Visiting Scholars and Artists

Our visiting scholars and artists goals are to participate in a speaker series, colloquia, create workshops, or assist the institute in other activities and events. We welcome all scholars and artists!


Alejandro de la Guerra

Alejandro de la Guerra is a Nicaraguan artist and art teacher, he began a planned year-long residence as a visiting fellow at UConn’s School of Fine Arts. The main thematic point of reference of de la Guerra’s art is historical memory. Among his best-known works is the public sculpture/performance piece, La Caída (The Downfall), in which a famous torn-down equestrian statue of former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza was first meticulously re-created and re-mounted, and then torn down again before a large assembly in Managua. Examples of his work may be seen at his Website and blogspot. De la Guerra looks forward to getting new work done in new media while at UConn, and welcomes opportunities to mount exhibits of his work and talk to classes and speak at other public events about political and activist art in Nicaragua and Central America.



Solsiree del Moral

Solsiree del Moral is an Associate Professor of History, Amherst College, is in residence at El Instituto and the Department of History for the academic year. With support from an ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, she is completing a book manuscript, titled "Street Children, Crime, and Punishment in Puerto Rico, 1940-1965."


Yazmín García Trejo

Political Science

Shannon Gleason

Education Policy

Karmele Mendoza Pérez


Juhem Navarro-Rivera

Political Science



Albert Martinez Castillo


Juhem Navarro-Rivera

Political Science

Ramsey Tracy

Hispanic Studies


Joseph P. Feldman

Cultural Anthropology

Ramsey Tracy

Hispanic Studies


Patrick "Pato" Hebert

Artist, educator and cultural worker, you can find out more about his work.

Fernando Marroquín




Falguni Sheth


Tanya Saunders


Favianna Rodríguez Giannoni

Printmaker and Social Justice Activist, more about her can be found here.