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LLILAS Welcomes Chaired Professors for Fall 2007

Posted: October 18, 2007

LLILAS's Visiting Professors program is hosting two chaired professors during fall 2007, Ariel Dulitzky from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Antônio Dimas from São Paulo, Brazil.

Professor Dulitzky is the Tinker Visiting Professor. This chair is awarded to a scholar or professional (journalist, architect, judge, etc.) who has gained prominence and recognition for contributions to his or her field. Professor Dulitzky holds a law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Law and an LL.M. from Harvard. A former professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and American University, Washington College of Law, he is a leading expert on the Inter-American human rights system. His work on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was fundamental to the creation of the Special Rapporteurship on Afro-Descendants and Racial Discrimination. Prior to joining the IACHR, Professor Dulitzky served as the Latin America Program Director at the International Human Rights Law Group, where he developed a program on racial discrimination in Brazil and oversaw the Law Group's Program on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. During the fall 2007 session, he is teaching the course Human Rights in Latin America. Professor Dulitzky is also Associate Director of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the UT Law School, and can be reached at adulitzky@law.utexas.edu.

Antônio Dimas is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Visiting Professor. Part of the Long endowment, this chair was established to bring notable scholars to teach at UT for one semester. Professor Dimas is a respected scholar of Brazilian literature, with a research focus on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He holds a Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo, where he is affiliated with the Faculdade de Filosofia e Letras. Professor Dimas was recently awarded the 2007 Jabuti Prize, the most important and wide-ranging literary prize in Brazil, for his book Imprensa oficial do estado, as the best book on literary criticism. During fall 2007, he is teaching the course Modernização cultural e literária nos anos 20 e 30: Gilberto Freyre, Mário de Andrade e José Lins do Rego/Brazil's Cultural and Literary Modernization in the 1920s and 1930s: G. Freyre, M. de Andrade, and J. Lins do Rego. Professor Dimas has an office at LLILAS and can be reached at andimas@uol.com.br.

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