Visiting & Research Scholars

Each year, the Center for Latin American Studies welcomes various researchers and visiting scholars from across the globe. Center scholars engage with our faculty and students, expand upon their research by taking advantage of UF's resources, and help bring new scholarly and cultural perspectives to our community. Below are the current research and visiting scholars at the Center.

Flávia Biroli Spring 2024 Bacardi Family Scholar

Eduardo Abaroa Fall 2024 Kislak Family Foundation Artist in Residence


 

Eduardo Abaroa

Kislak Family Foundation Artist in Residence, Fall 2024
Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida
354 Grinter Hall

Eduardo Abaroa is a Mexican artist and writer working in the fields of sculpture, installation, and live-action.  He has exhibited his work in several major museums in Mexico; LA MoCA, PS1, ICA Boston, and CIFO in the United States; Reina Sofía Museum in Spain; Kunstwerke, Germany and other important venues in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, South Korea, etc. In the early nineties, he co-founded the T44 artist-run space. His contributions were also essential in the foundation of Soma, an artist-run school in Mexico City which opened in 2008. He directed the 9th International Symposium of Art Theory in Mexico City (SITAC) in 2011. His most important solo exhibitions include Total Destruction of the Museum of Anthropology and a survey in Amparo Museum. As a writer, Abaroa has published numerous texts about contemporary art, including the book Ensayos sobre el público with Alias and essays about Francis Alÿs, Melanie Smith, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Doctor Lakra, and other artists working in the Mexican context.

Courses Taught:

  • LAS 4935/LAS 6938 Art of Sharing

Flávia Biroli

Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar, Spring 2024
Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida
354 Grinter Hall

Flávia Biroli has a Master's and PhD in History at Unicamp (Brazil). She is currently a full professor of Political Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), where she has taught since 2005. She was the president of the Brazilian Political Science Association (2018-20), one of the founders of the Brazilian Network of Women Scientists (2021), and a senior researcher for the National Observatory of Women in Politics of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. She was a member of the international Expert Groups that prepared the reports for the 64th and 65th Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations (2019 and 2020). She has also collaborated with UN Women Brazil in different projects since 2016. She published dozens of articles in Brazilian and international journals, mostly on gender and democracy in Latin America. They present research on women’s political participation, disputes about abortion rights, theoretical debates on autonomy and care, and analysis of the backlash against gender in its connections to the pushback in democracy in the region. She is the author of many books, among them Gênero e Desigualdades: Limites da Democracia no Brasil (São Paulo, Boitempo Editorial, 2018), Gênero, Neoconservadorismo e Democracia (São Paulo, Boitempo Editorial, 2020, with Maria Machado and Juan Vaggione), Feminismo e Política (São Paulo, Boitempo Editorial, 2014, with Luis Felipe Miguel), Autonomia e Desigualdades de Gênero (Niterói, Editora UFF, 2013). She also co-edited many books, including Mulher, Poder e Ciência Política (Campinas, Editora da Unicamp, 2020).

Research Interests: Gender inequality, democratic backsliding, feminist political theory, media and democracy

Geographic Expertise‚Äč: Brazil

Courses Taught:

  • Gender and Political Conflict in Latin America

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