Claudio González Chiaramonte
Associate Professor and Director of the Schools in Argentina 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 Middlebury Schools Abroad students studying abroad in Argentina 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.
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.
Resident Coordinator, Córdoba, Argentina
María is a professor of Spanish as a native and foreign language and is currently writing her thesis for her Master's in Spanish as a Foreign Language. For the past 9 years, María has taught classes for international students, first for private institutions, and then at the Universidad Nacional de Villa María, the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
María is a faculty member of the Consorcio Celu (certfiicado de español, lengua, y uso) in which she acts as a proctor and corrector of exams. She also corodinates tutorials for international students at the Facultad de Lenguas.
Currently, María is teaching courses in the Facultad de Lengua's Área Ele at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba and, although not with international students, at the Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. She also teaches for a highschool completion program for students 25 years and older through the Secretaría de Asuntos Académicos at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
Every summer, María teaches Spanish language eveling courses for the English and Portugues departments at the Facultad de Lenguas, as well as teaching for the Escuela de Fonoaudiología in the Medical Sciences department at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
Currently, María is also pursuing further training in both of her areas of expertise: Spanish Language and General Linguistics.