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Directory of Latin Americanists in North Carolina

First NameLast NameTitleDisciplineResearch InterestsInstitution
Juan M.Álamo SantosAssociate ProfessorMusic (Percussion)Latin American Music: Afro-Caribbean music, Latin JazzUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Omar H. AliProfessorHistory and African American & African Diaspora StudiesAfro-Latin America; resistance to slavery; abolitionism; maroonage, Islam University of North Carolina Greensboro
JavierAlvarez-JaimesAssociate ProfessorLiteraturePopular culture, marginal discourses, social movements, street art North Carolina Central University
FlorenceBabbAnthony Harrington Professor in AnthropologyAnthropologyGender, race, and difference in Latin America; Peru, Nicaragua, Southern Mexico, Cuba. (See More.)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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
José-ManuelBatistaAssociate ProfessorLiteratureHispanic Poetry, Afro-Hispanic Literature, Spanish American Literature and Culture, Latin American ThoughtUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
BrandonBayneAssociate Professor & Director of Undergraduate StudiesReligious StudiesNew Spain, Catholicism, Indigenous Religions, Violence, and MemorializationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maya J.BerryAssistant ProfessorAnthropology, Black StudiesAfrican diaspora studies, Performance studies, Black feminisms, Dance, Critical ethnographic methods, Latin America & Spanish-speaking Caribbean (Cuba)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RichardBilsborrrowResearch ProfessorEconomics, DemographyEconomic development; population and environment; deforestation in Amazon; agriculture and population; household survey data collection; Ecuador, Guatemala, LA; international migration (See More)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juan BobadillaFaculty/LecturerSpanishLatin American HistoryUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke
Amanda BoomershineProfessor of SpanishHispanic StudiesSociolinguistics, sociophonetics, dialectal variation in Latin American Spanish University of North Carolina Wilmington
JurgenBuchenauProfessorHistoryMexico; revolutions and social movements; political economy; immigration; U.S.-Latin American relations. (See more )UNC-Charlotte
MelissaBuiceAssistant ProfessorPolitical Scienceindigenous and women's social movements in Latin America University of North Carolina at Pembroke
HaydenCarronAssociate Professor of SpanishCaribbean Culture and LiteratureDominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico. Race relations and Identity High Point University
VanessaCastanedaAssistant ProfessorAfricana Studies and Latin American StudiesAfro-Bahian culture, identity & politics,; Brazilian racial formations,; cultural heritage; Black feminisms; Afro-Latin America; community-based ethnographyDavidson College
BrianChandlerAssociate ProfessorSpanish and Latin American LiteratureContemporary Latin American Literature, Mexican Literature, Mexican Cultural Studies, Science and Literature University of North Carolina Wilmington
DennisClementsEmeritus ProfessorGlobal HealthHealth Equity researchDuke University
JoanCliffordAssociate Professor of the PracticeRomance StudiesService-learning, transformative learning, global health and US Latine communitiesDuke University
MaggieComminsShelton Professor of Political SciencePolitical ScienceImmigration policy, immigrant integration, North-South tradeQueens University of Charlotte
Carlos Coria-SánchezProfessorLanguages and Culture Studies/Latin American StudiesLatian American and Mexican Women Writers and FeminismoUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jeanine Lino CoutoProfessorPortuguese Languages, Cultures, Literature, Film Winston-Salem State University
BrittaCrandallVisiting Assistant ProfessorLatin American Studies - Political Economy Economic development; international political economy.Davidson College
PaulCuadrosAssociate ProfessorJournalismLatinx migration and poultry processingUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AmritaDasAssociate ProfessorSpanish & Latinx LiteratureLatinx Literature, Hispanic Literature of the US, Digital HumanitiesUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington
Oscarde la TorreAssociate ProfessorAfricana Studies, Latin American Studies, HistorySlavery, Black Social Movements, Racial DynamicsUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Benitodel PilegoProfessorLiteratura Contemporánea en EspañolPoesía contemporánea en español. Poesía y desplazamiento en el ámbito hispano. Literatura Latina en los Estados UnidosAppalachian State University
Eric Hoenes del PinalAssociate ProfessorReligious Studies, AnthropologyReligion, language, embodiment, indigenous people, Maya culture, GuatemalaUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
ChelseyDyerTeaching ProfessorAnthropologySolidarity, political consciousness, Colombia, Bolivia, US empire, resistance North Carolina State University
Lisandra EstevezAssociate Professor of Art History + Department ChairpersonArt + Visual StudiesLatin American and Iberian art (1500-2000)Winston-Salem State University
BrunoEstigarribiaProfessorHispanic and Romance LinguisticsLanguage description, indigenous languages, Italo-Romance languages, syntax, semanticsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul FallonAssociate Professor of Hispanic StudiesHispanic Studies/SpanishMexico-US Border region, Greater Mexico, Latin American expression East Carolina University
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
Peter J.FerdinandoiAssistant Teaching ProfessorHistorySpanish Florida, Colonial Caribbean, Native Americans, Atlantic World, Maritime HistoryUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
ChristineFolchBecca Foundation Associate ProfessorCultural AnthropologyHydroelectricity, Renewable Energy Policy, Cuisine, Yerba Mate, Paraguay, Southern Cone, Plants, Political EconomyDuke University
Catherine FountainProfessorSpanish, LinguisticsLanguage policy & politics of language, linguistic historiography, indigenous languages, Spanish in the USAppalachian State University
Frederico FreitasAssociate ProfessorHistory20th-Century Brazil and Argentina, Environmental History, Digital Humanities North Carolina State University
Mary LuskyFriedmanProfessor EmeritaSpanish and Latin American StudiesContemporary Chilean fictionWake Forest University
EstherGabaraProfessor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual StudiesLiterary & Cultural Studies; Art HistoryModern and contemporary Latin American art, visual cultural, and critical theoryDuke University
LuciaGallenoProfessorSpanishItalian Opera in Latin America Queens University of Charlotte
DavidGarciaProfessorEthnomusicology, Musicology, Music HistoryMusic of the Americas; Black music and Latin Music of the United States; Race; HistoriographyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JavierGarcia LeonAssistant ProfessorLinguistics and Cultural StudiesLanguage policies and media representation in Colombia with a focus on LGBTQI+ issues University of North Carolina at Charlotte
IreneGómez-CastellanoAssociate ProfessorSpanish Literature, Transatlantic Studies19th century Cuban Literature, Pablo Neruda (See More) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JosephGonzálezAssociate ProfessorHistoryCuba and the United StatesAppalachian State University
NoraHaennProfessorAnthropology & International StudiesInternational migration, rain forest conservation, and economic policies that affect rural people in southern MexicoNorth Carolina State University
Colleen HammelmanAssociate ProfessorGeographyUrban food systems, food sovereignty, Argentina, Colombia, Latin Americans in the US University of North Carolina at Charlotte
JonathanHartlynK. J. Reckford ProfessorPolitical ScienceComparative politics of Latin America, especially with relation to democratization, political institutions, and state-society relations.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
VictorHernández-HuertaAssistant ProfessorPolitical SciencePolitical institutions and elections (See More)Wake Forest University
EvelyneHuberMorehead Alumni Distinguished ProfessorPolitical ScienceSocial policy, poverty, inequality; democracy; transformations of the stateUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
StevenHyland Jr.Associate ProfessorHistoryArgentina, Twentieth Century Latin America, international migration, sustainabilityWingate University
SaraJuengstAssociate Professor of AnthropologyAnthropology/ArcheologyBolivia, Ecuador, Peru, power, archaeology, burials, social organization, ritual University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SharrahLaneAssistant Teaching ProfessorHispanic Studies20th and 21st Century Latin American literature, film, and culture. Childhood studies; Indigenous studies; Gender, women and sexuality studies; Eco-criticismUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CameronLippardProfessorSociology Latino/a Migration to the American South Appalachian State University
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
JaneManganMary Reynolds Babcock ProfessorHistoryAndes; Colonial Urban Centers, Race, Gender and Material Culture; Modern Peru - Arequipa Boyden Observatory Davidson College
RuthMatamoros MercadoAssistant ProfessorGeographyIndigenous Geography, la indigenous land relations and sovereignty, Central AmericaUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patricia A.McAnanyKenan Eminent ProfessorAnthropology, ArcheologyMaya Archaeology, Indigenous perspectives on the past, critical cultural heritage, afterlife of European colonialism, ancestor veneration & ritual practiceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RaúlNecochea LópezAssociate ProfessorSocial MedicineHistory of science and medicine, sexual and reproductive health, cancer careUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Scotti M.NormanAssistant ProfessorAnthropology/ArchaeologyAndes, Inca, Spanish Colonialism, Religion, Conversion, Spatial AnalysisWarren Wilson College
CaelaO'ConnellAssistant ProfessorAnthropologyI am an environmental anthropologist whose research and teaching consider the intersections of agricultural communities, environmental health, and climate change with a focus on water, agricultural disease, economics, decision-making, and policy. (See More</a)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Luis F.Olivieri-RobertAdjunct FacultyHistory and SpanishPuerto Rican presence in North Carolina 1970 to present; Mature Adults Experiences oral-visual history documentation (See More)Durham Technical Community College
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
DaliaPatino-EcheverriAssociate ProfessorEngineering (Energy Science, Technology, and Public Policy)Energy policy in latinamerica: Electricity market design, energy poverty, clean energy transition.Duke University
Louis A.PérezProfessorHistoryCuba/Spanish CaribbeanUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frederico PousAssociate ProfessorLatin American Cultural StudiesHispanic and Latín American Literature, film, and political theory. Peace and Conflict Studies, Transatlantic and Latinx culture Elon University
AngelaRajagopalanAssociate ProfessorArt HistoryMesoamerican Manuscripts; 16th century Art of MexicoUNC Charlotte
Barry RobinsonRobert Haywood Morrison Professor of HistoryHistoryColonialism, nationalism, ethnohistory, historical geography, digital humanities, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Atlantic World Queens University of Charlotte
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
Matt SamsonProfessor of AnthropologyAnthropology and Latin American StudiesReligion, Mesoamerica, Cultural and Human Rights, Maya Studies, Environment Davidson College
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
TinaShullDirector of Public HistoryHistoryRace, empire, borders and immigration enforcement, carceral studies, climate migration University of North Carolina at Charlotte
PeterSiavelisProfessorPolitical ScienceLatin American Political InstitutionsWake Forest University
ErinSiegal McIntyreAssistant ProfessorJournalismU.S.-Mexico border, migration, human rights, CBP/Border Patrol, rule of law. (See More.)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ScottSimmonsProfessorAnthropologyArchaeology; Ancient Maya; Belize; Postclassic-Spanish Colonial Periods; Maritime Trade; Coastal archaeology; ArchaeometallurgyUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington
KarenSpiraAssociate ProfessorSpanishTwentieth and twenty-first century Latin American novel; representation of race and ethnicity; Indigenous Studies; Andean Region; Mexico Guilford College
AngelaStuesseAssociate ProfessorAnthropologyMigration, labor, race, food systems, capitalism, citizenship, immigration policy, methodologies of activist researchUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brendan JamalThorntonAssociate ProfessorAnthropology and Religious StudiesTrinidad and Tobago; Dominican Republic; Religions of the African Diaspora/Black Atlantic; Gender and Masculinity; Anthropology of Religion; Comparative Caribbean EthnologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
GabrielaValdiviaProfessorGeographyPolítica ecology, natural resources, environmental Justice, Amazon, Ecuador (See More)UNC Chapel Hill
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
AdamVersenyiProfessor/DramaturgTheatreLatin American and U.S. Latine Theatre and Performance, Dramaturgy, Theatrical TranslationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
GregWeeksProfessor and Associate Dean for Academic AffairsPolitical ScienceU.S.-Latin American relations; Latin American PoliticsUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Deborah M.WeissmanReef C. Ivey Distinguished ProfessorLawMigration, human rights and rule of law transplantation, gender, Mexico, CubaUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
KatyaWesolowskiLecturing FellowCultural Anthropology and DanceBrazil; expressive cultureDuke University
Julie K.WespAssistant ProfessorAnthropologyBioarchaeology, Historical Archaeology, Ancient DNA, African diaspora in Latin America, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Colombia, Spanish Colonial life, Labor and biomechanics, Gender and SexualityNorth Carolina State University
JamesWoodProfessor of HistoryLatin American HistoryNineteenth-Century Chile, Politics and Social Movements, Republicanism, Political Ideas North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
MirYarfitzAssociate ProfessorHistoryGender and sexuality, trans studies, sex work, modern Argentina, Jewish immigrationWake Forest University

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