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Anthropology

Dayuma Alban

Advisor(s): Florence Babb
Previous Institutions and Degrees:
Teaching Areas: Anthropology of gender, political ecology
Research Interests: Amazon region, Ecuador, oil extraction, indigeneity

Maia Dedrick

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

Isaura Godinez

Advisor(s): Amanda Thompson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA California State University, Chico
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Migration, health, environment, genetics, epigenetics

Hannah Jahnke

Advisor(s): Amanda Thompson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, Northwestern University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: pregnancy in Cuba, developmental origins of health and disease, Ecuador

Maja Jeranko

Advisor(s): Florence Babb
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Ljubljana, MA University of Florida
Teaching Areas: Anthropology and Gender Studies
Research Interests: Post-earthquake context and feminist political ecology in Muisne, Ecuador

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

Biology

Laura Mudge

Advisor(s): Dr. John Bruno
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS College of Charleston, MS University of Charleston, SC
Teaching Areas: Biology, ecology
Research Interests: Ecology, coral reef conservation

City and Regional Planning

Allison Forbes

Advisor(s): Nichola Lowe
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Dartmouth College, MA University of Maryland
Teaching Areas: Economic Development Theory and Policy, Microeconomics
Research Interests: Work-based learning in North America

Andrew Guinn

Advisor(s): Prof. Tewari
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Wisconsin- Madison
Teaching Areas: City Planning, Economic Development
Research Interests: economic development, political economy, labor markets, Brazil

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

English and Comparative Literature 

Hannah Palmer

Advisor(s): Maria DeGuzman, Emilio del Valle Escalante
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Samford University
Teaching Areas: Spanish language, Literature, Film
Research Interests: Contemporary indigenous literatures, especially Maya; Yucatac Maya language; gender; oral tradition

Economics

Andrea Oteruo

Advisor(s): Klara Peter
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad de los Andes, MA Universidad de los Andes
Teaching Areas: Economics
Research Interests: Applied micro-labor economics; Informality in Brazil and Russia

Environmental Science

Catie Alves

Advisor(s): Dr.John Bruno
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Connecticut College
Teaching Areas: Ecology and Evolution; STEM outreach; general biology; human anatomy
Research Interests: Evaluating Belize’s rights-based fishery from socio-economic and ecological perspectives

Alyssa Grube

Advisor(s): Dr.Jill Stewart
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS Juniata College
Teaching Areas: 
Research Interests: Water quality in the Galapagos

Geography

Francisco Laso

Advisor(s): Steve Walsh
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Columbia University, MSc University of Montpellier II, University of Groningen
Teaching Areas: Natural Resource Management, Conservation, Ecology
Research Interests: Tropical enviornments, agroecology, island ecosystems, conservation

Lara Lookabaugh

Advisor(s): Gabriela Valdiva
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Florida, MLIS Florida State, MA University of Florida
Teaching Areas: 
Research Interests: 

Health Behavior

Dirk Davis

Advisor(s): Clare Barrington
Previous Institutions and Degrees: MPH
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: LGBTQ health disparities in Latin America

Julie Kafka

Advisor(s): Beth Moracco
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Colby College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Gender-based violence, mental health

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

Melissa Speener

Advisor(s): Marcy Boyntan
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BS University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teaching Areas: 
Research Interests: Women’s health; Health disparities; evaluation of programs/health interventions; Brazil

Amelia Rock

Advisor(s): Clare Barrington
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, Oberlin College, MS, Harvard
Teaching Areas: Public Health Program Evaluation
Research Interests: Structured and social determinants of sexual and reproductive health, especially gender and economic opportunity; sex work, intimate partner violence; structural barriers to treatment and care for HIV among key populations in Guatemala; resiliency among female sex workers living with HIV in Guatemala City; Dominican Republic; Brazil

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.

History

Angélica Castillo Reyna

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

Maikel Fariñas Borrego

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: B.A. in History at University of Havana, Cuba; M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at University of Havana, Cuba                                                                                                                                                     Teaching Areas:  Latin America, Global History
Research Interests: History of capitalism, Business History, Voluntary Associations, Civil Society, Regional Analysis, International Relations, and Politics of Influence

Nathan Gill

Advisor(s): Miguel La Serna &  Louis A. Pérez
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, NC State, MA, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Modern Latin American political history, 20th century Andean South America

Alyssa Skarbek

Advisor(s): Miguel La Serna
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Southwestern New York, Masters Southwestern New York
Teaching Areas: Latin America and global history
Research Interests: EZLN; zapatistas; Latin America social movements

Sam Finesurrey

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

Anthony Rossodivito

Advisor(s): Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA/MA, University of North Florida
Teaching Areas: Modern Latin America and Cuba
Research Interests: The Cuban Revolution, Radical social movements and insurgencies in Latin America, the Puerto Rican Independence Struggle

Daniel Velasquez

Advisor(s): Cynthia Radding
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA  Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, MA University of Central Florida
Teaching Areas: US/ Colonial Latin American History
Research Interests: Colonial Latin America, Atlantic World, Spanish Borderlands

Media and Journalism

Carol Bono

Advisor(s): Charles Tuggle
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala)
Teaching Areas: Alternate television, cultures and diversity in Guatemala, semiotics
Research Interests: Gender, migration, culture shock, linguistics

Music

Sierriana Terry

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA North Carolina Central University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Anime/cartoon music, ethnomusicology (music festivals, theater, popular music), African American studies, Strauss operas and art songs, late 19th and 20th century American music

Political Science

Claire Dunn

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Colby College
Teaching Areas: Comparative politics, Latin American politics
Research Interests: Social policy, inequality

Nicolás De La Cerda

Advisor(s):  Jonathan Hartlyn
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Pontiticia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Teaching Areas: Comparative politics, Public Opinion
Research Interests: Comparative politics, Public Opinion

Isabel Laterzo

Advisor(s):  Jonathan Hartlyn
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Claremont Mckenna College
Teaching Areas: Comparative politics, Latin American politics, violence
Research Interests: Violence in Latin America, gender, security, and police

Kate McKiernan

Advisor(s):  Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Franklin and Marshall College
Teaching Areas: Comparative politics, Latin American politics
Research Interests: Multi-level governance, decentralization, accountability, corruption, clientelism

Isaac Mehlhaff

Advisor(s):  Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Wisconsin Madison
Teaching Areas: Comparative politics, Latin American politics, nationalism, and ethnicity
Research Interests: Political identity and group behavior in comparative perspective

Luigi Mendez

Advisor(s): Evelyne Huber
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, Colorado College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Latin America; City Sustainability in Latin America

Kellan Robinson

Advisor(s):  Navin Bapat
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Covenant College
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: 

Emily Wager

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Clemson University
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Latino political behavior in the U.S., immigrant assimilation

Psychology

Lynda Lin

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: University of Chicago
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Culture, psychology, neuroscience

Public Health

Carla Salvo-Lewis

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: food insecurity, health disparities, social determinants of health

Religious Studies

Israel Dominguez

Advisor(s): Lauren Leve
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Texas of Austin, MA University of Colorado Boulder
Teaching Areas:  Religious Studies, Ethic Studies
Research Interests: Non-institutional healing/spirituality; decolonization, queer theory

Barbara Sostaita

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Salem College, MA Yale
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: Ethnography, transnational migration, social movements in the Americas

Romance Studies

Alejandra Marquez Guajardo

Advisor(s): Oswaldo Estrada
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA, MA Texas A&M International
Teaching Areas: Spanish language and culture
Research Interests: Representations of lesbianism in contemporary Mexican literature

Andrés Porras Chaves

Advisor(s):
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, MA University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching Areas: Contemporary Latin American and Iberian literatures
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American narrative (novel, short story) and Gender Studies

Ana María Pozo

Advisor(s): Juan Carlos Gonzalez Espitia
Previous Institutions and Degrees: Universidad de Navarra and Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar
Teaching Areas: Spanish
Research Interests: 19th/20th century Latin American Literature

Elisa Salemi

Advisor(s): Emilio Del Valle Escalante
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA University of Genoa, Italy, MA University of Rome, Italy
Teaching Areas: Spanish, Translation, Interpretation
Research Interests: Southern Cone, literature and politics in Portugal & Brazil, Spanish contemporary literature, Translation-interpretation

Social Work

Dawn Bowes

Advisor(s): Josh Hinson
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA UNC Chapel Hill, MA NCSU, MA UNCG
Teaching Areas:
Research Interests: International development, community engagement, social enterprises, environmental justice

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

Melissa Manzanares

Advisor(s): Jackie Hagan
Previous Institutions and Degrees: BA Whittier College
Teaching Areas:  Migration, Labor market outcomes
Research Interests: Labor trafficking and migration from Mexico

Joshua Wassink

Advisor(s): Jacqueline Hagan & Krista Perreira
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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