Visiting Faculty, 2003-04

Each year CLAS sponsors an outstanding group of visiting faculty. The group ranges from scholars and area specialists to public intellectuals and practitioners. Visiting faculty teach special graduate seminars at the Center, give a public address and participate fully in the intellectual life at CLAS.

Jorge Arrate
Jorge Arrate, a lawyer and economist, was educated at the University of Chile and at Harvard University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Chile, the University of Santiago, Catholic University of Chile and at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a minister in the Allende, Aylwin and Frei administrations and the Chilean ambassador to Argentina during the Lagos government. Currently, he is the director of the Board of the University of Arts and Social Sciences in Santiago, Chile.

He will be in residence in February 2004, and teach a special course, "Argentina and Chile: Democracy and Integration."



Sergio Aguayo
Sergio Aguayo is a leading scholar and commentator on human rights in Mexico. He has been actively involved in the promotion of democracy and human rights through such organizations as Civic Alliance and the Mexican Academy of Human Rights. Professor Aguayo teaches at El Colegio de Mexico's Center for International Relations.

He will be in residence April 2004 to teach a special course at the Center, "Mexico: What Lies Ahead?"



Diamela Eltit
Diamela Eltit is among Chile's most important contemporary writers. Author of six novels and numerous essays and critical studies, she has secured a place in Latin American culture for her avant-garde experimentalism in literature, performance, and interdisciplinary projects.

Ms. Eltit will be in residence February 2004, and will be directing a literary writing workshop during her stay.


Paulo Lins
Paulo Lins was born in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in 1958. In the 80s, he was a member of the Cooperative of Poets. From 1986 to 1993 he worked as an assistant to the anthropologist Alba Zaluar, who at that time was investigating criminality in the Brazilian favelas. Lins formed the idea for the novel City of God while conducting research and interviews for Zaluar, and it became one of Brazil’s best-selling books in recent years and was translated into several languages.

He will be a visiting faculty member in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and a visiting scholar here at CLAS this spring.


Jorge Wilheim
Jorge Wilheim is Deputy Secretary-General of HABITAT II. A well-known Brazilian architect and town planner, he has been, at different times, the country's Secretary of State for Planning and for the Environment and São Paulo's President of the Planning Department. He is presently a member of the University of S.Paulo Institute of Advanced Studies.

This year, he serves as the Rio Branco Chair in Brazilian Studies at the Center, and will teach a course, "Urban Planning: Innovations from Brazil."


Visiting Scholars, 2003-04

Research Associates

Peter Smith

Peter H. Smith is a professor of political science and the Simón Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His major publications include Labyrinths of Power: Political Recruitment in Twentieth-Century Mexico (1979), Modern Latin America (1984) and Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S–Latin American Relations (1996).

Alba Zaluar

Alba Maria Zaluar is Professor of Anthropology at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Specializing in urban anthropology, her research has probed the culture of drugs and violence that dominates in Rio de Janiero's slums, the favelas. Her published books include Um Século de Favela (1998) with Marcos Alvito, and Da Revolta ao Crime S.A. (1996).


Post-doctoral Fellows

Mary Beth Kaufman, United States
Mary Beth Kaufman received her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law in May 2003. At Boalt, Ms. Kaufman clerked on the federal trial against two former Salvadoran Ministers of Defense found responsible for torture under the doctrine of command responsibility. Prior to her study of law, Ms. Kaufman worked with the U.N.-sponsored Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala, which investigated human rights abuses committed during four decades of armed conflict.


Gabriella Delamata, Argentina
Gabriela Delamata is a professor in the School of Politics and Government at the University of San Martín, Argentina. She has a Ph.d. in Political Sociology from the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid. Dr. Delamata is currently leading a CLAS working group on Latin American social and political movements, focusing on citizenship and enfranchisement in the face of neoliberal government policies. Her current research focuses on unemployed movements in Buenos Aires.


Kirsten Sehnbruch
Kirsten Sehnbruch has just completed her Ph.D. on the Chilean Labor Market at Cambridge University. She has spent the last five years researching the labor market in Chile and has worked as a consultant to the Chilean government on a range of issues related to the labor market, the new unemployment insurance and the pension system.

She presented a discussion on the Chilean labor market as part of the Bay Area Latin American Forum this spring.


Catha Worthman, United States

Catha Worthman graduated in 2003 with a J.D. from Boalt Hall and an M.A. from UC Berkeley's International and Area Studies program. Before graduate school, she was an organizer and researcher with the Service Employees International Union. Her research focuses on issues of labor, immigration and human rights in the context of increasing economic integration across national borders.


Pre-doctoral Fellows

Kathleen Kollewe, Germany
Kathleen Kollewe is a predoctoral student at the Institute of Political Science, at Berlin’s Freie Universitat. Her research focuses on an institutional comparison of industrial relations and social partners in regions of integration under the NAFTA and within the European Union. She works with the European Metalworkers’ Federation and co-authored with Reinhard Kuhlmann “Creating a More Dynamic European Social Dialogue by Strengthening the Sectoral Dimension,” in the European Trade Union Institute journal TRANSFER (2003; Vol. 9, no. 2.)

Visiting Faculty and Scholars

 
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