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Charlotte Chen chc190 Charlotte Chen is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Economics and Computer Science. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll at the Department of Economics.
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Caroline Hossein chossein Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Gender (University of Toronto), an MPA (Cornell), a LL.B (University of Kent at Canterbury), and a BA (Saint Mary's University). Dr. Hossein examines the disbursement of financial resources to marginalized communities. Previously, she was a U.S Fulbright Fellow at the University of the West Indies-Mona. In addition to her academic work, she has a decade of experience as a development practitioner in global non-profits, including managing a community bank in Niger. Webpage:
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Chris van der Borgh Chris van der Borgh Chris van der Borgh is assistant professor at the Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University, specializing in issues of peace and security, political order and international intervention. He has published extensively on the Salvadoran war-to-peace transition and on youth gangs in El Salvador. Recent publications focus on the politics of security provision in Libya, Sudan and El Salvador.
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Christiane Stallaert Christiane Stallaert Christiane Stallaert (1959) is an anthropologist and professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies and Intercultural Communication at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Her main fields of research are Anthropology and Cultural Translation, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Migration and Religious Conversion. She is the author of: Ni una gota de sangre impura. La España inquisitorial y la Alemania nazi cara a cara (2006), Perpetuum Mobile. Entre la balcanización y la aldea global (2004), Etnogénesis y etnicidad en España. Una aproximación histórico-antropológica al casticismo (1998).
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Christien Klaufus cklaufus Christien Klaufus is Assistent Professor of Human Geography at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, University of Amsterdam. She specializes in urban studies and the Andean region. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture (1993) and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology (2006). She is the author of Urban Residence (Berghahn 2006) and editor of Housing and Belonging in Latin America (Berghahn 2015). She has published international articles on housing, migrant architecture, urban development and, recently, on urban deathscapes in Latin America. Webpage:
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Claudia Ferman claudia_ferman Dr. Claudia Ferman is Associate Professor of Latin American and Film Studies at the University of Richmond, as well as documentarian and film programmer. She is the documentary film review editor for the Latin American Research Review.
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Cláudia Lemos claudia_lemos Cláudia Lemos has a Ph.D. in Literature from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, 2001). She is a journalist at TV Câmara and a researcher at Cefor, the Training Center of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.
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Cecilia Lavena clavena Dr. Cecilia Lavena is an Adjunct Professor at the Social Sciences Department, Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina). She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals (American Review of Public Administration and Public Integrity) and is co-editing a book (with Dr. Yahong Zhang) on Government Counter Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Taylor and Francis). Dr. Lavena is currently working on documenting lessons learned for the “Towards a culture of anti-corruption compliance in Argentina” project at the Center for Anti-Corruption Studies, Law Department, Universidad de San Andrés.
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Conié Reynoso Conie Conié Reynoso is a journalist from Guatemala. She has covered topics related to politics and justice in her home country and has worked with the Pan American Health Organization. She studied communication sciences at the University of San Carlos and did a master in communication and policy at Panamericana University in Guatemala. She is also founder and member of Biciudad, an organization that promotes the use of bicycles and road safety laws in Guatemala.
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Connor Weber Connor Weber Connor Weber is an undergraduate senior at the University of Pittsburgh where he majors in Political Science along with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Latin American studies. In the Spring of 2013 he studied abroad in Cuba for the semester as part of the program Pitt in Cuba. His time there greatly shaped his interest in U.S. foreign policy and U.S. & Latin American relations. He currently works as an intern for Panoramas and is eager to conduct research this summer in Costa Rica.