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Carlos Alba-Vega

Carlos Alba-Vega is a Professor and Researcher from El Colegio de México (Colmex) and holds an PhD in Social Sciences from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales from Paris, France. He has been Member of the Board of El Colegio de Mexico and has taught and has been visiting fellow in universities in Mexico, France, Germany, and the United States. In his research, he has addressed informal economies, processes of globalization and a broad range of political and economic development issues in different regions of Mexico. Carlos Alba has been a council member of the Revista Mexicana de Sociología (Mexico), Tempo de Ciência (Brazil), Perfiles Latinoamericanos (Flacso-Mexico), Espiral (Mexico), Argumentos (Mexico), Sociétés Contemporaines (France), Frontera Norte (Mexico). He was also responsible, in Mexico, for the project “Entre Espacios” that created an interdisciplinary group of doctoral investigators in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin.

Main Discipline: Sociology

Research areas:
Globalization from below
Informal economy and politics
Industrial and economic development in Mexican history
Poverty and public policies

Recent publications:
. Monographs .
Alba, Carlos; Marianne Braig (2019): Las voces del Centro Histórico: la lucha por el espacio en la Ciudad de México. México. El Colegio de México / Universidad Libre de Berlín.

. Edited books .
Alba, Carlos; Bizberg, Ilán (2017): Dimensiones sociopolíticas y económicas de la crisis global y su impacto en los países emergentes, Ciudad de México: El Colegio de México AC.
Alba, Carlos; Gilbert, Randolph; Cánovas, Gustavo Vega (2017): Haití: Historias y sueños, sociedad, arte y cultura/ Haïti: Histoires et rêves, société, art et culture, Ciudad de México: El Colegio de México AC.
Alba, Carlos; Gordon Mathews and Gustavo Lins Ribeiro (2012): Globalization from Below: The World’s Other Economy, London: Routledge.

. Book chapters .
Alba, Carlos; Freire, Carlos (2015): Los vendedores ambulantes en México y en São Paulo frente a la rehabilitación de los centros históricos. In: Bizberg, Ilán (ed.), Variedades del capitalismo en América Latina: los casos de México, Brasil Argentina y Chile. México: El Colegio de México, 621-693.

. Journal articles .
Alba, Carlos; Rodríguez, Álvaro (2019): Trabajo y desigualdad. La precarización del trabajo y de los salarios en México entre 2000 y 2017, in: Altamirano, Melina; Flamand, Laura (2019). Las desigualdades en México, El Colegio de México

Samuel Barbosa

Samuel Barbosa is Professor at the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and is the current President of the Brazilian Institute of History of Law (IBHD). He holds a Ph.D. in Theory of Law from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree in Religion-Old Testament Sciences from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt, Germany) in 2013-2014 and was a visiting researcher at the Institute in 2017 and 2018. His research focuses on the translations between normative orders and the inherent disputes and tensions that occur due to the interpretation of the law.

Main Discipline: Law

Research areas:
History of Law
Theory of Law

Recent publications:
. Edited books .
Barbosa, Samuel and Cunha, Manuela Carneiro da (2018): Direitos dos povos indígenas em disputa, São Paulo: Ed. Unesp.
Fortes, Pedro; Campos, Ricardo; Barbosa, Samuel (Org.) (2016): Teorias Contemporâneas do Direito: o direitos e as incertezas normativas. 1. ed. Curitiba: Juruá Editora. v. 1.

. Book chapters .
Barbosa, Samuel (2018): “Usos da história na definição dos direitos territoriais indígenas no Brasil”, in: Barbosa, Samuel; Cunha, Manuela Carneiro da (eds.). Direitos dos povos indígenas em disputa. São Paulo: Ed. Unesp

. Journal articles and working papers .
Barbosa, Samuel (2019): Juramentos (DCH) (Oaths (DCH)) (February 20, 2018). Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2019-13. Available at SSRN:https://ssrn.com/abstract=3385528 or
http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3385528
Duve, Thomas; Barbosa, Samuel; Albani, Benedetta (2014): “La formación de espacios jurídicos iberoamericanos (S. XVI-XIX): actores, artefactos e ideas. Comentarios introductorios”, in: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series, 2014 – 07.
Barbosa, Samuel (2013): “Constituição, democracia e indeterminação social do direito”, in: Novos Estudos Cebrap, 96.

Peter Birle

Peter Birle is a researcher and Director of the Research and Publications Department of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Ibero-American Institut, Berlin-Germany) and an Associate Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin, Germany),working mainly with the subject of political systems and Latin America. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Mainz University, Germany). Prof. Birle is a member of the Executive Board of the German Association of Latin American Studies (ADLAF), and of the German Society for Political Science (DGfP). He was an Assistant Professor at the Universität Rostock (Universidade de Rostock) and also at the University of Mainz. Prof. Birle also was several times a Visiting Professor and Researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Pontifical Javerian University, Bogotá-Colômbia).

Main discipline: Political Science

Research areas:
Latin American foreign policies in comparative perspective
Regional cooperation and integration in Latin America
Comparative analysis of Latin American political systems
Knowledge production in and about Latin America

Selected publications:
. Books .
Birle, Peter; Göbel, Barbara (2012): Investigación sobre América Latina en Alemania en el ámbito de las Ciencias Económicas, las Ciencias Sociales y las Humanidades. Situación y perspectivas. Berlin: IAI.
Birle, Peter (1997) Los empresarios y la democracia en la Argentina: conflictos y coincidencias. Buenos Aires: Fundación Ed. de Belgrano 1997.

. Edited books .
Birle, Peter (ed.) (2013): Brasilien. Eine Einführung. Madrid: Iberoamericana / Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert.
Birle, Peter; Hofmeister, Wilhelm; Maihold, Günther; Potthast, Barbara (eds.) (2007): Elites en América Latina. Madrid: Iberoamericana.

. Book chapters .
Birle, Peter (2018): “Regionalism and Regionalization in Latin America: Drivers and Obstacles”, in: Pisarz-Ramirez, G.; Warnecke-Berger, H. (eds.): Processes of Spatialization in the Americas. Configurations and Narratives. Berlin: Peter Lang.
Birle, Peter (2018): “El ‘Triángulo Atlántico’ en tiempos de Trump. Perspectivas de las relaciones birregionales entre la Unión Europea y la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños”, in: CRIES (ed.): Anuario de la Integración Regional de América Latina y el Gran Caribe 2017. Buenos Aires.

Marianne Braig

Marianne Braig has a PhD in Sociology from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and a Degree (double major: Economics and Sociology) from the same institution. She is currently the professor for political science at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin and serves as academic director for “trAndeS – Postgraduate Program on Sustainable Development and Social Inequalities in the Andean Region.” Additionally, she represents the Freie Universität Berlin at the German-Colombian Institute of Peace – CAPAZ. She currently works on intertwined and interdependent inequalities and transnational violence in the global context, transformation and development in Latin America, as well as the political culture of the state and governance. 

Main Discipline: Political Science

Research areas:
Social transformation and development
Interdependent inequalities in the global context
Gender segmentation in labor markets
Social and educational policy

Recent publications: 
. Monographs .
Braig, Marianne; Sanchíz, Alejandro; Saavedra, Marco (2017). Estatalidades y soberanías disputadas. Mexico: El Colegio de México.
Braig, Marianne; Henriquez, Narda; Damonte, Gerardo; Göbel, Barbara (2015). Desigualdades en un mundo globalizado. Lima: CISEPA.
Braig, Marianne; Alba, Carlos; Rinke, Stefan (2014). Latin America and Asia – Relations in the Context of Globalization from Colonial Times to the Present, HISTORAMERICANA, Vol. 24, Stuttgart: Hans-Dieter Heinz Akademischer Verlag.

. Journal articles . 
Braig, Marianne (2016). “There is no Reciprocity: Latin America and Europe – Unequal Entanglements”, desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series No. 91.

Gloria Chicote

Professor Gloria Chicote, based in Argentina, is a literary scholar and the current director of the IdIHCS, a joint research institution of the Argentinian National Council of Scientific Research and Technology (Conicet) and the University of La Plata (UNLP). She is also a member of the scientific committee Centro de Estudios de Teoria y Crítica Literaria (CTCL) of the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación (FaHCE) of UNLP.  Professor Chicote holds a Ph.D. from the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her recent work focuses on popular hispanic literature from Spain to Latin America and takes a comprehensive perspective of literary parameters for the understanding of cultural processes. Among her publications are “Redes intelectuales en América Latina: Los universos letrado y popular en la primera mitad del siglo XX” (2014), “Romancero” (2012) and “Voces de tinta” (2008).

Main Discipline: Literary Studies

Research areas:
Popular literature
Mass culture
Printing

Recent publications:
. Edited books .

Chicote, Gloria; Göbel, Barbara (eds.) (2017): Transiciones inciertas: archivos, conocimientos y transformación digital en América Latina. La Plata: Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación. IdIHCS; Berlín: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.

. Book chapters . 
Chicote, Gloria (2018) “Lyra minima y marginal en el cancionero popular argentino reunido por Robert Lehmann-Nitsche”, in: Chicote, Gloria; Masera, Mariana; Luna, Verónica Stedile (coords.), “Lyra minima” de la voz al papel, México: UNAM.
Chicote, Gloria (2018): “Literatura y culturas populares.”, in: López Casanova, Martina; Fonsalido, María Elena (eds.). Géneros, procedimientos, contextos. Conceptos de uso frecuente en los estudios literarios. Buenos Aires: Ediciones UNGS, 201-206.

. Journal articles .
Chicote, Gloria (2018): Algunas notas sobre la situación actual de la evaluación en las humanidades. In: exlibris, 7, 121-127.
Chicote, Gloria (2016): La edición de romances desde la crítica filológica a las humanidades digitales, In: Abenámar, I, 107-115.
Chicote, Gloria (2016): Ediciones selectas de América: Samuel Glusberg antes de Babel, In: Filología, XLVI, 2014, 57-69.

Sérgio Costa

Trained in economics and sociology in Brazil and Germany, Sérgio Costa is a professor of sociology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He is the chair with Marcos Nobre of Mecila and editor of the series Global Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries, at Routledge. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology of the Freie Universität Berlin, from where he also earned his habilitation (2005) later published as “From North Atlantic to Black Atlantic: Social Theory, Antiracism, Cosmopolitanism” (2007, in German). His areas of interest are social theory, postcolonial sociologies, inequality research, conviviality and difference. His publications include four monographs, about 100 articles and book chapters as well as 13 edited volumes.

Main Discipline: Sociology

Research areas:
Social inequalities
Cultural differences and democracy
Racism and anti-racism
Postcolonial theories

Recent publications:
. Monographs .

Costa, Sérgio; Gonçalves, Guilherme L. (2019): A Port in Global Capitalism: Unveiling Entangled Accumulation in Rio de Janeiro. London et al.: Routledge (forthcoming).
Gongora Mera, Manuel; Vera Santos, Rocio; Costa, Sérgio (2019): Entre el Atlántico y el Pacífico Negro Afrodescendencia y regímenes de desigualdad en Sudamérica. Madrid/Frankfurt a. M.: Iberoamericana/Vervuert

. Book chapter .
Costa, Sérgio (2018): “Convivialisme, conviviality, Konvivenz : réponses convergentes aux « puristes de la diff érence »?”, in: Alain Caillé, Philippe Chanial, Stéphane Dufoix, Frédéric Vandenberghe (eds.), Des sciences sociales à la science sociale. Fondements anti-utilitaristes, Lormont, Le Bord de l’eau.

. Journal articles .
Costa, Sérgio. (2019). “The neglected nexus between conviviality and inequality”, in: Novos estudos Cebrap, 38,1, 15-32.
Gonçalves, Guilherme L.; Costa, Sérgio (2019): “From primitive accumulation to entangled accumulation: Decentring Marxist Theory of capitalist expansion”, in: European Journal of Social Theory. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368431018825064.
Costa, Sérgio (2018): “The research on modernity in Latin America: Lineages and dilemmas”, in: Current Sociology, Nov. 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392118807523.

Laura Flamand

Dr. Laura Flamand currently works at the Centro de Estudios Internacionales of El Colegio de Mexico.  She earned her Ph.D.  in Political Science at the University of Rochester (NY) in 2004 after undertaking a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Political Studies at the University of Oxford (UK). She became a research professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (México) in 2004, and is a member of the Mexican National System of Scholars (SNI) since 2006. Her research focuses on comparative political institutions, intergovernmental public policy, social inequalities and applied statistics. Laura Flamand has ample experience in academic leadership as she has coordinated more than fourteen research projects with external funding from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and several government agencies in Mexico. 

Main Discipline: Political Science

Research areas:
Comparative politics from Latin America
Public policy analysis and evaluation
Federalism and intergovernmental relations
Social inequalities
Statistical methods

Selected Publications:
. Monographs .
Flamand, Laura; Rodall, Claudia Santizo (2019): Education policies outside the center. Policy evaluation as a tool to foster articulation and equality in multilevel countries (in Spanish). Mexico: El Colegio de México (under review).
Flamand, Laura; Altamirano, Melina (2018): Desigualdades em México 2018. White book. Mexico: El Colegio de México (ISBN 978-607-628-282-3).
Flamand, Laura; Moreno-Jaimes, Carlos (2014): Seguro Popular and federalism in Mexico. A public policy analysis (in Spanish).  Mexico: el Colegio de México. 

. Book chapters .
Flamand, Laura (2010): “Federal system and state governments’ autonomy. Progress and setbacks in the Mexican case” (in Spanish), in: Méndez, Jose Luis (ed.). State, government and public policy in Mexico in the 21st century. Mexico: El Colegio de México, 2010, (ISBN 978607 462 118 1).

. Journal articles .
Flamand, Laura; Martínez-Pellégrini, Sarah; Hernández, Alberto (2008): “Panorama del desarrollo municipal en México Antecedentes, diseño y hallazgos del Índice de Desarrollo Municipal Básico”, in: Gestión y Política Pública, XVII (1): 145-192.
Flamand, Laura (2006): “El juego de la distribución de recursos en un sistema federal. La influencia del gobierno dividido verticalmente en la asignación de fondos federales a los estados mexicanos”, in: Política y Gobierno, 2006 II (13): 315-358 (ISSN 1405-1060).

Debora Gerstenberger

Debora Gerstenberger holds a PhD in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and is currently a Junior Professor of Latin American History with special consideration of globalization processes and gender at the Institute for Latin American Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2012 she was awarded by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF) for the best PhD dissertation in the field of Latin American Studies. In her research, she regionally focuses on the Portuguese Empire (Early Modern History), Brazil and the Southern Cone. Currently, she is working on a project about the computerization of state security systems (armed forces, police, intelligence) in Latin America in the 1960s through 1980s.

Main Discipline: History

Research areas:
Global History
Police and State
Techniques of Power
History of technology
History of computing

Selected publications:
. Monographs .
Gerstenberger, Debora (2013): Gouvernementalität im Zeichen der globalen Krise. Der Transfer des portugiesischen Königshofes nach BrasilienKöln/Weimar/Wien: Böhlau.

. Edited books .
Gerstenberger, Debora; Glasman, Joel (eds.) (2016): Techniken der Globalisierung. Globalgeschichte meets Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie. Bielefeld: Transkript.

. Journal articles .
Gerstenberger, Debora (2019): “Challenging Martial Masculinity. The Intrusion of Digital Computers into the Argentinian Armed Forces in the 1960s”, in: History of Technology, 34 (forthcoming in October).
Gerstenberger, Debora (2015): “Europe in the Tropics? The Transfer of the Portuguese Royal Court to Brazil (1807/08) and the Adaptation of European Ideals in the Construction of the New Imperial Capital”, in: Comparativ, 26(1).
Gerstenberger, Debora (2014): “Gilberto Freyre: um teórico da globalização?”, in: Manguinhos. Historia Ciência Saúde, 21(1): 111–120.
Gerstenberger, Debora (2012): “Empire ab imperio. Techniken der Macht, Souveränität und britische Präsenz in Rio de Janeiro, 1808–1820″, in: Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas 49, 1, 83–106.

Barbara Göbel

Barbara Göbel  has been  the Director of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Ibero-American Institute, IAI), Berlin, since 2005. In 2017 she was nominated Honorary Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of  Freie Universität Berlin. In addition to her role in Mecila she is Principal Investigator of the EC (Horizon 2020) funded project (2016-2019): “Giving focus to the cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-CELAC relations – EULAC Focus” and co-chair of the DFG funded project “The commodity boom in Peru (1993-2014:old and new inequalities)” (2018-2019). Barbara Göbel has been involved in several international, interdisciplinary projects. She integrates multiple boards and review panels of national and international organizations and funding agencies. Professor Göbel studied social anthropology, prehistory, economic and social history at the University of Munich and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen. She worked at the Universities of Göttingen, Tübingen, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Cologne and Bonn (Germany) and at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France (France) and has been Visiting Professor at several universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

Main Discipline: Anthropology

Research areas:
Socio-environmental relations
Extractivism
Geopolitics of knowledge, knowledge circulation, archives and digital transformation

Selected publications:
. Edited books .
Martín, Eloísa; Göbel, Barbara (eds.)(2018):
 Desigualdades interdependentes e geopolítica do conhecimento: negociações, fluxos, assimetrias. Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras.
Göbel, Barbara; Chicote, Gloria (eds.)(2017): Transiciones inciertas. Archivos, conocimientos y transformación digital en América Latina(Colección Variaciones, 1). La Plata: FAHCE,  Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.
Göbel, Barbara; Góngora-Mera, Manuel; Ulloa, Astrid (eds.) (2014): Desigualdades sociaoambientales en América Latina. Colección General Biblioteca Abierta. Perspectivas Ambientales. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia/Instituto
Ibero-Americano.

. Book chapters .
Göbel, Barbara (2018): “Contested Natures: Cultural valuations of nature and environmental practices in the Puna de Atacama (northwestern Argentina)”, in: Melville, Gert; Ruta, Carlos (eds.) Nature as Challenge of Life (Challenges of Life: Essays on philosophical and cultural anthropology). Berlin: De Gruyter, 143-162.
Göbel, Barbara (2009): “Dangers, Experience, and Luck: Handling Uncertainty in the Andes”. In: Casimir, Michael (ed.), Culture and the Changing Environment. Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-cultural Perspective. Oxford: Berghahn.

. Journal articles .
Göbel, Barbara; Marianne Braig (2013). Dossier: Globalización de la naturaleza y ciudadanía: resistencias, conflictos, negociaciones, in: Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. XIII, 49, S. 87-162.

Susanne Klengel

Professor Susanne Klengel teaches Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the Lateinamerika-Institut (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin since 2009 and holds a Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on Latin American Literatures and Cultures in a transnational context and on cultural relations between Europe and Latin America as well as between Latin America and India. Currently, she is a member of the Review Board for Literary Studies of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), member of the Research Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities – Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at Freie Universität Berlin and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.

Main Discipline: Literary Studies

Research areas:
Holocaust memory in contemporary Latin American literature
Theories of literary-cultural South-South relations
Contemporary Colombian literature and the question of memory
Entangled Ibero-American Avantgarde movements

Selected publications:
. Monographs .
Klengel, Susanne (2018): Jünger Bolaño. Die erschreckende Schönheit des Ornaments. Würzburg: Köngishausen & Neumann.

. Edited books . 
Klengel, Susanne; Fischer, Thomas; Pastrana Buelvas, Eduardo (eds.) (2017): Kolumbien heute. Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt: Vervuert.
Klengel, Susanne; Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (eds.) (2016): SUR/SOUTH. Poetics and Politics of Thinking Latin America/India. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.
Klengel, Susanne (2016): Reconquistando la cultura, recuperando la memoria. Agendas latinoamericanas en la segunda posguerra y en la literatura contemporánea sobre la memoria del Holocausto. Medellín: Universidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Comunicaciones (Lecciones Doctorales 20).

. Book chapters . 
Klengel, Susanne (2018): “El derecho a la literatura (mundial y traducida). Sobre el sueño translatológico de la UNESCO”, in: Müller, Gesine; Locane, Jorge J.; Loy, Benjamin (eds.), Re-mapping World Literature. Writing, Book Markets and Epistemologies between Latin America and the Global South / Escrituras, mercados y epistemologías entre América Latina y el Sur Global, Berlin: De Gruyter, 131-155.
Klengel, Susanne; Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (eds.) (2018): Latinoamérica/Oriente desde el Sur en el temprano siglo XX (Número especial), Iberoromania 87, 2018, 3-107.

Marta Machado 

Marta Machado is full professor of Law at the Escola de Direito de São Paulo of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) where she coordinates the Center of Studies on Crime and Punishment. Furthermore, she is a permanent researcher of the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento and global fellow at the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (CMI/ Univ of Bergen). She earned her master and Ph.D. at the Faculdade de Direito of the Universidade de São Paulo. Recently, she has been visiting professor at the University of Toronto and Columbia Law School.  She is interested in researching criminal law, general theory of law and sociology of law. Her most recent research is located in the inter-disciplinary field of Law, Political Science and Legal-Sociology and focuses on the relations between social movements and Law. She has been developing studies applied to the fields of racism, gender, human rights and the right to protest.

Main Discipline: Law

Research areas:
Criminal law
General theory of law
Sociology of law

Selected publications:
. Edited books . 
Machado, Marta; Puschel, Flávia(Org.) (2015): Accountability and penalty in constitutional states: theoretical challenges, public policies and the development of democracy [Responsabilidade e Pena no Estado Democrático de Direito: desafios teóricos, políticas públicas e o desenvolvimento da democracia]. 1. ed. Sao Paulo: Academica Livre. v. 1. (published in portuguese).
Machado, Marta; Matsuda, F. E. ; Giannattasio, A. R. C. ; Couto, M. C. G. ; Tozi, T. S.; SILVA, M. L. C. E.; Chryssafidis, L. C.; Pryzbylski, L. C. (2015) Fatal domestic violence: the problem of intimate femicide in Brazil [A violência doméstica fatal: o problema do feminicidio íntimo no Brasil]. 1a. ed. BRASILIA: Ministério da Justiça  (published in Portuguese).
Machado, Maira; Machado, Marta. (eds) (2015); Carandiru does not remain in the past: an analysis of court lawsuits, institutions performances and narratives 23 after the massacre. São Paulo: Ed. Academica Livre (published in Portuguese).

. Journal articles .
Machado, Marta Rodriguez de Assis; Cook, R. (2018): Constitutionalizing abortion in Brazil. In: Revista De Investigações Constitucionais, v. 5, p. 185-231.
Machado, Marta; Maciel, D. A. (2017): The Battle Over Abortion Rights in Brazil’s State Arenas, 1995-2006. In: Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, v. 19, p. 119-131.
Machado, Marta; Lima, Márcia; Neris, Natália (2016): “Racismo e insulto racial na sociedade brasileira: dinâmicas de reconhecimento e invisibilização a partir do direito”, in: Novos Estudos Cebrap, 35.03, 11-28.
Machado, Marta; Püschel, Flavia; Rodriguez, José (2009): The Juridification of Social Demands and the Application of Statutes: an Analysis of the Legal Treatment of Antiracism Social Demands in Brazil. In: Fordham Law Review, 77: 1535-1558.

Christoph Müller

Christoph Müller is the Director of the Digital Library Department and specialist for Central America, Venezuela, Colombia and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut  (Ibero-American Institute in Berlin), where he also is the Deputy Director of the Library. His research areas are the Digital Transformation in Libraries and the Literary Studies and Art History, focused on Latin America. The researcher is also a member of the Board of REDIAL – European Network of Information and Documentation on Latin America.

Main Discipline: Literary Studies and Information Sciences

Research areas:
Digital transformation in libraries
Twentieth-century literature of Lusophone and Francophone Africa
Twentieth-century conceptions of theater in the Río de la Plata region
Central American and Brazilian literature

Selected publications:
. Edited books .

Müller, Christoph; Musser, Ricarda (eds.) (2018): De la pluma al internet. Literaturas populares latinoamericanas en movimiento (siglos XIX-XXI). Medellin: Editorial EAFIT / Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.
Müller, Christoph; Zeiter, Katja (eds.) (2018): Historias e historietas: representaciones de la historia en el cómic latinoamericano actual. Madrid: Iberoamaricana / Frankfurt a. M.: Vervuert 2018, Bibliotheca Ibero-Americana 171.
Müller, Christoph; Neumann, Martin (Eds.) (2015): O teatro em Portugal nos séculos XVIII e XIX. Lisbon: Colibri.​

. Book chapters .
Müller, Christoph; Göbel, Barbara (2018): “Transformação digital, arquivos e assimetrias do conhecimento”, in: Martín, Eloisa; Göbel, Barbara (eds.), Desigualdades interdependentes e geopolítica do conhecimento. Negociações, fluxos, assimetrias, Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras, 132-147.
Müller, Christoph; Göbel, Barbara (2017): “Archivos en movimiento: ¿Qué significa la transformación digital para la internacionalización de los archivos?”, in: Göbel, Barbara; Chicote, Gloria (eds.), Transiciones inciertas. Archivos, conocimientos y transformación digital en América Latina (Colección Variaciones, 1), La Plata: FAHCE,  Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 21-40.
Müller, Christoph (2017): “Realität und Drama: Das Theater von Dionisio Neto”, in: Pinheiro, Teresa; Sartingen, Kathrin (eds.), Alles andere als unsichtbar / Tudo menos invisivel. Theater, Literatur und Film der Iberoromania zwischen Kunst und Leben / Teatro, literatura e cinema no Mundo ibero-românico entre vida e arte, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 59-71.

Gesine Müller

Professor Gesine Müller teaches Romance Studies at the Universität zu Köln and is the head of the ERC research group “Reading Global: Constructions of World Literature and Latin America”. From 2008 to 2015 she was also the head of the DFG Emmy Noether junior research group “Transcolonial Caribbean”. She holds a Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, as well as a PostDoc from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her numerous publications cover various aspects of French and Spanish-language literatures in Europe and overseas.

Main Discipline: Literary Studies

Research areas:
Literatures of French and Spanish Romanticism
Latin American contemporary literature and cultural theory
Caribbean literatures
Literary transfer processes
Transculturality

Selected publications:
. Monographs .
Müller, Gesine (2018): Crossroads of Colonial Cultures. Caribbean Literatures in the Age of Revolution. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

. Edited books . 
Müller, Gesine; Locane, Jorge; Loy, Benjamin (eds.) (2018): Re-Mapping World Literature. Writing, Book Markets, and Epistemologies between Latin America and the Global South. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter.
Müller, Gesine; Locane, Jorge (2017): Poesía española en el mundo. Procesos de filtrado, selección y canonización, Madrid: Vervuert-Iberoamericana.
Müller, Gesine; Ette, Ottmar (2017): New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival, Hildesheim: Olms.
Müller, Gesine; Jansen, Silke (2017): La traducción desde, en y hacia Latinoamérica. Perspectivas literarias y lingüística, Madrid: Vervuert-Iberoamericana.
Müller, Gesine (2017): “El debate sobre literatura mundial y la cuestión editorial: el caso de América Latina“, in: INTI. Revista de Literatura Hispánica, 85-86, 72-129.

Marcos Nobre

Marcos Nobre obtained his PhD in Philosophy in the University of São Paulo, is professor for philosophy at the University of Campinas, senior researcher and current President of the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap). He is also the Co-Speaker of the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila). His numerous academic publications and interventions in the public sphere show his attachment to the renewal of the intellectual trend of the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School.

Main Discipline: Philosophy

Research areas
Political Philosophy
Social Theory

Selected Publications
. Monographs . 

Nobre, Marcos (2018): Como nasce o novo. Experiência e diagnóstico de tempo na Fenomenologia do espírito de Hegel, São Paulo: Todavia.
Nobre, Marcos (2013): Imobilismo em movimento. Da redemocratização ao
governo Dilma. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras.

. Book chapters .
Nobre, Marcos (2018): “Teoria Crítica Hoy”, Andrea Díaz and Margarita Sgró (eds.), Teoría Crítica de Educación y Teoría Crítica de la Sociedad: Perspectivas en diálogo, Tandil: Editorial UNICEN, 41-54.
Nobre, Marcos (2017): “La controverse sur le langage commun de la collaboration interdisciplinaire: le modèle durable de la Dialectique de la Raison”, in: Genel, Katia (org.), La Dialectique de la Raison: sous bénéfice d’inventaire, Paris: Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 249-267.
Nobre, Marcos (2015): How Practical Can Critical Theory Be? In: Giacchetti Ludovisi, Stefano (ed.): Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification. Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate, 160-172.

. Journal articles .
Nobre, Marcos; Costa, Sérgio (2019): Dossier “Conviviality”, organization and Introduction. Novos Estudos Cebrap, no.113.

Juan Piovani

Juan Piovani is Professor at the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de La Plata and principal researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Conicet). He has a Ph.D. from Sapienza – Università di Roma and received the Houssay Award (2014) for his theoretical and empirical proposals in the field of research methodology in social sciences and the empirical analysis of employment and gender. His research focuses on Social Sciences in contemporary Argentina and the theory of sociological research methods and techniques.

Main Discipline: Sociology

Research areas:
Social Sciences in Argentina
Sociological research methods

Selected publications:
. Monographs .
Piovani, Juan; Salvia, Agustín (2018): La Argentina en el siglo XXI. Cómo somos, vivimos y convivimos en una sociedad desigual, Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI.

. Edited books . 
Piovani, Juan; Muñiz Terra, Leticia (2018): ¿Condenados a la reflexividad? Apuntes para repensar el proceso de investigación social, Buenos Aires: Biblos-Clacso.
Piovani, Juan; Reyes Suárez, Azucena; Potaschner, Ezequiel (eds.) (2018): La investigación social y su práctica. Aportes latinoamericanos a los debates metodológicos de las ciencias sociales. Buenos Aires: Teseo-Clacso.
Piovani, Juan; Ruvituso, Clara; Werz, Nikolaus (Eds.) (2016): Transiciones, Memorias e Identidades en Europa y América Latina. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.

. Journal articles . 
Piovani, Juan; Krawczyk, Nora (2017): “Comparative Studies: historical, epistemological and methodological notes”, in: Educação & Realidade, 42(3), 821-839.
Piovani, Juan; Nardacchione, Gabriel (2017): “Las sociologías post contemporáneas: discusiones teóricas, estrategias metodológicas y prácticas de investigación en contextos diferentes”, in: Cuestiones de Sociología, 16, 15-26.

Barbara Potthast

Barbara Potthast is a professor at the University of Cologne and director of the Institute for Iberian and Latin-American History as well as the President of the Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC) and the Global South Studies Center Cologne (GSSC). Between 1996 and 2016 she was a member of the directorate (and president 2004 – 2006) of the interdisciplinary “German Association of Research about Latin America” (ADLAF). The researcher earned her PhD at the Institute for Iberian and Latin-American History at the Universität zu Köln and her research interests are the family and gender history, ethnic relations and, generally, the social history of Latin America, especially Paraguay and Argentina.

Main Discipline: History

Research areas:
Family and Gender history
History of Ethnicity in Latin America
History of photography
History of Paraguay and Argentina

Selected publications:
. Monographs .

Potthast, Barbara (2011): “Paraíso de Mahoma” o “País de las Mujeres”? El rol de la mujer y la familia en la sociedad paraguaya durante el siglo XIX. Asunción: Fausto Ediciones.
Potthast, Barbara (2010): Madres, obreras, amantes. Protagonismo femenino en la historia de América Latina. Madrid/Frankfurt: Vervuert/Iberoamericana.

. Edited books .
Potthast, Barbara; Büschges, Christian; Gabbert, Wolfgang (eds.) (2015): Dinámicas de inclusión y exclusión en América Latina. Conceptos y prácticas de etnicidad, ciudadanía y pertenencia. Frankfurt/Madrid: Vervuert/Iberoamericana.
Hensel, Silke; Potthast, Barbara (eds.) (2013): Das Lateinamerika Lexikon. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag.

. Book chapters .
Potthast, Barbara (2018): “Lateinamerika und Genderforschung: von machismo und maternalismo zu Maskulinität und indigenem Feminismus“, in:  Kortendiek, B. et al. (eds.). Handbuch Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung,  Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag, Geschlecht und Gesellschaft.
Potthast, Barbara (2017): „Vom ‚pobre indio‘ zum Hüter des ‚guten Lebens‘. Die indigene Bevölkerung in Lateinamerika zwischen Unterdrückung und (neuem) Selbstbewusstsein“, in: Neuhaus, Helmut (eds.): Arm und Reich. Atzelsberger
Gespräche (FAU Forschungen, Reihe A, Geisteswissenschaften Band 8), Erlangen: FAU University Press, 31-61.

Fernando Rugitsky

Fernando Rugitsky is a Professor of the Economy Department at the School of Economics, Administration and Accounting of the Universidade de São Paulo (FEA-USP) and an associate researcher of the Democracy & Law Nucleus at Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). Prof. Rugitsky holds a postdoctoral degree from FEA-USP and is a PhD in Economy from The New School for Social Research (New York, USA). He is a Master in Economic Law from USP and a Bachelor of Economics and Law from the same institution. Fernando Rugitsky was a Teaching Assistant at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and the New School for Social Research, were he also was a Teaching Fellow.

Research areas: 
Macroeconomics 
Latin American Economies
Political Economies
Economic Development

Recentes publications:
. Book chapters .
Rugitsky, Fernando (2019): “Questão de estilo: a mudança estrutural para a igualdade e seus desafios” In: Chiliatto-Leite, Marcos Vinicius (Org.). Alternativas para o Desenvolvimento Brasileiro: novos horizontes para a mudança estrutural com igualdade. Santiago (Chile): CEPAL.
Rugitsky, Fernando (2018): “Desigualdad y heterogeneidad sectorial: desafíos para América Latina y el Caribe” In: CEPAL. El Futuro de la Igualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: ensayos breves. Santiago: CEPAL.

. Journal articles . 
Bresser-Pereira, Luiz Carlos; Rugitsky, Fernando (2018): “Industrial policy and exchange rate skepticism.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol, 42 (3), 617-632.
Rugitsky, Fernando (2016): “Growth, distribution, and sectoral eterogeneity: reading the Kaleckians in Latin America”. EconomiA, Vol. 17 (3), 265-278.
Rugitsky, Fernando “Diagnóstico capital: mais uma resenha sobre o livro de 
Thomas Piketty.” Novos Estudos Cebrap, n. 99, pp. 165-175.
Rugitsky, Fernando (2013): “Degree of monopoly and class struggle: political aspects of Kalecki’s pricing and distribution theory.” Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 1 (4), 447-464.

Peter W. Schulze

Peter W. Schulze is a Junior-Professor and Director of the Portuguese-Brazilian Institute and the Portuguese-speaking World Centre at the Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne). He received his PhD from the International PhD Program (IPP) “Performance and Media Studies” at the Universität Mainz and the Graduate Program of the School of Communication at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). His doctoral dissertation “Strategies of cultural cannibalization: postcolonial representations of Brazilian Modernism to New Cinema” received the Georg-Rudolf-Lind Prize (2015) from the German Association of Lusitanists. Peter W. Schulze also regularly participates in the development and execution of cultural projects, having served as the jury of international film festivals and curator of cultural events

Main discipline:
Literary Studies and Cultural Studies

Research areas:
Postcolonial theories and cultural practices
Transregional entanglements between Brazil and Spanish America
History and aesthetic of photography and film in Latin America
Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries
Popular Latin American music in the context of media history (particularly Tango, Samba and Música Ranchera)

Main publications:
. Monographs .
Schulze, Peter W. (2015): Strategien ‘kultureller Kannibalisierung’. Postkoloniale Repräsentationen vom brasilianischen Modernismo zum Cinema Novo. Bielefeld: transcript.

. Edited books.
Schulze, Peter W.; Cuadra, Claudia (eds.) (2019): Marina Camargo: O lugar depois / Der Ort danach. Cadernos do Instituto Luso-Brasileiro n° 1, eds. Peter W. Schulze / Claudia Cuadra. Köln: Portugiesisch-Brasilianisches Institut.
Ritzer, Ivo; Schulze, Peter (2018): Mediale Dispositive. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Ritzer, Ivo; Schulze, Peter (2013): Genre Hybridisation. Global Cinematic Flows. Marburg: Schüren.

. Book chapters .
Schulze, Peter (2016): „›A justa razão aqui delira‹. Zur ›re-escritura‹ Brasiliens in Paulo Leminskis Catatau“. In: Seiler, Sascha;Kopf, Martina (Orgs.): Komparatistische Blicke auf Lateinamerika und Europa. Heidelberg: Winter.

. Journal articles . 
Schulze, Peter (2015): “Mexicanidad Meets Americanism: The Circulation of National Imaginaries and Generic Regimes between the Western and the Comedia Ranchera”. In: REBECA – Revista de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual, 4: 7. https://rebeca.socine.org.br/1/article/view/343/175 

Schulze, Peter (2019): “La poesía expandida y posliteraria de Ulises Carrión”. In: El jardín de los poetas. Revista de teoría y crítica de poesía latinoamericana, V: 8. 
http://www.cajaderesonancia.com/archivos/Schulze.pdf

Stephanie Schütze

Stephanie Schütze is an Associate Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology, at the Institute for Latin American Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin), where she is also the Deputy Director. She has been a visiting professor for Gender Politics at the Universität Kassel (University of Kassel), Germany, and for Gender Studies at the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero Pagu (Pagu Gender Studies Nucleus) of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (State University of Campinas, Brazil). At the Freie Universität Berlin she was also the Vice-Chair of the Commission for the Promotion of Young Female Scholars. Prof. Schütze Habilitation is on the area of Ethnology, obtained at the Freie Universität Berlin. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the same institution.

Main discipline: Anthropology

Research areas:
Cultural anthropology of Latin America
Gender relations and transcultural constructions in the longue durée
Migration research
Anthropology of sports
Political Anthropology

Selected publications:
. Monographs .
Schütze, Stephanie (2018): Transnationale politische Räume. Arenen des politischen Engagements mexikanischer Migrant/innen zwischen Mexiko und den USA Edition. Edition tranvía: Berlin.
Schütze, Stephanie (2016): Constructing Transnational Political Spaces: The Multifaceted Political Activism of Mexican Migrants. Palgrave Macmillan: New York.

. Edited books .
Feldmann, Andreas E.; Bada, Xochitl; Schütze, Stephanie. (eds.) (2018): New Migration Patterns in the Americas: Challenges for the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan: New York.
Haß, Julia; Schütze, Stephanie (eds.) (2018): Reihenheft: Ballspiele, Transkulturalität und Gender. Ethnologische und altamerikanistische Perspektiven. Berliner Blätter, Nr. 77.

. Book chapters .
Schütze, Stephanie; Haß, Julia (2018): New spaces of belonging: Soccer teams of Bolivian migrants in São Paulo, Brazil. In: Bada, Xochitl, Andreas E. Feldmann und Stephanie Schütze: New Migration Patterns in the Americas: Challenges for the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan: New York.
Schütze, Stephanie (2016): “Bienvenidos paisanos”: reconocimiento y participación política de migrantes mexicanos en sus comunidades de origen. In: Kummels, Ingrid (Hg.): La producción afectiva de comunidad: Los medios audiovisuales en el contexto transnacional México-EE.UU. Tranvía: Berlin.

Former Principal Investigators

Angela Alonso

Angela Alonso holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a postdoctoral degree from Yale University. She is a Professor of the Sociology Department of the University of São Paulo and was president of the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap) from 2015 to 2018. She was a Principal Investigator at Mecila from 2017 to March, 2019.

Prof. Alonso researches comprise social and intellectual movements and conflicts, both in Brazilian history and the present. She authors “Ideas in Movement: the 1870s generation in the Brazilian Empire crisis” (best doctoral thesis. Prize CNPq/Anpocs, 2001), Joaquim Nabuco: os salões e as ruas (2007), both also published in France, and, Flowers, Ballots and Bullets: the abolitionist movement in Brazil (1868-1888), which was awarded the Jabuti  Prize for best book in human sciences and best book of the year for the Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize in 2015 and it is forthcoming in English by Cambridge University Press. In 2009, she was honoured with the John S. Guggenheim Foundation Award.

Research areas:
Social movements
Culture and political mobilization
Violent political conflicts

Recent publications:
Alonso, Angela (2018): “Processos políticos da abolição”, in: Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz; Santos Gomes, Flávio dos (eds.), Dicionário da escravidão e liberdade, São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1, 358-366.
Alonso, Angela and Lima, Heloisa Espada (eds.) (2017): Conflitos: fotografia e violência política no Brasil 1889-1964, São Paulo: Instituto Moreira Salles.
Alonso, Angela (2017): “A política das ruas”, in: Novos Estudos CEBRAP, ed. Especial, 49-58.
Alonso, Angela and Mische, Ann (2016): “Changing Repertoires and Partisan Ambivalence in the New Brazilian Protests”, in: Bulletin of Latin American Research, 1.
Alonso, Angela (2016): “L´invention de soi: autobiographie et trajectoire sociale de Graça Aranha”, in: Le Brésil, 9, 1-19.

Stefanie Gänger

Stefanie Gänger was an assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Latin American History at the University of Cologne. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She has held short-term fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and at the University of Pennsylvania. Stefanie’s work considers the histories of science and medicine in late-colonial and early Republican Spanish America, especially the history of antiquarianism and collecting, and more recently, vernacular medicine, epistemic brokerage, and plant trade. 

Main Discipline: History

Research areas:
History of the Andean South America in the 18th and 19th centuries
History of knowledge and science
History of archeology and antiquarianism
History of vernacular medicine and plant trade

Selected publications:
Gänger, Stefanie (2017): “Circulation. Reflections on Circularity, Entity, and Liquidity in the Language of Global History”, in: Journal of Global History 12, 3, 303-318.
Gänger, Stefanie (2016): “In their Own Hands: Domestic Medicine and ‘the Cure of all Kinds of Tertian and Quartan Fevers’ in Late-Colonial Lima”, in: Colonial Latin American Review 25, 4, 492-511.
Gänger, Stefanie (2013): “Disjunctive Circles. Global Intellectual Culture in Cuzco and the Journeys of Incan Antiquities,  c. 1877-1921”, in: Modern Intellectual History 10, 2, 399–414.