The goal of the Tinker Visiting Professor program is to bring pre-eminent thinkers from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula to the United States as a means of encouraging contact and collaboration among scholars.
View video of 2012 Fulbright Visiting Professor In Environmental Sciences and Policy Edson Peters (Video produced by Camilo Romero).
The Matías Romero Visiting Chair in Mexican Studies was created in 2003 through an educational and research cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico and UT Austin. Its purpose is to promote the presence and participation of distinguished Mexicans from the public and private sectors, as well as from academia, to foster greater understanding of Mexican culture and society.
In 2010, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Fulbright Commission of Brazil signed an agreement to create a Fulbirght Visiting Professorship in Environmental Sciences and Policy, which brings an eminent Brazilian scholar to the University of Texas at Austin to teach a graduate course and conduct research for one semester each academic year, from 2011 through 2015.
Visiting Resource Professors are invited by UT Latin Americanist faculty members to lecture for one to two weeks in either undergraduate or graduate classes.
Due to the outstanding Benson Latin American Collection and its affiliation with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), many scholars choose to spend sabbatical or other research leave at the University of Texas at Austin.
A partir de 2011 y con el apoyo de la Cátedra Centenario C. B. Smith, Padre para las Relaciones México-EE.UU., se otorgará un máximo de siete becas para investigadores de México y Centroamérica para realizar estudios en la Colección Latinoamericana Nettie Lee Benson de la Universidad de Texas en Austin. Conforme vaya desarrollándose el programa en el futuro, esperamos extender la invitación para el resto de Latinoamérica.