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Faculty

Faculty members of the Latin American Studies Committee bring a wide variety of interests and cultural viewpoints to the academic program, but all have formal academic specialties in Latin American topics within their disciplines. They believe that teaching, travel, research, and professional activities and service to the college and community go hand in hand. Most of all they share a deep commitment to Latin Americans and their countries, and a desire to share that commitment with students.

These Latin Americanists, some of whom are also Latin Americans, are engaged in many academic pursuits, including founding a literary review devoted to Chicana writings and another devoted to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian letters, conducting field research in such diverse countries and Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and Nicaragua, studying market traders in small towns of the Andes, working on human rights issues in Latin America, writing poetry and performing poetry readings about Latin America.

Members of the Latin American Studies Faculty are:

  • Ligia Aldana, Program Director, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Christopher Albi, Department of History
  • Cesar Barros, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • La Tasha Brown, Department of Black Studies
  • Devon Duhaney, Department of Secondary Education
  • Paul Fenouillet, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Patricia Fitzpatrick,  Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Linda Greenow, Department of Geography
  • Benjamin Junge, Department of Anthropology
  • Joel Lefkowitz, Department of Political Science
  • Zelbert Moore, Department of Black Studies
  • Kenneth Nystrom, Department of Anthropology
  • Denise Oliver-Velez, Department of Women’s Studies
  • Ilgu Ozler, Department of Political Science
  • Jerry Persaud, Department of Communication
  • Luz Porras, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Deyanira Rojas-Sosa, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Michael Vargas, Department of History
  • Roberto Velez-Velez, Department of Sociology