Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1996. Corrales's research focuses on democratization, presidential powers, democratic backsliding, political economy of development, ruling parties, the incumbent's advantage, foreign policies, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to ogoing research on Venezuela's politics, Corrales is also working on three separate projects:
Fernando will be at CEDLA working towards a monograph tentatively entitled Visible Difference: Indigeneity in Latin American Cinema. He is mostly interested in visual cultures, media production, digital platforms and the cultural and symbolic use of identity and language in material culture, and urban spaces.
He was awarded a PhD by the University of Amsterdam (CEDLA) in May 2019 with the dissertation Histrionic Indigeneity: Ethnotypes in Latin American Cinema. Fernando holds degrees in Communication (MA), Linguistics (MA), Literature and Culture (MA), and is a certified Spanish teacher (DEd).
Annelou Ypeij is a feminist anthropologist and Peru is her regional expertise. She has an extensive fieldwork experience, both in Peru and the Netherlands where she worked earlier in her career. Her research themes are social inequalities at the crossroads of gender, poverty/social mobility and ethnicity. She currently works on constructions of motherhood in the context of the Peruvian family planning program (1996-2000) and the forced sterilizations that were the result of it. Also, she studies tourism development in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region known as the Sacred Valley, for which she studies local initiatives and communities. When the pandemic permits it, she intends to travel to Pisac to continue with her fieldwork on the rise of spiritual tourism.
She was a Cedla staff member between 2003-2020. Since her retirement of August 1, 2020, she is a Cedla fellow. She is an active member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.
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