Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Visiting Faculty


Jimena Ponce de León - Sarmiento Research Fellow (Fall 2016)

With a background in Anthropology and Local Development, Jimena Ponce de León is currently a Social Sciences PhD student at Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina) with CONICET support. Her research focuses on youth, art, ICTs, and inequality topics. Ponce de León has carried out a research project on street art and capabilities development among Argentine youth. Contributing to the field of inequality studies, she is currently examining linkages between music, ICTs, and inequality. With this current research project, Ponce de León’s aim is to widen traditional perspectives on inequalities, by combining different spheres of social life to examine themes of social inclusion. She has also contributed to research on new technologies and youth at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) and as a BIARI alumni in 2013.

Daniel Party – Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2017)

Daniel Party (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of Graduate Studies and Research in the Facultad de Artes at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research interests include art and popular music of Latin America and its diaspora; gender and sexuality; music under dictatorship; and migration. Currently, he is responsible for a project funded by a four-year grant from Chile’s Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT), titled Listening to Gender: A Hermeneutics of Music as Performance (2014-2018). His work has appeared in Latin American Music Review and in the collections Canção romântica, intimidade, mediação e identidade na América Latina (FAPERJ, 2016), Music and Francoism (Brepols, 2013), El Lenguaje de las Emociones (Vervuert, 2012), Musics of Latin America (Norton, 2012), and Music and Dictatorship (Brepols, 2010).

Florencia Malbrán - Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2017)

Florencia Malbrán is an Adjunct Professor at New York University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Malbrán is a critic and curator of contemporary art. She has organized exhibitions in Argentina, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay. Additionally, as a curator, she has been in residence in France, Switzerland, and Spain. She was the Hilla Rebay International Fellow at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, and Venice, and held positions previously at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires and the Pinacoteca do Estado in São Paulo. Her shows have been reviewed in Clarín and La Nación in Argentina, O Globo in Brazil, El Tiempo in Colombia, and Artforum in the United States. She has taught at NYU and Universidad de San Andres, and has written extensively on art—publishing catalogue essays, book reviews, and articles on exhibitions and contemporary culture. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary art, curatorial practice, Latin American art history, and critical theory. In addition, she works in the fields of post-colonial and globalization studies, focusing on the disciplinary problems of writing and practicing art across cultural boundaries, and proposing novel intertwining histories of the verbal and the visual.

Guillermo Wilde - Sarmiento Research Fellow (Spring 2017)

Guillermo Wilde is full researcher at the National Scientific Council of Argentina (CONICET) and Associate Professor at National University of San Martin (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Wilde holds a Ph. D. in Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires (2003). His main area of research is indigenous history of the Americas, colonial art and music, and missions' history from a comparative perspective. He is author of the book Religion y Poder en las misiones guaraníes (2009), awarded the Latin American Studies Association's Premio Iberoamericano Award (Toronto, 2010). He has also published Saberes de la conversion, Jesuitas, Indígenas e Imperios Coloniales en las fronteras de la Cristiandad (2011) and several articles on the missionary borderlands of South America. He has been a fellow of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Fulbright Comission, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the National Museum of Ethnology (Japan) among other academic institutions. He is currently developing a research project on Missions Global History, religious conversion, and cultural interaction (Latin America and Asia).

Recent Visiting Faculty


Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)

Marcelo Leiras, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)

Jacqueline BehrendUniversidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)

Lucas ChristelUniversidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)

Juan Pablo LunaPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Former President of Chile


Maritza Paredes, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

José Carlos Orihuela, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Verónica Pérez, Universidad de Buenos Aires  

Lucas González, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)

Álvaro Fernández BravoUniversidad de San Andrés (Argentina)


María Esperanza Casullo, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (Argentina)