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Graduate fellows

Anastasia Kotsoglou

Anastasia Kotsoglou

PhD Student, Anthropology

Anastasia is a PhD student in Anthropology at Cornell University and a member of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. An archaeologist working primarily in Mesoamerica, their doctoral research focuses on Classic Maya human-landscape interactions and built environment(s) with emphasis on uses of public space. Their research aims to add breadth to broader studies of mid-level Maya settlements while also contributing to theoretical understandings of place-making and spatiality.

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Nicholas Myers

PhD Student, History

Nicholas Myers is a third year PhD student in the Department of History. His dissertation research focuses on northern Mexico and the interior west of North America in late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This research reflects broader interests in Latin American political history, indigenous history, environmental history, and geography.

Jaime Ortiz

Jaime Ortiz-Pachar

PhD Student, Natural Resources

Jaime Ortiz is a PhD student in the department of Natural Resources. His research takes a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of invasive species in the Galapagos Islands. Through a political ecology perspective his project aims to understand the effects of the invasive species discourse in the environmental governance of the Galapagos, in one hand; and in the other hand, to explore the relationship between invasive earthworms and invasive plants. Prior to coming to Cornell, Jaime worked for the Charles Darwin Foundation, an international NGO in the Galapagos.

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Sergio Ospina Romero

PhD student, Musicology

Sergio Ospina-Romero is an Anthropologist, Musician, MA in History, and currently PhD student in Musicology at Cornell University. His publications and research activities are mainly focused on Popular Music in Latin America in the early twentieth century, especially in relation to sound recording industries, cultural identities, and music consumption. His book on Colombian composer Luis A.

Jose Sanchez

Jose Sanchez Gomez

PhD Student, Government

Jose is a second-year PhD student in the Government Department at Cornell University, with research interests in comparative politics and Latin America. He focuses on contentious politics and constitutional change, social movements and party politics.

Darin Self

Darin Self

PhD Student, Government

Darin is a 2nd year graduate student in the Government Department. His research focuses on how antecedent characteristics of authoritarian rule affects political and electoral institutions in democracies, causes of institutional change, and institutional determinates of populism. He is also interested in how we make causal inferences in politically developing states and designing new ways to measure social structure