The distinction of Senior Fellow is awarded to scholars, artists and activists affiliated with the Hemispheric Institute whose work exemplifies an exceptional contribution to the field of performance and politics. Fellows are selected by the Institute’s Board. The first two fellows, Jesusa Rodríguez and Luis Millones, were named at the 2007 Encuentro in Buenos Aires; in Bogotá in 2009 we named Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Vivian Martínez Tabares and Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani were named in 2013 in São Paulo; and in 2014 in Montreal we named Rossana Reguillo and Split Britches (Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver). Now in Santiago we are proud to name Julio Pantoja and Diamela Eltit as our Senior Fellows for 2016. Thank you, Julio and Diamela for all your contributions to Hemi over the years!