Advisory Council

Maristella Casciato

Maristella Casciato is senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute. Casciato was a tenured associate professor of history of architecture at the University of Bologna, School of Architecture from 2002-2012. Prior to that, she taught history of architecture at the University of Rome Tor…

Debra Castillo

Debra Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, and Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and director of the Cornell Migration Studies minor. Castillo is the holder of a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship, which is Cornell University’s highest teaching award, and is granted for…

Ada Ferrer

Ada Ferrer is the Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean History at New York University. Ferrer is the recipient of numerous fellowships and honors including: 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship; Dorothy Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library; 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize…

Michael Lazzara, *04

Michael Lazzara *04 is associate professor of Latin American literature and cultural studies and associate vice provost of academic programs in global affairs at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on contemporary Latin American artistic projects from the Southern Cone (Chile, Argentina), particularly…

Cristóbal Marín

Cristóbal Marín is vice chancellor for research and development at the Universidad Diego Portales. Marín holds a degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of Chile, a master's in social sciences and a doctorate in cultural studies from the University of Birmingham (UK). He has taught at…

Julia Preston

Julia Preston is a journalist and contributing writer for The Marshall ProjectPreston became a national correspondent covering immigration for The New York Times in April 2006.  She was a Times correspondent in Mexico from September 1995 to December 2001.  She was a member of The New York…

Mari Carmen Ramírez

Mari Carmen Ramírez is Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Art Houston. Time magazine has called Ramirez one of the most influential Hispanics in America. Ramirez began her rise in Puerto Rico where she…

Kate Reed ’19

Kate Reed ’19 is currently completing an MPhil in economic and social history at the University of Oxford and will enter a doctorate program at the University of Chicago in Fall 2022. Kate’s research concerns questions of labor, development, and citizenship in modern Mexico and Central America. At present, she is working…

Allen Kinsey Taylor, '03

Allen Kinsey Taylor ’03 is vice president of global networks at Endeavor Global. Taylor leads the organizations efforts to connect its portfolio of 700+ high-growth companies in emerging markets with US-based mentors and investors. Allen also serves as the managing director of Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative $35M co…