Meet Our Team

Javier Corrales, Timeline Director is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.  He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

Corrales’s research focuses on democratization and political economy of development.  His work on Latin America has focused on presidential powers, political parties, economic reforms, international relations, and sexuality.  He has published extensively on Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina.

More information about Professor Corrales can be found on his website.

Julio Capó, Jr., Assistant Director is an Assistant Professor in the History Department and Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2012, the Urban History Association awarded him the best dissertation prize. He is now completing a book on Miami’s queer past from 1890 to 1940, forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press.

More information about Professor Capó can be found on his website.

Aaron Coburn, Head Systems Manager is a systems administrator and programmer for Academic Technology Services. His primary interests relate to data modeling, natural language processing, HTML5 web design, cloud computing, virtualization, security and web-based video.

Aaron is involved in the implementation of a Virtual Computing Lab for the Five Colleges, which is a cloud computing platform for delivering virtualized desktops over the web. Coburn also works closely with the Library on implementing a digital asset management system.

Student Assistants

Sam Spurrell, Project Manager is a senior at Amherst College majoring in French, Political Science and Psychology. He brings his interests in innovation and human rights to further develop the Timeline.