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LLILAS Welcomes Newest Visiting Professors

Posted: March 29, 2006

LLILAS is proud to welcome Dr. Guillermo Padilla and Dr. Eduardo Luiz Goncalves Rios-Neto as its two newest visiting professors.

Dr. Guillermo Padilla has been awarded the prestigious Lozano Long Visiting Professorship. Dr. Padilla received his doctoral degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the fields of sociology and legal anthropology, with a focus on indigenous people. He advocates for reforms to improve access to the justice system for indigenous people and the validity of the traditional Indians systems of law. He currently teaches "Culture and Power in Contemporary Latin America" and "Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Politics in Latin America."

Dr. Eduardo Rios-Neto has been awarded the prestigious Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professorship. Dr. Rios-Neto received his doctoral degree in demography from the University of California, Berkeley, and a postdoctoral degree in demography from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves as President of the National Commission on Population and Development, under the Ministry of Planning of the Brazilian government. He currently teaches "Seminars in Demography, Evaluation of Social Policy in Latin America."

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