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Eric Hershberg

Eric Hershberg

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Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

Eric Hershberg is Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and Professor of Government at American University. From 2007-2009 he was Professor of Political Science and Director of Latin American Studies at Simon Fraser University,... [More]

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Robert Albro

Robert Albro

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Research Associate Professor

Trained in sociocultural anthropology, Dr. Robert Albro has maintained a long-term ethnographic focus on urban and indigenous politics in Bolivia. He is also an expert on Latin American social and indigenous movements. In addition, Dr. Albro research... [More]

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Dennis Stinchcomb

Dennis Stinchcomb

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Program Coordinator

Dennis Stinchcomb joined the CLALS staff in May 2012 after completing graduate work in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University. He currently manages several CLALS projects, including the Center's portfolio of research on immigration... [More]

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Jacquelyn Dolezal

Jacquelyn Dolezal

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Program Coordinator

Jacquelyn Dolezal joined the CLALS team in May 2014 after finishing her masters in Spanish: Latin American Studies at American University. She has previously lived in Mexico, Spain, and Peru. As a graduate student, Ms. Dolezal researched perceptions ... [More]

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Ines Luengo de Krom

Ines Luengo de Krom

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Operations Administrator

Ines Luengo de Krom is the Operations Administrator for the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. In this capacity she manages the day-to-day activities and the financial needs of the Center, the schedule of the Director and serves as liaison... [More]

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Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell

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Adjunct Instructor

Aaron is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at American University. His research interests include 20th century US history and US foreign policy in Latin America. His dissertation research examines how transnational conservative networks in... [More]



Luciano Melo

Luciano Melo

Luciano Melo is a doctoral student researching democratic enclaves in undemocratic countries, especially in Latin America. Prior to coming to the U.S. he was was an instructor in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, giving classes and lectures to mo... [More]



Paula Silveira Orlando

Paula Silveira Orlando

Paula Orlando earned her BA in Journalism from São Paulo State University (UNESP), in Brazil, and worked for several years as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor prior to moving to the U.S. and receiving her MA in Political Science from Illinois... [More]





Olivia Bullock

Olivia Bullock

Olivia Bullock is a junior in the School of Public Affairs and a research assistant at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. With interests in the politics of representation, international development, and political philosophy, she hopes ... [More]



Aisling Howley

Aisling Howley

Undergraduate assistant at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies Political Science major PEERS educator



Marcie Neil

Marcie Neil

Marcie is a 2nd year graduate student in the Spanish & Latin American Studies program and a Graduate Student Assistant at the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS). Her interests include the intersection of politics and society, human ri... [More]