Visiting Scholars


With the support of an endowment from the Edward Larocque Tinker Foundation, each year the Center for Latin American Studies hosts senior scholars or professionals from Latin America and/or the Iberian Peninsula to teach and conduct research at The University of Chicago as a Tinker Visiting Professor. Since 1982, this endowment has made it possible for numerous scholars of Mexican history, literature, and the social sciences to come to Chicago. 

The Katz Center also hosts senior faculty members from El Colegio de México and/or visiting scholars from outside institutions on a regular basis.




Tinker Visiting Professor Erika Pani and Katz Center Director Emilio Kourí at a Mexican Studies Seminar.

 Visiting Professors for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Reynaldo Ortega, El Colegio de México
    Associate Researcher, Katz Center for Mexican Studies
    Research interests: comparative politics; transition to democracy, especially in Spain and Mexico; presidential elections; political party identities; Mexico-U.S. bilateral relations. 
  • José María Portillo Valdés, The University of the Basque Country
    Tinker Visiting Professor
    Host: Department of History

View the archive of previous visiting scholars.

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