Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies

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Davíd Carrasco

Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School and Department of Anthropology.
Research interests: Historian of religions, with particular interest in Mesoamerican cities as symbols, and the Mexican-American borderlands. 
Divinity 304
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7953
Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History;
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative slavery and race relations in the Americas; the evolution of slave regimes in a comparative perspective; and the intersections between race, nation, and citizenship in Latin America.

12 Quincy Street
Barker Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0681
Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer

Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Ira Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures;
Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies;
Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University.
Research interests: Nineteenth-century narrative in Latin American women's literature; ethnic literature; bilingual aesthetics; intersection between culture and ecology; and the rights and resources that the arts and the humanities contribute to developing societies.
Boylston Hall 417
Room 22
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5273