Faculty

Faculty with Primary Research Interests in Latin America

  • Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto
  • Aldama, Arturo
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Latino/a immigrants to the U.S., Chicago/a politics in the U.S.
    • Research/Teaching Focus: The politics of subaltern representation for Latino immigrants and criminalized youth, cultural survival, Mexican-Chicano/a struggles in the United States
       
  • Alston, Lee
    • Title/Department: Professor, Economics/IBS
    • Geographic Research Area: Brazil
    • Research Focus: The role of contracts and institutions in shaping agricultural land use in the historical U.S. and contemporary Brazil, including the Amazon, and the important role of institutions in the economy
       
  • Andersson, Krister
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies
    • Geographic Research Area:Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Local Governance of Natural Resources in Latin America; Policy choice for forest carbon sequestration schemes.
    • Website: http://polsci.colorado.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/krister-andersson
       
  • Bair, Jennifer
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico, Central America, Caribbean
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Political Economy of Development, Global and Comparative Sociology, Economic Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Sex and Gender, Latin America and the Caribbean, Labor and Labor Movements, Organizations.
       
  • Baker, Andy
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Political Science
    • Geographic Research Area: Brazil, Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Voting behavior and public opinion; political economy.
    • Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~bakerab
       
  • Bayard de Volo, Lorraine
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas)
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Gender and war in Latin America; gender and revolution; gender and social movements; women and politics in Latin America
    • Website: http://wgst.colorado.edu/faculty/bayard-de-volo
       
  • Boulding, Carew
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Political Science
    • Geographic Research Area: South America; Bolivia
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Democracy in Developing Countries; NGOs and Civil Society; Political Participation; Protest; Voting: Inequality; Latin American Politics, especially Bolivia.
    • Website: https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/carew-boulding/
       
  • Brown, David
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Political Science
    • Geographic Research Area: Brazil
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Democracy and its impact on economic development; politics and NGOS in the Brazilian Amazon
    • Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~dsbrown/ 
       
  • Brown, Esther
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Usage-based accounts of phonological variation
       
  • Bryan, Joe
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Geography
    • Geographic Research Area:Honduras, Nicaragua
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Indigenous politics in the Americas; Environment and Development; Critical Cartography
       
  • Buffington, Robert
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico, Latin America
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Mexican Masculinities; Gend er, Sexuality, and Migration; Global History of Sexuality; Crime and Criminality in Mexico and Latin America. Teaching: Global Gender Studies, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking, Mexican History (Modern Period), Latin American History (Modern Period)
       
  • Conzelman, Carol
    • Title/Department: Associate Director and Anthropology Instructor, Global Studies RAP; Faculty-in-Residence Aan Instructo, Sustainability And Social Innovation RAP; Program Director, Bolivia Global Seminar
    • Geographic Research Area: Bolivia
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Latin America, Bolivia, democracy, drug policy, Social Movements, International Development, U.S. Foreign Policy, Globalization, Public Anthropology, Service Learning
    • Website: Global Seminar to Bolivia
    • Video: http://youtu.be/JjqCCFJGGVs 
       
  • Cordova, James
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
    • Geographic Research Area: Colonial Latin America
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American art, specifically, the roles and representation of gender, ethnicity, and sanctity in colonial Latin American cultures, as well as relations between text and image in colonial visual culture.
       
  • Dabove, Juan Pablo
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Geographic Research Area: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela
    • Research/Teaching Focus: The depiction of the diverse forms of rural insurgency labeled “banditry” in postcolonial Latin American culture, and the relationship between banditry and the imagination of the nation-state.
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/spanish/juan-pablo-dabove
       
  • Dufour, Darna
    • Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Colombia
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Biological and behavioral responses of human populations to nutritional problems with special emphasis on responses to food shortages and the presence of toxins in foods.
       
  • Elmore, Peter
    • Title/Department: Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Latin American Urban Fiction. Teaching: Latin American Non-Fiction, Prison Narratives, Media and Literature in Latin America, Authorship and Cultural Agency in Latin America.
       
  • Escobedo, John
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, English
    • Geographic Research Area: U.S./Mexico border; Chicano/a and Latino/a studies
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Chicano/a studies, especially 20th-century literature; Chicano/a Renaissance; border studies; U.S. Latino/a studies; transnational and comparative studies
       
  • Fischer, Kate
    • Title/Department: Lecturer, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Central America
    • Research/Teaching Focus: My research examines ideas about what makes good coffee, and what makes coffee good, across the commodity chain, from producers to consumers. In so doing I bring together the wide lens economic and historical anthropology and the intimate focus of belonging, identity, and distinction.
       
  • Ferry, Robert
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, History
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico; Venezuela; Spanish Caribbean; Spain
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Colonial Latin America, Colonial Mexico, Spanish Inquisition. Teaching: Mexican History (Colonial Period), Latin American History (Colonial Period)
       
  • Gill, Sam
    • Title/Department: Professor, Religious Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American music and dancing
    • Website: http://sam-gill.com/
       
  • Goldstein, Donna
    • Title/Department: Director, Latin American Studies Center; Associate Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Brazil, Argentina
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Pharmaceutical Politics, Science Studies, Cold War, Nuclear Energy, Health, Environment, and Toxicity, Neoliberalism, Globalization, Crime and Violence in Latin America. Teaching: Political Economy and Power, Critical Medical Anthropology, The Anthropology of Latin America, Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil, Southern Cone Dictatorships, Latin American Films
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/anthropology/faculty/goldstein/
       
  • Gomez, Leila
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Geographic Research Area: Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Central America
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American Literature and Culture in XIX and XX century, Travel Writing.
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/spanish/leila-gomez
       
  • González, Fredy
    • Title/Department: Assitant Professor, History
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Modern Mexico, Modern Brazil, the Cold War in Latin America, Asian Migration to Latin America
       
  • Gutierrez, Gerardo
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research focus: Political competition and territorial expansion in Late Postclassic Mesoamerica; Geographic Information Systems for social sciences; Archaeology and the history of ancient disasters. Teaching focus: Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnohistory
    • Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~gerardog
       
  • Hale, Tamara
    • Title/Department: Adjunct Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic research area: Peru, Andes
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism; Afro-descendents; Indigeneity and Identity Politics; Mestizaje; Ethnohistory; Agrarian Reform; Kinship, Sex and Gender; Religion
       
  • Harrison, Jill
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research/teaching focus: Immigration policing and its impacts on Latino migrant communities in the United States
       
  • Hicks, Alison
    • Title/Department: Romance Language Librarian, University Libraries
    • Geographic Research Area: Latin America and Iberia
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Information studies in Latin American and Spanish speaking contexts, including information literacies, digital scholarship and information services.
    • Website: http://alisonhicks.weebly.com/
       
  • Horno-Delgado, Asuncion
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico; Spanish Caribbean; Argentina
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American poetry; Women writers from Spain and Spanish America; Literature of the Spanish Caribbean; Contemporary Jewish Writing in the Hispanic World
       
  • Joyce, Arthur
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica particularly surrounding issues of power, political dynamics, and landscape
       
  • Long, Mary K.
    • Title/Department: Senior Instructor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico, United States
    • Research/Teaching Focus: My research can be divided into several interrelated areas: 20-21st Century Mexican Literature and Culture; Cross-cultural Communication and Exchange between Latin America and the United States; Globalization and Cultural Identity; Ethics in Relation to International Business, and Spanish for professional uses. These areas reflect my intellectual commitment to contributing quality work to the fields of literature and cultural studies while also seeking meaningful connections between academic theories about identity and concrete experience. In addition, my research compliments my teaching areas since language and culture are integral element in the Spanish for business course and because I also teach literature and Latin American culture classes in the department.
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/spanish/mary-long
       
  • Martuscelli, Tania
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Portuguese vanguards, Brazilian Modernism and transatlantic connections/disconnections
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/spanish/tania-martuscelli
       
  • McGoodwin, James (Emeritus)
    • Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Maritime and coastal people worldwide
       
  • Perez, Emma
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico; US/Mexico border
    • Research/Teaching Focus: As a Chicana historian, feminist theorist and creative writer, I have attempted to traverse various scholarly and creative interests since earning my PhD in History at UCLA. My past research has included archival research in Yucatan, Mexico where I combed the archives for documents on the social and cultural history of the women who held the feminist congresses in Merida in 1916.
       
  • Prieto, Andres Ignacio
  • Riosmena, Fernando
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, Geography Department and Population Program
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean; Population Geography; Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development; Geographies of Gloal Change
    • Website: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/POP/riosmena/
       
  • Rivas, Javier
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Research: Spanish language variation and change, Spanish phonetics, phonology and morphosyntax.
       
  • Rivera, George
    • Title/Department: Professor, Art and Art History
    • Geographic Research Area: Colombia, Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: International Art, Digital Art, Sound Art
       
  • Roland, L. Kaifa
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Cuba
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Anthropology and Tourism, Cuban Culture and Nationalism, Comparative of Caribbean Cultures
    • Website: http://profmama.wordpress.com/main-page/
       
  • Romero, Brenda
    • Title/Department: Associate Professor, College of Music
    • Geographic Research Area: SW United States, Mexico, Colombia
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Latin American and American Indian musics, with focus on New Mexico, Mexico, and Colombia
    • Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~romerob/
       
  • Schincariol, Marcelo
    • Title/Department: Instructor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • Geographic Research Area: Brazil
    • Research/Teaching Focus: 20th Century Brazilian novel, contemporary Brazilian literature, Portuguese as a Foreign Language
       
  • Sheets, Payson
    • Title/Department: Professor, Anthropology
    • Geographic Research Area: Central America
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Effects of sudden stresses on egalitarian to state level societies, Mexico to Panama.
       
  • Sue, Christina
    • Title/Department: Assistant Professor, Sociology
    • Geographic Research Area: Mexico
    • Research/Teaching Focus: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Gender, Ethnographic and Qualitative Methodology, the Sociology of Latin America
       
  • Zeiler, Tom
    • Title/Department: Professor, History
    • Research/Teaching Focus: US diplomacy and economic diplomacy; globalization

 

Faculty with Secondary Research Interests in Latin America

  • Barham, Tania Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Brunet, Alexia Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Chapin, Violeta Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Clark, Tom Chair, Department of Planning and Design Director, Center for Sustainable Urbanism College of Architecture and Planning – CUDenver
  • Deetz, Stanley Professor, Communication
  • Farago, Claire Professor, Art and Art History
  • Jacobs, Janet Professor, Sociology
  • Knowles, Mark Director, ALTEC
  • Linden, Karl Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectual Engineering
  • Lester, Anne Assistant Professor, History
  • Matusik, Sharon Associate Professor, Leeds School of Business
  • Mccain, Christy Assistant Professor, Museum-Administration, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Meneghini, Tamara Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
  • Montealegre, Ramiro Associate Professor, Leeds School of Business
  • Randall, Erika Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
  • Rivera, John-Michael Associate Professor, English
  • Schmidt, Steven Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Spitz, Laura Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Townsend, Alan Fellow and Associate Director, INSTAAR; Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/INSTAAR