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Professor of Spanish

Marjorie Agosin, professor of Spanish, is a poet, human rights activist and literary critic. Her work examines the literature of human rights in the Americas, Jewish literature, and women writers of Latin America as well as issues of migration, identity, and ethnicity. She is the author of Always From Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish FatherMemory, Oblivion, and Jewish Culture in Latin America, and Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America, among other books. 

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Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Irene Mata, associate professor of women's and gender studies, is an expert on gender issues in society and popular culture, particularly for women of color and immigrants.

Associate Professor of Economics

Olga Shurchkov, associate professor of economics, studies the economics of discrimination. She also researches behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions.

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