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Each year the LAII awards three Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar awards, providing the opportunity for scholars to work as short-term visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin American collections in the country. The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and service. This opportunity is made possible through the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar program.

When possible, the LAII produces podcasts of Visiting Library Scholars research presentations and makes the recordings available online. To access these materials, click on the scholars' research titles below.

The LAII's current and recent Visiting Library Scholars are as follows:


Alicia Alexandra Assini, PhD Student, University of Texas-Austin, Iberian & Latin American Linguistics (Spring 2018): Speaking New Mexico: The intersection of spoken and computer-mediated language

Esther Brown, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder, Spanish & Portuguese (Spring 2018): A Language Contact Perspective on New Mexican Phonology

Jonathan Steuck, PhD Candidate, Pennsylvania State University, Hispanic Linguistics & Language Science (Spring 2018): "Ready for what language comes next: Factors Spanish-English bilinguals in New Mexico may utilize to anticipate code-switches in discourse


Robert Franco, PhD Candidate, Duke University, History (Summer, 2017): Imagining Socialismo Sin Sexismo, Visualizing Gender, Erasing Sexuality, and Constructing Militancy in the Mexican Communist Party

Javier Lorenzo, Master Instructor of Music, Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires (Spring, 2017): Transcription and edition of musical scores of the Manuel Areu Collection

Kevin Parme, Graduate Student, University of Texas-Austin, Ethnomusicology (Summer, 2016): The Indigenous Influences of the New Mexican Alabado

Lorraine Affourtit, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz, Visual Studies (Fall, 2016): The Art of Assembly: Visualizing Collectivity in Oaxaca's Popular Uprising

Jacqueline Avila, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Music (Summer, 2016): Cinesonidos: Cinematic Music and Identity in Early Mexican Film, 1896-1952

Lucila del Carmen León Velazco, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Spring, 2016): Soldiers of Baja California, 1697-1840: Social interaction processes in the Northwest of New Spain

Vanessa Fonseca, Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies and English, University of Wyoming (Fall, 2015): Following the Manito Trail: Los Nuevomexicanos en Guayomin (Wyoming)

Daniel Arbino, Centre College (Summer, 2015): Artistic Bombs: Cultural Responses to the Los Alamos National Lab

George Klaeren, University of Kansas (Spring, 2015): 'Our Holy System': Consilience and the Unity of Knowledge in the Mexican Counter-Enlightenment, 1680-1815

Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols, Drury University (Spring, 2015): Sex, Beauty, and Success: Productive Heterosexuality, Good Hair and Learning to be Decente in 19th Century Venezuela

Cristina Soriano, Villanova University (Spring, 2015): Tides of Revolutions: Information and Political Mobilization in Venezuela, 1789-1810

Theresa Avila, Independent Scholar (Summer, 2013): Rebellion in the Archive: The Mexican Revolution in the University of New Mexico's Latin American Collections

Breanne Robertson, Wesleyan University (2013): Pan-Americanism in UNM Campus Murals, 1933-1945

Melanie Wetzel, University of Kansas (Fall, 2013): Miskitu Bila Aisisna - Collecting Miskitu Language Resources

Rady Roldán-Figueroa, Boston University (Summer, 2013): Spanish Accounts of Christian Martyrdom in Tokugawa Japan, c. 1597-c. 1945: Ideational Representations and their Circulation in Spain, the Philippines, and New Spain

Ramón Arzápalo Marín (Spring 2013): The Colonial Maya Texts - Recent Contributions to the Theory of Semiotic Translation

Allison Bigelow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Spring 2013): Technical Literacies and Unlettered Work: Women Miners in the Seventeenth Century Andes

Diana Montaño, University of Arizona (Fall 2012): Cooking up Mexican Modernity: Josefina Velázquez de León, 1940-1960

Alicia Inéz-Guzmán, University of Rochester (Summer 2012): From Place to Property: Landscape/Land Tenure in New Mexico

Adam Kaeding, Boston University (Fall 2011): Maya Mobility on the Frontier of Colonial Yucatan

Brenda Elsey, Hofstra University (Fall 2011): Resistiré: Chile and Transnational Solidarity, 1889-1987

Raquél Rivera, Hunter College (Fall 2011): J.D. Robb's Imperative to Collect: Towards an Archival Ethnography of the Robb Archive of Southwest Music

Andrew Offenburg, Yale University (Fall 2011): When the American West Turned South: Development and Dispossession in the U.S.- Mexican Borderlands, 1853-1929

Benjamin Reed, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Spring 2011): Devotion to Saint Philip Neri in Mexico City, 1659-1821: Religion, Politics, Spirituality and Identity

Eleanor Laughlin, University of Florida-Gainesville (Spring 2011): Maximiliano (Charro) and Maximiliano muerto: The Democratization of the Emperor's Image During the French Intervention in Mexico (1862-67)

Teresa Eckmann, University of Texas at San Antonio (Summer 2010): Of Love and Betrayal: The José Guadalupe Posada Collection of Mexican Popular Prints from the University of New Mexico

Gary Van Valen, University of West Georgia (Fall 2009): When the Pueblos were not Indians

Aleca Le Blanc, University of Southern California (Summer 2009): Mixing Modernisms at the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (1948-1963)

Aaron Schneider, Tulane University (Fall 2009): On the Wealth of States: Fiscal Federal Sociology in Brazil and India

Alessia Frassani, City University of New York (Summer 2008): The Celebrations of Holy Week and Mayordoma in Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca. Colonial Art and History in a Mixtec Village

José Genival Bezerra Ferreira, Independent Scholar (Fall 2008): Representations of Black and Indian Latinos during the Colonial Period and their Influence on Social Identities and Cultures

Kelly Lee Jenks, University of Arizona (Fall 2008): Constructing Colonial Identity: Interaction, Adaptation, and Spatial Organization in Late Colonial New Mexico