesía gauchesca de Hidalgo a Hernández: respuesta estética y condicionamiento social (Centro de Investigaciones Lingüístico-Literarias. Universidad Veracruzana, 1986).


    João Jose Reis is professor at the History MA Program at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil, and a reference in a study of slavery in XIX century. He has studied History at Universidade Católica de Salvador and earned a PhD from Minnesota University. He has been visiting professor at Michigan University (Ann Arbor), Brandeis, Princeton, Texas (Austin) and Harvard. In 2017 he received the Machado de Assis prize and the Academia Brasileira de Letras (ABL) prize; in 2012 the Casa de las Américas prize in Cuba, among others. He has published seven books.


    Alejo Vargas Velásquez is a professor of the Political Science Department of Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Emeritus Researcher at Colciencias. He was born in San Vicente de Chucurí (a town in Santander Department), a place largely influenced by armed sectors, especially by the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish), and marked by liberal and conservative violence. He has a BA in Social Work from the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Later he got an MA in Social Politics at the Universidad Externado in Colombia. He also obtained a fellowship at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), were he also got another MA about Developing Countries and earned his PhD in Political Sciences. He has been a professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia since more than 30 years, where he has held multiple academic and administrative positions, such as Vice Dean and Dean; director of the Research Group in Safety and Defense and director of the Thinking Center and Follow-up of Peace Dialogue at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

    Honorary Editorial Board – Kalman Silvert Awardees

    Sueli Carneiro, Geledés Instituto da Mulher Negra
    Wayne A. Cornelius, University of California San Diego
    Lars Schoultz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Carmen Diana Deere, University of Florida
    Julio Cotler+, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
    Richard Fagen, Stanford University
    Manuel Antonio Garretón, Universidad de Chile
    June Nash, City University of New York
    Marysa Navarro, Dartmouth College and Harvard University
    Peter Smith, University of California, San Diego

    Latin America Research Commons (LARC) Manager

    Julieta Mortati, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)