Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

LLILAS Announces Spring 2020 Visiting Faculty

Wed, October 9, 2019
LLILAS Announces Spring 2020 Visiting Faculty
Visiting professors María José Álvarez Rivadulla (l) and Rosana Rodrigues Heringer

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is pleased to welcome two visiting professors for spring 2020. Each of them will teach a graduate seminar in their field of specialization.

Tinker Visiting Professor María José Álvarez Rivadulla is associate professor of sociology and chair of the sociology area at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. She is the author of Squatters and the Politics of Marginality in Uruguay (Springer, 2017), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. As Tinker Visiting Professor, she will co-teach, with Professor Javier Auyero (Sociology) the graduate seminar Urban Inequalities in the Americas (and Beyond): Configurations and Experiences. The course puts research and ideas on Latin American cities into dialog with research from the United States and beyond. Among other questions, the course examines the fact that in Latin America, class is the main cleavage determining residential choices and constraints for city dwellers. This is in contrast to cities the global North, where race and migration are the main factors.

Fulbright Chair in Socio-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies in Education Rosana Rodrigues Heringer is a professor in the College of Education at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Trained as a sociologist, she has published works on race relations, women and gender, education, and affirmative action. She is former director of the Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies at Universidade Candido Mendes and former country director of ActionAid Brazil. Heringer is co-editor of Race, Politics, and Education in Brazil: Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her course offering in spring 2020, Race Inequalities and Affirmative Action in Brazilian Higher Education, will discuss the main aspects of racial inequalities in Brazil, drawing from historical analysis and relevant data on the lack of equal opportunities. The course will also present the historical and political background on the affirmative action debate in Brazil. 

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