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Tinker Visiting Professors


Javiera Barrera is an expert in applied probability. Her research interests combine stochastic processes, stochastic optimization, and reliable network design. She has contributed to the reliability network literature, developing new methods to design and evaluate reliable networks incorporating geographical dependencies in failures. At the same time, she is interested in studying Markov models' abstract properties with reliability applications. Her research has been published in prestigious journals such as Mathematical Programming, Annals of Operations Research,  IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and Annals of Applied Probability. 

Ph.D. Barrera holds a double Ph.D. from Université Paris-Descartes and Universidad de Chile. She has...


Arturo Izurieta Valery has extensive experience in research and management of protected areas and local communities in islands, emphasizing the relationship between environmental health and human wellbeing. He has worked for more than 30 years on strategic projects and facilitating relations between government authorities, local actors, academia and science from Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Malaysia and Central America.

Dr Izurieta has a post-doctorate degree at Charles Darwin University, Australia with studies of participatory processes to evaluate the collaborative management of protected areas in the Northern Territory, Australia, and a Doctorate (PhD) in Management of Rural and Natural...


Cristián Opazo (Santiago, 1979) is a Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). After completing his Ph.D. in Spanish (UC, 2007), he travelled to London as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at King’s College (2009). With Theatre and Performance Studies as a starting point, his critical work explores the relationship among urban subcultures, marginalized masculinities, and cultural policies in contemporary Chile and Latin America. He is the author of Pedagogías letales: ensayo sobre dramaturgias chilenas del nuevo milenio (2012), and Rímel y gel: el teatro de las fiestas. In recent years, he has also...