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.  Most 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.

 The LAII holds affiliation with over 120 faculty members at UNM work in Latin America and Iberia.  These faculty members serve on LAII governance committees, teach and research these areas, advise students, present their research and support the overall mission and vision of the Institute. 

Faculty members who routinely teach Latin American Studies courses are listed in turquoise and have a link to a more in-depth teaching profile.   



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José Alberto Canaca

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UNM School of Medicine


Research Areas

  • Psychiartry
  • Community Based Participatory Research

Jesse Alemán

    Professor, English Language and Literature
    Associate Dean, Graduate Studies


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

    Associate Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

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

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Jessica Apgar

    Visiting Lecturer III, Department of Special Education



Sergio Ascencio Bonfil

    Assistant Professor, Political Science


Research Areas

  • Political institutions, electoral manipulation, and party strategy in developing democracies.
  • Formal/Game Theory and Quantitative Methods

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Melissa Axelrod

    Professor Emerita, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Ixil Mayan Linguistics
  • Language Documentation and Revitalization
  • Morphosyntax and Semantics
  • Polysynthetic Languages

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Adán Ávalos

    Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • United States

Research Areas

  • Latin American and Latino/US 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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Stephanie Beene

    Assistant Professor and Fine Arts Librarian, 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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Laura Belmonte

    Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • United States
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Borderlands cultural exchange
  • Chicana feminist literature and expression
  • Spiritual hybridities in the Chicana/o experience

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Judy Bieber

    Professor and Chair, 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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Melissa Binder

    Associate Professor, Economics
    Director, Master of Public Policy Program


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Health
  • Income Security And Poverty

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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

    Professor, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala
  • Paraguay

Research Areas

  • Bilingual Education
  • School Leadership

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Ronda Brulotte

    Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
    Latin American Studies Director, Latin American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

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

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Lisa Cacari Stone

    Associate Professor, College of Population Health


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Health Care Access
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Multidisciplinary approaches
  • Mexico-New Mexico border and medically underserved hispanic and immigrant communities

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Michael Candelaria

    Principal Lecturer, Religious Studies and Philosophy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Iberian Theology
  • Latin American Theology
  • Latino Representations of Christ

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Doris Careaga-Coleman

    Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Afro-Mexican History, Literature, and Culture
  • African Diaspora
  • Son Jarocho
  • Afromexican foodways as cultural retentions
  • Caribbean dance in Mexican culture

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Sarita Cargas

    Associate Professor, Honors


Research Areas

  • Human Rights
  • Globalization
  • International politics

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Tim Castillo

    Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning
    Associate Dean for Research and Special Advisor to the Provost, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Emergent technology
  • Virtual reality
  • Digital fabrication
  • Design thinking
  • Rural communities

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Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis

    Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
    Senior Associate Dean, College of Education


Research Areas

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

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José Manuel Cerrato

    Associate 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 of Mammals, 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

    Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies


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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Eduardo de la Cruz

    Instructor, Latin American Studies

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Mexican Language and Culture
  • Nahuatl

Cármelo de los Santos

    Associate Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Portugal

Research Areas

  • Violin

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Jaelyn deMaría

    Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism


Research Areas

  • Intercultural communication (esp. visual) and ritual behavior
  • Justice (esp. media justice), border, and anticolonial studies
  • Xican@ studies

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Susan Dever

    Associate Professor, 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

    Senior Lecturer III, Economics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

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

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Paulo Dutra

    Assistant Professor and Portuguese Language Coordinator, Spanish and Portuguese


Research Areas

  • 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture
  • Afro-Latin American literature and culture
  • Machado de Assis
  • Rap music and race

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Chris Duvall

    Professor and Chair, 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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Heather Edgar

    Associate Professor, Anthropology
    Curator of Human Osteology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Biocultural ASpects of Human Variation
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Osteology and Paleopathology

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Marisol Encinias

    Senior Lecturer of Flamenco Dance, Theatre and Dance
    Assistant Director, Festival Flamenco Internacional



Eva Encinias Sandoval

    Professor, Theatre and Dance


Country Specialization(s)

  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Flamenco

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Les Field

    Professor, Anthropology


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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Paul Figueroa

    Assistant Professor, School of Law


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala

Research Areas

  • General Counsel, USAID Mission to Guatemala

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Richard File-Muriel

    Associate 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 Emeritus, 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

    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 Emerita, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Urban Environments

Sam Fouad

    Research Lecturer, International Management


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America
  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Latin America business operating and management setting
  • Business issues for management in Latin America
  • U.S. and New Mexico aspects of Management in Latin America

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Francisco Galarte

    Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, American Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Transgender Studies
  • Chicanx Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • Queer Studies

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Joseph Galewsky

    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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Armando Garza Ayala

    Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Research Areas

  • Minoritized students in STEM
  • Biculturalism and biliteracy skills
  • Multilingual/multicultural teacher preparation programs
  • Identity and educational experiences of Latina/o/x teachers
  • Social justice education

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Kimberly Gauderman

    Associate Professor, History


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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Miriam Gay-Antaki

    Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Feminist Geography
  • Political Ecology
  • Human Environment Geography
  • Science and Technology Studies

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Alyosha Goldstein

    Professor and Graduate Program Director, 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

    Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest

Research Areas

  • Southwest Urbanism
  • Informal Settlements
  • Indigenous Design and Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Chicanx Urbanism
  • Historic Preservation

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Phillip (Felipe) Gonzáles

    Professor, Sociology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Spain

Research Areas

  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • Latino/a Studies
  • History of Nuevomexicanos
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

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Marc-Tizoc González

    Professor, School of Law


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Latinas, Latinos, and the Law
  • Interracial justice
  • Food justice
  • Critical ethnic legal histories
  • Habeas data in Latin America

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Robert Alexander González

    Professor, Architecture
    Dean, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • US-Mexico Border
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • U.S.-Latin American relations and representations of Pan-Americanism in the built environment
  • U.S.-Mexico border issues as built form, ephemeral installations, and public rituals

Ryan Goodman

    Senior Lecturer, Sociology


Research Areas

  • Social Movements
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sociology of Popular Culture

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Raul 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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Burke Gurney

    Professor Emeritus, Orthopedics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala

Research Areas

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Guatemala Study Abroad
  • Medical Spanish

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Linda Hall

    Distinguished Professor Emerita, History

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Gender
  • Film
  • Modern Latin America
  • Religion

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Laura Harjo

    Associate 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

    Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology
    Director, Latin American & Iberian Institute


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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Bernadine Hernández

    Assistant Professor, American Literary Studies, English Language and Literature


Country Specialization(s)

  • United States
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Late 19th-20th Century American literature
  • Chicana/Latina Literature and Sexualities
  • Borderlands theory
  • Transnational feminism and sexual economies of the US borderlands

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Maricarmen Hernández

    Assistant Professor, Sociology


Research Areas

  • Social Movements
  • Global/Transnational Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Ethnographic Methods

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Ray Hernández-Durán

    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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Luis Herrán Ávila

    Assistant Professor, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Anti-communism
  • Cold War
  • Modern History
  • Political and Intellectual History
  • Revolutionary and Counterrevolutionary Violence
  • Right Wing Movements

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Karl Hinterbichler

    Professor, Music


Research Areas

  • Spanish Music History
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

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Szu-Han Ho

    Associate Professor of Art and Ecology, Art and Art History


Country Specialization(s)

  • US Southwest
  • US-Mexico Borderlands

Research Areas

  • Sculpture, Performance, Installation, Sound
  • Immigration
  • Art and Activism

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Carmen Julia Holguín-Chaparro

    Senior Lecturer III and Undergraduate Program Director, 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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Natasha Howard

    Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies
    Assistant Professor, Africana Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba

Research Areas

  • Latin America and race
  • Black geographies
  • Black feminist and women of color geographies
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Geographies of the Southwest
  • Urban geographies
  • Discourses on race, nature and the environment

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Mala Htun

    Professor, Political Science
    Deputy Director, ADVANCE at UNM


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

More Info


José-Luis Hurtado Ruelas

    Associate Professor, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Piano Composition and Performance

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Elizabeth Hutchison

    Professor, History
    Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of New Mexico


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

    Distinguished 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

    Associate 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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Ryan Jacobson

    Associate Professor, Organizational Studies, Anderson School of Management


Research Areas

  • Social influence in organizations
  • Normative social influence, reciprocity, obedience to authority
  • Organizational culture
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Moral and ethical behavior in organizations
  • Bicultural/multicultural experiences

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Theodore (Ted) Jojola

    Distinguished Professor, Community and Regional Planning
    Director, Indigenous Design + Planning Institute


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

    Associate 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, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Associate Dean of Engineering for International Programs, College of Engineering


Country Specialization(s)

  • Bolivia
  • Caribbean
  • Iberian Peninsula

Research Areas

  • Engineering Education

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Nancy Joste

    Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine


Country Specialization(s)

  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Anatomic pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Molecular studies of cervical and breast cancer
  • Developing local capacity for diagnostic screening

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V.M. Kenkre

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Physics & Astronomy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Argentina
  • New Mexico

Research Areas

  • Interdisciplinary science connecting physics to biology, chemistry, and engineering.
  • Mathematical modeling of epidemics and related ecosystems
  • Quantum transport in organic materials and decoherence in nanostructures

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Christian Koops

    Associate Professor, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Latin America
  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Sociophonetics
  • Language and dialect contact
  • Spanish-influenced varieties of English and Spanish in the Americas
  • Quantitative corpus linguistic approaches to grammaticalization and discourse analysis
  • Language Revitalization
  • Western Cherokee

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Maria Lane

    Professor, 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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Dominika Laster

    Associate Professor of Theatre and Associate Chair, Theatre and Dance
    Executive Co-Director, Performance in the Peripheries


Research Areas

  • 20th Century and Contemporary Theatre
  • Immigration
  • Performance Studies
  • Activism and the Politics of Performance
  • Memory and Trauma Studies
  • Performance Research and Theory
  • Performance in the Americas

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Eric Lau

    Professor and Chair, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Puerto Rico

Research Areas

  • Saxophone

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Michael Lechuga

    Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism


Research Areas

  • Latina/o/x Futurism, Surveillance Studies, and Film Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Migration and Settler Colonialism Studies
  • Rhetoric and Affect Studies

More Info


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

More Info


Nancy López

    Professor, Sociology
    Director, Institute for the Study of "Race" and Social Justice


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

    Associate 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

    Associate 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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Sheryl Means

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Africana Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

  • Afro-Latin America
  • Racial identity formation
  • Comparative Education Studies

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A. Gabriel Meléndez

    Distinguished Retired 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 Emerita, 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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Margie Montañez

    Assistant Professor, University Libraries and Learning Sciences
    Latin American Collections Curator, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR)


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Cultural Production
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Ethnographic Aesthetic
  • Archival Research

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Manuel Montoya

    Associate Professor, International Management
    Associate Dean, Planetary Decisionmaking and Inclusion, University College


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

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

More Info


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

    Distinguished Professor and 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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Laura Nervi

    Assistant Professor, College of Population Health, Health Sciences Center


Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador
  • Latin America

Research Areas

  • Global Health initiatives in Latin America
  • Health systems reform
  • Health workforce trends
  • Community engagement in health reform processes

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Seth Newsome

    Associate Professor, Biology
    Associate Director, Center for Stable Isotopes


Research Areas

  • Causes and consequences of diet variation
  • Animal acquisition of amino acids
  • Isotopic methods for the study of animal resource and habitat use
  • Anthropogenically produced shifts in ecology and life history of animals

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Scott Ney

    Associate Professor of Percussion and Undergraduate Coordinator, Music


Country Specialization(s)

  • Venezuela

Research Areas

  • Contemporary solo music
  • Venezuelan Music
  • Chamber ensemble music
  • Maraca Technique

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Anna Nogar

    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, 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 Emeritus, 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, Family and Community Medicine
    Senior Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson 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, School of Architecture and Planning


Country Specialization(s)

  • United States

Research Areas

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

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Keith Prufer

    Professor, Anthropology
    Director, Environmental Archaeology Lab


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 Emerita, History


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • US-Mexico Border

Research Areas

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

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Catherine Rhodes

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Semiotics
  • Language Diversity and Cognition
  • Modernity
  • Indigeneity
  • Cultural Practices and Cognitive Development
  • Latino Diaspora in the US

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Susana Rivera

    Associate Professor Emerita, Spanish and Portuguese


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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Eva Rodríguez González

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


Research Areas

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

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Ilia Rodríguez Nazario

    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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Levi Romero

    Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies


Research Areas

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

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Patricia Rosas Lopátegui

    Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano 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 Emeritus, 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, 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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Heidi Sanders

    Senior Lecturer II, Occupational Therapy


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

Research Areas

  • Community Mental Health
  • International Collaboration
  • Pediatrics

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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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Richard Schaefer

    Professor Emeritus, 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

Rebecca Schreiber

    Professor, 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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Angelica Serna Jerí

    Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies


Research Areas

  • Indigenous languages in Latin American literature and culture in the Andean region
  • Quechua language family
  • Archives & ethnography
  • Material culture
  • Indigenous cartography in the Americas

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Joshua Shapero

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Relationship between human culture and natural environment
  • Ethnographic, linguistic, and experimental fieldwork with Ancash Quechua speakers

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Naomi Shin

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Associate Professor, Linguistics


Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Research Areas

  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics

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Howard Snell

    Professor Emeritus, Biology


Country Specialization(s)

  • Galapagos Islands

Research Areas

  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Herpetology

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Brian Solan

    Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Family and Community Medicine


Research Areas

  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Preventative Medicine

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Mia Sosa Provencio

    Associate 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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Francisco Soto Mas

    Associate Professor, College of Population Health, Health Sciences Center


Research Areas

  • Health behavior theory
  • Latino health/education issues, health disparities, health communication and literacy
  • Occupation health
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Intervention and Observational Studies
  • Program planning and evaluation

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William Stanley

    Professor, Political Science
    Associate Provost for Faculty Success, University of New Mexico


Country Specialization(s)

  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador

Research Areas

  • Political Violence
  • Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
  • Military Policies, Police and Justice System Reform
  • International Peacemaking
  • International Intervention

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Mark Stone

    Associate Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


Research Areas

  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Aquatic and riparian ecology
  • Fluvial geomorphology

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Lawrence Straus

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, 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

    Associate Professor, Anthropology
    Director, Museum Studies Program


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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Samuel Truett

    Associate Professor, History
    Director, Center for the Southwest


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 and Undergraduate Program Director, 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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Regina Tupacyupanqui Arredondo

    Instructor, Latin American Studies

Country Specialization(s)

  • Peru

Research Areas

  • Quechua
  • Peruvian Language and Culture

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Francisco Uviña-Contreras

    Research Lecturer III, Community and Regional Planning
    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 and Undergraduate Advisor, Linguistics


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

    Associate 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

    Associate Professor, Organizational Studies


Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil

Research Areas

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

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Kira Villa

    Associate 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
    Assistant Professor, Africana Studies


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

    Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies


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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Eli Wilson

    Assistant Professor, Sociology


Research Areas

  • Race and Ethnicity, Inequality, Culture
  • Work and Occupations , Immigration, Ethnography

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Christopher Witt

    Professor, Biology
    Curator of Birds and Director, 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
    Director, Southwest Institute on Religion, Culture, and Society


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

    Regents Professor, Law


Country Specialization(s)

  • Southwest

Research Areas

  • Internal Law of Indigenous Peoples
  • International Indigenous Human Rights

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