Latin America Staff in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
Claudio González Chiaramonte
Associate Professor and Director of the School in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay)
M.A., Ph.D., History, SUNY-Stony Brook
After studying in the United States as a Fulbright Fellow and Scholar from 1992-1994, Claudio returned to his native Argentina and designed the International Studies Program at the Centro Universitario de Idiomas--Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He directed the Dickinson College summer program in Málaga, Spain, and most recently worked with the Pepperdine University program at the Universidad de Belgrano. He has also worked at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad del Salvador and he has taught at Middlebury College and Dickinson College as a Visiting Instructor. Currently, Claudio teaches a semester-long seminar, "U.S. Diplomacy in the Cold War: Foreign Policy, Society, and Culture," at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad de Buenos Aires). The Director is stationed in Buenos Aires, but remains in regular contact with all C.V. Starr-Middlebury students studying abroad in Latin America in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Liria C. Evangelista
Professor of the course Writing for Linguistic and Cultural Competence, Argentina and Uruguay
Liria Earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and taught at Middlebury College and Dickinson College before returning to Argentina to work for the Centro Universitario de Idiomas, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires. There she developed the Spanish Program for Foreigners, and coordinated the English Program, also working as General Academic Director until 2004. A specialist in cultural studies and Argentine Literature, she has published a book on the issues of cultural memory during post-dictatorship Argentina, as well as several articles on Latin American and Spanish Literature. She teaches Latin American History and Culture to American students at the Universidad de Belgrano. She is presently teaching two courses at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires: Art and Horror during the XIXth Century and Popular Literature in the XIXth Century.
Maria Marta Gabriela Lamoretti
Assistant Director, Argentina
Maria Marta studied Anthropology and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also taught Art History and History of Visual Communication at its Faculty of Architecture. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Cultural Organizations Management at the same university. She has a strong background in the performing arts (dance and lyrical voice training), and worked for 15 years in the publishing sector as a designer, journalist and technical editor. As coordinator for the program, she researches and supervises housing and internship placements, organizes extracurricular and program-sponsored activities, and manages general office administration in Buenos Aires.
Site Staff in Brazil
Resident Coordinator, Florianópolis
Daniela Brito received her MA in English and Applied Linguistics and her BA in Portuguese and English Linguistics and Literatures at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis, Brazil. Her MA research aimed at investigating cognitive aspects of second language acquisition and bilingualism from a psycholinguistic perspective. Her professional experience includes teaching English and Portuguese for ten years at private language schools and regular schools in Brazil as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language. In addition, she has experience in translation, revision and bilingual executive secretarial assistance. As coordinator, Daniela researches and supervises housing and internship placements, and organizes extracurricular activities and cultural excursions. She also teaches the writing course to program students in Florianópolis.
Site Staff in Uruguay
Resident Coordinator, Montevideo
Sylvia Murninkas studied Communications at the Labor University of Uruguay and Performance Theater at Montevideo's City School for Dramatic Arts and has production exerience in both journalism and advertising. As our resident coordinator, Sylvia is primarily responsible for the welfare of our students in Montevideo and for maintaining relationships with our housing and internship providers.
Site Staff in Argentina
Internship Assistant, Argentina
For the past 12 years, Juan has been involved in various areas of public and private education. He was the academic secretary of the English department as well as of UBA’s communication program in the Agronomy faculty. He was also the area training coordinator for education professionals for the government of Buenos Aires. As internship assistant in Argentina, Juan organizes internship placement in Buenos Aires, and is responsible for recruiting and supervising the institutions where our students work.