Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

CLACS Welcomes Three Cogut Visiting Professors

June 3, 2019

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia.

This year, CLACS will welcome three Cogut Visiting Professors during the fall 2019 semester.

Maria Cabrera Arus, of Cuba, is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Her work focuses on politics and fashion in Cuba, and she will be teaching a course entitled "Consuming the Cold War in the Caribbean" (LACA1503P).

Estevão Rafael Fernandes, of Brazil, is a Professor of Anthropology at Universidade Federal de Rondônia (UNIR). His research explores indigeneity in Brazilian politics. Professor Fernandes will teach LACA1503Q, "Politics of Indigeneity in Brazil," in the fall.

Finally, Iria Puyosa, of Venezuela, teaches at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Ecuador). Her work focuses on political communication and civil society participation in public affairs. Professor Puyosa will teach the course "Networked Movements. Mobilizations for change in Latin America in the 21st century" (LACA1503O) during her semester at Brown.