Visiting Fellows Cohort 2022-23

As the Kellogg Institute marks the 40th anniversary of its founding, it is proud to announce a new cohort of scholars for its Visiting Fellows program, which has been a hallmark of the Institute almost since its inception. 

Eight scholars were selected through a highly competitive process to come to the University of Notre Dame for individual semesters or the full academic year 2022-2023. They hail from a variety of institutions in different countries, including two universities new to the program from the UK: University College London and the University of Leeds.

“This group of visiting fellows affirms the Institute's historical strength in Latin America and democracy studies while including scholars working in Africa and human development,” shares Denise Wright, Assistant Director of the Kellogg Institute and manager of the Visiting Fellows Program. “We’re looking forward to meeting this new class of fellows, as well as the new energy and perspectives they will bring to the Kellogg community here on campus.” 

The incoming class of visiting fellows includes:

  • Katherine Bersch (Academic Year 2022-23)
    “Who Governs? Effective Public Organizations in Latin America”
    Nancy Akers and J. Mason Wallace Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
  • Alejandro Bonvecchi (Spring 2023) 
    “Legislative Institutions and Performance in Authoritarian Regimes”
    Ordinary Assistant Professor, Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires)
    Director, Program on Electoral and Legislative Studies, Torcuato Di Tella University
    Independent Researcher, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET)
  • Natália Bueno (Spring 2023)
    “The Distributive Politics of Nonstate Welfare Provision”
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University
  • Vladimir Chlouba (Academic Year 2022-23)
    “Early Statehood and Support for Democracy”
    PhD, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University
  • Malu A. C. Gatto (Fall 2022)
    “Out with the Old, in with the New? Anti-system Sentiments and the Political Representation of Marginalized Groups”
    Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics, Institute of the Americas, University College London (UCL)
  • Margarita López Maya (Fall 2022)
    “Preserving Studies of Popular Protest in Venezuela”
    Emeritus Professor-Researcher, Center for Development Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela (CENDES-UCV)
    President, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
    Former Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow (Spring 1999)
  • Vitor Martins Dias (Academic Year 2022-23)
    “Navigating Turbulent Waters: Flooding, Housing, and Accessing Justice in Brazil’s Urban Amazon”
    PhD, Department of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Danielle Terrazas Williams (Academic Year 2022-23)
    “Imagining Catholic Empires: Slavery, Freedom, and the Jesuits in Colonial Mexico”
    Lecturer of History, University of Leeds 

Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research on democracy and human development in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers fellows time and resources to pursue scholarly inquiry, advance personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe.