Visiting Fellows


Wlamyra Albuquerque

Fall 2015: Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellow
Professor of History; Federal University of Bahia, Brazil


Wlamyra Albuquerque is Professor of History at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.  She earned a Doctorate in Social...

Read more about Wlamyra Albuquerque
Nohora Arrieta

Nohora Arrieta Fernandez

2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate
PhD Candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University
CLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021)
Nohora A. Arrieta Fernandez is a PhD candidate at Georgetown University and a ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021). Her dissertation project... Read more about Nohora Arrieta Fernandez

Odette Casamayor-Cisneros

Visiting Fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Visiting Scholar,  Afro-Latin American Research Institute


Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Cultures at the University of Connecticut-Storrs....

Read more about Odette Casamayor-Cisneros
Kaysha Corinealdi

Kaysha Corinealdi

Assistant Professor of History, Emerson College
2019-2020 ALARI Fellow
Kaysha Corinealdi is an Assistant Professor of History at Emerson College and a historian of imperialism, migration, citizenship, and activism in the... Read more about Kaysha Corinealdi
Rosemary Feal

Rosemary Feal

ALARI Resident Scholar
Rosemary G. Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association, which she led from 2002 to 2017, and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the... Read more about Rosemary Feal
Marcelo Ferraro

Marcelo Ferraro

2021-2022 ALARI Visiting Research Associate
"Marcelo Ferraro is a Postdoctoral Visiting Research Associate at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (Hutchins Center, Harvard University) and a ... Read more about Marcelo Ferraro

Victor Fowler

2015-2016: Mark Claster Mamolen Fellowship


Victor Fowler is one of the most important writers of his generation. Born in 1960 to an Afro-Cuban family, he belongs to the first...

Read more about Victor Fowler
matheus gato

Matheus Gato

2017-2018 ALARI Visiting Fellow

Matheus Gato is a sociologist specializing largely in race relations in Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of São Paulo in...

Read more about Matheus Gato
Mary Hicks

Mary Hicks

Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History at Amherst College
2018-2019: Mamolen Fellow
Mary Hicks is an Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History at Amherst College, her current research examines the maritime dimensions of the African... Read more about Mary Hicks

Marial Iglesias Utset

Visiting Research Scholar at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute
Working Group on Comparative Slavery Leader


Marial Iglesias Utset was Professor of Philosophy and History at the University of Havana for 25 years. She earned her Ph.D. in...

Read more about Marial Iglesias Utset
Mandy Izadi

Mandy Izadi

2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate

Mandy Izadi's scholarship sits at the intersection of Indigenous history, African American history, and global history. Her current book project...

Read more about Mandy Izadi
Martine Jean

Martine Jean

2019-2020 Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow
Martine Jean is a historian of crime and punishment 19th century Brazil. Her research probes the history of confinement and its intersection with slavery,... Read more about Martine Jean
Marixa Lasso

Marixa Lasso

Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow, Fall 2016
Associate Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Marixa Lasso is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Prior to joining the...

Read more about Marixa Lasso

Márcia Lima

Fall 2016: Afro-Latin American Research Insitute Fellowship


Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo
Brazil's Racial Inequalities and Regional Variations...

Read more about Márcia Lima
Moises Lino

Moises Lino e Silva

2019-2020 ALARI Fellow
Assistant Professor of Anthropological Theory at the Universidade Federal da Bahia
Moises Lino e Silva is Assistant Professor of Anthropological Theory at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. He works within the field of political... Read more about Moises Lino e Silva

Ivor Miller

Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow 2016-2017 Academic Year
Senior Lecturer at Bassey Andah Institute for African and Asian Studies at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria


Ivor Miller is a cultural historian specializing in the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and the Americas. He was a Senior...

Read more about Ivor Miller
Ricardo Pirola

Ricardo Pirola

Spring 2020 ALARI Visiting Fellow
Professor, UNICAMP, Brazil

Short Bio:

Ricardo Pirola is professor of Brazilian History at UNICAMP – Brazil. He is author of Escravos e rebeldes no tribunais do Império (...

Read more about Ricardo Pirola
Bernd Reiter

Bernd Reiter

Fall 2020 ALARI Research Associate
Professor, University of South Florida
Director, Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean
Currently affiliated to Texas Tech University, the objective of his stay at ALARI is to create a compendium of the state of the art of Afro-Latin American... Read more about Bernd Reiter

Elio Rodríguez

Spring 2015: Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellow and Cohen Fellow, Hutchins Center


All my work in a general sense deals with the question of identity, understood as the system of judgments about a person, culture...

Read more about Elio Rodríguez