Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Visiting Faculty



María Inclán-Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2020-2021)                           

María Inclán is Profesora-Investigadora at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico City. She has specialized on the study of comparative social movements and democratization processes. In particular, her research has focused on the development of social movements and cycles of protest within democratic transitions and individual triggers of protest participation. She is currently developing a research project on online political and mobilizing campaigns. Before coming to CLACS, she spent a year as a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of History at Princeton University’s Program in Latin American Studies (2017-2018). Her first book The Zapatista Movement and Mexico’s Democratic Transition was published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. Other works have been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Latin American Politics and Society and Mobilization.

Kamala Kempadoo

Kamala Kempadoo-Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2020-2021)             

Kamala Kempadoo is a sociologist and Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, Canada. She studied at the University of Amsterdam, Ohio State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder. She teaches Caribbean Studies, Black Radical and Black Feminist Thought, Sex Work Studies, and Critical Antitrafficking Studies and has published extensively on the Caribbean sex trade and global anti-trafficking discourses. She has a forthcoming book on Caribbean feminist methodologies, edited with Dr Halimah A. F. DeShong, and is currently working a new collection on racism, coloniality and anti-trafficking with Dr. Elena Shih.

Professor Kempadoo has served as director of the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University and temporarily as head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Studies Association. When not teaching in Toronto she lives in Barbados, where she is also associated with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill.


Visiting Professor Maria Arus

María A. Cabrera Arús-Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2019-2020)

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Estavao Rafael Fernandes-Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2019-2020)

Visting Puyosa-Prof. Iria Puyosa

Iria Puyosa- Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2019-2020)


Irma Velasquez Nimatuj- Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (2018-2019)

Daina Sanchez- Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2019)

Jean Segata- Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Fall 2018)


Vera Paiva - Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Fall 2017)

Cecilia Rocha - UNSAM Exchange Participant (Fall 2017)

Ramiro Segura - Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2018)

Lucas Gonzalez - Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2018)

Vicente Lecuna - Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2018)


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

Daniel PartyCraig M. Cogut Visiting Professor (Spring 2017)

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

Guillermo Wilde - Sarmiento Research Fellow (Spring 2017)


Verónica Zubillaga - Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)

Marcelo Leiras - Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)

Jacqueline Behrend - Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)

Lucas Christel - Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)

Juan Pablo Luna - Pontificia 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 Bravo - Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)


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