Contributors

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Scott Morgenstern ScottMorgenstern Scott Morgenstern is director of the Center for Latin American Studies and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh's Political Science Department. His research focuses on political parties, electoral systems, and legislatures, with a specialization in Latin America. Among his publications are Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll Call Voting in the United States and Latin America’s Southern Cone (Cambridge Univ Press, 2004), Legislative Politics in Latin America, (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002), and Pathways to Power (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008).
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Sebastian Urli sebastian.urli PhD student in the Hispanic Languages and Literature Department. Areas of interest: Southern Cone Literature (Argentina and Uruguay, mainly), Latin American Poetry, Theory of Poetry, Autobiography and Autofiguration, Borges.
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Sebastián Carassai Sebastian_Carassai Sebastián Carassai is a Research Associate at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, member of the Center of Intellectual History at the National University of Quilmes, and Associate Professor in the Sociology Department of the University of Buenos Aires. He has published The Argentine Silent Majority. Middle Classes, Politics, Violence and Memory in the Seventies (Duke University Press, 2014), Los años setenta de la gente común. La naturalización de la violencia (Siglo XXI Editores, 2013), and several articles on political theory and Argentine recent history. He has been awarded the Esther L. Kinsley PhD. Dissertation Award (2012), the Bolton-Johnson Prize, Honorable Mention (2015), and the Konex Award for Humanities (2016). He is the director of both a multidisciplinary research project about Argentinas’s ordinary life in the seventies (University of Buenos Aires) and of an analogous research project on Chile among 1964 and 1994 (University of Valparaíso). The current year he has been selected as one of the National Humanities Center Research Fellow for 2016-2017.
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Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott Sergio Villalobos Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott, Doctor in Latin American literature, University of Pittsburgh (2003). Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Author of Soberanías en suspenso. Imaginación y violencia en América Latina (Buenos Aires: La Cebra, 2013).
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Simone Alves da Costa Simone Alves da... Ph.D. and Master in Controllership and Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from FEA-USP (Brazil). She has professional experience of more than fifteen years in medium and large companies in the area of Accounting, Controllership, and Financial Planning. She works as a financial consultant, as a professor in undergraduate and graduate courses at FIA, IBMEC, and Unifesp. Also, she lectures executive training for companies.
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Lee Skinner Skinner_LARR Lee Skinner is Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College and Professor of Spanish at Tulane University. She is the author of Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910 (2016) and History Lessons: Refiguring the Nineteenth-Century Historical Novel in Spanish America (2006), as well as articles and chapters on nineteenth-century Spanish American narrative. She is currently working on a cultural history of food in Spanish America.
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Salvador Martí-i-Puig smartipuig Salvador Marti Puig is a permanent lecturer at the University of Girona (Spain) and member of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs CIDOB. He has a PhD in Political Science and Administration (1997), a Master’s in Latin American Studies (1994) and a BA in Political Science and Sociology (1992). He has been a visiting lecturer and researcher in various centers in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His research focuses on comparative politics, including processes of democratization, collective action, social movements, parties, and party systems in Latin America.
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Sofia Jacalone Sofia Jacalone Sofia Louise Jacalone is a second-year student of the Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department. She is a Spanish major pursuing minors in Portuguese, Education, and Linguistics, as well the Certificate in Latin American Studies. Sofia aspires to be a world language educator or ESL instructor and also has a great interest in Latin American rhythms and dance, as she conducted research on this topic during Summer 2019 in Manizales, Colombia through the CLAS Seminar and Field Trip.
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Damián V. Solano Escolano Solano_LARR Originally from Madrid, Damián V. Solano Escolano is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Literatures with a minor in Portuguese at Indiana University. The title of his dissertation is “Martyrdom and Testimony in Central America during the Cold War: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua (1970-1990).”
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Sophia Winston sophia.winston Sophia Winston is a Spanish and Urban Studies major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is also pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies and a minor in Portuguese. She has spent a semester abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently a senior.

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