Faculty & Staff

  • Marjorie Agosin

    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.

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  • Sharon K. Elkins

    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.

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  • Elizabeth Falconi

    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

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  • Evelina Gužauskytė

    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.

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  • Koichi Hagimoto

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    Specialized in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture; also interested in trans-pacific studies.

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  • Nancy Abraham Hall

    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.

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  • Peggy Levitt

    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.

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  • Patrick J. McEwan

    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.

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  • Jay Oles

    James Oles

    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.

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  • Alejandra Osorio

    Alejandra Osorio

    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.

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  • Joy Renjilian-Burgy

    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

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  • Daniela Rivera

    Daniela Rivera

    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.

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  • Carlos Alberto Vega

    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.

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  • Lois Wasserspring

    Senior Lecturer in Political Science

    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Princeton University

    Focused on the politics of development, inequality and democracy in Latin America.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Latin American Studies Program
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
 

Alejandra Osorio
Program Director
aosorio@wellesley.edu
 

Tel: 781.283.2914