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Ximena Briceño is Lecturer of Latin American Literature at Stanford University. Her research engages theories of animality and cultural consumption in Latin American literature and visual culture, with a concentration in the Andean region. She has been an Ibero-Amerikanisches researcher in Berlin. Her current book project, The Wolf and the Saint: An Ecosophic Critique of Franciscanism in Latin America studies the artistic retelling of Francis of Assisi’s life and miracles as literary motifs in Latin American literary works.
Jorge Coronado teaches modern Latin American and Andean literatures and cultures and co-directs the Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) and Andean Portraits: Photography, Consumption, Agency, 1900-1950 (University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming 2016). Currently, he is working on Lo andino: región, cultura, concepto, an exploration of how the Andes has cohered in the cultural imagination since the early 19th century.
Dr Barbara Göbel (Germany) is director of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin (Germany), that hosts one of the largest libraries in the world on Latin America and the Caribbean with unique potographic collections. As an anthropologist she coordinates the project "Mobile Object" (DFG Cluster of Excellence Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung) studying the impacts of digital transformation for the internationalization of collections.
Natalia Majluf is Director of the Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru, where she previously served as Head Curator between 1995 and 2001. She received a B.A. from Boston College, an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1990), and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin (1995). She has produced exhibitions, lectured, and published widely on the art of nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America. She has held the Getty Curatorial Research Fellowship, as well as fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Cambridge.
José Montelongo is Mexican Materials Bibliographer at the Benson Latin American Collection (University of Texas at Austin). He has published a novel, three books for children, a book for young adults, and a translation from French. He taught Latin American Literature and Mexican History in Bard College. He taught Spanish language in Gettysburg College and Tulane University.
Julio Pantoja (Argentina) He is a photo documentalist, journalist, Professor-researcher of "Universidad Nacional de Tucumán", and activist. His work is over social themes linked to Human Rights, environment and genre.
He is a Member of Council of Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics of New York University, and Director of "Bienal Argentina de Fotografía Documental".
His work was exhibited in more than fifteen country and it's part of collections of "Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes" (Argentina), "Casa de las Américas" (Cuba), Art Collection of World Bank y J. Paul Getty Museum (Estados Unidos), among others.
Edward Ranney is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico whose work has been widely published and exhibited over the last forty years. A recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, and Fulbright Program, he has also been instrumental in bringing international attention to the photographs of Martín Chambi. He has been a guest lecturer at Princeton University, The University of New Mexico, and the College of Santa Fe.
Jorge Villacorta (Lima, Peru) is a historian of photography and current curator of the historical photographic collections of the Centro de la Imagen in Lima. Since 2002 he has done research in late XIXth and early XXth century Andean photography. He was a guest lecturer at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in Dhaka, Bangla Desh, where he curated “CrossFire,” an exhibition project based on a series of photographs by renowned photographer Shahidul Alam that gained international attention. In 2014 he acted as main curator of the II Lima Photography Biennale. From 2014 to 2015 he was a member of the curatorial team that worked on the permanent exhibit of the Lugar de la Memoria, la Tolerancia y la Inclusión Social in Lima. He lives and works in Lima.