Visiting Scholars

Some of the world’s brightest minds have made Princeton their home for scholarship and research.

PLAS awards four to six long-term fellowships annually, for one or two semesters, to top international or national scholars, and promising mid-career scholars, in the humanities and social sciences who have teaching experience, as well as established writers, artists, filmmakers and architects who are working on projects related to Latin America and are stellar teachers, who will provide Princeton students with a unique opportunity to study topics that are not regularly offered at the University. Visiting Research Scholars will be expected to teach one undergraduate course and to participate in PLAS-related events on campus.

Join us in welcoming our fellows to campus this coming academic year.

PLAS Long-term Fellows

Carlos Aguirre
Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2024)

Carlos Aguirre (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a professor of history at the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of several books on the history of slavery, prisons, intellectuals, and print culture, including, most recently, Alberto Flores Galindo. Utopía, historia y revolución (with Charles…

Michael M. Brescia
Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2023)

Michael M. Brescia (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is curator of ethnohistory in the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona, and a professor of history at the University of Arizona. His research examines the living legacies of Spanish colonial law in North America, particularly the ecological contexts of property…

PLAS Short-term Fellows

Flavia Fiorucci
Historian (Argentina)
January 2024
Diego Galeano
History (Brazil)
February 2024
Pedro Iacobelli Delpiano
History (Australia)
March 2024
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Linguistics (United States)
April 2024
Valeria Manzano
History (Argentina)
February 2024
Vivi Tellas
Theater (Argentina)
November 2023

Latin Americanists at Princeton

Sabrina Arias
Postdoctoral Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
Luís Augusto Fischer
Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor at PIIRS' Brazil LAB and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Eduardo Bhatia '86
Visiting Lecturer in Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor
Ady Chinchay Tuesta
Postdoctoral Research Associate PIIRS
Michael Esbach
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, High Meadows Environmental Institute
Ulises Espinoza
Senior Research Assistant Anthropology
Carlos Fausto
Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Aracely García-González
Postdoctoral Research Associate Effron Center
Jacob Geuder
Lecturer in Anthropology
Arbel Griner
Associate Research Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Lecturer in the School of Public and International Affairs
Allison Guess
Visiting Research Scholar, African American Studies
Philip Luke Johnson
Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program
Francisco Lara-García
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sociology. Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rachel Lopez
Crane Fellow in Law and Public Policy 2023-24
Elise Mitchell
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, History
Michael Montesano
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Miqueias Mugge
Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Gino Pauselli
Postdoctoral Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
Sebastián Ramírez
Lecturer in Anthropology
Kevon Rhiney
Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of Anthropology
Christian Rivera
High Meadows Environmental Institute
Keishla Rivera-Lopez
Lecturer in Effron Center for the Study of America
Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Spanish and Portuguese
Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Rodrigo Simon de Moraes
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PIIRS/HMEI
Cynthia Ursino
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Melissa Valle
2023 Princeton-Mellon / Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Fellow