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.

Long-term Fellows

Agustín Díez Fischer
Visiting Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2022)

Dr. Agustín Díez Fischer (Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires) is a professor of Latin American art at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He has curated various exhibitions, among them The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War along with Ruth Estévez and Miguel López for the Getty Foundation's…

José Lira
Visiting Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2022)

José Lira (PD and Ph.D. University of São Paulo) is a professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP). He is currently the Director of USP's Maria Antonia Cultural Center. He was a research affiliate of the Brazilian National Council of Research from 1999 to 2014, and directed USP's Center for…

James Loxton
Visiting Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2023)

James Loxton ‘06 (Ph.D., Harvard University) is a senior lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on authoritarian regimes, democratization, and political parties. He is the author of Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Catalina Muñoz
Visiting Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2023)

Catalina Muñoz (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an associate professor of history at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her publications include A Fervent Crusade for the National Soul: Cultural Politics in Colombia, 1930-1946 (Lexington Books, 2022) and articles in the Hispanic American Historical Review,…

Mary Pena
Princeton-Mellon / Program in Latin American Studies Fellow (2022-2023)

Mary Pena’s fellowship is made possible through the support of the Mellon Foundation and the Princeton Program in Latin American Studies.

Mary is a researcher and arts practitioner with experience in sensory ethnography, curation, and public programs. Her published work is multidisciplinary, bridging theoretical and artistic…

Short-term Fellows

Paola Bergallo
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (October 2022)
Virginia Bonicatto
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (October 2022)
Maria Mercedes Di Virgilio
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (March 2023)
Edgardo Dieleke
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (April 2023)
Lucas Dominguez Rubio
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (September 2022)
Germán Feierherd
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (February 2023)
Naara Fontinele dos Santos
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (September 2022)
Lauren Heidbrink
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (May 2023)
Juan Antonio Le Clercq
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (June 2023)
Adrian Gustavo Zarrilli
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (April 2023)