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Visiting Fellows, 2016-2017

Eduardo Luis Rodríguez (Cuban Architectural Scholar)

Visiting Professional Specialist and Visiting Lecturer in Latin American Studies and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities


Eduardo Luis Rodríguez  (1959),   Cuban architect and architectural historian has spearheaded the study and promotion of Twentieth Century architecture in Cuba. He has served as curator of several major architectural exhibitions and authored numerous publications, including  La Habana. Arquitectura del Siglo XX  (Blume, Barcelona, 1998) and  The Havana Guide, Modern Architecture, 1925-1965  (Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2000).  Currently President of the Cuban Chapter of Docomomo International, he is also a member of the National Landmarks Commission and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage. A Guggenheim Fellow, he served recently as a member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition  Latin American in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 .  Mr. Rodríguez has received awards from the Venice Biennale (2000) and the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA, 2008), among others. He lectures frequently in the international academic circuit and teaches seminars on the history and preservation of Cuban architecture regularly.

Joaquín Medina Warburg (International Architect/Urban Planning Scholar)

Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer in Latin American Studies and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities


Joaquín Medina Warmburg (Cádiz 1970), trained as an architect at ETSA Sevilla (Spain) and RWTH Aachen (Germany). He has taught in several European and Latin American universities since 1997, conducting his academic activity in the fields of History and Theories of Architecture and Urbanism in the 19th and 20th century. His approach focuses on the phenomena of cultural internationalization leading to contemporary discourse on globalization. His historical and theoretical analysis of these exchange processes includes technical and environmental issues. He has published extensively on these topics. As a lecturer he gained his first experience as Research Associate to the Chair of Architectural Theory at RWTH Aachen (1997-2002), where he obtained his PhD. He has taught at several European and Latin American institutions including the German Academic Exchange Agency (DAAD), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and Universidad de Navarra in Spain.

Serge Gruzinski (École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Visiting Lecturer in History and Latin American Studies (Spring 2017)


Serge Gruzinski, Directeur de recherche at the French CNRS and Directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.  The author of nineteen books, his most recent include What Time is it There?  America and Islam at the Dawn of Modern Times (Polity Press, 2011), The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century (Polity Press, 2014), and the Mestizo Mind: The Intellectual Dynamics of Colonization and Globalization (Routledge, 2002).  His awards include Howard F. Cline Memorial Prize  1991, Médaille d’argent du CNRS 1996, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur 2000, Aigle aztèque  décerné par le président des Etats-Unis du Mexique 2000, Doctorat Honoris causa de l’université catholique du Pérou  2007, Doctorat Honoris causa de l’université nationale de San Carlos, Lima  2007, Prix Roger Caillois pour l’ensemble de l’œuvre 2008.

Fall 2106

Patricio del Real (Architect/Scholar)
Visiting Lecturer/Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies
(Fall 2016)


Antonio J. Ponte (Cuban Writer)
Visiting Lecturer, Program in Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese
(Fall 2016)


Reina María Rodríguez (Independent Cuban Poet/Writer)
Visiting Professional Specialist, Program in Latin American Studies
(September-December 2016)