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Alcañiz, Isabella
Department: Government and Politics
Office: 3104A Tydings Hall
e-mail: ialcaniz@umd.edu
Isabella Alcañiz is assistant professor at the Department of Government and Politics. She is also the Faculty Advisor for the Environmental Science Policy Program. Alcañiz received her PhD from Northwestern University and her research covers globalization, energy, science, the environment, and multilateral security in the developing world (with a strong focus on Latin America). Top
Balachandran Orihuela, Sharada
Department: English
Office: 3118 Tawes Hall
e-mail: sbalacha@umd.edu
Sharada Balachandran Orihuela is assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature Program. She is also affiliate faculty in Asian American Studies, US Latino Studies, and American Studies. Her specializations are in nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century literature of the Americas; Hemispheric American studies; transnational American literature and economic history; and critical race and gender theory. Top
Barrenechea, Francisco
Department: Classics
Office: 1210 Marie Mount Hall
e-mail: fbarrene@umd.edu
Francisco Barrenechea is assistant professor in the Department of Classics. He received his PhD from Columbia University and his research and teaching interests include the reception of Greek and Roman literature and particularly ancient drama in Spain and Latin America. Top
Bauer, Ralph
Department: English
Office: 3114 Tawes Hall
e-mail: bauerr@umd.edu
Ralph Bauer is associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland, where he teaches courses on the literatures of the Americas, including Anglo, Spanish, and Native American literatures. His research interests include the literatures and cultures of the colonial Americas, early modern studies, hemispheric studies, and the history of science. Top
Beckman, Paula
Department: College of Education
Office: 1308 Benjamin Building
e-mail: pbeckman@umd.edu

Paula Beckman is Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. She specializes in rural education in Central America, early intervention, early childhood education, special education, and working with families. She is currently conducting research in El Salvador and other parts of Central America.
Berlin, Ira
Department: History
Office: 2115 Taliaferro Hall
e-mail: iberlin@umd.edu
Ira Berlin is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History and co-Director of the Center for the History of the New America. The Center, a hub for studying and teaching migration from a global and interdisciplinary perspective, reflects Berlin’s interests in the forced movement of slavery and open migrations that accompanied freedom struggles. His most recent book, The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations, traces the development of African American life as a series of uprootings. Top
Birnir, Jóhanna
Department: Government and Politics
Office: 2117F Chincoteague Hall
e-mail: jkbirnir@umd.edu
Jóhanna Birnir is associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics and the research director of the Center of International Development and Conflict Management. Her research is in the field of comparative politics and focuses on political developments in new democracies in Latin America and Eastern Europe. More specifically, she studies the effects of institutions on party system development and ethnic politics with a special emphasis on conflict and terrorism. Top
Bolles, Lynn
Department: Women's Studies 
Office: 2101J Woods Hall
e-mail: lbolles@umd.edu
Lynn Bolles is professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology, African American Studies, Comparative Literature and American Studies at UMD. Bolles’ research is on women, work and family, globalization, tourism, and political economy. She is a past president of the Association of Black Anthropologists, the Caribbean Studies Association, and of the Society for the Anthropology of North America. Top
Calvo, Ernesto
Department: Government and Politics 
Office: 3140 Tydings Hall
e-mail: ecalvo@umd.edu
Ernesto Calvo is associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics, having joined UMD in the fall of 2010. He specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and methods. Calvo’s research focuses on political representation, elections, and congresses. His work has received awards from the Comparative Politics sections of the American Political Science Association and the Latin American Studies Association. Top
Alejandro Caneque Cañeque, Alejandro
Department: History
Office: 2101M Francis Scott Key
e-mail: acaneque@umd.edu
Alejandro Cañeque is associate professor in the Department of History. His research concentrates on colonial Latin America, early modern Spain, and the Spanish empire. Special interests include the political and religious cultures of the early modern Spanish world, with an emphasis on colonial Spanish America and the Spanish Atlantic world. Top
Chaverri, Priscila
Department: Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Office: 2112 Plant Sciences Building
e-mail: pchaverr@umd.edu
Priscila Chaverri is assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture that specializes in the study of biodiversity, systematics, and evolution of fungi important in agricultural and natural ecosystems. Her main focus has been on fungi that cause diseases on plants or that can be used in organic agriculture (for example, biocontrol fungi). Most of her research has been in tropical America. Top
Janet Chernela
Chernela, Janet
Department: Anthropology 
Office: 1111 Woods Hall
e-mail: chernela@umd.edu
Janet Chernela is professor of anthropology and Latin American studies at UMD since 2004. She is a leading scholar in indigenous peoples and protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon. Her research interests include indigenous rights, NGOs, and intergovernmental processes as well as gender, language, and performance. She is the founder of AMARN, one of the oldest ongoing indigenous associations in Brazil. Top
Merle Collins
Collins, Merle
Department: English
Office: 3104 Tawes Hall
e-mail: collinsm@umd.edu
Merle Collins is professor in the Department of English with an interest in Caribbean studies, African American/African diaspora, and comparative literature. Collins is the author of two novels and two collections of poetry, along with her most recent work, a collection of short stories titled The Ladies Are Upstairs (Peepal Tree Press, 2011). Top
Crocker, David A.
Department: Public Policy
Office: 3111G Van Munching Hall
e-mail: dcrocker@umd.edu
David Crocker is Senior Research Scholar and Director of the School of Public Policy’s PhD program. Coming to UMD in 1993, he specializes in international development ethics, sociopolitical philosophy, transitional justice, democracy, and democratization in Latin America. Top
Sandra Cypress
Cypess, Sandra M.
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2215 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: smcypess@umd.edu
Sandra Messinger Cypess is professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with an interest in feminist theory and Latin American women writers. Her current book is Uncivil Wars: Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory (University of Texas Press 2012). Top
Laura DeMaria
Demaría, Laura
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2215B Jiménez Hall
e-mail: ldemaria@umd.edu
Laura Demaría is associate professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Top
Downey, Sean
Department: Anthropology
Office: 1111 Woods Hall
e-mail: sdowney2@umd.edu
Sean Downey is an ecological anthropologist who is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His research explores the social and ecological dynamics of farming and foraging societies, past and present, and his projects have spanned three sub-disciplines of anthropology including sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and computational approaches to historical linguistics. Downey has conducted fieldwork in several Q’eqchi’ Maya villages in southern Belize, researching the socio-ecology of swidden agriculture. Top
Evans, Michael
Department: Geology
Office: 3214 Benjamin Building
e-mail: mnevans@geol.umd.edu
Michael Evans is a paleoclimatologist and associate professor in the Department of Geology who is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which tropical processes both influence and respond to global change on seasonal to centennial timescales and vice versa. Top
Frederik, Laurie
Department: Latin American Studies Center
Office: 2147 Taliaferro
e-mail: Lfred@umd.edu
Laurie Frederik Meer is associate professor of performance studies in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and director of LASC. She has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago, specializes in the role of artists and intellectuals in Cuban and Latin America, and is interested in subversive cultural movements and national identity. Her book, Trumpets in the Mountains: Theater and the Politics of National Culture in Cuba, was published by Duke University Press in 2012. Her newest research examines legal culture and courtroom testimony in the United States and Puerto Rico and will be the subject of her next book. Top
Judith Freidenberg
Freidenberg, Judith
Department: Anthropology
Office: 0110 Woods Hall
e-mail: jfreiden@umd.edu
Judith Freidenberg is professor in the Department of Anthropology, specializing in immigration and Latin American society and culture. She has also conducted research in Langley Park concerning the lack of health care for Latino immigrants. Top
Getrich, Christina
Department: Anthropology
Office: 0123A Woods Hall
Christina Getrich is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research is focused on Latino and immigrant health disparities, primary health care service delivery, lived experiences of health and immigration policies and enforcement practices, and broader constructions of belonging and citizenship. Her research has been principally based in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the Southwest. Top
Dorotith Grant-wisdom
Grant-Wisdom, Dorith
Department: Honors College
Office: 1119 Anne Arundel Hall
e-mail: dgrantwi@umd.edu
Dorith Grant-Wisdom is a faculty member in the Honors College and a professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research focuses on issues of globalization and development with a special interest in the Caribbean. Grant-Wisdom also maintains affiliations and interests with the departments of Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, and Classics with an interest in Latin American theatre and performance, as well as research interests in feminist theory and Latin American women writers. Top
Julia Greene
Greene, Julie
Department: History
Office: 2115 Francis Scott Key Hall
e-mail: jmg@umd.edu
Julie Green is professor of History who specializes in United States labor and working-class history. Her research and teaching interests span across immigration and political history, the history of empire, and transnational approaches to the history of the Americas. Greene is the author of the book The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (The Penguin Press, 2009). Top
Hambrecht, George
Department: Anthropology
Office: 0111 Woods Hall
e-mail: ghambrec@umd.edu
George Hambrecht is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and an archaeologist with a specialty in environmental archaeology and zooarchaeology. Though his main area of research is in the North Atlantic, he is also part of the Barbuda Historical Ecology Project based on the island of Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. Hambrecht’s research interests in the Caribbean center on the environmental effects of Euro-African colonization in the post-Columbian era. He also has an interest in the use of animals as both agents of environmental change as well as ideological and religious symbols and tools. Top
Regina Harrison
Harrison, Regina
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2203 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: reglee@umd.edu
Regina Harrison is professor of Latin American literature and comparative literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliate professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research and teaching focus on the oral traditions of the Quechua-speaking indigenous peoples of the Andes. As a documentary filmmaker, she explores the role of tourism in indigenous Andean communities. Top
Pat Herron
Herron, Patricia
Department: McKeldin Library
Office: 5101D McKeldin Library
e-mail: pherron@umd.edu
Patricia Herron is the librarian for English, Latin American Studies, and Latina/o Studies at McKeldin Library. She offers library research assistance and produces research guides in Latin American Studies and Latina/o Studies. Herron also collaborates with professors in the Business School on study abroad courses to Nicaragua related to microfinance consulting. Top
Regina Igel
Igel, Regina
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2211 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: ri@umd.edu
Regina Igel is professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and department advisor, specializing in Brazilian literature. Top
Steven Klees
Klees, Steven
Department: College of Education
Office: 3112E Benjamin Building
Steven Klees is professor of International Education Policy. Klees’ work examines the political economy of education and development with specific research interests in globalization, neoliberalism, and education; the role of aid agencies; education, human rights, and social justice; the education of disadvantaged populations; the role of class, gender, and race in reproducing and challenging educational and social inequality; and alternative approaches to education and development. Klees has worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean. Top
Korzeniewicz, Roberto Patricio
Department: Sociology
Office: 3103 Art-Sociology Building
e-mail: korzen@umd.edu
Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology. His current research focuses on global patterns of income inequality, social stratification and mobility, and on historical and current patterns of change among social movements in Latin America. His book Unveiling Inequality (Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 2009), co-written with Timothy P. Moran, won the 2010 Best Book Award of the Political Economy of the World-System section of the American Sociological Association. Top
Lacorte, Manel
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2202 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: mlacorte@umd.edu
Manel Lacorte is associate professor of Spanish applied linguistics and director of the Spanish Language Program. His research focuses on language teaching methodology, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics in the Spanish-speaking world.  
Roberta Lavine
Lavine, Roberta
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2012 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: rlavine@umd.edu
Roberta Lavine is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her current research interests deal with learner variables in language learning, especially learning disabilities, language for specific purposes, and technology. She has extensive experience in technology and the use of computers for instructional purposes. She currently teaches business language and cross-cultural communication in a technology-enhanced environment. Top
Lima, Thayse
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2210 Jimenez Hall
e-mail: tlima@umd.edu
Thayse Leal Lima is assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has a PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University and specializes in intellectual exchanges between Brazil and Hispanic American countries. Her research and teaching interests also include nineteenth century to contemporary Brazilian literature and culture, Modern Latin American literature and intellectual history, transnationalism and international literary circulation.   
Lips, Karen
Department: Biology
Office: 4219 Biology-Psychology Building
e-mail: klips@umd.edu
Karen Lips is associate professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the CONS Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology. She studies the ecology and evolution of tropical amphibians throughout Latin America, focusing especially on the disease ecology and conservation. Top
Long, Ryan
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 3215 Jiménez Halll
After receiving his PhD from Duke University in 2002, Ryan Long taught Spanish at the University of Oklahoma for 11 years. His publications include work on the EZLN [Zapatista Army of National Liberation], Mexican cinema, prison literature, and writers such as Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, María Luisa Mendoza, José Gorostiza, Juan Villoro, Laura Esquivel, and Roberto Bolaño. His book, Fictions of Totality: The Mexican Novel, 1968, and the National-Popular State, was published in 2008 by Purdue University Press. In addition to shorter pieces about Cristina Rivera Garza and Bruno Montané, he is currently working on two book projects, one about Bolaño and another about the Swiss architect and one-time Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer, who lived and worked in Mexico from 1939 to 1949. Top

Lorente, Rafael
Department: Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Office: 529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. Suite 950
Phone: 202-628-1673 
Email: rlorente@jmail.umd.edu 

Rafael Lorente is the Washington bureau chief of Capital News Service and the director of the master's program in journalism. Lorente is a former reporter with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald. As a reporter in Washington for the Sun-Sentinel, Lorente covered the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, the attacks of Sept. 11, and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, particularly Cuba. Top
Luna, Ronald
Department: Geographical Sciences
Office: 2108 Lefrak Hall
e-mail: ronaldl@umd.edu
Ronald Luna is the undergraduate director in the Department of Geographical Sciences. His areas of interest are transnational theory, Latin American migration to the United States, the Central American community in the Washington, DC metro area, and the creation of cultural spaces by Latinos in the US. Top
Machado, Carlos A.
Department: Biology
Office: 1210 Biology-Psychology Building
e-mail: machado@umd.edu
Carlos A. Machado is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. He specializes in evolutionary genetics of insects, plants, and human parasites. Most of his work has been conducted in South and Central America. Top
Maffie James
Maffie, James
Department: Philosophy
Office: 2139 Francis Scott Key Hall
e-mail: maffiej@umd.edu
James Maffie is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy who specializes in contact-era Nahua (Aztec) philosophy. His other areas of interest include comparative world philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of the sciences. He studied Nahuatl in Zacatecas and in the Huasteca region of Mexico. Top
McEwen, Abigail
Department: Art History and Archaeology
Office: 4206 Art-Sociology Building
e-mail: mcewen@umd.edu
Abigail McEwen is assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. As a historian of modern art, she has focused her scholarship around the practices of Latin American avant-gardes over the twentieth century. Her current book project, Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba, describes the visual strategies and political purchase of the rising vanguardia in pre-Revolutionary Havana. Top
Eyda Merediz
Merediz, Eyda
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2215H Jiménez Hall
e-mail: emerediz@umd.edu
Eyda Merediz is associate professor of Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, specializing in Cuban literature and cinema. Top
Mirabal, Nancy
Department: American Studies & U.S. Latina/o Studies
Office: 3329 Tawes Hall
e-mail: nmirabal@umd.edu
Nancy Raquel Mirabal is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and US Latino Studies Program. She is a historian who earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mirabal has published widely in the fields of Afro-diasporic communities in the United States and in the politics of territoriality, gentrification, and spatiality, publishing two articles examining displacement and gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. She is first editor of “Technofuturos: Critical Interventions in Latino Studies,” a co-editor of “Keywords in Latino Studies” (NYU Press, 2017), and has completed a book entitled “Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York City, 1823-1957." (NYU 2016). Top
. Nash, Phil Tajitsu
Department: Asian American Studies
Office: 1145 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
e-mail: pnash@umd.edu
Phil Tajitsu Nash has taught Asian Pacific American history, art, and public policy courses, and served as a Curator on APA issues at the Smithsonian. In addition, he has worked with Native Americans in North America and Brazil on human rights, culture, and language issues. He helped to bring a Lakota language workshop to UMCP, and has taught a Study Abroad class for students in the Brazilian Amazon, where they studied rainforest ecology and indigenous issues. Nash has a J.D. degree from Rutgers (Newark) School of Law.
Randy Ontiveros
Ontiveros, Randy
Department: English
Office: 3123 Tawes Hall
e-mail: rjo@umd.edu
Randy Ontiveros is associate professor of English. His areas of interest include Chicano/Latino literature and culture, contemporary American literature, social movements, geography, immigration, and gender studies. His first book, In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement, is available from New York University Press. He currently is writing a book about Latinos/as and the American suburb. Top
Orlando, Valérie
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 3215 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: vorlando@umd.edu
Valérie Orlando is professor of French & francophone literatures in the Department of French & Italian and director of the Honors Humanities Program at UMD. Orlando has written numerous articles on francophone women’s writing from the African diaspora, African cinema, and French literature and culture. She was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Grant to Morocco and Tunisia in spring 2007 and an American Institute of Maghrebi Studies (AIMS) grant for May-June 2009 to Morocco. Top
Penrose, Mehl
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 3215 Jiménez Halll
Mehl Penrose is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliate faculty in LGBT Studies. His scholarly interests concentrate on the problematic of gender and sexuality in modern Spanish cultural discourse and also include queer studies, reception theory, camp theory, contemporary Mexican theater, modern Peruvian literature, and trans-Atlantic Hispanic studies. Top
Juan-Carlos Quintero
Quintero Herencia, Juan Carlos
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2215D Jiménez Hall
e-mail: jcquinte@umd.edu
Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia is professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of interest include modern and contemporary Latin American literature, contemporary Puerto Rican and Cuban literatures, Caribbean literatures and cultures, literary theory, cultural analysis, philosophy, poetry, and literary politics. Top
Rios, Fernando
Department: School of Music
Office: 3110E Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
e-mail: frios@umd.edu
Fernando Rios is assistant professor of Ethnomusicology. His interests include folkloric and popular music of the Southern Andes (especially in the urban Bolivian context), nation-building, folklorization, cosmopolitanism/globalization, and exoticism. Top
Ana Patricia Rodriguez
Rodríguez, Ana Patricia
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 2215E Jiménez Hall
e-mail: aprodrig@umd.edu
Ana Patricia Rodríguez is associate professor with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese specializing in Central and Latin American literatures and U.S. Latina/o Studies. Her interests include transnational and diasporic cultural production, popular culture, and community based research. Top
Karin Rosemblatt
Rosemblatt, Karin
Department: History
Office: 2127 Taliaferro Hall
e-mail: karosemb@umd.edu
Karin Rosemblatt is associate professor with the Department of History whose interests include gender, racial/ethnic, and class identities and governance and social policy in Latin America. Top
Sartorius, David
Department: History
Office: 2101E Francis Scott Key Hall
David Sartorius is associate professor in the Department of History with a special interest in racial ideologies in 19th century Cuba. Top
Saul Sosnowki
Sosnowski, Saúl
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office: 4215 Jiménez Hall
e-mail: sosnowsk@umd.edu
Saúl Sosnowski is professor of Latin American literature and culture as well as senior advisor at the Office for International Initiatives at the Graduate School. In addition to Latin American-Jewish literature, his research has centered on issues of civil education, democracy, conflict management, and cultural politics with a focus on Latin America. Top
Nelly Stomquist
Stromquist, Nelly
Department: College of Education
Office: 2211 Benjamin Building
e-mail: stromqui@umd.edu
Nelly Stromquist is professor of international education policy in the College of Education. Her research focuses on gender issues, adult literacy and social movements, and the impact of globalization on education, particularly on the professoriate. She was awarded the 2012 Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professorship by the Swedish Research Council. Top
Deierdre Williams
Williams, Daryle
Department: History
Office: 2125 Taliaferro Halll
Phone: 301-405-0061
e-mail: daryle@umd.edu
Daryle Williams is the director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History and associate director of the Hispanic American Historical Review. His primary fields of study are Brazil and Modern Latin America. Top
Zambrana, Ruth
Department: Women's Studies
Office: 2101D Woods Hall
e-mail: rzambran@umd.edu
Ruth Enid Zambrana is professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, and adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. Zambrana's work focuses on the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nativity, and structural inequality with a focus on mental and physical health/well-being of marginalized and minority communities. She is the author of Latinos in American Society: Families and Communities in Transition (Cornell University Press, 2011) and editor of The Magic Key: The Educational Journey of Mexican Americans from K-12 to College and Beyond (University of Texas Press, 2015). Top

Emeritus and Former UMD Faculty

Herman Daly
Daly, Herman
Department: Government and Politics
e-mail: hdaly@umd.edu
Herman Daly is professor emeritus of Public Policy specializing in sustainable development. Formerly Daly was a senior economist at the World Bank, engaged in environmental operations in Latin America. Top
James Dietz
Dietz, James
Department: Biology
e-mail: jmdietz@umd.edu
James Dietz was the Associate Director of the Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Graduate Program and professor in the Department of Biology. For the past 20 years, Dr. Dietz has been studying the behavioral ecology of golden and golden-headed lion tamarins in southeastern Brazil. Top
González, Nancie
Department: Anthropology
e-mail: ngonzalz@umd.edu
Nancie González is professor emerita of Anthropology with a focus on social anthropology, urbanization, agricultural development, complex societies, and conflict management in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially Guatemala. Top
William John Hanna
Hanna, William John
Department: Urban Studies and Planning
Office: 1226 Architecture Building
e-mail: bhanna@umd.edu
William John Hanna was a professor in the Urban Studies & Planning Program with research interests in neighborhoods and small communities. He studied a working-class neighborhood in Mexico in 2000 and conducted research in Langley Park, a local suburb with predominately Latino residents. Top
Kunen, Julie
Department: Anthropology
e-mail: j.kunen@verizon.net
Julie Kunen is a forestry advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID. She has research interests in ecological anthropology, development, and archaeology. Top
Carlos Manduley
Manduley, Carlos
Department: Economics
Carlos Manduley was a visiting professor and special assistant to the Dean of the College of Education, on a two-year Federal government interchange leadership assignment. His work interests include: Latin American and Latino/a and international education, diversity/multicultural education and organizational leadership. Top
Jose Emilio Pacheco
Pacheco, José Emilio
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
email: jep@umd.edu

José Emilio Pacheco is professor emeritus of Spanish. He also is a Mexican poet, essayist, translator, novelist, and short story writer regarded as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the twentieth century. He has taught literature at UNAM, as well as the University of Maryland, the University of Essex, and many other institutions in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Top
Graciela Palau de Nemes
Palau de Nemes, Graciela
Department: School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Graciela Palau de Nemes is professor emerita of Spanish and recipient of the Great Cross of Alfonso X. Top
Heleni Pedersoli
Pedersoli, Heleni
Department: Library
e-mail: pedersol@umd.edu
Heleni Pedersoli is Librarian Emerita for Western European and Latin American studies and specializes in Brazil. Top
Puentes-Markides, Cristina
Department: Anthropology
e-mail: puentesc@paho.org
Cristina Puentes-Markides was a faculty research assistant in the Department of Anthropology with an interest in sociocultural anthropology, community health and development, health care, and women in developing nations, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. Top
William Rivera
Rivera, William
Department: College Agriculture and Natural Resources
e-mail: wr@umd.edu
William Rivera is professor emeritus of Agriculture and Resource Economics and an expert in agricultural knowledge and information systems with field and consulting experience in Bolivia, El Salvador, Paraguay, Guatemala, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Top
Rodrigo Soares
Soares, Rodrigo
Department: Economics
Rodrigo Soares was professor in the Department of Economics specializing in development economics, health and population economics, corruption, institutions, and crime. Top
Mary Kay Vaughan
Vaughan, Mary Kay
Department: History
e-mail: mkv@umd.edu
Mary Kay Vaughan is professor emerita of History specializing in Mexico and its cultural, gender, and educational history. Top
Warren, J. Benedict
Department: History
Benedict Warren is Professor Emeritus of History specializing in colonial Mexico. Top
Wright, Winthrop
Department: History
e-mail: win@umd.edu
Winthrop Wright is professor emeritus of History focused on modern Latin America and the Caribbean. He has held three Fulbright Lectureships at universities in Venezuela. Top
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