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Rodrigo Nunes rodrigon Rodrigo M. Nunes is an associate professor of political science and global studies at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. He has published on judicial reform and judicial activism in Latin America, and is currently researching the political determinants of criminal justice reforms in Brazil.
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Rodrigo Zarazaga RodrigoZarazaga Director of CIAS and Senior Researcher. Jesuit Priest, BA in Philosophy and Theology, Doctor in Political Science from UC Berkeley and Post Doc at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on problems of redistribution, cronyism and electoral politics. To clarify these issues, he has developed formal models (Game Theory) that capture the strategic interaction between political actors. He is the author of the book “The poverty of a rich country” and of articles published in Stromata.
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Vinicius Rodrigues Vieira rodriguesvieira Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Social Sciences of Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC-FGV) and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo (IRI-USP), Brazil. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2014), and a M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley (2010). Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/rodriguesvieira/
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Roland Armando Alum Roland Armando ROLAND ARMANDO ALUM, is a New Jersey-based [external] Research Associate in anthropology with the Univ. of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies, from which he graduated, also received a Post-Doctoral Certificate from the Univ. of Virginia. A former Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic, he is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, a trustee of DeVry Univ.-N.J., and vice-chair of both, the N.J. Certified Psychoanalysts Committee and the N.J. Center for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development. He has taught at several colleges/universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Rep. , and has in addition held N.J.-State & Federal high level executive and pro bono posts. His over 135 writings–-in English & Spanish—have been published in U.S. and foreign scholarly journals, books, encyclopedias, and newspapers. Among his research interests is the anthropology of dictatorships [ralum@pitt.edu].
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Rosa De Ferrari Rosa.De.Ferrari Rosa De Ferrari is a second year dual degree student, pursuing her Masters in International Development and Public Health. She has spent significant time in Latin America working and conducting research. Her focus is on violence again women and girls and maternal health.
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Robert Kneip rtk13 Rob Kneip is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Finance and Economics. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll in the Department of Economics.
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Ruan Sales de Paula Pinheiro ruan.sales Ruan Sales is a graduate student in International Relations and Social Sciences at UNESP - São Paulo State University. He studies the changes in notions of secrecy and transparency in politics, comparing Brazil and United States in particular. His reflections on recent developments in the area have appeared in specialized websites and in the Brazilian press.
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Rubén Berríos rubenberrios Rubén Berríos is an associate professor of economics at Lock Haven University.
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Rubia R. Valente rubia_valente Dr. Valente is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University and a Research Associate at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). In the Fall, she will be joining the faculty at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Valente received her B.A. in International Relations from Southern Methodist University, and her Master degree in International Political Economy and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Economy from UT Dallas. Dr. Valente’s research interests reside in using quantitative methods to examine economic and social development issues, with a special focus in Latin America and Brazil. Her main interest lies in the socioeconomic inequalities due to race, class and gender in the context of social, political, and religious institutions. She also studies happiness (a.k.a., well-being, quality of life, life satisfaction), and is interested in social movements and political protests. Dr. Valente has published in many peer-reviewed journals such as the Geographical Review, Cities - The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, Journal of Happiness Studies, Race Ethnicity and Education, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Journal of Brazilian Studies (Brasiliana), PentecoStudies, and the Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (PNEUMA).
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Rut Diamint rutd Dr. Rut Diamint is professor at Torcuato Di Tella University and researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research. She has served as chief of cabinet and advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Defense (2003–2005). She coordinated projects for the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations on defense issues, security, political leadership, and democracy. Her books include Democratizing Politicians: A Study of Latin American Leaders (2013) and sin Gloria. La política de defensa en la Argentina democrática (2014). She was appointed on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2013–2015).

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