Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board consists of 14 members. The members are appointed for a period of 3 years on the proposal of the Directory Board in consultation with the Steering Committee. The board includes outstanding representatives of the scientific community as well as those with a professional background, which deal with the central research questions of the CALAS network.

Claudia Zapata holds a doctorate in history with a specialization in ethnohistory from the University of Chile.
Edgardo Lander is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. He served on the Organizing Committee of the World Social Forum held in Venezuela in 2006.
Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux is Professor Emerita at the University of Buenos Aires. She is head of the Department of Philosophy and Letters’ master’s in Discourse Analysis as well as its bachelor’s in Reading and Writing Processes.
Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and journalist born in Honduras and raised in El Salvador. He has been Associate Professor at the University of Iowa’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese since 2011.
Néstor García Canclini is Distinguished Professor at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico and Researcher Emeritus of the National System of Researchers of Mexico. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Duke, New York University, Stanford, and the universi
José Manuel Valenzuela Arce holds a doctorate in social sciences with a specialization in sociology from the College of Mexico and a master’s in regional development from the College of the Northern Border.