Graduate Students

 

Anthropology

Sara Becker

Advisor(s): Dale Hutchinson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Arizona State University, MA California State University, Los Angeles
Teaching Areas: Anthropology 101, Anthropology 414 (Human Osteology)
Research Interests: Evolution of Complex Societies, Tiwanaku State in Bolivia and Peru, Changes in Labor, Activity and Identity within the Tiwanaku State Bolivia and Peru, Changes in Labor, Activity and Identity within the Tiwanaku State

Edward Bennett

Advisor(s): Mark Sorensen; Fatimah Jackson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA St. John’s College; MA University of Maryland
Teaching Areas: Anthropology 101
Research Interests: Health impacts of economy among indigenous Northern Amazonians in Ecuador

Maia Dedrick

Advisor(s): Patricia McAnany
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, BMA University of Michigan
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Ancient Maya food, Identity, Gender

Amelia Fiske

Advisor(s): Michele Rivkin-Fish, Margaret Wiener
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Bowdoin College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Oil and Health in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Migration, Health Disparities, Latin America, Inequality

Tomás Gallareta-Cervera

Advisor(s): Patricia McAnany
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA UADY, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Anthropology and Archaeology
Research Interests: Maya archaeology and monumental architecture, urbanism in the past and memory, collapse

Diana Gómez Correal

Advisor(s): Arturo Escobar
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA and MA Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Teaching Areas: Anthropology
Research Interests: Social Movements; Human Rights; Deomocracy; Women’s Studies; Latin American Studies; Gender Studies

Laura María Gutiérrez Escobar

Advisor(s): Arturo Escobar, Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad Nacional de Colombia; MA University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Peasant Economies and Globalization, Rural social movements, Afro-descendent populations, Identity politics, Solidarity economy, Brazil/Colombia

Sara Juengst

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees:
Teaching Areas: World Prehistory; Culture and Person
Research Interests: Moche of Peru, Bioarchaeology, Ancient Cultures

Rudo Kemper

Advisor(s): Karla Slocum
Previous Institutions and Degrees: University of Miami in International Studies, New College of Florida in Philosophy
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Economic Anthropology, Development Studies, Political Ecology, Social Movements, Suriname, Latin America

Lawrence McBride

Advisor(s): Christopher Nelson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Illinois State University; MA University of South Florida
Teaching Areas: Introductory Anthropology
Research Interests: Memories of slavery; Ethics; Rastafari in Jamaica

Mary Margaret Morgan-Smith

Advisor(s): Patricia McAnany
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Millsaps College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Colonial period archaeology in the Maya region, religious identity, household archaeology, ethnohistory, Yucatan, Mexico

Claire Novotny

Advisor(s): Patricia A. McAnany
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Whitman College; MA University of South Florida
Teaching Areas: Anthropology, archaeology, writing
Research Interests: Mesoamerican archaeology, household archaeology, community archaeology, Belize

Caela O’Connell

Advisor(s): Karla Slocum, Arturo Escobar
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Wittenberg University
Teaching Areas: Anthropology 101,
Research Interests: Human-environment relationships, sustainable development, fair trade, ecology, St. Lucia, Latin America, Caribbean

Seana Monley

Advisor(s): Charles Price, Dorothy Holland
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Anthropology, Moral Consciousness, Research and Writing
Research Interests: Social relations and cultural productions from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro; Drug trafficking; Vernacular morality; Music and dance culture

Evan Surridge

Advisor(s): Brian Billman
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS University of Calgary
Teaching Areas: Anthropology, Archaeology
Research Interests: Prehistoric complex societies, South America/Andes, domestic and political economies, agricultural production, heritage preservation, Archaeological research of Peru’s ancient Moche culture

Laura Wagner

Advisor(s): Peter Redfield, Michele Rivkin-Fish
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Yale University; MA Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Haiti; Health; Human rights; Humanitarianism; Anthropology of Disaster; Household Workers

B. Justine Williams

Advisor(s): Dottie Holland and Karla and Slocum
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA George Washington University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Power, participation and governance in food production and access, Cuba

Joe Wiltberger

Advisor(s): Arturo Escobar
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Notre Dame, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Latin American Studies, Anthropology, UNITAS Program
Research Interests: Transnational Migration, Social Movements, Development, Globalization, Community & Place, U.S. Immigration, Central America, Latinos in the U.S., Mexico

Art/Art History

Klint Ericson

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees:
Teaching Areas: History of Western European Art
Research Interests: The influence of sixteenth-century Mexican missions on the religious architecture of seventeenth-century New Mexico.

Liz Fox

Advisor(s): Lyneise Williams and Eduardo Douglas
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA university of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MA UNC
Teaching Areas: Art/Architecture of Latin America, Modern/Contemporary African Art
Research Interests: Modernist patronage and women in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Biology

Abel Valdivia

Advisor(s): Dr. John Bruno
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA in Biological Science at University of  Havana, Cuba; MA Science in Marine Biology at the University of Havana, Cuba
Teaching Areas: Marine Ecology, Evolution and Structure of Vertebrates
Research Interests: Coral Reef Ecology, Conservation Biology, Historical Baseline of Caribbean Reef Fish

City and Regional Planning

Nate Baker

Advisor(s): Nichola Lowe
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS Cornell University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Regularization Programs of Informal Settlements

Fredy R. Grefa

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS Universidad San Francisco de Quito, MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Rural Development, Social Change, Indigenous Peoples, Latin America

Kari Grace

Advisor(s): Yan Song
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Illinois Wesleyan University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Environmental issues/sustainable development

Andrew Guinn

Advisor(s): Mernu Tawari
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teaching Areas: Microeconomics
Research Interests: Economic development, Brazil, migration

Gwen Kash

Advisor(s): Daniel Rodriguez
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA NYU
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Pedestrian and cyclist safety and transportation access for immigrants and communities of color

Casey Stegman

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA UCLA
Teaching Areas: Latin American politics
Research Interests: Latin American political thought, race and gender, democratization, Brazil

Erik Vergel

Advisor(s): Daniel Rodriguez
Previous Institutions and Degrees: MS Erasmus University (Netherlands) National University (Colombia)
Teaching Areas: Housing, Transportation, Land use planning
Research Interests: Relationships between transportation, especially BRT, land policies and affordable housing.

Communication Studies

Jessica Fifield

Advisor(s): Carole Blair, Della Pollock
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA California State University at Sacramento, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Rhetoric, Performance, Gender
Research Interests: Pan-American Representations of Youth (in Film, Music, Policy, etc.); Violence as a Strategy of Organizing for Social Change; Rhetoric of Criminality and Citizenship.

Environmental Science and Engineering

Jennifer Casanova

Advisor(s): Dr. Howard Weinburg
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Areas:Environmental Health, Introductory Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics courses, Modern Latino Rhythms & Folkclorico dance technique
Research Interests: Water treatment systems and sanitation in developing rural areas, community based research and translational communications, and environmental health disparities.

Epidemiology

Catherine Panozzo

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees:
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: In my research I explore the occurrence of diarrheal disease and its treatment in the Sahsa-region of Nicaragua.

Geography

Eloisa Berman Arévalo

Advisor(s): Gabriela Valdivia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS UMass- Amherst, MS University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Social Movements, Land Struggles, Ethnicity, Agrarian Change, Colombia and the Caribbean

Katie Akin

Advisor(s): Altha Cravey
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA North Carolina State University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Transnational Migration, Violence Against Women, Women’s Communities and Cooperatives

Adam Bledsoe

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Dartmouth College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Race, Brazil, resistance and struggle

Laura Brewington

Advisor(s): Stephen J. Walsh
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Sustainable development, conservation policy, protected area creation and management, and the political ecology of the Galapagos Islands

Chris Courtheyn

Advisor(s): Altha Cravey and John Pickles
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of California – Berkeley
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Colombian Community resistance to militarization and displacement and human rights accompaniment

Kim Engie

Advisor(s): Stephen Walsh
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS California State University, Los Angeles; MMA University of Washington
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Galapagos Islands, Conservation effectiveness, Biodiversity

Pavithra Kathanadhi

Advisor(s): Stephen Walsh
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Duke University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Human/Environment Interactions

Haruna Suzuki

Advisor(s): Stephen Walsh
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA East Asian Studies
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Mainland Ecuador and Galapagos, migration, health, human-environment interactions

Priscilla Vaz

Advisor(s): John Pickles
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Sao Paulo
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Peace and World Conflict Resolution, Alternative Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America

Holly Worthen

Advisor(s): Wendy Wolford and Altha Cravey
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, University of Kansas; MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Gender, Migration, and Development in Rural Mexico

Health Behavior

Kelly Knudtson

Advisor(s): Carol Golin
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA UC Berkeley
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: HIV, GIS, Public Health, Latin America, Sexual health, Substance Use, Health Geography

Laura Patricia Villa Torres

Advisor(s): Clare Barrington
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, MSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Qualitative Research Methods
Research Interests: Engagement of Latino migrant men in community based health promotion programs.

Health Policy and Management

Natalie Pritchet

Advisor(s): Rebeca Wells
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BSPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Health

History

Ann Halbert-Brooks

Advisor(s): Lou Perez
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Alfred University
Teaching Areas: Latin America, Global History
Research Interests: Women’s roles in the 1961 Literacy Campaign in Cuba, Women and Literacy in 20th century Latin America

Randy Browne

Advisor(s): John Wood Sweet
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Eckerd College, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Atlantic World, Caribbean, Global, U.S., and African-American History
Research Interests: Slavery; Colonial/Early Americas; Caribbean; Religion

Angélica Castillo

Advisor: John C. Chasteen
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Southwestern University
Teaching Areas: Latin America, US History

Research Interests: Children, Nationalism, and Citizen Formation in Post-Independence Mexican primary schools, 19th Century Chilean and Mexican Popular Culture

Jeff Erbig

Advisor(s): Kathryn Burns
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Messiah College; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Latin American History, Native American History
Research Interests: Cartography, Borderland Studies, Agrarian Studies, Governmentality and Space; My current research is a cultural analysis the creation of the Virreinato del Río de la Plata and the formation of its northern boundary with Brazil.

Ann Halbert-Brooks

Advisor(s): Lou Perez
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Alfred University
Teaching Areas: Latin America, Africa
Research Interests: Mining industry in easter Cuba (late 19th Century)

Rachel Hynson

Advisor(s): Kathryn Burns
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Kansas; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Latin American/Caribbean History, Cuban History, Gender Studies
Research Interests: My current research examines the politics of gender and sexuality in revolutionary Cuba. For my masters thesis, I studied the Havana Casa de Dementes as a symbol of progress and modernity in mid-nineteenth century Cuba.

Shannon James

Advisor(s): John chasteen & Miguel La Serna
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Arizona
Teaching Areas: Latin America, Global History
Research Interests: Nicaraguan revolution, education, nationalism

Jason Kauffman

Advisor(s): Cynthia Radding, John Chasteen
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Goshen College; MA University of New Mexico
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Environmental History, Nationalism, Frontier/Borderlands History/Southern Cone

Bonnie Lucero

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: B.A. University of the Pacific; MPhil University of Cambridge
Teaching Areas: Latin American and U.S. History
Research Interests: Imperial transitions to independence in Cuba, 1898-1902. Race relations, social position and agency of non-white Cubans.

Sarah McNamara

Advisor(s): Jacquelyn Hall & Zaragosa Vargas
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Florida
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Minorities in the American South, Oral and Public History

Clarisa Mondéjar

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Chicago; MA University of Miami
Teaching Areas: Latin America, US History and Native American History
Research Interests: Buying and Being Cuban: Cuban Identity Formation through Material Culture, 1891-1903

Jeanine Navarrete

Advisor(s): Zaragosa Vargas
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Wellesley College
Teaching Areas: Latin America/Caribbean and 20th century US History
Research Interests: Cuban-American exiles in Miami/Latino immigration to Miami

Laura Premack

Advisor(s): John Chasteen, Lisa Lindsay
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Wesleyan University; Ed.M Harvard University; MA University of North Carolina
Teaching Areas: Global, Latin American, African, and Religious History
Research Interests: Religion, globalization and culture; specifically the study of Pentecostal/charismatic Christianity in Brazil, Nigeria, and the larger Atlantic world

Matthew Radford

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Alberta; MA McGill University
Teaching Areas: Latin American History, Atlantic World History
Research Interests: My dissertation is focused on the Veterans and Patriots movement of 1923-24 in Cuba, a broadly based popular organization which decried US economic intervention and Cuban governmental corruption.

Ben Reed

Advisor(s): Cynthia Radding
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA DePaul University; MA Indiana University at Bloomington
Teaching Areas: History, Religious Studies, Gender Studies
Research Interests: Mexico City; Early modern Catholicism

Sam Fine Surrey

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Wisconsin
Teaching Areas: US/Latin American History
Research Interests: US colonialism in 20th century Cuba

Maternal and Child Health

Christine Tucker

Advisor(s): Carolyn Halpern
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS Trinity College, MPH U.C. Berkeley
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Migration and Reproductive Health

Medicine

Edward Jernigan

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of North Carolina
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Haiti

Political Science

Santiago Anria

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad Del Salvador; MA Simon Fraser University
Teaching Areas: Latin American Politics
Research Interests: Political parties; Social movements; Party formation; Informal institutions and party organization; Bolivia

Russell Bither-Terry

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Willamette University, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: U.S.-Latin American relations, Latin American politics,
Research Interests: Politics of anti-hunger policies in Brazil

Juan Ariel Bogliaccini

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, Universidad Católica del Uruguay; MA, Universidad Alberto Hurtado de Chile
Teaching Areas: Latin American politics Inequality
Research Interests: Inequality, deindustrialization, service economy Democratic institutions in Latin America

Sabrina Carlson

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Christopher Newport University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Social movements, gender politics

Patrick Egan

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BSFS Georgetown University; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Latin American political economy
Research Interests: International political economy, Latin American political economy, Foreign Direct Investment, Labor rights, Inequality. My Dissertation Project: Foreign Direct Investment and the State in Brazil

Barrington Hill

Advisor(s): John Stephens, Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA Tec de Monterrey
Teaching Areas: Political Change & Modernization
Research Interests: Institutional effects on regime and regime transition, Politics of social policy

Sara Niedzwiecki

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Teaching Areas: Latin American politics
Research Interests: Process of social policy reform; welfare/social states in Latin America; Case studies: Brazil and Argentina

Alissandra Stoyan

Advisor(s): Jonathan Hartlyn
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Union College; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Comparative Politics in Latin America
Research Interests: Latin America, Democratization, Institutions

Public Health

Jeniece Alvey

Advisor(s): Miriam Labbok
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, UCLA
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Maternal and child health and nutrition in Latin America and within Latin populations in the US.

Nadya Belenky

Advisor(s): Steve Cole
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Stanford University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Infectious diseases; Mental health; Intersection of health and political science

Anisha Gandhi

Advisor(s): Audrey Pettifor
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of California at Berkeley; MPH University of California at Berkeley
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Social/Structural determinants of reproductive health attitudes and outcomes

Nicole Ippoliti

Advisor(s): Lew Margolis
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Wesleyan University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Capacity building interventions for adolescent girls, Adolescent health

Lindsay Rhodes

Advisor(s): Melissa Troester
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Epidemiology, Biology
Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology and the Latino minority’s representation in such studies

Kari Thatcher

Advisor(s): n/a
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BFA Theatre Chapman University
Teaching Areas: n/a
Research Interests: Health Disparities and Migratory Peoples

Religious Studies

Leonard (Lenny) Lowe

Advisor(s): Randall Styers
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Kentucky Christian, MTS Duke University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Haitian Religious Economy, development/design, ethnogrophy

Romance Languages

Carlos Abreu Mendoza

Advisor(s): Juan Carlos Gonzalez Espitia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University Seville, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Graduate Certificate ISA.
Teaching Areas: Spanish Language, conversation and culture, Latin American literature, Latin American history. (LAC)
Research Interests: 19th and contemporary Latin American literature, nation building, aesthetics, cultural studies, and Andean and Southern Cone regions.

Zully Amaya

Advisor(s): Lucia Binotti
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA in International Relations and Political Science at Concordia University; MA in Hispanic Literature, Spanish Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and French at Sonoma State University
Teaching Areas: Spanish and French
Research Interests: Americanist and Contemporary Literature

Mari Carmen Caña Jiménez

Advisor(s): Juan Carlos Gonzales-Espitia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Sevilla; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish Language and Literature
Research Interests: Transatlantic Studies, Contemporary narrative in Spain and Colombia, Trauma and memory.

Emily Clark

Advisor(s): Alicia Rivero
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Rhodes College; MA University of Memphis
Teaching Areas: Spanish, ESL
Research Interests: Southern Cone literature; Central American literature

Marta Cruz-Concepción

Advisor(s): Alicia Rivero
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Indiana University; MA Indiana University, MA University of Michigan
Teaching Areas: Spanish language, U.S. Latino Literature, Caribbean Women Writers
Research Interests: African Diaspora-Caribbean; Puerto Rican studies and Literature; Cuban music; Equatorial Guinea Literature

Francisco Laguna-Correa

Advisor(s):  Juan Carlos Gonzales-Espitia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA UNAM/Portland State University, MA Autonomous University of Madrid
Teaching Areas: Spanish, Hispanic Literature, Global issues in Latin America
Research Interests: 19th Century Mexico

Noah Myers

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Spanish/History University of Missouri
Teaching Areas: Spanish
Research Interests: Afro-indigenous literature in Latin America

Britton Newman

Advisor(s): Rosa Perelmuter
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of South Carolina; MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish Language
Research Interests: Cuban narrative, Contemporary Latin American narrative, Diasporic Studies

Carmen Pérez-Muñoz

Advisor(s): Juan Carlos Gonzales-Espitia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad de Sevilla, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish
Research Interests: 19th Century Literature, Textbooks and their role in nation building

Thomas Phillips

Advisor: Juan Carlos González Espitia)

Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Auburn, MA UNC-Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish Language
Research Interests: Trauma, memory, and exile in Argentina

Greg C. Severyn

Advisor(s): Emilio del Valle Escalante
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Kent State University, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish language
Research Interests: Contemporary Central American narrative, US representations in 20th/21st century Latin America, Civil wars and social movements.

Andrew Stewart

Advisor(s): Lucia Binotti
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA in Spanish Utah State, MA in Spanish University of Oregon
Teaching Areas: Spanish language
Research Interests: 20th century Latin American cultures and Literature, Cultural Studies, Paraguayan Culture

Joshua Wasson

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas: Spanish language
Research Interests: Literary representations of politically under-represented groups

Whitney Winters

Advisor(s): Alicia Rivero
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Hawaii at Manoa
Teaching Areas: Spanish
Research Interests: Political representations in Latin American Literature

Sociology

Joe Bongiovi

Advisor(s): Arne Kalleberg
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Notre Dame, MA Cornell
Teaching Areas: Labor Relations, Labor History, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Gender, Organizational Theory
Research Interests: International and Comparative Organizations and Work

Heather Edelblute

Advisor(s): Ted Mouw
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA College of William and Mary; MPH University of Georgia
Teaching Areas: Public Health, International Migration and Population Processes, Sociology of Health and Mental Illness, Medical Sociology
Research Interests: Migration and Health, Social Support for mothers in transnational families, Health impacts of international migration on origin communities, Gendered aspects of transnational social networks

Sally Morris

Advisor(s): Jackie Hagan
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Furman University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Social Stratification with an emphasis on the rural American South, religion

Holly Straut

Advisor(s): Jackie Hagan
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BBA Umass Amherst
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Latin American migration/gender, Migrant workers

Joshua Wossink

Advisor(s): Jackie Hagan
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Grinell College, Political Science
Teaching Areas: Carolina Population Center Trainee
Research Interests: Mexican return migrants, deportation, reintegration

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