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Directory of Latin Americanists in North Carolina

Below is a directory of academics in North Carolina furthering the study of Latin America. UNC Chapel Hill faculty are listed on our Faculty Listing page.

First NameLast NameTitleDisciplineResearch InterestsInstitution
Lisandra EstevezAssociate Professor of Art History + Department ChairpersonArt + Visual StudiesLatin American and Iberian art (1500-2000)Winston-Salem State University
JurgenBuchenauProfessorHistoryMexico; revolutions and social movements; political economy; immigration; U.S.-Latin American relations. (See more )UNC-Charlotte
StevenHyland Jr.Associate ProfessorHistoryArgentina, Twentieth Century Latin America, international migration, sustainabilityWingate University
KarenSpiraAssociate ProfessorSpanishTwentieth and twenty-first century Latin American novel; representation of race and ethnicity; Indigenous Studies; Andean Region; Mexico Guilford College
TinaShullDirector of Public HistoryHistoryRace, empire, borders and immigration enforcement, carceral studies, climate migration University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UchennaVasserProfessorSpanish Languages and LiteraturesTwentieth and twenty-first century Afro-Hispanic literature; Afro-Hispanic literature through an ecofeminist lens; a comparative look at contemporary African and Afro-Latin literatures and attendant historical, socio-political, and cultural bindsWinston-Salem State University
HaydenCarronAssociate Professor of SpanishCaribbean Culture and LiteratureDominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico. Race relations and Identity High Point University
Colleen HammelmanAssociate ProfessorGeographyUrban food systems, food sovereignty, Argentina, Colombia, Latin Americans in the US University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Regina R.FelixProfessorPortuguese and Brazilian StudiesBrazilian Intellectual History; Literary and Cinema Studies; Marxist, Feminist, Postcolonial, and Critical Theory concepts in Brazilian criticismUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington
Matt SamsonProfessor of AnthropologyAnthropology and Latin American StudiesReligion, Mesoamerica, Cultural and Human Rights, Maya Studies, Environment Davidson College
Omar H. AliProfessorHistory and African American & African Diaspora StudiesAfro-Latin America; resistance to slavery; abolitionism; maroonage, Islam University of North Carolina Greensboro
JamesWoodProfessor of HistoryLatin American HistoryNineteenth-Century Chile, Politics and Social Movements, Republicanism, Political Ideas North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Barry RobinsonRobert Haywood Morrison Professor of HistoryHistoryColonialism, nationalism, ethnohistory, historical geography, digital humanities, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Atlantic World Queens University of Charlotte
MirYarfitzAssociate ProfessorHistoryGender and sexuality, trans studies, sex work, modern Argentina, Jewish immigration Wake Forest University
Mary LuskyFriedmanProfessor EmeritaSpanish and Latin American StudiesContemporary Chilean fictionWake Forest University
Frederico PousAssociate ProfessorLatin American Cultural StudiesHispanic and Latín American Literature, film, and political theory. Peace and Conflict Studies, Transatlantic and Latinx culture Elon University
MelissaBuiceAssistant ProfessorPolitical Scienceindigenous and women's social movements in Latin America University of North Carolina at Pembroke
ChelseyDyerTeaching ProfessorAnthropologySolidarity, political consciousness, Colombia, Bolivia, US empire, resistance North Carolina State University
Jeanine Lino CoutoProfessorPortuguese Languages, Cultures, Literature, Film Winston-Salem State University
Paul FallonAssociate Professor of Hispanic StudiesHispanic Studies/SpanishMexico-US Border region, Greater Mexico, Latin American expression East Carolina University
BrianChandlerAssociate ProfessorSpanish and Latin American LiteratureContemporary Latin American Literature, Mexican Literature, Mexican Cultural Studies, Science and Literature University of North Carolina Wilmington
SaraJuengstAssociate Professor of AnthropologyAnthropology/ArcheologyBolivia, Ecuador, Peru, power, archaeology, burials, social organization, ritual University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Eric Hoenes del PinalAssociate Professor Religious Studies, AnthropologyReligion, language, embodiment, indigenous people, Maya culture, Guatemala University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Juan BobadillaFaculty/LecturerSpanishLatin American HistoryUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke
Miguel Rojas-SoteloAdjunct Professor; Special Academic Events Coordinator; Director of NC Latin American Film FestivalVisual and Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Films Studies, Latin American Studies Latin American and indigenous contemporary cultural production, cultural theory, migration, diasporas. Duke University
JavierAlvarez-JaimesAssociate ProfessorLiteraturePopular culture, marginal discourses, social movements, street art North Carolina Central University
Amanda BoomershineProfessor of SpanishHispanic StudiesSociolinguistics, sociophonetics, dialectal variation in Latin American Spanish University of North Carolina Wilmington
JavierGarcia LeonAssistant ProfessorLinguistics and Cultural StudiesLanguage policies and media representation in Colombia with a focus on LGBTQI+ issues University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Frederico FreitasAssociate ProfessorHistory20th-Century Brazil and Argentina, Environmental History, Digital Humanities North Carolina State University
GregWeeksAssociate Dean for Academic AffairsPolitical ScienceU.S.-Latin American relations, comparative politics, immigration University of North Carolina at Charlotte
DeboraMaldonado-DeOliveiraAssociate Professor of SpanishSpanish20th-21st century Caribbean and Latin American novel, short story, US Latino/a literature and culture (particularly Puerto Rican), translation methods and practice, Latin American and Caribbean women writers, visual narrative, visual arts, graphic novels Meredith College
CameronLippardProfessorSociology Latino/a Migration to the American South Appalachian State University
Carlos Coria-SánchezProfessorLanguages and Culture Studies/Latin American StudiesLatian American and Mexican Women Writers and FeminismoUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Javier E.PabónDivision Head of the Humanities; Associate Professor of SpanishCultural StudiesLatin American Cultural Studies; Afro-Andean Thought; Oral Tradition; Decolonial theory; Decolonial aesthetics; Contemporary narratives and sensibilities; Latin American and Spanish Film and LiteratureMethodist University
LuciaGallenoProfessorSpanishItalian Opera in Latin America Queens University of Charlotte
Michelle ShaulProfessorLatin American and Latino/a/x Literature The use of myth and folklore in Latin American literature, Latin American detective fiction, the expression of exile in literature as well as Latino/a/x writers in the United States Queens University of Charlotte
BrittaCrandallVisiting Assistant ProfessorLatin American Studies - Political Economy Economic development; international political economy.Davidson College
Jose AdrianBadillo CarlosAssistant ProfessorSpanish Languages, Literatures and Cultures Twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American studies: Music, Film, Literature, Theater, Violence, Corruption, Drug Trafficking, Immigration, Politics, Social Movements, Digital Humanities Queens University of Charlotte
JaneManganMary Reynolds Babcock ProfessorHistoryAndes; Colonial Urban Centers, Race, Gender and Material Culture; Modern Peru - Arequipa Boyden Observatory Davidson College

Directory of Latin Americanists

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