LLILAS Welcomes Lozano Long Professors
Posted: September 4, 2008
Two highly respected Latin American scholars have joined the UT faculty as Lozano Long Professors, Ivan Teixeira as Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Literature and Javier Auyero as Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Sociology.
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Professorships were established as part of the Long Endowment to support recruitment and retention of Latin Americanist faculty in a variety of disciplines. Endowment funds can be used for research purposes, as salary supplement, or both.
Ivan Teixeira, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is a well-known Latin American literary critic and public intellectual, with a specialty in Brazilian literature. Among his numerous publications is a widely acclaimed study of the art and culture during the government of the Marquis of Pombal. He also has produced eleven edited collections with substantial commentaries, including one on Portugal’s first great playwright and poet, Gil Vicente. Professor Teixeira previously taught at the Anglo-American School and at the Universidade de São Paulo, where he earned his Ph.D. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas.
Javier Auyero is a distinguished Latin American sociologist who also has had a successful professional career in the United States as a sociological theorist and methodologist. A Ph.D. of the New School for Social Research, he came to UT from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Professor Auyero is editor of the journal Qualitative Sociology and author of Contentious Lives: Two Argentine Women, Two Protests, and the Quest for Recognition (Duke University Press, 2—3) and Clientelismo político: Las caras ocultas (Capital Intelectual, 2004). He is also coeditor of New Perspectives in Political Ethnography with Lauren Joseph and Matthew Mahler (Springer, 2007).
The first Lozano Long Endowed Professorship was awarded to Kurt Weyland, Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Politics. Also Professor of Government at UT, Dr. Weyland focuses his research on democratization, market reform, social policy and policy diffusion, and populism in Latin America. A Ph.D. of Stanford University, he is an alum of the LLILAS master’s program. Professor Weyland previously taught at Vanderbilt University and was a Fellow at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute during 2004–2005. He also is a former Associate Editor of the Latin American Research Review.