Faculty & Administration in Uruguay

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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 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. 

Sylvia Murninkas

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.