Research Fellows at CEDLA

Dr Milton Fernando Gonzalez-Rodriguez, June 2019 – May 2020

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). 

Dr Javier Corrales

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: 
1) Incumbents, Expresidents, and Newcomers; 2) variations in the performance of national oil companies, and 3) the factors helping to expand LGBT rights in Latin America.