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Rachel Willis
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Rachel Bierly Rachel.Bierly Rachel Bierly is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Linguistics as well as pursuing a minor in Computer Science and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Though her focus lies in Latin American languages, culture, and politics, she also finds interest in East and Southeast Asian culture, and is studying both the Chinese language. Rachel's interest in Latin America comes mainly from working as an intern in Phoenixville Area School District's English Language Learner (ELL) program as well as travelling to Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.
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Rachel Rozak Rachel.Rozak Rachel Rozak is an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh where she majors in Spanish and marketing and is additionally pursuing a minor in Portuguese and a certificate in Latin American studies. Through her studies she quickly became passionate about Latin America and its people and culture. She hopes to continue finding ways to blend her business skills with this love through opportunities like her recent summer internship abroad in Solola, Guatemala and semester of studies abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica.
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Rachel Godfrey-Wood rachel_godfrey-wood Rachel Godfrey-Wood is a PhD student in development studies at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. Her research focuses on patterns of rural change, local understandings of wellbeing, the development of regional markets and political organisations in the Bolivian Altiplano. She also works as a consultant for the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), for whom she specialises in issues relating to climate change and social protection policies.
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Rafael Estrada Mejía Rafael Estrada Mejía Rafael Estrada Mejía is a cultural and applied anthropologist trained in Europe and Latin America, and specialized in the ethnography of knowledge and biographical methods, urban resettlements, social ecology, and migration and transnationalism (Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, France). He is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography of the Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (UNESP), and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in edited books and professional peer-reviewed journals in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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Rafael Piñeiro rafaelpr76 PhD in Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Assistant professor, Universidad Católica del Uruguay. His research has been published in Journal of Democracy, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, Política y Gobierno, Revista de Ciencia Política,among others.
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Ronald Alfaro-Redondo ralfaro Costa Rican Political Scientist. Master of Arts in Quantitative Methods in the social sciences. Columbia University, New York, USA. Master of Arts in Political Science. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Doctoral Student in the Political Science Department. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Main author of the Americas Barometer in Costa Rica. Researcher in Programa Estado de la Nación. Professor in the Political Science Department. University of Costa Rica.
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Roland Armando Alum ralum Roland Armando Alum, a New Jersey-based [external] Research Associate in anthropology with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies, from which he graduated, also received a Post-Doctoral Certificate in management from the University of Virginia. A former Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic, he is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, a trustee of DeVry University-New Jersey, and the public member of the New Jersey Certified Psychoanalysts Committee. He has taught in the faculties of several colleges/universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has in addition held state and Federal executive and pro bono posts. His over 130 writings –-in English and Spanish— have been published in U.S. and foreign scholarly journals, books, encyclopedias, and newspapers [ralum@pitt.edu].
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Randal Sheppard randal_sheppard Randal Sheppard is a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council project “Left-Wing Exile in Mexico, 1934-1960” at the University of Cologne, Germany. He holds a PhD in History from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and is the author of A Persistent Revolution: History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico Since 1968, released by University of New Mexico Press in 2016. His current project focuses on Cuban-born designer Clara Porset and the politics of exile and modern design in mid-twentieth century Mexico.
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Raúl Bustos Raúl Bustos Factulty in the Education Department at the University of Tarapacá

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