Eight scholars will arrive at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies this fall as part of its visiting fellows cohort for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Members of the group come from around the world and represent disciplines including law, anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.

“I am particularly pleased with the breadth and diversity of research interests of the visiting fellows who will be joining the Kellogg Institute for the upcoming academic year,” said Jeff Bergstrand, Kellogg’s acting director. 

Their areas of study will further Kellogg’s core research themes of human development and democracy, he said. Their projects range from the study of AIDs and moral transformation in Botswana to the effect of debt as a stimulator of the mobilization of social movements, as well as a comparative analysis of political elites in Russia, China and Latin America.

Former Chilean senator Ignacio Walker will study faith and politics as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy during the fall semester. A lawyer, he previously served as Chile’s secretary of state and as president of the Christian Democratic Party. He is a former Kellogg visiting fellow who also served on the Kellogg Advisory Board.

Maria Paula Bertran Muñoz, associate professor and chair of the Ribeirão Preto Law School at the University of São Paulo, will hold the Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development for the fall semester.

Other visiting fellows are senior scholars Diego Sanchez-Ancochea, director of the Latin America Centre and associate professor of political economy at the University of Oxford, and Veronica Zubillaga, associate professor of sociology at the University of Símon Bolívar; junior scholar Betsey Behr Brada, assistant professor in anthropology at Reed College; and rising scholars Maximilian Gödl, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Economics at the University of Graz, and Victoria Paniagua, a political scientist with a PhD expected in May, at Duke University.

Senior scholar Graeme Gil, professor emeritus of government and public administration at the University of Sydney, will spend the fall semester at Kellogg. Another visiting fellow, a senior anthropologist whose appointment will be announced, will arrive in the spring.

See full list here.

Learn more about the 2017-18 Kellogg visiting fellows here.