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Marcela Velasco VELASCO_LARR Marcela Velasco is associate professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. She teaches in the areas of comparative government, South America and environmental politics and has worked at various universities in Bogota, Colombia. Her research interests include social movements and local governance, institutional change, and ethnic organizations
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Alberto Vergara VERGARA_LARR Alberto Vergara es profesor e investigador de la Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Perú). Estudió un doctorado en ciencia política en la Universidad de Montreal y fue investigador post-doctoral en la Universidad de Harvard. Sus artículos académicos han aparecido en el Journal of Politics in Latin America, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Democracy, entre otros. Sus libros más recientes son La danza hostil: Poderes sub-nacionales y Estado central en Bolivia y Perú (Lima, IEP, 2015) y la segunda edición de Ciudadanos sin República (Lima: Planeta, 2018). Próximamente, publicará el libro Politics after Violence (Austin, Texas University Press, en prensa) como co-editor junto a Hillel Soifer
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Verónica Garibotto veronica_garibotto Verónica Garibotto received her "Licenciatura en Letras" from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining KU, she taught at Queen's University in Canada. Her research addresses the links among culture (literature and film), history, and politics in 19th to 21st-century Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone. She is particularly interested in how historicity and ideology intersect with culture and in theoretical perspectives that combine a close textual analysis with a broader political reading.
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Vidal Romero Vidal Romero Vidal Romero es Jefe del Departamento de Ciencia Política del ITAM. Es Doctor en Ciencia Política por la Universidad de Stanford. Su investigación actual se centra en analizar las condiciones bajo las cuales tanto el Estado como las organizaciones criminales logran penetrar a la sociedad, y sobre las condiciones que permiten al Estado imponer el orden al nivel local. Su investigación ha sido publicada en distintos journals académicos y volúmenes editados. Fue profesor visitante en la Universidad de Stanford. Ha participado en distintos proyectos de investigación con el Banco Mundial, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, la Presidencia de la República de México, y el Wilson Center.
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Manuel Vogt vogtma Manuel Vogt holds a Ph.D. in political science from ETH Zürich and is currently a visiting post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include ethnic conflict, (post-conflict) democratization, and Latin American and African politics. He has conducted field research in Guatemala, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, and Gabon, and his academic publications have appeared or are forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Latin American Politics and Society.
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William Barndt wbarndt Will Barndt is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges. He received his PhD in Politics from Princeton University. His book manuscript, "Democracy for Sale: Corporation-Based Parties and the New Conservative Politics in the Americas," demonstrates how particular business conglomerates are constructing their own parties and party factions throughout much of the western hemisphere. Barndt's research has been published in World Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and various edited volumes.
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Yanina Welp Welpita YANINA WELP is Regional Director for Latin America at the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau, University of Zurich). She has completed a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and holds a degree in Political Science and in Social Communication Science, both from the University of Buenos Aires. Her main areas of study are the mechanisms of direct and participatory democracy in Latin America and digital media and politics. Webpage: https://c2d.academia.edu/YaninaWelp
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Wesley Eckstein Wesley Eckstein Wesley Eckstein is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Economics and Political Science.
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Whitney Allen wna1 Whitney is an intern at Panoramas. She is currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a degree in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese and Certificates in Latin American Studies and Global Studies.
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James Woodard woodardj An associate professor of history at Montclair State University, James P. Woodard is the author of A Place in Politics: São Paulo, Brazil, from Seigneurial Republicanism to Regionalist Revolt (Duke University Press, 2009), as well as of articles published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, International History Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal of World History, and Luso-Brazilian Review. He is currently completing a book-length study of the history of U.S.-style consumerism in twentieth-century Brazil.

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