Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Faculty Research Profiles

“Tupy or not Tupy: that is the question.” Brazilian writer and poet Oswald de Andrade published this line  in his 1928 “Cannibal Manifesto.” Appearing in the first issue of the magazine titled Revista de Antropofagia (Cannibal Magazine), the...
Using singular terms such as “complicity” to characterize the participation of Africans in the Atlantic slave trade is doubly problematic. Not only does it call upon - inadequately - the language of morality to approach a set of historical processes...
Professor Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos
Professor of Archeology in Yale’s Department of Anthropology, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos earned his Ph.D. in 1996 at Vanderbilt University. His dissertation focused on the pre-Columbian city of Cotzumalhuapa, near Guatemala’s Pacific coast. In...
Professor Emily Sellars
For our latest profile as part of our CLAIS faculty series, we were delighted to speak with Assistant Professor Emily Sellars. “Doing interdisciplinary research well requires some humility, I think. Every discipline or approach has limitations, and...
Erika Helgen is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latinx Christianity at the Yale Divinity School. Professor Helgen is also a graduate of Yale’s PhD program in Latin American History, where she worked closely with Professors Stuart Schwartz...
Tolerance from Below  How did everyday people shape the modern world?  Throughout his half-century career as a historian of the Iberian Atlantic, George Burton Adams Professor of History Stuart Schwartz has broadened our understanding of the role...
Florencia Montagnini is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment and the Director of the Program in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry(PTFA) at the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry. Previously, she was on the faculty...