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Faculty with Primary Research Interests in Latin America

Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto
Title/Department: Associate Professor and Director, Film Studies
Geographic Research Area: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil
Research/Teaching Focus: Mexican, Argentina, and Brazilian cinema
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/FilmStudies/faculty/eacevedo.shtml
Aldama, Arturo
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
Geographic Research Area: Latino/a immigrants to the U.S., Chicago/a politics in the U.S.
Research/Teaching Focus: The politics of subaltern representation for Latino immigrants and criminalized youth, cultural survival, Mexican-Chicano/a struggles in the United States
Alston, Lee
Title/Department: Professor, Economics/IBS
Geographic Research Area: Brazil
Research Focus: The role of contracts and institutions in shaping agricultural land use in the historical U.S. and contemporary Brazil, including the Amazon, and the important role of institutions in the economy
Andersson, Krister
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies
Geographic Research Area:Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala
Research/Teaching Focus: Local Governance of Natural Resources in Latin America; Policy choice for forest carbon sequestration schemes.
Website: http://sobek.colorado.edu/~anderssk
Bair, Jennifer
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
Geographic Research Area: Mexico, Central America, Caribbean
Research/Teaching Focus: Political Economy of Development, Global and Comparative Sociology, Economic Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Sex and Gender, Latin America and the Caribbean, Labor and Labor Movements, Organizations.
Baker, Andy
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Political Science
Geographic Research Area: Brazil, Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American Politics; US-Latin American Relations
Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~bakerab
Bayard de Volo, Lorraine (Director)
Title/Department: Director, Latin American Studies Center; Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
Geographic Research Area: Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas)
Research/Teaching Focus: Gender and war in Latin America; gender and revolution; gender and social movements; women and politics in Latin America
Website: http://wgst.colorado.edu/faculty/bayard-de-volo
Boulding, Carew
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Political Science
Geographic Research Area: Bolivia
Research/Teaching Focus: Political effects of NGOS; Latin American politics, especially Bolivia; Politics of development; Foreign aid and democratization
Website: http://sobek.colorado.edu/~boulding/index.html
Brown, David
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Political Science
Geographic Research Area: Brazil
Research/Teaching Focus: Democracy and its impact on economic development; politics and NGOS in the Brazilian Amazon
Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~dsbrown/
Brown, Esther
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Focus: Usage-based accounts of phonological variation
Bryan, Joe
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Geography
Geographic Research Area:Honduras, Nicaragua
Research/Teaching Focus: Indigenous politics in the Americas; Environment and Development; Critical Cartography
Buffington, Robert
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
Geographic Research Area: Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Mexican Masculinities; Gender, Sexuality, and Migration; Global History of Sexuality; Crime and Criminality in Mexico and Latin America. Teaching: Global Gender Studies, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking, Mexican History (Modern Period), Latin American History (Modern Period)
Conzelman, Carol
Title/Department: Associate Director and Anthropology Lecturer, Global Studies RAP
Geographic Research Area: Bolivia
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin America, Bolivia, Democratization, Social Movements, Rural and International Development, U.S. Foreign Policy, Globalization, Public Anthropology, Service Learning
Website: Global Seminar to Bolivia
Cordova, James
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
Geographic Research Area: Colonial Latin America
Research/Teaching Focus: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American art, specifically, the roles and representation of gender, ethnicity, and sanctity in colonial Latin American cultures, as well as relations between text and image in colonial visual culture.
Dabove, Juan Pablo
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese
Geographic Research Area: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela
Research/Teaching Focus: The depiction of the diverse forms of rural insurgency labeled “banditry” in postcolonial Latin American culture, and the relationship between banditry and the imagination of the nation-state.
Website: http://spanish.colorado.edu/
Dufour, Darna
Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Colombia
Research/Teaching Focus: Biological and behavioral responses of human populations to nutritional problems with special emphasis on responses to food shortages and the presence of toxins in foods.
Elmore, Peter
Title/Department: Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Latin American Urban Fiction. Teaching: Latin American Non-Fiction, Prison Narratives, Media and Literature in Latin America, Authorship and Cultural Agency in Latin America.
Escobedo, John
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, English
Geographic Research Area: U.S./Mexico border; Chicano/a and Latino/a studies
Research/Teaching Focus: Chicano/a studies, especially 20th-century literature; Chicano/a Renaissance; border studies; U.S. Latino/a studies; transnational and comparative studies
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/English/faculty/facpages/escobedo.shtml
Ferry, Robert
Title/Department: Associate Professor, History
Geographic Research Area: Mexico; Venezuela; Spanish Caribbean; Spain
Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Colonial Latin America, Colonial Mexico, Spanish Inquisition. Teaching: Mexican History (Colonial Period), Latin American History (Colonial Period)
Gill, Sam
Title/Department: Professor, Religious Studies
Geographic Research Area: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American music and dancing
Website: http://sam-gill.com/
Goldstein, Donna
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Brazil, Southern Cone
Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Pharmaceutical Politics, Science Studies, Neoliberalism, Globalization, Crime and Violence in Latin America. Teaching: Political Economy and Power, Critical Medical Anthropology, The Anthropology of Latin America, Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil, Southern Cone Dictatorships, Latin American Films
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/Anthropology/faculty/goldstein/
Gomez, Leila
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Geographic Research Area: Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Central America
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American Literature and Culture in XIX and XX century, Travel Writing.
Website: http://spanish.colorado.edu/
Gutierrez, Gerardo
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Research/Teaching Focus: Research focus: Political competition and territorial expansion in Late Postclassic Mesoamerica; Geographic Information Systems for social sciences; Archaeology and the history of ancient disasters. Teaching focus: Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnohistory
Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~gerardog
Harrison, Jill
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
Research/Teaching Focus: Research/teaching focus: Immigration policing and its impacts on Latino migrant communities in the United States
Hicks, Alison
Title/Department: Romance Language Librarian, University Libraries
Geographic Research Area: Argentina, Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American e-content, libraries and information provision
Website: http://alisonhicks.weebly.com/
Horno-Delgado, Asuncion
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Geographic Research Area: Mexico; Spanish Caribbean; Argentina
Research/Teaching Focus: Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American poetry; Women writers from Spain and Spanish America; Literature of the Spanish Caribbean; Contemporary Jewish Writing in the Hispanic World
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/Spanish/horno.htm
Joyce, Arthur
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica particularly surrounding issues of power, political dynamics, and landscape
Long, Mary K.
Title/Department: Senior Instructor, Spanish and Portuguese
Geographic Research Area: Mexico, United States
Research/Teaching Focus: My research can be divided into several interrelated areas: 20-21st Century Mexican Literature and Culture; Cross-cultural Communication and Exchange between Latin America and the United States; Globalization and Cultural Identity; Ethics in Relation to International Business, and Spanish for professional uses. These areas reflect my intellectual commitment to contributing quality work to the fields of literature and cultural studies while also seeking meaningful connections between academic theories about identity and concrete experience. In addition, my research compliments my teaching areas since language and culture are integral element in the Spanish for business course and because I also teach literature and Latin American culture classes in the department.
Website: http://spanish.colorado.edu/
Martuscelli, Tania
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Geographic Research Area: Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa
Research/Teaching Focus: Portuguese vanguards, Brazilian Modernism and transatlantic connections/disconnections
McGoodwin, James (Emeritus)
Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Maritime and coastal people worldwide
Perez, Emma
Title/Department: Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
Geographic Research Area: Mexico; US/Mexico border
Research/Teaching Focus: As a Chicana historian, feminist theorist and creative writer, I have attempted to traverse various scholarly and creative interests since earning my PhD in History at UCLA. My past research has included archival research in Yucatan, Mexico where I combed the archives for documents on the social and cultural history of the women who held the feminist congresses in Merida in 1916.
Prieto, Andres Ignacio
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Focus: Colonial Spanish American literature
Website: http://spanish.colorado.edu
Riosmena, Fernando
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Institute for Behavioral Science/Geography
Geographic Research Area: Mexico, United States, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Research/Teaching Focus: International migration, health, population dynamics; social demography; Latin America
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/POP/riosmena/
Rivas, Javier
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Spanish language variation and change, Spanish phonetics, phonology and morphosyntax.
Rivera, George
Title/Department: Professor, Art and Art History
Geographic Research Area: Colombia, Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: International Art, Digital Art, Sound Art
 
Roland, L. Kaifa
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Cuba
Research/Teaching Focus: Anthropology and Tourism, Cuban Culture and Nationalism, Comparative of Caribbean Cultures
Website: http://profmama.wordpress.com/main-page/
Romero, Brenda
Title/Department: Associate Professor, College of Music
Geographic Research Area: SW United States, Mexico, Colombia
Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American and American Indian musics, with focus on New Mexico, Mexico, and Colombia
Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~romerob/
Schincariol, Marcelo
Title/Department: Instructor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Geographic Research Area: Brazil
Research/Teaching Focus: 20th Century Brazilian novel, contemporary Brazilian literature, Portuguese as a Foreign Language
Sheets, Payson
Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
Geographic Research Area: Archaeology of Central America
Sue, Christina
Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
Geographic Research Area: Mexico
Research/Teaching Focus: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Gender, Ethnographic and Qualitative Methodology, the Sociology of Latin America
 
Zeiler, Tom
Title/Department: Professor, History
Research/Teaching Focus: US diplomacy and economic diplomacy; globalization

Faculty with Secondary Research Interests in Latin America

  • Barham, Tania Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Brunet, Alexia Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Chapin, Violeta Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Clark, Tom Chair, Department of Planning and Design Director, Center for Sustainable Urbanism College of Architecture and Planning – CUDenver
  • Deetz, Stanley Professor, Communication
  • Farago, Claire Professor, Art and Art History
  • Jacobs, Janet Professor, Sociology
  • Knowles, Mark Director, ALTEC
  • Linden, Karl Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectual Engineering
  • Lester, Anne Assistant Professor, History
  • Matusik, Sharon Associate Professor, Leeds School of Business
  • Mccain, Christy Assistant Professor, Museum-Administration, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Meneghini, Tamara Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
  • Montealegre, Ramiro Associate Professor, Leeds School of Business
  • Randall, Erika Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
  • Rivera, John-Michael Associate Professor, English
  • Schmidt, Steven Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Spitz, Laura Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Townsend, Alan Fellow and Associate Director, INSTAAR; Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/INSTAAR

 

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