About Us

The ICRS Latin America Center (LAC) supports and coordinates educational, research, policy and cultural activities related to Latin America and international relations between North and South America. The LAC core faculty, staff, and students work to connect the various individuals and organizations on campus that are pursuing research, education and cultural activities related to Latin America. The goal of these efforts is to provide comprehensive training for DU students and faculty.

Colorado is in the heart of the American West and has historic ties to different parts of Latin America. Denver also boasts vibrant Native American and Latino communities and is home to consulates of Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. The Center continues to build on this historic and geographic connection by maintaining an active research agenda on contemporary issues in Denver and in the Latin American region.

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El Centro promueve y coordina actividades de investigación, política, educación y cultura relacionadas a América Latina y las relaciones internacionales entre Norte y Sur América. El Centro, sus académicos, el personal y sus estudiantes trabajan para conectar a los individuos y organizaciones en el recinto universitario que llevan a cabo investigaciones, actividades educativas y culturales relacionadas a Latinoamérica.  El objetivo de estos esfuerzos es proporcionarles a los estudiantes de la Universidad de Denver y su facultad capacitaciones de peso, enriquecedoras y con sensibilidad cultural.

Colorado es el corazón del oeste de los Estados Unidos y tiene vínculos con diferentes partes de Latino América. Denver orgullosamente posee comunidades dinámicas de Latinos e Indígenas Norteamericanos, donde los consulados de México, Guatemala y Perú tienen sedes. El Centro continúa fortaleciendo su conexión histórica y geográfica por medio de investigaciones sobre temas contemporáneos en Denver y en la región Latino Américana. 

People

Director

  • Oliver Kaplan
    Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School

    Research Interests: How civilian communities organize to protect themselves from wartime violence; the conflict-related effects of land reforms; ex-combatant reintegration and recidivism.

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Core Faculty

  • Rebecca Galemba
    Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School 

    Research Interests: The intersections of globalization, illicit markets, migration, security, and labor in Mexico, Central America, and the U.S.; the impacts of immigration enforcement, discrimination, and weak labor protections on immigrant labor rights in the United States.

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  • Aaron Schneider
    Professor, Josef Korbel School 

    Research Interests: Public finance, urban politics and development; political economy of India and Brazil; the development of modern Brazil.

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  • Lynn Holland
    Teaching Professor, Josef Korbel School   

    Research Interests: The social and political impacts of large-scale metal mining and other types of market development as they relate to the surge in export-driven development in Latin America.

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  • Rafael Ioris
    Associate Professor, Department of History 

    Research Interests: Modern Latin American and Brazilian political, diplomatic, cultural and intellectual histories.

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  • Tricia D. Olsen
    Associate Professor, Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Daniels College of Business 

    Research Interests: Political economy of development in emerging economies, with a focus on Latin America.

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