Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, PhD (2009-2012) Independent Scholar

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Ybarra-Frausto is an independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. He was formally the Associate Director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. In 2007, the Mexican government bestowed “The Order of The Aztec Eagle” on Dr. Ybarra-Frausto citing his life work in fostering cultural understanding between the United States and Mexico through the arts and humanities.