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Robert Albro Research Associate Professor Latin American/Latino Studies

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(202) 885-6174
Center for Latin American/Latino Studies
Spring Valley Building - 515
PhD, University of Chicago; BA, University of Chicago

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 researches and regularly writes about domestic and international cultural policy frameworks, including formulations of cultural rights, cultural diplomacy, and intersections between cultural knowledge, security and technology. Additional information about Dr. Albro's work can be found here:
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Since 1991, Dr. Albro has conducted research on popular and indigenous political responses to multicultural democratization and economic globalization in Bolivia. His current research focuses on how global cultural policy shapes the terms of globalization.

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • National Science Foundation
  • The Mellon Foundation
  • American Council for Learned Studies

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Fellow in International Studies at the Library of Congress's Kluge Center
  • Human Rights Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 2004-2005
  • Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at the Smithsonian

Executive Experience

  • Chair of the Committee for Human Rights of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • Member of the AAAS's Science and Human Rights Coalition
  • Member of AAA's Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the U. S. Security and Intelligence Communities
  • Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage