Visitng Researchers


Isadora Lira: Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB). 
She investigates the inferences of algorithmic mediations in political communication, focusing on profiles of Brazilian politicians on Twitter and the increase of the far right in Brazil. She participates in the Online Conflict Observatory (Federal University of ABC Paulista), and the Study Group on American Feminist Criticism.



Leonor Riesco

Leonor Riesco: PhD in History from Chile.
She is coming to Illinois to do research on her project: "From Illinois to the land of the Andes. The adventures of Jack Rankin in Chile (1856-1862)". 






Rebecca Smyth

Rebecca Smyth: Lecturer at Birmingham City University's School of Law in the UK.
She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on access to abortion in El Salvador and the Republic of Ireland and undertakes an intersectional feminist approach to international human rights law to explore the interplay between transnational feminist activism around reproductive freedom on the one hand and the inter-American, European and UN human rights systems' approaches to sexual and reproductive health and rights on the other.



2020- 2021


Juan Ignacio Estevez Rubin de Celis


Juan Ignacio Estevez Rubin de Celis. PhD in Political Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
His research at Illinois was about institutional transformation in Argentina during the Kirchner period.