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Below is a list of UWM faculty with research/teaching interests in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. For a new, interactive site that is searchable by country, discipline or key word please click here: http://clacs.sois.uwm.edu/


Arrow Affiliated Regional Faculty

 

Aborampah, Osei-Mensah (Emeritus)
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: Afro-Caribbean families; women and development in black societies of the Americas and Africa
Country Interests: Caribbean
mensah@uwm.edu

Barganier, George
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: Political economy of race, postcolonial theory, coloniality of power, critical social theory, social movements, Black consciousness
Country Interests: Suriname, Haiti and Cuba
barganie@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/barganier.cfm

Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick (Emeritus)
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: religion, gender and class issues in the African Diaspora; intellectual paradigms; comparative culture
Country Interests: Haiti, Brazil, African Diaspora
pbs@uwm.edu

Berardo, Ramiro
School of Freshwater Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Water policy, conflict over access to and use of natural resources, policy networks, social movements and social capital
Country Interests: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay
berardo@uwm.edu
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/berardo/www/

Bird-Soto, Nancy
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: women writers, gender studies, US Hispanic literatures and cultures, creative writing
Country Interests: Puerto Rico, US, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain
birdsoto@uwm.edu

Blasini, Gilberto
Department of English
Research/Teaching Interests: Latin American film and issues of identity
Country Interests: Caribbean
gblasini@uwm.edu

Brodwin, Paul
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: Haitian Diaspora studies
Country Interests: Haiti, Guadeloupe
brodwin@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/anthropology/faculty/brodwin.cfm

Cameron, Barry
Department of Geosciences
Research/Teaching Interests: igneous petrology, volcanology
Country Interests: Guatemala
bcameron@uwm.edu

Cárdenas, Brenda
Department of English
Research/Teaching Interests: Poetry writing; performance art; interdisciplinary arts; U.S. Latina/o literature, especially contemporary poetry
Country Interests: The Latina/o United States, Mexico
cardenab@uwm.edu

Clough, Cindy
Department of Occupational Science and Technology
Research/Teaching Interests: Occupational Therapy, K-12 education / special education, disability, and diversity
Country Interests: Haiti
clough@uwm.edu

Conceição, Simone
Department of Administrative Leadership
Research/Teaching Interests: distance education; online strategies for teaching and learning
Country Interests: Brazil
simonec@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~simonec/

Davies Cordova, Sarah
Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Research/Teaching Interests: 19th to 21st century literatures in French; colonial and post-colonial literatures and cultures
Country Interests: Francophone Caribbean: especially Guadeloupe, Haiti and Martinique
cordovas@uwm.edu

Davis-Benavides, Christopher
Department of Visual Art
Research/Teaching Interests: ceramic sculpture; cross cultural experience; aesthetic
interposition of cultures
Country Interests: Peru
cdavisb@uwm.edu

Day, Michael
Department of Geography
Research/Teaching Interests: karst landscapes and their conservation in Belize and the
Caribbean 
Country Interests: Belize, Caribbean
mickday@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geography/faculty/day.cfm

Deal, Raoul
Department of Visual Art
Research/Teaching Interests: sculpture, installation art, cross-cultural activities and the creation of art in community settings
Country Interests: Mexico
rgdeal@uwm.edu

Ehlinger, Timothy
Department of Biological Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Sustainable development; restoration ecology and community-based watershed planning
Country Interests: Costa Rica
ehlinger@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/biologicalsciences/facultystaff/ehlinger/index.cfm

Ferreira, César
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: contemporary Latin American novel; Latin American popular culture; Peruvian literature
Country Interests: Mexico, Peru, Southern Cone
cferr@uwm.edu

Ferro, Simone
Department of Dance
Research/Teaching Interests: movement; African diasporic dance
Country Interests: Brazil
sferro@uwm.edu

Figueroa, Enrique
Roberto Hernández Center
Research/Teaching Interests: Demographics of U.S. Latinos; the immigrant experience; socioeconomic conditions of U.S. Latinos
Country Interests: Mexico
figueroa@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/rhc/about_us/about_the_director.cfm

Fraiser, Margaret
Department of Geosciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Paleoecology
Country Interests: Argentina
mfraiser@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geosciences/faculty/fraiser.cfm

Galvao, Loren
College of Nursing
Research/Teaching Interests: international/global health; reproductive health; HIV/AIDS
Country Interests: Brazil, Latin America
lgalvao@uwm.edu

Gunderman, Karen
Department of Visual Art
Research/Teaching Interests: ceramic sculpture; comparative pottery making 
Country Interests: Ecuador, Peru
kmg@uwm.edu

Handelman, Howard (Emeritus)
Department of Political Science
Research/Teaching Interests: democratization; political economy
Country Interests: Mexico, Southern Cone, Andean countries

Hanlon, Donald
Department of Architecture
Research/Teaching Interests: formal structure of architecture
Country Interests: Mexico, Costa Rica
dhanlon@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/SARUP/faculty/hanlon.htm

Hernández, Kimberly
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: Immigration and ethnic history; labor and working-class history; urban history; the American Southwest
Country Interests: U.S. and its interaction with Mexico and the Pacific Rim
hernandk@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/history/faculty/hernandez.cfm

Hewitt, Jeanne
Department of Nursing
Research/Teaching/Consultation: Children's environmental health; epidemiology (studying the health of populations); "environmental public health" in the U.S. and Latin American and Caribbean countries
Country Interests: Latin America, US
jbhewitt@uwm.edu

Höbel, Gerlinde
Department of Biological Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: behavior ecology; animal communication; evolutionary biology; amphibians and reptiles
Country Interests: Costa Rica, Panama
hoebel@uwm.edu

Hudson, Jean
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: forager adaptations; ecological and evolutionary models; zooarchaeology; ethnoarchaeology
Country Interests: Peru
jhudson@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~jhudson/

Isbell, John L.
Department of Geosciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Clastic sedimentology; stratigraphy
Country Interests: Argentina
jisbell@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~jisbell/

Izquierdo, René
Department of Music
Research/Teaching Interests: classical guitar; Afro-Caribbean and Latin American guitar styles
Country Interests: Cuba
Rene_izquierdo@yahoo.com

Kahl, Jonathan
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Atmospheric sciences; air pollution
Country Interests: Mexico
kahl@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~kahl

Kaster, Jerry
School of Freshwater Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Aquatic Ecology
Country Interests: Mexico
jlk@uwm.edu
http://www.anilith.com

Kilwein Guevara, Mauricio
Department of English
Research/Teaching Interests: Spanish for social work; health policy; social welfare; aging
Country Interests: Costa Rica
maurice@uwm.edu

Kitchen, Diane
Department of Film
Research/Teaching Interests: 16 mm filmmaking
Country Interests: Peru
dkitchen@uwm.edu

Leone, Leah
MALLT – Graduate Program in Translation
Research/Teaching Interests: Jorge Luis Borges; translation and gender; translation and narrative
Country Interests: Transatlantic; Latin America
leh@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/translation/faculty/leone.cfm

Lopez Rios, Michelle
Department of Theatre
Research/Teaching Interests: voice and dialect coach, actor, director; Latin
American/Latino theatre studies
Country Interests: Latina/o U.S., Mexico
lopezi@uwm.edu

Mamalakis, Markos (Emeritus)
Department of Economics
Research/Teaching Interests: poverty, mobility, inequality and social and economic justice
Country Interests: Chile
mamalaki@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~mamalaki/

McCaw, R. John
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: ritual and religion in Spanish and Latin American literature
Country Interests: Latin America
rjmccaw@uwm.edu

McClure, Daniel
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: comparative social movements; comparative ethnic studies; identity and community formation; race in the Americas
Country Interests: Latin America and the Caribbean
mcclured@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/mcclure.cfm

McGuinness, Aims
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: 19th century Latin America; development of the Pacific world
Country Interests: Panama
smia@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/history/faculty/mcguinness.cfm

Méndez-Santalla, Isabel
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: Spanish language teaching; Spanish for the professions
Country Interests: Latin America
zam@uwm.edu

Mirosa, Oriol
Department of Sociology
Research/Teaching Interests: globalization, environment, water, development, social movements, governance
Country Interests: Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil
mirosa@uwm.edu
http://www.mirosa.org/

Munson, Ethan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research/Teaching Interests: multimedia documents; human-computer interation; object-oriented programming; digital documents
Country Interests: Brazil
munson@cs.uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/ceas/faculty_profiles/EMunson.html

Paugh, Katherine
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: Health and healing in the early modern Atlantic world; the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in the early modern Atlantic world; the early modern Caribbean; colonial and revolutionary America
Country Interests: Caribbean
paugh@uwm.edu

Pitt, Kristin E.
Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature
Research/Teaching Interests: gender, race, sexuality and nationalism in 19th and 20th Century literature
Country Interests: Latin America, Caribbean and North America
kepitt@uwm.edu

Pucci, Sandra Liliana
Department of Linguistics
Research/Teaching Interests: Bilingualism, second language acquisition, heritage language development
Country Interests: Central America, Argentina, US
pucci@uwm.edu

Rapoport, Amos (Distinguished Emeritus)
Department of Architecture
Research/Teaching Interests: culture and environment
Country Interests: Latin America
rapoport@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/SARUP/faculty/rapoport.htm

Rarey, Matthew Francis
Department of Art History
Research/Teaching Interests: African-inspired religions in the Americas; Black Atlantic visual culture; Race, slavery, and visual representation
Country Interests: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti
rarey@uwm.edu
http://uwm.edu/arthistory/people/rarey-matthew/

Rei-Doval, Gabriel
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: sociolinguistics; Galician Studies; historiography of linguistics; applied linguistics
Country Interests: Galician diaspora, Latin America, US
reidoval@uwm.edu

Ricigliano, Robert
Department of Communication/Peace Studies
Research/Teaching Interests: international negotiation and mediation
Country Interests: Colombia
robr@uwm.edu

Rios, Alvaro Saar
Department of Theater
Research/Teaching Interests: Playwriting; Ethno-drama; U.S. Latino Theatre; Texas/Mexican folklore
Country Interests: Mexico (before the Mexican Revolution)
riosa@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/theatre/facultystaff/alvarosaarrios/

Rodríguez, Joseph
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: Latino/a social movements
Country Interests: Mexico, US
joerod@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/history/faculty/rodriguez.cfm

Rodríguez, Rafael
Department of Biological Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Behavioral ecology of insects and spiders, sexual selection
Country Interests: Costa Rica
rafa@uwm.edu
http://www.preferencefunctions.org/

Rodríguez-Luis, Julio (Emeritus)
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: Spanish-American modern narrative
Country Interests: Spanish-America
jrluis@uwm.edu

Ruggiero, Kristin
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: medicine and law in 19th century
Country Interests: Argentina
ruggiero@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/history/faculty/ruggerio.cfm

Schnitzer, Stefan
Department of Biological Sciences
Research/Teaching Interests: Plant community ecology (esp. of lianas); tropical and temperate forest dynamics and regeneration; exotic and native plant invasion into native communities
Country Interests: Costa Rica, Panama
s1@uwm.edu

Sherman, R. Jason
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: Archaic states; political and economic organization; archaeological method and theory; landscape archaeology; GIS; ceramic analysis; Mesoamerica
Country Interests: Mexico
shermanr@uwm.edu

Shin, Heeju
Department of Sociology
Research/Teaching Interests: social inequality, gender and family, social demography, health, labor markets, Latin America
Country Interests: Mexico, Peru, Latin America
shin2@uwm.edu

Smith, Robert
Department of History
Research/Teaching Interests: African Diaspora Studies
Country Interests: Brazil, West Africa, South Africa
smithrs@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/history/faculty/smith.cfm

Snyder, Gil
Department of Architecture
Research/Teaching Interests: Women's and Girl's Shelter and Clinic for victims of domestic abuse; indigenous knowledge in architecture and building; art of architectural detailing and the ecology of materials; environmental sustainability and green building; hyperdensity, urban morphology, and the post-industrial city
Country Interests: Malawi, Peru, France
gsnyder@uwm.edu

Sommers, Jeffrey
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: Africology, political economy, and public policy
Country Interests: Haiti, Caribbean
sommerjw@uwm.edu

Song, Sooho
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Research/Teaching Interests: The effects of cultural differences on politeness behavior in Korea (Asia), Latin America, and the US
Country Interests: Latin America
sooho@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/fll/faculty/song.cfm

Sotomayor, M. Estrella
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: language teaching strategies; Spanish for the professions
Country Interests: Latin America
mes4@uwm.edu

Sousa, Sandra
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: Colonialism and post-colonialism; race relations in Mozambique; war, dictatorship and violence in contemporary Portuguese and African literature; feminine writing in Portuguese, Brazilian and African literature.
Country Interests: Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African countries
sousa@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/spanish/faculty/sousa.cfm

Suárez-Felipe, Ester
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: language teaching strategies; Spanish American culture
Country Interests: Latin America
ester@uwm.edu

Sugiyama, Natasha Borges
Department of Political Science
Research/Teaching Interests: comparative politics, social policy, and gender politics
Country Interests: Brazil
sugiyamn@uwm.edu

Sziarto, Kristin
Department of Geography
Research/Teaching Interests: Geographies of social movements, immigrant activism, political theory, cities and citizenship, urban public health, gender, sexuality, and urban space
Country Interests: México, Colombia and U.S. Latina/o
sziarto@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geography/faculty/sziarto.cfm

Tapia, Javier
Department of Educational Policy & Community Studies
Research/Teaching Interests: cultural anthropology; bilingual/bicultural education; Latino studies
Country Interests: Mexico, US
jtapia@uwm.edu

Terando, Lorena A.
Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Research/Teaching Interests: 19th century Latin American literature; contemporary Latin American and US Latina women writers; translation theory and practice
Country Interests: Mexico
terando@uwm.edu

Vélez, William
Department of Sociology
Research/Teaching Interests: Persistence and success in higher education; high school attrition; Latinos in the U. S.; race and ethnic relations
Country Interests: Puerto Rico
velez@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/sociology/faculty/velez.cfm

Villamil, Laura P.
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: Urbanization and ancient cities; archaic states;landscape archaeology; archaeological method and theory; archaeology and nationalism in modern Latin America; ceramic analysis
Country Interests: Mesoamerica; Latin America
laurav@uwm.edu

Walter, Gilbert (Emeritus)
Department of Mathematics
Research/Teaching Interests: statistics
Country Interests: Latin America
ggw@uwm.edu
people.uwm.edu/~ggw/

Washabaugh, William (Emeritus)
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: linguistic anthropology; Creole studies; sign language studies; music; nationalism 
Country Interests: Caribbean
wash@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/anthropology/faculty/washabaugh.cfm

Wellin, Edward (Emeritus)
Department of Anthropology
Country Interests: Latin America

Wheatley, Kathleen
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Research/Teaching Interests: structure of Spanish-diachronic evolution and synchronic (dialect) variation
Country Interests: Latin America
wheatley@uwm.edu

Winkler, Erin
Department of Africology
Research/Teaching Interests: African American families and communities; race and place (nationally and internationally); childhood and adolescence
Country Interests: U.S. and Brazil
winkere@uwm.edu

Wood, W. Warner
Department of Anthropology
Research/Teaching Interests: Museum studies and public anthropology, expressive and material culture, globalization and transnational processes, environmental cultures and histories, tourism, ethnicity and identity, practice theories, and qualitative methodologies
Country Interests: Mexico and United States
woodw@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/anthropology/faculty/wood.cfm