Faculty

Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
781-736-3222 Brown Social Science Center, 204

Expertise: Visual anthropology, documentary/ethnographic filmmaking, Latin America, indigeneity, capitalism, the senses.

Jerónimo Arellano
Jerónimo Arellano
Program Chair; Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
Department of Romance Studies
781-736-3231 Rabb Graduate Center, 238

Expertise: 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American literature, Colonial Latin America, screenwriting, comparative media.

Gregory Childs
Gregory Childs
Assistant Professor
Department of History
781-736-2291 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 105

Expertise: African diaspora studies, Latin American and Caribbean history, critical theories (race, social, legal), history of psychiatry, alterity and difference, philosophy of history and historiography, Atlantic world history, graffiti and hip-hop studies.

M. Cristina Espinosa
M. Cristina Espinosa
Associate Professor
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-7660 Heller-Brown Building, 110159

Expertise: Gender, culture and sustainable development/conservation; Gender, livelihoods and social differentiation; Globalization gender and livelihoods; indigenous peoples and ethnicity in development; ethnic spirituality and health.

Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Professor
Department of Anthropology
781-736-2218 Brown Social Science Center, 220

Expertise: Economic anthropology, mining and resources, anthropology of finance, materiality.

Ricardo Godoy
Ricardo Godoy
Professor of International Development
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-2784 Heller-Brown Building, 153

Expertise: Acculturation, inequality, social capital, econometrics, research design, Bolivia, indigenous peoples, native Amazonians, panel studies, randomized controlled trials.

Charles Golden
Charles Golden
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
781-736-2217 Brown Social Science Center, 206

Expertise: Archaeology of complex societies, modern contexts of archaeological research, Mesoamerica, the Maya.

James Mandrell
James Mandrell
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies
Department of Romance Studies
781-736-3215 Rabb Graduate Center, 130

Expertise: Modern and contemporary Spanish and comparative literature, film, and culture; US film and popular culture.

Wellington W. Nyangoni
Wellington W. Nyangoni
Professor
Department of African and African American Studies
781-736-2091 Kutz Hall, 133

Expertise: Economic development of Africa, Comparative Third World political economy.

Lucía Reyes de Deu
Lucía Reyes de Deu
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Department of Romance Studies
781-736-2692 Shiffman Humanities Center, 118

Expertise: Latin American Literature and Culture, specializing in gender studies and feminist analyses of Latin American texts, and literature and culture of Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile (1884 to 1930).

Fernando Rosenberg
Fernando Rosenberg
Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
Department of Romance Studies
781-736-3209 Shiffman Humanities Center, 109

Expertise: Modern and contemporary Latin American literatures and cultures; comparative literature, film and visual culture.

Laurence Simon
Laurence Simon
Professor of International Development and Director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Department of South Asian Studies
781-736-4148 Heller-Brown Building, 160

Expertise: Philosophy of development, political/cultural and population geography, psychological and cultural barriers to poverty alleviation, agrarian reform, project planning and implementation, organizational management, post-harvest technology transfer, social exclusion and emancipatory development, qualitative evaluation, higher education curriculum design and governance.

Faith Lois Smith
Faith Lois Smith
Associate Professor
Department of African and African American Studies and Department of English
781-736-2094 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217

Expertise: African and African American literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature.

Alejandro Trelles
Alejandro Trelles
Assistant Professor
Department of Politics
781-736-2748 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 111

Expertise: Comparative study of public institutions, elections and electoral boundary delimitation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies
Department of Anthropology
781-736-2223 Brown Social Science Center, 203

Expertise: Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, complex societies, writing systems, material culture, comparative aesthetics, Mesoamerica.

Faculty Emeriti

Silvia M. Arrom
Silvia M. Arrom
Professor Emerita
Department of History
Olin-Sang American Civilization Center

Expertise: Latin America, women's history, social history, specializes in Mexican history. Teaches on Latin American history, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latinos in the United States.

Donald Hindley
Donald Hindley
Professor Emeritus
Department of Politics
Golding Judaica Center

Expertise: Comparative politics, Southeast Asian and Latin American politics.

Ibrahim Sundiata
Ibrahim Sundiata
Professor Emeritus
Department of African and African American Studies and Department of History
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities

Expertise: Africa: social history, slavery, African diaspora, Afro-Brazil.