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Camila Vergara

Camila Vergara is a critical legal theorist, historian and journalist from Chile writing on the relation between inequality, corruption and domination, and how to institutionally empower common people to resist oppression from the powerful few. Currently, she is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

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João Chaves

João Chaves is associate director for programming at the Hispanic Theological Initiative and assistant professor of evangelism and mission at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has written on migration, evangelical history in the U.S. and Brazil, and on evangelicals’ relationship to politics in the Americas.

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Carly Machado

Carly Machado is a professor of anthropology at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). With Patrícia Birman, she coordinates the Distúrbio-UERJ Research Group (Devices, Urban Plots, Orders and Resistances).

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Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah is the co-founder of and research director for the Igarape Institute in Brazil, which is focused on security issues in South America. He specializes in safety and migration and serves as an associate faculty member at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Carlos Eduardo Amaral

Carlos Eduardo Amaral is a professor of collective health at the University of Campinas in Brazil. He has studied how patients access mental health care in Brazil, which includes seeking faith healing or speaking with a religious leader.

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Claudio Epelman

Claudio Epelman is executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, a regional branch of the World Jewish Congress.

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Jorge Merchan Price

Jorge Merchan Price is the author of Medical Ethics: Abuses and Controversies. He leads the Medicos Azules movement, which opposed the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Colombia.

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