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LAII Affiliated Faculty

LAII supports the work of any faculty member with teaching, research, or service commitments related to Latin American or Iberian topics, broadly defined.  All LAII Affiliated Faculty are also members of the Faculty Concilium on Latin America and Iberia, which elects the LAII Executive Committee and meets at least once per year to review the activities of the Institute. To learn more about how faculty interact and inform the LAII's activities, please see our faculty governance information.



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Jesse Alemán

    Professor, English Language and Literature


Country Specialization(s)

  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • 19th Century American Literature
  • US Latino/a Literary Histories
  • Literary Production and National Identity
  • US-Mexico War (1846-1848)

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Ana Alonso-Minutti

    Assistant Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Avant-garde Expressions
  • Contemporary Music
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Interdisciplinary Artistic Intersections

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Melissa Axelrod

    Professor, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala

Research Areas

  • Ixil Mayan Linguistics

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Adán Ávalos

    Assistant Professor, Cinematic Arts


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Film Theory
  • International Cinema
  • Latin American and US/Latino Film
  • Media Consumption and Production

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Dorothy Baca

    Professor, Theater and Dance


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Clothing of the Spanish Colonial Period

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Eleni Bastéa

    Regents Professor, Architecture
    Director, International Studies Institute


Research Areas

  • Architectural and Urban History
  • Cultural History of Place
  • Literature
  • Memory and Architecture

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Stephanie Beene

    Assistant Professor/Fine Arts Librarian, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Arts Management
  • Art and Art History
  • Community and Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Music
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Urban and Regional Design

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Judy Bieber

    Associate Professor, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • 19th Century Brazil
  • Comparative Slavery and Race Relations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • State Formation and Economic Development

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Rebecca Blum-Martinez

    Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural STudies
    Director, Latin American Programs in Education (LAPE)


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Maintenance
  • Immigrant and Indigenous Communities

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Allison Borden

    Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala
  • Paraguay

Research Areas

  • Bilingual Education
  • School Leadership

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James Brown

    Distinguished Professor, Biology


Research Areas

  • Biogeography of Insular Habitats
  • Community Ecology and Biogeography
  • Granivory in Desert Ecosystems

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Ronda Brulotte

    Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
    Associate Director for Academic Programs, LAII


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Commodities and Materialism
  • Critical Heritage Studies
  • Food Systems
  • Tourism Geography
  • Transnational Indigeneity

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Evan Carson

    Assistant Professor, Biology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Collaborative Conservation Management Models
  • Conservation of Desert Fishes
  • Evolution
  • Population Genetics

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Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis

    Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Research Areas

  • Linguistic and Cultural Influences in Education
  • Second Language Learners and Minority Student Populations

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José Cerrato

    Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering


Country Specialization(s)

  • Honduras

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Infrastucture of Water Supply
  • Removal of Heavy Metals
  • Modeling of Contaminant Distribution

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Joseph Cook

    Professor, Biology
    Curator, Museum of Southwest Biology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Biotic Conservation
  • Historical Biogeography
  • Structure and Conservation of Boreal Diversity

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Kency Cornejo

    Assistant Professor, Art and Art History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Central America

Research Areas

  • Femicide
  • Immigration
  • Indigenous Rights and Epistemologies
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Prisons
  • Race, Gender, (De)coloniality

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Patricia Covarrubias

    Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Communication Theory
  • Cultural and Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Global Metaphors
  • Language, Thought, Behavior
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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Terry Crowe

    Professor, Occupational Therapy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Traditional Medicine

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Raul de Gouvea

    Professor, International Management


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Economics and Business of Latin America
  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship
  • International Trade

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Cármelo de los Santos

    Associate Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Portugal

Research Areas

  • Violin

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Susan Dever

    Associate Professor/Chair, Cinematic Arts


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Latin American, Latino, and Third World Filmmaking
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Cinema

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Claudia Díaz Fuentes

    Lecturer III, Economics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Anti-Poverty Programs
  • Healthcare Access and Utilization
  • Health Outcomes

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Cassy Dorf

    Assistant Professor, Political Science


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Civil Conflict and Political Violence
  • Civilian Agency
  • Criminal Conflicts
  • International Relations
  • Methodology
  • Network Science Approaches
  • Victimization

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Chris Duvall

    Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Africa
  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • African Diaspora
  • Biogeography
  • Cultural and Historical Ecology
  • Food Geography
  • Science Studies

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Les Field

    Professor, Anthropology
    Chair


Country Specialization(s)

  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Indigenous California
  • Nicaragua
  • Palestine

Research Areas

  • Collaborative Research Methods
  • Culture Change and Sovereignty
  • Nation States and Indigenous Peoples
  • Political Economy and Critical Theory

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Richard File-Muriel

    Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Colombia

Research Areas

  • Colombian Varieties of Spanish
  • Language Change
  • Lexical Frequency
  • Sound Patterns
  • Spanish Phonology

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Bill Fleming

    Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Acequia Systems
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Living Roofs
  • Natural Resource Planning
  • Urban Hydrology
  • Watershed Management

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Matías Fontenla

    Associate Professor, Economics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

Research Areas

  • Development Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Latin American Economics
  • Macroeconomics

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Geraldine Forbes Isais

    Professor/Dean, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Urban Environments

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Joseph Galewsky

    Associate Professor, Earth and PLanetary Sciences


Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile

Research Areas

  • Atmospheric Component of Hydrological Cycle
  • Impacts on Climate Dynamics and Land Surface

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Manuel García y Griego

    Associate Professor, History
    Director, UNM Land Grant Studies Program


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Border and Migration Policies
  • Land Grants
  • Mexican Foreign Policy
  • Mexico-US Relations
  • Political History

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Kimberly Gauderman

    Associate Professor, History
    Undergraduate Advisor


Country Specialization(s)

  • Andean Region
  • Central America
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Early and Modern Latin America
  • Ethnohistory
  • Gender Norms and Sexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Indigenous Peoples

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Alyosha Goldstein

    Associate Professor, American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Puerto Rico

Research Areas

  • Comparative Histories
  • Critical Race and Indigenous Studies
  • Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Social Movements
  • History and Politics of Public Health
  • Imperialism, Colonialism, and Nationalism
  • Modern Liberalism and 20th Century Political Culture
  • Social and Political Theory

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Moises Gonzales

    Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Southwest Urbanism
  • Informal Settlements

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Ane Gonzalez Lara

    Assistant Professor, Architecture


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ibero-America
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Contemporary Ibero-American Architecture
  • Space, Geometry, Materiality
  • Tectonics

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Burke Gurney

    Professor/Chief, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala

Research Areas

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medical Spanish
  • Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Physical Therapy

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Alexis Handal

    Associate Professor, School of Population Health


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Global Health
  • Health Inequities
  • Latino and Indigenous Populations
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social, Reproductive and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Public Health

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Laura Harjo

    Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Community Participatory Methods
  • Human/Civil/Indigenous Rights
  • Indigenous Planning
  • Social Movements
  • Social Media

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Frances Hayashida

    Associate Professor, Anthropology (Archaeology)


Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile
  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Ancient Agriculture and Water Management in Arid Environments
  • Beer Brewing
  • Craft Production
  • Ethnohistory, Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeometry
  • Human Impacts on the Environment
  • Political Ecology
  • Political Economy
  • States and Empires

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David Henkel

    Professor Emeritus, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Community Economic Development
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Trans-Border Resource Planning and Management

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Ray Hernández-Durán

    Associate Professor, Art and Art History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • New Spain
  • Peru

Research Areas

  • African Diaspora
  • Baroque Art and Architecture
  • Colonial Studies
  • Historiography and Methods
  • History, Visual, and Material Cultures
  • Indo-Hispanic Americas

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Karl Hinterbichler

    Professor, Music


Research Areas

  • Spanish Music History
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

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Szu-Han Ho

    Assistant Professor, Art and Art History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Sculpture, Performance, Installation, and Writing
  • Shared Metaphors of Economics and Ecology

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Carmen Julia Holguin Chaparro

    Lecturer III, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Uruguay

Research Areas

  • Latin American Literature and Poetry
  • Literature of Dictatorships
  • Literature of Mario Benedetti

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Mala Htun

    Professor, Political Science


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • Women's Rights

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Gabriel Huerta

    Professor, Mathematics and Statistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Climate Change
  • Scientific Computing
  • Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data

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José-Luis Hurtado

    Assistant Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Piano Composition and Performance

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Elizabeth Hutchison

    Professor, History
    Director, Feminist Research Institution


Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile
  • Southern Cone

Research Areas

  • Cold War
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Latin American Labor History
  • Religion
  • Twentieth-Century Chile

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Claudia Isaac

    Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Economic Development
  • Community-Engaged Scholarship and Practice
  • Gender and Economic Development
  • Neighborhood Planning and Land Use
  • Latin American Development Planning
  • Participatory Research

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Margaret Jackson

    Assistant Professor, Art History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mesoamerica

Research Areas

  • Art and Visual Communication in the Ancient Americas
  • Moche Imagery and Iconography
  • Notation and Visual Literacy
  • Visual Cultures of Ancient Mesoamerica

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Holly Jacobson

    Associate Professor, Linguistics


Research Areas

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Health Outcomes
  • Second Language Acquisition

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Theodore (Ted)Jojola

    Distinguished Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador

Research Areas

  • Community Development
  • Indigenous Architecture
  • Indigenous Human Rights
  • Indigenous Planning and Design
  • Tribal Economic Development

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Emily Jones

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Zooarchaeology of Iberia, Upper Paleothic
  • Colonial Southwest

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Ramiro Jordan

    Professor/Associate Dean, Engineering


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia
  • Caribbean
  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Engineering Education

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Nancy Joste

    Professor, Pathology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Pathology
  • Cypathology
  • Gynelogic Pathology
  • Molecular Studies of Cervical and Breast Cancer

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Hillard Kaplan

    Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia
  • Peru
  • Paraguay

Research Areas

  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Human Life Course
  • Hunters and Gatherers
  • Sex Roles
  • Subsistence Behavior

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Maria Lane

    Associate Professor/Chair, Geography and Environmental Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Spanish and British Caribbean

Research Areas

  • Colonialism
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Historical Geography
  • Political-Ecological Geographies

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Eric Lau

    Associate Professor/Chair, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Puerto Rico

Research Areas

  • Saxophone

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RickyLee Allen

    Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Race Theory (Whiteness)
  • Paulo Freire
  • Sociology of Education

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Jeremy Lehnen

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • 20th Century Latin American Literature
  • Cinema
  • Electronic Media
  • Masculine and Queer Studies
  • Portuguese

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Leila Lehnen

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile

Research Areas

  • 20th and 21st-Century Brazilian Literature and Cultural Studies
  • 20th and 21st-Century Spanish American Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Citizenship, Human Rights, and Social Justice
  • Portuguese

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Keith Lemmons

    Associate Professor, Music
    Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico

Research Areas

  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone

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Agustín León-Moreta

    Assistant Professor, Public Administration


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador

Research Areas

  • Empirical Research Methodologies
  • Federalism
  • Institutions
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management

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Kimberle López

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • 19th and 20th Century Latin American Narrative
  • Literature of Conquest and Colonization in the Americas
  • Euro-American Contact in Literature

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Miguel López

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature
  • Border Studies
  • Globalization
  • Mexican and Chicano Literature
  • Violence and Historical Trauma

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Nancy López

    Associate Professor, Sociology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Dominican Republic

Research Areas

  • Education
  • Engaged Scholarship
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Inequality
  • Intersectionality
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Public Sociology
  • "Race," Racialization, and Ethnicity
  • Qualitative Methods

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Carlos López Leiva

    Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Research Areas

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Dis/ability Construction and Positioning
  • Identity Development of Latinas/os and Hispanics
  • Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
  • Participatory Action Research

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Susana Martínez Guillem

    Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Critical Discourse Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Intercultural Communications
  • Rhetorics of Immigration, Race, and Racism

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Kathryn McKnight

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Colombia
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Afro-Hispanic Narratives and Testimonies
  • Colonial Literature
  • Early Modern Hispanic Nun Writers
  • Latin American Realities and Texts

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A. Gabriel Meléndez

    Professor, American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Race, Class, and Ethnicity
  • Critical Regionalism and Southwest Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Life Narrative and Cultural Studies

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Lois Meyer

    Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
  • Teacher Preparation and Curriculum Development for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms
  • Language Policy
  • Ethnography of Indigenous Bilingual Education

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Manuel Montoya

    Associate Professor, International Management


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Emerging Economies
  • Expeditionary and Conflict Economics
  • Global Culture and Relations
  • Global Economic Sustainability
  • Global Export Analysis
  • International Trade

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Jennifer Moore

    Professor, Law


Country Specialization(s)

  • Honduras
  • El Salvador

Research Areas

  • Comparative International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Justice, Gender, and Civil Society
  • Refugee and Immigrant Rights
  • Transitional Justice

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Baker Morrow

    Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Cultural Landscape Preservation
  • History of South American Exploration

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Jami Nelson-Nuñez

    Assistant Professor, Political Science


Country Specialization(s)

  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics
  • Local Governance
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Policy
  • Research Methodology
  • Water, Sanitation and Health Issues

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Sharon Nepstad

    Professor/Chair, Sociology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile
  • Panama

Research Areas

  • Non-Violent Political Action
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Social Movements
  • War Resistance

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Scott Ney

    Associate Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Venezuela

Research Areas

  • Maraca Techniques
  • Contemporary Solo and Chamber Ensemble Music

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Anna Nogar

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Colonial Mexican Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Cultures of Reading and Exchange
  • Mexican American Literature and Culture
  • New Mexican Literature
  • Transpacific and Transatlantic Colonial Literary Exchanges

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Suzanne Oakdale

    Associate Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Amazonia
  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Autobiographical Narrative
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon
  • Personhood and Agency
  • Ritual and Religion
  • Sociocultural Anthropology

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Mark Peceny

    Professor, Political Science
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Country Specialization(s)

  • Colombia

Research Areas

  • American Foreign Policy and Inter-American Relations
  • Democracy and Dictatorships
  • "Liberal Peace" and US Military Interventions

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Jorge Pérez-Gómez

    Professor, Music
    Conductor, UNM Symphony Orchestra


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Mexican Composer Silvestre Revueltas
  • Orchestral Music Performance

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Verónica Plaza

    Lecturer III, Spanish and Portuguese
    Senior Fellow, RWJF Center for Health Policy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • New Mexico

Research Areas

  • Health Policy
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Spanish

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Michaele Pride

    Professor, Architecture
    Associate Dean, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Cuba

Research Areas

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community-Driven Design
  • Messy Urbanism
  • Public Interest Design
  • Race and Gender in Architecture and Urban Design

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Keith Prufer

    Associate Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Mesoamerica

Research Areas

  • Cave Studies
  • Complex Society
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Landscape Transformation
  • Maya Archaeology
  • Mesoamerican Prehistory
  • Political Economy

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Mary Quinn

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • 16th and 17th Century Spanish Literature
  • Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Secular Music (Vihuela and Zarzuela)
  • Hapsburg Empire

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Barbara Reyes

    Associate Professor, History
    Director, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Hispanic Frontier History
  • History of Baja California
  • Immigration History
  • Mexican Revolution

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Susana Rivera

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • 19th - 21st Century Peninsular Poetry and Literature
  • Women in Literature and Film

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Ilia Rodríguez

    Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Post-Colonial Inter-Ethnic Relations
  • News Media
  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
  • Multiculturalism

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Eva Rodríguez González

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Coordinator, Spanish as a Second Language Program and Portuguese Program


Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

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Levi Romero

    Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies
    Director, New Mexico Cultural Studies Certificate Program


Research Areas

  • Cultural Landscapes
  • Oral History
  • Poetry and Creative Writing
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language

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Patricia Rosas Lopátegui

    Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Latin American

Research Areas

  • 20th Century Women Authors
  • Cinema
  • Gender Studies
  • Luzo-Brazilian Literature
  • Spanish American Literature

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Anthony Rotunno-Cárdenas

    Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • 17th Century New Mexican Texts
  • Cervantes and Quijote
  • Medieval Literature (Golden Age)

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Michael Ryan

    Associate Professor, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean History, Gender and Sexuality
  • Medieval and Early Modern Apocalypticism and the Occult
  • Medieval and Early Modern Gender and Sexuality

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Enrique Sanabria

    Associate Professor/Graduate Director, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Comparative Fascism, 1914-1945
  • Political and Cultural History of Modern Spain
  • Religion and Religious Conflict in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe and Latin America
  • Sports and Leisure in Modern Spain
  • Spanish and French Republicanism
  • The Spanish-American War (1898)

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Eva Sandoval Encinias

    Professor, Theatre and Dance


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Flamenco

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Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Caribbean
  • Puerto Rico

Research Areas

  • Critical Theories of Race, Writing, and Modernity
  • Hispanic Caribbean and Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Latin American Poetry
  • US Latino Caribbean Literature

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Suzanne Schadl

    Associate Professor, Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences
    Curator/Outreach Coordinator, Latin American Collections


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Digital Archives
  • Subaltern Studies
  • Ephemera
  • Gender Studies

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Richard Schaefer

    Professor, Communications and Journalism


Country Specialization(s)

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

Research Areas

  • Digital Journalistic Technologies
  • Immigration Issues
  • Information Technology Policy
  • Television Production Practices
  • Visual Aspects of Communication

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Rebecca Schreiber

    Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Central America

Research Areas

  • Cultural Theory/Studies
  • Transnational Migration in the Americas
  • Visual Culture Studies

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Naomi Shin

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Associate Professor, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Child Language Development
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Sociolinguistics

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Lindsay Smith

    Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • Guatemala
  • Peru
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Forensic Science
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Migration
  • Politics and Human Rights
  • Post-Conflict Settings and Transitional Justice

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Stephanie Smith

    Assistant Professor, Public Administration


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia

Research Areas

  • Global Health Policy and Governance
  • Nonprofit/NGO Management
  • Organizational theory
  • Public administration theory and history

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Howard Snell

    Professor, Biology
    Curator, Museum of Southwestern Biology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Galapagos Islands

Research Areas

  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Herpetology

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Brian Solan

    Professor/Vice Chair of Education, Family and Community Medicine


Research Areas

  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Preventative Medicine

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Mia Sosa Provencio

    Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy


Research Areas

  • Critical Feminist Ethics of Care
  • Critical Multicultural Curriculum/Pedagogy
  • Mexicana/o Youth
  • Engaged Literacy
  • Social Justice/Social Action

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William Stanley

    Professor, Political Science
    Director, Latin American and Iberian Institute


Country Specialization(s)

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua

Research Areas

  • Counterinsurgency
  • Climate Adaptations
  • Military Policies
  • Police and Justice Institutions
  • Political Violence Prevention

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Lawrence Straus

    Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor, Anthropology
    Editor, Journal of Anthropological Research


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Archaeology of Caves
  • Lithic Analysis
  • Paleolithic Prehistory
  • Paleoanthropology

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Douglas Thomas

    Professor, International Management


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • International Competitiveness of Firms
  • International Franchising in Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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Eliseo "Cheo" Torres

    Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
    Vice President, Division of Student Affairs


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US Southwest
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Alternative and Traditional Medicine
  • Curanderismo
  • Folk Traditions and Folkways
  • Mexican and Mexican-American Traditions

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Loa Traxler

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology
    Director, Museum Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Honduras
  • Mesoamerica

Research Areas

  • Cultural Heritage and Public Museums
  • Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Cultural Heritage and Public Museums
  • Maya Civilization
  • Mesoamerica
  • Museum Studies

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Ruth Trinidad Galván

    Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Maxico

Research Areas

  • Latina Education in the US
  • Transmigrant and Transnational Issues
  • Womanist/Feminist Epistemologies and Pedagogies

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Samuel Truett

    Associate Professor, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Comparative (Global) Borderlands Histories
  • Environmental History
  • Indigenous Histories of the US Southwest and Mexico
  • North American Expansion and Borderlands

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Michael Trujillo

    Associate Professor, American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • New Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Critical Regionalism/Globalization
  • Ethnography

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Jennifer Tucker

    Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Paraguay

Research Areas

  • Collective Action
  • Environmental, Labor, and Racial Justice
  • Feminist Ethnography
  • Latin American Development Planning
  • Politics of Development
  • Urban Work

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Francisco Uviña

    Lecturer III, Community and Regional Planning
    Interim Director, Historic Preservation and REgionalism Certificate Program


Research Areas

  • Architecture
  • Community and Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Historic Preservation and Regionalism

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Rosa Vallejos Yopán

    Associate Professor, Linguistics
    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Amazonia

Research Areas

  • Documentary Fieldwork
  • Documentary and Comparative Linguistics
  • Functional Syntax
  • Indigenous Amazonian Languages (Kokama, Secoya)
  • Language Contact

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Santiago Vaquera Vásquez

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Country Specialization(s)

  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Mexican American Cultural Studies and Literature
  • US Latino Literature and Culture

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Irene Vásquez

    Professor, American Studies
    Professor/Chair, Chicana and Chicano Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Afro-Mexican/Latino Relations
  • Immigrant and Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
  • Intercultural Collaboration and Peace Building
  • US Transnational Social and Political Movements

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Damián Vergara Wilson

    Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Coordinator , Sabine Ulibarri Spanish as a Heritage Language Program


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language Change
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology of Language
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language

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Natalia Vidal

    Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Business and Society
  • Business Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Forestry Sector

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Kira Villa

    Assistant Professor, Economics


Research Areas

  • Development Economics (Primary)
  • Health Economics
  • Nutrition
  • Economics of the Family
  • Child Development

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Belinda Wallace

    Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature


Country Specialization(s)

  • Caribbean

Research Areas

  • Black Transatlantic Studies
  • Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • National Identities and Notions of Citizenry
  • Postcolonial Studies

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Nina Wallerstein

    Professor, Population Health
    Director, Center for Participatory Research


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR)
  • Empowerment/Freirian Interventions
  • Health Inequities and Outcomes
  • Health Promotion
  • Participatory Evaluation Strategies

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Marygold Walsh-Dilley

    Assistant Professor, University Honors


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Food and Agricultural Systems
  • Global and Transnational Sociology/Geography
  • Globalization and Global Development
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Postcolonial, Feminist, and Critical Theory
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Resilience

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Benjamin Warner

    Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Costa Rica
  • Central America

Research Areas

  • Development Studies
  • Latin American Development
  • Mixed Methods
  • Political Economy
  • Vulnerability, Risk, and Adaptation to Environmental Change
  • Water Governance

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Sherman Wilcox

    Professor, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Signed Language Linguistics
  • Gesture and Language
  • Language Evolution

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Christopher Witt

    Associate Professor, Biology
    Curator of Birds, Museum of Southwestern Biology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Andes

Research Areas

  • Avian Systematics
  • Biogeography of the Neotropics
  • Comparative Physiology
  • High-Altitude Adaptation
  • Hummingbird Evolution
  • Integrative Ornithology
  • Molecular Evolution

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Richard Wood

    Professor, Sociology
    Interim Senior Vice Provost, Office of the Provost


Country Specialization(s)

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras

Research Areas

  • Comparative Sociology
  • Community Organizing
  • Comparative Civil Societies
  • Culture in Social Movements
  • Democratic Theory
  • Global/Transnational Sociology
  • Religion

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Christine Zuni Cruz

    Associate Professor, Law
    Associate Dean of Institutional Climate and Equity, Law


Country Specialization(s)

  • Southwest

Research Areas

  • Internal Law of Indigenous Peoples
  • International Indigenous Human Rights

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