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Korbel Latin America Center


Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar Information

The Latin America Center welcomes visiting scholars with interests and experience in Latin America and Western Hemisphere affairs. Visiting scholars will be welcomed for both short and extended periods to research, teach, exchange, and give public lectures. Scholars will be provided with access to university facilities, office space (when available), and library and the excellent inter-library and online resources of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons at the University of Denver. We especially encourage those scholars who would like to collaborate with Korbel's Latin America faculty.

Eligible applicants include junior and mid-career scholars, postdoc, assistant and associate professors, and senior scholars with established records of scholarly excellence. We also welcome applications from policy makers, journalists, and other practitioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship.

We hope that a week or longer residency provides an opportunity to advance scholarship, engage in collaboration with KLAC faculty, and interact with the student and faculty community at Korbel. We especially encourage applicants with plans to produce academic and policy outputs of high quality that can be disseminated through KLAC networks. Examples include working papers, articles, book manuscripts, and policy briefs. Scholars will be expected to make one presentation to the KLAC community.

To apply, send a statement of your research interests, your CV, and a one page statement of what you hope to accomplish while affiliated with the KLAC. Email us with the subject “visiting scholar application.” We welcome applications at any time for self-funded scholars. Depending on financing, we may be able to provide a modest stipend to a select number of KLAC visiting scholars.


"I came to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies as a Visiting Scholar because of its international profile for research excellence in International Security and regional expertise in Latin America. The School is home to leading scholars who are at the forefront of cutting edge research in these areas. 

I received an incredibly warm welcome from both faculty members and students in the Sié Centre in International Security and Diplomacy and the Latin America Centre. During my stay I had the opportunity to attend a range of research seminars, workshops, public events and graduate level classes. This allowed me to engage with the research at Korbel and also explore collaborative opportunities between Denver and Warwick. 

The faculty members and researchers at Korbel provided me with indispensible feedback for the development of my research projects, which I had the opportunity to present at the School’s research seminar series. I was particularly impressed by the breadth and depth of the research being carried out at the School, which include a number of original datasets, interdisciplinary projects across the university and policy orientated research.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Korbel Centre for their efforts and feedback on my work. I hope that this visit marks the beginning of a fruitful relationship with the School." 

- Dr. Zakia Shiraz, University of Warwick (February 22, 2015-March 7, 2015)

Shiraz was a short-term visiting scholar from the University of Warwick with a focus on conflict, security, and Latin America, with particular emphasis on Colombia.