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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros is Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. His research interests include federalism, poverty relief, indigenous governance, political economy of health, violence and citizen security in Mexico and Latin America. He is author of Federalism, Fiscal Authority and Centralization in Latin America (Cambridge, reedited 2016) and coauthor with Federico Estévez and Beatriz Magaloni of The Political Logic of Poverty Relief (Cambridge, 2016), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is currently working on a project on the developmental legacies of colonial rule and governance in indigenous communities in Mexico and is the co-PI (with Beatriz Magaloni) of the project Citizen Trust and Evidence-Based Police Accountability and Professionalization in Mexico.

Associate Director
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Elizabeth provides administrative leadership for the Center. She oversees Center programming, administering various fellowship and grant programs and visiting professorships, including a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, and the Tinker Visiting Professorship. She directs undergraduate and graduate degree programs, manages the Center’s budget, fundraising, and outreach, and supervises the administrative staff. She supports and advises the Director in developing and setting program priorities, in policy and decision making, in liaising with other units on campus, and in representing the Center on and off campus. She serves as an academic advisor for LAS degree candidates.

Elizabeth received her B.A. in...

Program Coordinator
(650) 725 0383

Laura joined CLAS in early 2016 after nearly ten years of working with international students at San Jose State University. At SJSU's International Gateways program, Laura provided admissions and immigration advising, orientation programming, and led communication, cultural, and art activities and workshops for international students learning English. As Program Coordinator at CLAS, Laura manages the Center's events and communications, and provides student services support for the Center's interdisciplinary academic programs and student grants/fellowships. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara, an Associate's Degree in Sociology, and studied Library and Information Science at SJSU. In 2013, she was selected as a Salzburg Fellow, and attended the Global Citizenship Program for Administrators in Salzburg, Austria. Laura loves to travel, and one of her passions lies in learning new languages; she has studied German, French, and Russian, and is...

Public Engagement Coordinator
(650) 721 5530

A native of Northern California, Molly Aufdermauer received her B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University and her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from San Jose State University. As part of her studies, she spent a year studying language and literature in Sevilla and Granada, Spain. Her academic interests are focused in comparative Spanish-English linguistics and language instruction. Before coming to CLAS, Molly was the Advising Coordinator at the Stanford School of Medicine, where she helped students navigate their way through medical school and residency applications. During her time at the School of Medicine, Molly also worked for Nuestra Casa in East Palo Alto, teaching English as a Second Language to Spanish-speaking residents. In her free time, Molly likes to balance her life through running, biking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three small children.

At CLAS, Molly assists...

Public Engagement Advisor - Pro Bono

Suzanne Abel serves as CLAS Outreach Advisor pro bono, assisting with public outreach under the Center's Title VI work. She is Academic Director, emerita, and consultant at Puente de la Costa Sur in Pescadero, CA; Senior Advisor to the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford; and Consulting Scholar with the Caste War Project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Heritage Center (Tihosuco, Quintana Roo, Mexico), where she is a museum consultant.

Suzanne received her B.A. in English from Harvard in 1971 and her M.A. in Anthropology from Brown in 1978; she also did graduate work at UC Berkeley in Anthropology. Prior to joining the Haas Center staff at Stanford in 1995, she was founding director of the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA in the 1980s and 1990s, and a field archaeologist and ethnohistorian with the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She also did field work in Honduras; Chiapas, Mexico; Peru; Rhode Island and California. Suzanne...

Business Administrator | Building Manager
(650) 725 0501

Laura brings several years of experience to her role as CLAS Business Administrator, having worked for several Fortune 500 companies. Laura arrived at Stanford as a student spouse and immediately fell in love with life on campus, where she eventually became the coordinator of programs for spouses and international families at the Bechtel International Center. She has taught Spanish classes at Bechtel and studied Portuguese. Her most recent work was related to the improvement of customer service and business relationships with corporate clients throughout Latin America for a high-tech company in Silicon Valley. Laura graduated with honors from La Salle University in Mexico City with a B.A. in business administration. She is fluent in English and Spanish.Laura is responsible for Center finance and administrative operations. She handles purchasing and financial reporting, facilities operations, and supervises the front desk duties of CLAS student...

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