Visiting Professors, Visiting Scholars, and Associate Members

Each year, CLAS hosts visitors from institutions across the US and the world. These guests conduct research, meet with faculty and students, and engage in the intellectual life of the community in various ways.

Visiting Professors are hosted either through the Tinker Visiting Professorship or through the Center's institutional relationships, and teach courses in addition to conducting research. Visiting Scholars conduct short-term research in our libraries, often in collaboration with University faculty. Associate Members are  scholars based at institutions other than the University of Chicago who reside in the Chicago area or are in Chicago frequently and can participate in CLAS activities. Nomination for Visiting Professors, Visiting Scholars, and Associate Members must be made by a University of Chicago faculty member.



Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz (July–December 2017)
[Katz Center for Mexican Studies]

Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz is Professor of Political Science at the Center for International Studies at El Colegio de Mexico. Ortega received his doctorate from Columbia University. His research interests include comparative politics, transition to democracy, presidential elections, political parties, and bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States. During his visit, he is working to finish his book Presidential Elections in Mexico between 1970 and 2012, where he discusses the main factors that explain political change in Mexico during these years, the changes in Mexicans’ electoral behavior over the last four decades, and the factors that explain electoral behavior today.

Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak (September–December 2017)

Carlos Suprinyak holds a PhD in Economics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and is currently Professor Adjunto in the Department of Economic Sciences at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional. Suprinyak is researching the role of the Ford Foundation in shaping the social sciences, and particularly academic economics, in Brazil during the 1960s and 1970s.

For more information, please contact Natalie Arsenault, Associate Director.