• Marjorie Agosin

    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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  • Amy Banzaert

    Lecturer in Engineering; Director of Engineering Studies

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches engineering education and the development of consumer-oriented technologies that can benefit under-served populations worldwide.

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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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  • Susan Ellison

    Susan H. Ellison

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    B.A, Washington University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

    Socio-cultural anthropologist whose research centers on the politics of foreign aid, democracy promotion, judicial reform, and conflict in Latin America.

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  • Kariann E. Goldschmitt, latin american, music, african, wellesley

    Kariann E. Goldschmitt

    Assistant Professor of Music

    B.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., University of California (San Diego); Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar of Brazil and Latin America; Jazz and the African Diaspora; Audiovisual Media; global music industry

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  • Katie Goodall

    Katie Goodall

    Visiting lecturer in Environmental Studies

    B.A., Washington University in St. Louis M.Sc., University of Michigan Ph.D., University of Vermont

    Research focuses on biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and farmer livelihoods within agroecosystems, mostly in Latin America.

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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

    Associate 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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  • Antonio M.A. Igrejas

    Mellon Foundation Lecturer in Portuguese

    B.A., University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth); M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research interests include Contemporary Lusophone African, Brazilian and Portuguese Literature and Film in general, and the short story in particular. 

     

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  • Peggy Levitt

    Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; 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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  • Irene Mata, gender, latino, chicana, immigration, wellesley

    Irene Mata

    Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Interests include Chicana/Latino literature and culture; and analysis of gender, labor, immigration, sexuality, and representation in cultural production.

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  • Patrick J. McEwan

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research in the economics of education, applied econometrics, impact evaluation, and Latin American education and social policy.

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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 B. Osorio

    Associate Professor of History

    B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Research focuses on politics and urban culture in the Spanish Habsburg Empire. Teaching focuses on the Spanish American and Iberian worlds.

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  • Jennie E. Pyers

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research interests include the relationship between language and cognition, bilingualism, and the psycholinguistics of sign languages.

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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

    Associate 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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  • Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, race, Latin America, identity, culture, Wellesley

    Petra R. Rivera-Rideau

    Assistant Professor of American Studies

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Interdisciplinary scholar studying race and ethnic identities and popular culture in Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities.

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  • Inela Selimović

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky

    My research and teaching interests focus on the 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and film.

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  • Filomina Clarice Steady

    Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Boston University; B.Litt., D.Phil., Oxford University

    Studies of global gender systems and hierarchies; Africa and African Diaspora; social and environmental justice; international consulting.

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  • Lois Wasserspring

    Senior Lecturer Emerita in Political Science

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

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

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