Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo

Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo

Associate Professor of Latin American Literature & Film and International Affairs-Sabbatical
Phone: 202-994-7078


Professor Captain teaches courses related to Latin America and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is an expert on the African Diaspora, and South-South relations, particularly between Latin America and Africa. Her other research and practical expertise lies in the internationalization of college campuses. This latter knowledge is honed in her capacity as Executive Director of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars which boasts a membership of over 175 colleges and universities. ) In addition, she was recently elected to the United Nations Association of the Capital Area. She has published, interviewed, and lectured widely on the subjects of internationalization, south-south relations, and the African Diaspora. She is an active participant in issues of shared governance at the university level, having served as a member of George Washington’s Faculty Senate and on the Dean’s Council. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and holds a Masters of International Policy and Practice at the university where she teaches.


  • "El legado intelectual de Manuel Zapata Olivella," Revista de estudios colombianos, No. 37-38. Fall: 30-44
  • “Brazil’s Africa Policy under Lula” The Global South. Vol 4.1 Spring 2010: 183-198
  • “West African Migrants in Spain: Human Factors and Emerging International Policy,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 3.10. 2009: 61-68