Graduate Students

grad students

  • Mauricio Acuña

    Research Interests: Anthropology, History and Literature, focusing on the relationship among Social Thought, Subalternity, Popular Culture &...
  • Jonathan Aguirre

    Research Interests: Environmental history and literature in the Andes and United States
  • Andy Alfonso

    Research Interests: Cuba, the Caribbean, Latin American art, politics and literature
  • Jarome Ali

    Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of bird colouration.
  • Daniela Barba-Sanchez

    Research Interests: Government accountability, political violence, human rights, civil-military relations, transitional justice, regime politics,...
  • Marina Bedran

    Research Interests: Latin American literature, visual culture and film, with a focus on Brazil; literary theory, translation, media theory, eco-...
  • Ingrid Brioso Rieumont

    Research interests: Cuba, Brazil, and Latin America; slavery and photography; philosophy of time (temporality and endings).
  • Sonia Angela De Laforcade

    Research Interests: The transnational 1960s and 1970s, art circuits in Latin America with an emphasis on Brazil, media practices in art and art...
  • Vinicius Furuie

    Research Interests: ​​​​​​​Amazonian river trade in Brazil and Peru
  • Gabrielle Girard

    Research Interests: Argentina, human rights and political transition during the late 20th century
  • Charlie Hankin

    Research Interests: Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, the Caribbean, African diaspora, music and revolutions
  • Brandon Hunter-Pazzara

    Research Interests: Mexico, labor politics, electoral politics, social movements and tourism
  • Alejandro Martinez

    Research Interests: Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, amateur cinema, contemporary art from Latin America, minor literature
  • Elis Mendoza

    Research interests: Architecture experimentation, human rights, post-conflict cities
  • Isabela  Muci Barradas

    Research Interests: History of photography, modern and contemporary art from Latin America
  • Ivan Munuera

    Research Interests: Haiti, Caribbean, United States. Urbanism of HIV/AIDS
  • Benjamin Murphy

    Research Interests: Art history, intellectual history, anthropology and indigenous representation
  • Lindsay Ofrias

    Research Interests: Ecuador and the USA
  • John Paniagua

    Research Interests: Colonial Caribbean, Amerindians and Atlantic Empires
  • Felice Physioc

    Research Interests: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, information collection and circulation, media/communication history, political  economy
  • Pablo Pryluka

    Research Interests: Argentina, Brazil, Chile; History of Development, Economic History, History of Consumption, History of Advertising, Global...
  • Javier Rivero Ramos

    Research Interests: The limits and possibilities of international networks of artistic exchange that linked artists to audiences and colleagues...
  • Amanda Savagian

    Research Interests: Animal communication in complex social groups; specifically, vocal communication in a cooperatively breeding bird in Panama
  • Fatima Siwaju

    Research Interests: The intersections of religion, race and national identity, particularly as they relate to Afro-descendant Muslim communities in...
  • Julie Tierney

    Research interests: Plant-microbial symbioses and nutrient cycling in the white-sands forests of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Daniela Urbina

    Research Interests: Family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods.
  • Lizabel Monica Villares Plasencia

    Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities / Cuban, Latin America and Latino Studies
  • Jessica Womack

    Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art from the Caribbean, Afro-Diasporic religions, race, and visual culture and nation building

Noteworthy Accomplishments

Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie was awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship.  This fellowship was established in 1905 by Clara Cooley Jacobus and is awarded to doctoral students who, in the judgement of the University faculty demonstrate the highest scholarly excellence.  Previous Jacobus winners have gone on to become leaders in all fields including academia, business, industry, and government. The fellowship supports his final year of study at Princeton.

Brandon Hunter was awarded the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. This program funds individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. He was also awarded a National Science Foundation DDRI Grant in the Cultural Anthropology section for the same project.

Ivan Lopez Munuera taught a research seminar on architecture and epidemics: Contagion!!! On Architecture and Epidemics at Architectural Association in London.  In addition to this, he received the CCA Doctoral Students Program Grant: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/41082/cca-doctoral-students-program.

Javier Rivero Ramos recently published the first comprehensive monographic publication devoted to Chilean artist Juan Downey. Co-edited together with Julieta González, Juan Downey, 1940- 1993 spans the life and career of the artist, offering novel studies by leading specialists as well as the first compendium of his oeuvre. Published by Ediciones MP.