Affiliated Faculty

Nikhil Bilwakesh, Department of English
Ph.D. The City University New York
Studies Cuban translations of Walt Whitman

Elliot Blair, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Research focuses on population aggregation and identity in the American Southeast

Ian Brown, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. Brown University
Specializes in the Native Americans of the southeastern United States

Steven Bunker, Department of History
Ph.D. Texas Christian University
Research interests in Mexican History, especially in the areas of modernity, material culture, consumption, as well as cultural economic and business history

John Clark, Department of Biological Sciences
Ph.D. George Washington University
Research emphasizes biodiversity through field and lab-based approaches and has conducted biodiversity research projects throughout the New World Tropics (especially Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba)

Teresa Cribelli, Department of History
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Research interests in technological innovation in Brazil, Brazilian international relations, and Brazilian modernization

William Dressler, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Focuses on culture theory, community studies, research methods, and especially the relationship between culture and disease risk

Isabelle Drewelow, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Research interests include second language acquisition, foreign language learners’ stereotypes and beliefs, foreign language teachers’ attitudes and beliefs, the teaching of culture in the foreign language classroom, and the integration of technology in language learning/teaching

Richard FordingDepartment of Political Science
Ph.D. Florida State University
Research interests include public policy; state politics; race, ethnicity, and politics

Hilary GreeneDepartment of Gender and Race Studies
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest include Nineteenth Century African American experience in slavery and freedom, African American memory, post-emancipation African American education in the Americas

Michael Innis-Jiménez, Department of American Studies
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Latinos/Latinas in the U.S.; U.S. social, cultural, and labor history, the American West; race and ethnicity in the Americas

Constance Janiga-Perkins, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. Indiana University
Colonial women writers of Latin America

Heather Kopelson, Department of History
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Explores gender and race in the Atlantic World

Steve Kosiba, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Anthropological archeologist who specializes in the politics of ancient states, with emphasis on the formation of the Inka polity in the Peruvian Andes

Lisa LeCount, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles
Latin American archaeologist who specializes in pre-Columbian pottery

David Meek, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D.  University of Georgia
Focuses on the relationships between public policies, economic incentives, and educational processes within an agrarian reform settlement in the Brazilian Amazon.

Richard MegrawDepartment of American Studies
Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Sports in America, the Great Depression; modern American society and culture; public art; and emphasizes the place of Mexico and the contributions of Mexican-Americans and other Latinos in the history of the American West

Marie-Eve Monette, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Interested in Latin American Cinema

Sarah Moody, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
Studies modernismo, women’s writing, and gendered aesthetics in Latin America’s nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Erin O’Rourke, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Studies intonation, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology, and languages in contact

Kathryn Oths, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. Care Western Reserve
Medical anthropologist with an area specialization in Latin America

Michael Picone, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. Sorbonne
Research encompasses an assortment of lexicological, phonological, and language-contact topics, as well as contemporary and historical profiles of language use in Louisiana, in Alabama and elsewhere

Juan Ponce-Vázquez, Department of History
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Research interests include Latin American History, Spanish Caribbean History, Race and Slavery in Spanish American, and Atlantic History

Ignacio Rodeño, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Researches U.S. Latino, Caribbean, and Mexican literature and cultures, Hispanic autobiography and narratives of the self, literary theory, and transatlantic studies

Jenny Shaw, Department of History
Ph.D. New York University
Research interests include the Atlantic World, the early modern English Caribbean, race and slavery in the Americas, and approaches to the archive

Jennifer Shoaff, Department of Gender and Race Studies
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Research interests include the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in transnational contexts, specifically in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Afro-Latino/a United States

Michael Steinberg, Department of Geography
Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Works on the ecology and geography of endangered species in Central America and the U.S. Southeast

Karina VázquezDepartment of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. University of Florida
Specializes in the twentieth/twenty-first centuries in Latin American literatures, particularly Southern Cone

Lesley Jo WeaverDepartment of Anthropology
Ph.D. Emory University
Specializes in biocultural medical anthropology, epidemiology, diabetes, and depression in Brazil and India

Fred Whiting, Department of English
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Specializes in twentieth century American literature and culture and critical theory

Emily Wittman, Department of English
Ph.D. Princeton University
Research and teaching interests include international modernism, the practice of theory and translation

William Worden, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. Brown University
Director of Spanish Programs

Metka Zupancic, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Ph.D. Strasbourg University
Explores myth and spirituality in the contemporary novel