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2024 Scholarship selection committee is pleased to announce the members of its 2024 Scholarship Committee: José Eduardo Cornelio, Raúl Gutiérrez, and Lucía Isabel Stavig, who have the responsibility of evaluating the candidates and selecting the recipients of’s 2024 Scholarships. We thank each of the committee members for his or her efforts to further the goals of this educational program.


José Eduardo Cornelio is an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages of Ursinus College, Pensilvania.
He did his undergraduate studies at the School of Letters and Humanities of the National University of San Marcos, in Lima, and earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. He was part of the the research team on the project Masters of Peruvian Painting of the Twentieth Century of the Editorial Group of El Comercio, for which he wrote the biographical artistic essays on the painters Julia Codesido, Venancio Shinki, and David Herzkovitz. He has published articles and reviews in the cultural supplement Identidades; journals Letras, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, A Contracorriente, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Confluencia; the encyclopedia Christian Muslim Relations. A Biographical History, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom; books Descalzar los atriles, Vanguardias literarias en el Perú y España, Norteamérica y tiempos de crisis, as well as others. Recently, he has published with Enrique Cortez a critical edition of Júbilos de Lima y fiestas reales ([1723] 2003) by the Criollo scholar Pedro de Peralta Barnuevo.


Raúl Gutiérrez is an accomplished sales leader with over 20 years in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. His career began in Lima, Peru, where he made significant strides in pharmaceutical sales with Eli Lilly. Raul’s journey continued at PepsiCo (USA), where he has excelled in various sales leadership roles, notably as Senior Account Manager at Frito-Lay North America. Here, he oversees a substantial portfolio, driving significant revenue growth and strategic market expansions in the Northeast Region. Raul’s leadership has led to consecutive years of growth and numerous industry awards, including PepsiCo’s Chairman’s “Ring of Honor.” Educationally, Raul holds an MBA from Villanova University, with a specialization in Strategy and AI & Machine Learning applications in business. His extensive experience, coupled with his academic background, positions him as a strategic leader capable of steering high-performing teams toward sustained success.


Dr. Lucía Isabel Stavig is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. In 2025, Dr. Stavig will begin an appointment as Assistant Professor of Global Health Governance at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Prior to these appointments, she was a Penn-Mellon Just Futures Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stavig received her PhD in Cultural and Medical Anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2022), a Master’s in Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge, Canada (2017),
a Master’s in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University (2013), and a Bachelor of Arts from New College of Florida (2010). Her work appears in Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Anthropology and Humanism, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). She is Peruvian-American and has had the honor to learn with the Runa (Quechua) of the Cusco area, Las Abejas and the zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico; the Rama people in Nicaragua; the Ñhäñhú (Otomí) in Hidalgo, Mexico; and the Kainai (Blackfoot) in southern Alberta. Dr. Stavig’s research explores how Indigenous peoples’ struggles for health are also political defenses of their lands and more-than-human relations. Her work in reproductive and Indigenous justice follows the efforts of First peoples from Canada to southern Peru to heal from colonial reproductive violences (including forced sterilization, forced contraception, obstetric violence, and genocide) to create Indigenous futures for generations to come.