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, 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.
will be in residence in February 2004, and teach a special
and Chile: Democracy and Integration."
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
will be in residence April 2004 to teach a special course
at the Center, "Mexico:
What Lies Ahead?"
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.
Eltit will be in residence February 2004, and will
be directing a literary
writing workshop during her stay.
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
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.
will be a visiting faculty member in the Department of Spanish
and Portuguese, and a visiting scholar here at CLAS this
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.
year, he serves as the Rio Branco Chair in Brazilian
Studies at the Center, and will teach a course, "Urban
Planning: Innovations from Brazil."
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).
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
de Favela (1998) with Marcos Alvito, and Da
Revolta ao Crime S.A. (1996).
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.
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.
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.
presented a discussion on the Chilean
labor market as part of the Bay
Area Latin American Forum this spring.
Worthman, United States
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.
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.)