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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

Focusing on policy issues important to Latin America and Inter-American relations

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is devoted to inter-hemispheric exchanges that will advance the production and dissemination of knowledge about critical policy issues facing the Americas as well as the deepening of academic research in these areas. Its aim is to stimulate contact between scholars and decision-makers working on the region at different locations and in different languages, enriching their production by enabling the confluence of multiple perspectives.

Latin American Studies at Tulane

Our People

Caitlin Andrews-Lee

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Caitlin Andrews-Lee is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. She received her Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Her research focuses on political behavior, party systems, and democracy, with a... Read More

David De Micheli

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
David De Micheli is a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. He received his PhD from the Department of Government at Cornell University in 2019. His research interests include comparative politics, ethnic and identity politics,... Read More

Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea

Former Visiting CIPR Research Fellow
Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea is a professor of Economics at Comillas – ICADE Univestity, in Madrid. During his stay at the Center for Interamerican Policy and Research he will be working on fiscal incidence and inequality. His previous research has been focused on the Eurozone crisis and on the... Read More

Maria Akchurin

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2017-2019)
After CIPR, Maria Akchurin accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University in Chicago, starting in fall 2019. At Loyola, she will continue her research on water politics, as well as teaching courses on environmental and urban sociology. She continues to work with... Read More