Alejandro Velasco, Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandro Velasco is the Executive Editor at The NACLA Report on the Americas. He is a historian of modern Latin America whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of social movements, urban culture and democratization. His book, Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela (University of California Press, 2015), couples archival and ethnographic research to examine how residents of Venezuela’s largest public housing community pursued full citizenship during the heyday of Latin America’s once-model democracy. Before joining the Gallatin faculty, Professor Velasco taught at Hampshire College, where he was a Five College Fellow, and at Duke University. Professor Velasco’s research has won major funding support from the Social Science Research Council, the American Historical Association, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, among others, and he has presented widely at both national and international conferences and symposia.
Heather Gies, Managing Editor email@example.com
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, World Politics Review, The Guardian, The Intercept, National Geographic, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter @HeatherGies.
Nestór David Pastor, Outreach Coordinator/ Editorial Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Néstor David Pastor is a writer and translator from Queens, NY. He holds a BA in Spanish from Binghamton University and an MA in Spanish from Queens College. His writing and translations have appeared in Latino USA, The Nation, El Nuevo Día, 80grados, REMEZCLA, and OkayAfrica, among other publications. He is also an Associate Editor for Newtown Literary. His past experience includes working with NPR’s Radio Ambulante, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, and Feet in 2 Worlds. Follow him on Twitter @ni_soy_pastor.
Liza Schmidt, Web Editor email@example.com
Liza Schmidt is a graduate student at New York University, pursuing dual master's degrees in journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Tiana Ruiz, Development Associate firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiana Ruiz is a graduate of Baruch College with a major in Political Science and minors in History and Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
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
Jill Lane, Director, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Alejandro Velasco, ex-oficio
Editorial Committee & Contributing Editors
Alejandro Velasco, Executive Editor
Judith Adler Hellman
Pablo José López Oro
William I. Robinson