Robert Albro is a Research Associate Professor in American University's Center for Latin American Latino Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. His work focuses on intersections of cultural policy with human rights, security, diplomacy, science and technology, and climate change, among other topics. He has been a Fulbright scholar in Bolivia, and held fellowships at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and Smithsonian Institution. Rob's research and writing have been supported by the National Science Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Rockefeller, Mellon and Henry Luce foundations, among others. Before coming to AU, he taught most recently at Wheaton College (MA) and George Washington University. In addition to appearing onstage in regional and community theater, Rob has also served on the boards of several cultural policy research organizations and DC-metro theater groups.