Inés Nercesian is a Doctor in Social Sciences, a Master in Research in Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires. She is an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET based at the Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She coordinates the Electoral Observatory of Latin America (OBLAT) at the UBA and is co-coordinator of the CLACSO Working Group “Business elites, State, and domination”. She is a professor at Universad de Buenos Aires and UNDAV and teaches postgraduate courses at various institutions.
Investigador laboratorio "Desigualdad social"
Cristobal Villalobos has a Phd in Social Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, Chile. He has a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Alberto Hurtado University and Georgetown University. Sociologist and Social Worker from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. Currently, he is an Associate Researcher at the Center for the Study of Policies and Practices in Education (CEPPE UC) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Alice Krozer is a research professor at the Center for Sociological Studies at El Colegio de México, with a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She has a master's degree in International Development and another in International Administration from the London School of Economics and the Copenhagen Business School, as well as a bachelor's degree in International Economics from the Copenhagen Business School too. She has been a visiting researcher at Stanford University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and ECLAC.
Mariana Heredia is a sociologist, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and completed master's and doctoral studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is currently an independent researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research. She is a regular professor and director of the Master's in Economic Sociology at the Institute of High Social Studies of the University of San Martín.
Rosario Figari Layús is a researcher and professor at the Chair of Peace Studies at the Faculty of Law of the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen in Germany. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Marburg in Germany. Previously, she obtained her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a master's degree in social sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Susana Herrero Olarte has a Phd in Applied Economics, coordinates the Center for Economic and Business Research (CIEE) at the University of Las Ámericas (UDLA) in Quito, Ecuador. She participates in the trAndeS research groups, of the Lateinamerika-Institut (LAI) of the Freie Universität Berlin and the I2tic of the Open University of Catalunya (UOC). She has been a consultant for international organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia (IDB, World Bank and European Union).
Aaron Schneider is Professor of International Studies at the University of Denver. His work focuses on the intersection of wealth and power, and he has conducted research in Latin America, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he emphasizes the study of public finance as a window into the political economy of development and democracy. The way governments secure contributions from key social groups and how states decide what to do with the money tells a story about the nature of national political communities – who is in, who is out, and who will enjoy what benefits of membership.
Hugo Cerón Anaya is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He aims to reverse the model that only looks at impoverished communities to explore social inequalities. Instead, Cerón Anaya analyses how class, racialized, and gender dynamics inform the behavior, perceptions, and views of the world of affluent people. He is particularly interested in the vast array of ordinary and everyday practices that reproduce social relations of domination in contemporary Mexico.
Francisco Robles-Rivera is an Associate professor at the University of Costa Rica. He conducts comparative research on inequality, media, elites, private financing of political parties and power in Latin America. Dr. Robles-Rivera holds a PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin (DE), as well as a master’s degree in Latino American Studies from National University of Costa Rica. Most of his research has been focused on Central America, an under -studied region in Latin America.
Arturo Ezquerro-Cañete holds a double PhD in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. His research focuses on the dynamics of agrarian transformations and new peasant movements in Paraguay. His work has been published in the Journal of Agrarian Change, Latin American Perspectives, and Estudios Críticos del Desarrollo. His is the co-editor of Agrarian Extractivism in Latin America (Routledge, 2021).