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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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Ryan Salzman salzmanr1 Ryan Salzman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership. His scholarship focuses on the development of democratic individuals in Latin America, with a particular interest in understanding the effects of media use. Ryan received his PhD in political science from the University of North Texas and a BA in political science from Texas Christian University. He lives in Bellevue, Kentucky where he serves on the city council.
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Sam Abodo Sam Abodo Sam Abodo is a freshman at the Dietrich College of Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in International Relations & Politics. Since January, he has been assisting in researching heads of state with Dr. Ignacio Arana. Currently, he is a government relations intern for a political consulting group. After graduation, he hopes to enter Law School.
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Santiago Juan N... Santiago Juan-Navarro is a Professor of Hispanic Literature and Film at Florida International University, where he currently serves as Associate Chair in the Department of Modern Languages. His recent books include Nuevas aproximaciones al cine hispánico: Migraciones temporales, textuales y étnicas en el bicentenario de las independencias iberoamericanas (1810-2010), Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen, La ciudad en la literatura y el cine, and Memoria histórica, género e interdisciplinariedad: los estudios culturales hispánicos en el siglo XXI. He has published and lectured extensively on Cuban and Spanish cinema. He is currently working in a monograph entitled History, Myth, and Propaganda: The Spanish-Cuban-American War Goes to the Movies. This article draws from the essay “ʻEn el vórtice de la enajenaciónʼ: Nicolás Guillén Landrián y la implosión del documental científico-popular cubano de los 60”, published in 2015 in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture.
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Sara Niedzwiecki saranied Sara is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. Her book manuscript Multilevel Social Policies and Political Alignments analyzes the implementation of non-contributory social policies in decentralized countries. Her work on the politics of social policy and on multilevel governance has been published by Oxford University Press, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, and International Political Science Review.
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Gregory Schober Schober_LARR Dr. Schober's research interests include health policy, political and civic behavior, and global health. His research agenda currently focuses on four main areas: (1) the consequences of health policy for behavior and health; (2) governance and health in developing countries; (3) health disparities among patients with diabetes in the U.S.-Mexico border region; and (4) poverty, food assistance, and health

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