Faculty & Staff
Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Poet, human rights activist, literary critic. Interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.
Professor of Religion
B.A., Stetson University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard University
Scholar of the history of Christianity and contemporary Catholicism with special attention to the Virgin Mary and to women’s spiritual writings.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology
B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Linguistic anthropology, Mexico & the U.S., migration and transborder communities, citizenship, indigeneity, language and social inequality, narrative, language shift and revitalization
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Interested in questions of language and representation in the colonial, trans-Atlantic, and trans-Pacific realms.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Specialized in nineteenth-century Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture; also interested in trans-pacific studies.
Senior Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialized in 19th- through 21st-century literature with a focus on Hispanic American narrative and the literary and cultural history of modern Mexico, I am a bilingual scholar, book editor, translator and teacher.
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Studies international migration, transnational studies, development, religion, globalization, global arts and culture.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
The economics of education, applied econometrics, impact evaluation of education programs, and education policy in Latin America and Africa.
Senior Lecturer in Art
B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects.
Associate Professor of History
B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Associate Professor of History with a focus on the intersection of politics and urban culture in colonial Latin America.
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Harvard University
Language & Literature Pedagogy; social justice- race and class; Print & Audiovisual Interactive Resources; immersion; study abroad; I am a teacher, author, editor and teacher-trainer
Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A., Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
Visual artist doing work that attempts to understand the object quality of images.
Professor of Spanish
A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University
Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.
Senior Lecturer in Political Science
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Princeton University
Fascinated by the richness and complexity of Latin American culture and politics.