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CLAS Research Center

The Center for Latin American Studies welcomes visiting researchers as part of the Visiting Researchers Program of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Past research topics range from comparative literature to economic development. Visiting researchers at CLAS are either current doctoral students or have already obtained their Ph.D.

Visiting researchers are required to present a minimum of one lecture on their research for our Master's candidates. While at Georgetown, researchers have access to the Georgetown University libraries and faculty as well as other university resources. Countless opportunities for Latin America scholars are available outside Georgetown in the Washington, D.C. area. Researchers may also audit Georgetown courses at no charge. In recent years, CLAS has benefited from collaborations with distinguished scholars from around the globe, who have provided advice and support to our Master's students.

Scholars who are interested in the Visiting Researchers Program and affiliation with the Center for Latin American Studies should first read through the information listed on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Visiting Researchers Program website. Due to limited funds, CLAS does not provide financial assistance to visiting researchers, but many of our visiting researchers obtain fellowships or research grants from their universities, professional organizations, government organizations, and other sources. The Office of International Programs' grants and fellowships website lists many possible avenues for funding and support.

To submit an application, please send a short proposal of your research project, your resume/CV, and a cover letter expressing interest in the program to Application materials should be submitted in English, as they will also be reviewed by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. CLAS takes 4-6 weeks to review applications.

Current and Recent Visiting Researchers:

Maria Elisa Farias - Macroeconomics and Development Economics, Financial Crisis, International Economics.

Tacito Rolim - Brazil-US Political Relations during the Cold War

Bjorn Soren Gigler - Indigenous economic development, civil society, political economy

Susan Alberts - Constitutionalism and democratic institutionalization in Latin America

Katherine Bliss - Family planning programs in 20th century Mexico

Roberto Brodsky - Film, Media, and Literature in Latin America

Ironildes Bueno da Silva - Trade and Investment Promotion: International Activities of U.S. and Brazilian Government States

Nicolás Caputo - Doctoral research on relationships among the state, political parties, and private financial groups in the formation of fiscal policy in Argentina

Julie Feinsilver - Cuban medical diplomacy

Inés Pousadela - Political accountability in Argentina and Brazil


Felipe Aguero - Democratic transitions, military and politics, business and politics

Rene Arreaza - Petroleum and alternative energy resource development in Latin America; politics of energy in the region

Pedro Diaz Blum - Communications, Televisión en Valencia

Maria Fernanda Garcia - Political participation of street vendors in Caracas, Venezuela

Marco Larizza - Comparative politics and democratization, human rights, research methods

Anne Morel - Trials of Argentine military juntas of 1985

Jan Nissen - Doctoral research on democracy promotion programs in Latin America sponsored by United States and Germany

Albert Noguera - New constitutionalism in Latin America

José Sanchez-Fung - Macro and monetary economics, fiscal policies, development economics and policy

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