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Paul Ryer Paul Ryer Currently in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, Professor Ryer has conducted long-term research in Cuba--where he has been affiliated with the University of Havana--and in its diaspora, including research following Cuban-educated African students as they migrate again, forging new diasporas and fashioning hybridized homelands. Professor Ryer’s book, In Caribbean Waters: África, La Yuma, and the Imagined Geographies of Contemporary Cuba, is in production with Vanderbilt University Press; other publications, awards, and professional activities are listed on his faculty webpage. Webpage: http://anthropology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/ryer/index.html
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Paul W. Posner Dr. Paul W. Posner's current research focuses on democratization and political participation in Latin America. In particular, he is interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in Latin America. Current recent projects examine labor politics, the politics of social welfare resource distribution, the New Left and populism in Latin America, with specific focus on Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela. He teaches courses on Latin American politics, U.S. – Latin American relations, comparative environmental politics, and democratic theory.
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Pavel Vidal pavel_vidal Pavel Vidal is associate professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia. He previously worked at the Central Bank of Cuba. He has been a visiting researcher at Harvard University, Columbia University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University of Oslo, and Institute for Developing Economies (Japan External Trade Organization). Vidal has been a consultant to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Brookings Institution, and Atlantic Council. His areas of specialization include monetary policy and time-series econometric models.
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Marcos Emilio Pérez Perez_LARR Marcos Emilio Pérez is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Colby College. Starting in the summer of 2018 he will be an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Political Science from Torcuato Di Tella University. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Peter M. M. Cummings Peter M. M. Cummings Peter M. M. Cummings studied political science at the University of Notre Dame, and conducted original fieldwork on student protests in Chile. Following his research on the protests, Peter worked at Tironi Asociados, a strategic communications firm in Chile, where his research focused on civic participation and community relations. Peter currently lives in Washington, DC. He supports national public health projects through social marketing research at FHI 360, and he serves as a bilingual tutor for the DC immigrant community at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.
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Peter Yehl PeterYehl Peter Yehl is a 2nd year Master of International Development student at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. He is also currently seeking a certificate in Latin American Social and Public Policy. Peter holds a B.A. in International Relations and Modern Languages from Duquesne University, and has previous work experience in India, El Salvador, Germany, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
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Peter Hays Gries peter_gries Peter Hays Gries is the Harold J. & Ruth Newman Chair and director of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, and Professor of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of numerous books and articles on the political psychology of international affairs.
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Peter Wade peter_wade Peter Wade is a professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.
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Pedro Floriano Ribeiro pfribeiro Professor of Political Science at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, state of São Paulo, Brazil), teaching at the Graduate Program (MA and PhD) in Political Science. His doctoral thesis, about the Workers’ Party (PT), was awarded the 2009 CAPES Prize of Theses (Ministry of Education of Brazil). Released as a book in 2010, the work was nominated for the 'Jabuti Prize'. In 2014, he was awarded the Olavo Brasil de Lima Jr. Prize, given by the Brazilian Political Science Association. He is a CNPq and FAPESP researcher, and he writes, on an occasional basis, in the politics section of the Brazilian newspaper ‘Valor Econômico’. Webpage: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro_Ribeiro7
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Page McDonough phm21 Page McDonough is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. She studies Spanish, Anthropology, Portuguese, American Sign Language, and Linguistics. She often says she likes to study language, culture, and people. Page loves to travel. In her short time at Pitt she will have studied abroad three times: to Cochabamba, Bolivia with CLAS, a semester living in and loving Valencia, Spain, and to Fortaleza, Brazil with CLAS. She loves to dance, sing, and binge Netflix in her free time.

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