NACLA People



Nicole Fabricant, Co-Executive Editor
Nicole Fabricant is associate professor of anthropology at Towson University in Maryland. She is author of Mobilizing Bolivia’s Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land (UNC Press, 2012).

Bret Gustafson, Co-Executive Editor
Bret Gustafson teaches anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is author of Bolivia in the Age of Gas (Duke, 2020) and New Languages of the State: Indigenous Resurgence and the Politics of Knowledge in Bolivia (Duke 2009).

Michelle Chase, Co-Executive Editor
Michell Chase is a historian of modern Latin America and associate professor at Pace University. She is author of Revolution within the Revolution (UNC Press, 2015).

Heather Gies, Managing Editor
Heather Gies is a journalist whose writing about politics and human rights in Latin America has appeared in Al Jazeera, In These Times, The Guardian, and other outlets. 

Julianne Chandler, Editor
Julianne is a writer and educator based out of Cochabamba, Bolivia. She is a recent graduate of New York University's dual master's program in Global Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Her research and reporting interests include gender and feminist studies and extractivism in Latin America.

Kiana Paclibon, Web Editor
Kiana is a Manila-born, California-raised journalist now based in New York. She spent four years in Córdoba, Argentina as a translator/interpreter and copywriter. With backgrounds in psychology and international relations, she's dedicated to telling people-focused stories on South America's racial and ethnic minorities and queer communities.

Liliana Torpey, Development Associate
Liliana is a Development professional and writer from Oakland, California. She received her B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in Literature and a regional specialization in Latin America from the University of California, San Diego.

Board of Directors

Thomas Kruse, Board Chair Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Pierre LaRamée, Executive Director, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)

Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Managing Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Dylon Robbins, Director, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Nicole Fabricant, ex-oficio

Editorial Committee & Contributing Editors

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Alexander Aviña

Dan Beeton

Sergio Beltrán-García

Jorge Cuéllar

Sabrina Fernandes

Adriana Garriga-López

Hilary Goodfriend

Romina Green Rioja

Marisol LeBrón

Christopher Loperena

Pablo José López Oro

Lulu Matute

Dawn Paley

Javier Puente

Keisha-Khan Perry

Deborah Poole

Jayson Porter

Pablo Seward Delaporte

Christy Thornton

Alejandro Velasco

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