Illa Carrillo Rodriguez
Program Officer, Fellowship and Mentorship
As the Foundation’s Fellowship and Mentorship Program Officer, Illa Carrillo Rodríguez is responsible for articulating these programs’ specific objectives with the Foundation’s strategic goals and mission. She also conducts research and provides advice to senior management on Foundation policies and programs and their public impact.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Illa was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at McGill University, where she contributed to the development of a multidisciplinary research project and academic program. In collaboration with the Institute’s team, she curated and organized several bilingual events in Montréal that brought together grassroots activists, artists, and scholars working across the humanities and social sciences. At McGill University, Illa also served as the Vice-President of the Association of Postdoctoral Fellows, and in this role, she worked with various institutional stakeholders to improve her colleagues’ working conditions.
Illa holds a PhD from the Doctoral School of Plastic Arts, Aesthetics, and Art Sciences of the Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and is a Visiting Scholar with McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas. She has taught and published – in English, French, and Spanish – on the cultural and political history of Argentina in the twentieth century and on neoliberal paradigms of art and activism.