Visiting Scholars

CELASA hosts scholars and community leaders from Latin America. Visitors receive library privileges, use of university facilities including the Koret Recreation Center, and collaboration with CELASA faculty. Visiting scholars and community leaders for include:

We would like to welcome our Spring 2012 Scholar: Teresa Henriques. 

Teresa Henriques received a Master of Fine Arts (specialization in Theater and Education) from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Algarve, Portugal. She is the founder and director of the Improviso Theater Group at the Tomas Cabrera public school in the city of Faro, Portugal, where she has been teaching Philosophy and Theatre since 1985. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate and research member of the Research Unit of Education and Development, Faculty of Science and Technology at the New University of Lisbon. Her dissertation research project focuses on the use of the techniques of the Theater of the Oppressed, developed by Brazilian theater maker Augusto Boal, to identify and deconstruct the representations of gender, sexual and racial/ethnic identities and prejudices in the discourses of high-school teachers in Portugal. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology and CELASA at the University of San Francisco.

Marco Perez Navarrete >>

Community leader from El Salvador. Program Director for El Salvador Today (USF Summer Course) October - November 2007. October-December 2008.

Carlos Mauricio >>

Human Rights advocate who went on trial against the El Salvadorian General Vides Casanova for his responsibility in Mauricio's kidnapping and tortur. He spoke on his experiences and recent return to El Salvador.

Josefina Lazo >>

Community Leader from El Salvador . November 2007

Jose Luis Rocha >>

Researcher with the Migration Program, Nitlapan of the Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua.
March 2008
While at USF he conducted research with the group, Lideres Campesinas of Salinas.
His essay on California 's strawberry workers can be found in Spanish  or in English.