Visiting Researchers

Laura Cahier

Laura Cahier, Visiting Researcher

Institut des Amériques

Laura Cahier is a PhD candidate in international law at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, under the supervision of Dr. Albane Geslin. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs (Sciences-Po Lyon) and a Research Master’s Degree in Human Rights (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas). Her research focuses on indigenous women’s rights in international law and their participation in local and international legal organizations to oppose intersectional forms of violence. She pays specific attention to the Kaqchikel peoples in Guatemala and the Navajos in the United States. Laura is also the representative of the French Institut des Amériques in Washington, for the 2018-2021 period.

Eduardo Chavez

Eduardo Chaves, Visiting Researcher

Eduardo Chavez is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Brasília. He holds a Professional Master in Leadership and Public Management at the Center for Public Leadership in São Paulo and an Academic Master in Psychology from the University of Brasília. He is a civil servant at the State Secretariat of Policies for Children, Adolescents, and Youth of the Federal District of Brazil. Eduardo’s research focuses on public policies for early childhood.

Maria Belén Lorente

Maria Belén Lorente, Visiting Researcher

Belén Lorente-Molina holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Seville) and a MA in Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology (University of Salamanca). She is an associate professor of Social Work at the University of Malaga, Spain. Dr. Lorente has maintained a close relationship with Latin America, where she has participated and conducted research on social policies and cultural diversity and feminized work.

Livia Milani

Livia Milani, Visiting Researcher

Livia Milani is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and holds a MA and BA in International Relations from São Paulo State University (UNESP) where she is also a lecturer. Livia’s research aims to analyze the U.S. foreign policy in South America, with specific focus on Brazil and Argentina.

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Jesus Muñoz Bandala, Visiting Researcher

Professor Bandala holds a PhD in Economics and a MS in International Business from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom. He is a professor-researcher of economics and finance at the Centro Universitario Incarnate Word and at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He was also a Senior Researcher on migration at DGETA in Mexico City. His research focuses on the macroeconomic causes, interrelations, and impact of the Mexican migration to the United States from 1980-2017, with emphasis on the role of domestic management, financial crisis, and development.

Gonzalo Paz

Gonzalo Paz, Faculty

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Gonzalo Sebastián Paz is an Argentine citizen. He holds a J.D., and MPhil in International Relations (both from National University of Córdoba), and M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Political Science (George Washington University). He is a pioneer in the studies of extra-regional powers in Latin America, particularly China and Russia. He is currently a researcher and adjunct professor at Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service).

Cesar Augusto Tapia

César Augusto Tapias Hernandez, Visiting Researcher

César Augusto Tapias Hernandez is a PhD student in Communication at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla with a COLCIENCIAS Scholarship and as an MA in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is a sociologist, university professor, audiovisual ethnographer, and writer. With fifteen years of experience in university teaching, César has been developing chairs in the fields of Audiovisual Communication, Media Pedagogy, Sociology of Culture and Social Research Techniques in different universities in the Colombia, both in Communication and Social Sciences programs. His research focuses on community communication and peace building.

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Geoffrey Wallace, Visiting Researcher

Specializations: Environmental history of the Northern Maya Lowlands (or Yucatán Peninsula) during the colonial period; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital maps as representational and analytical tools in historical research.

Geoffrey Wallace’s research has one foot in the archives and the other in the world of digital maps. His project while at Georgetown is an effort to assemble, curate, and publish an online historical digital atlas of colonial Yucatán.

Carlos Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano, Visiting Researcher

Professor Zambrano is a Social Anthropologist who received his PhD from the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain and his MA in Social Studies of Science and Technology from the Universidad de Salamanca. He is a professor at the Universidad de Cadiz and a recognized expert in the field of cultural diversity and human rights, in addition to having extensive research and practical experience in the field of mediation and prevention.