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).

Marisol LeBrón, Co-Executive Editor

Marisol LeBrón is associate professor in Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is author of Against Muerto Rico: Lessons from the Verano Boricua/Contra Muerto Rico: Lecciones del Verano Boricua (Editora Educación Emergente, 2021) and Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2019).

Heather Gies, Managing Editor

Heather Gies is a journalist who has written about politics and social issues in Latin America, particularly human rights, inequality, and resource conflicts in Central America. Her writing has appeared in Al Jazeera, In These Times, The Guardian, and other outlets. 

Liza Schmidt, Special Projects Editor

Liza Schmidt is the former NACLA web editor and recent graduate from New York University's Global Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies dual master's program. She has written about politics, social issues, and conflict in Colombia for NACLA and Latin America News Dispatch.

Julianne Chandler, Web Editor

Julianne is a writer and educator based out of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Currently she is a graduate student at New York University, pursuing a dual master's in Global Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Her research and reporting interests include gender and feminist studies and extractivism in Latin America.

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

Dan Beeton

Michelle Chase

Melissa del Bosque

Nicole Fabricantco-executive editor

Adriana Garriga-López

Hilary Goodfriend

Bret Gustafsonco-executive editor

Marisol LeBrón, co-executive editor

Hilda Lloréns

Christopher Loperena

Pablo José López Oro

Dawn Paley

Keisha-Khan Perry

Deborah Poole

Jayson Porter

Christy Thornton

Alejandro Velasco

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