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Program Chair

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Chair, Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies Program
Department of Anthropology
781-736-2223 Brown Social Science Center, 203

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

Academic Administrator

Mangok Bol
Mangok Bol
Academic Administrator
781-736-5900 Mandel Center 129 and 107

Mangok Bol, born in South Sudan, has been a staff at Brandeis University since January 2008. Mangok came to United States in 2001 through the Lost Boys/Girls from Sudan program. He has a BS in business administration from the University of New Hampshire (2006) and MS in finance from Brandeis International Business School (2013). He has been a program administrator for the Mandel Center for the Humanities since 2010 and an academic administrator for LACLS since summer 2020. He was previously a program administrator for International and Global Studies (IGS), 2008-20.

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Brandie Ray Garcia

Brandie Garcia is a current junior double-majoring in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies and Music, but is currently in the process of creating an music-based Independent Interdisciplinary Major based on African-American Music. Outside of academics, Brandie is the publicity manager for Brandeis VoiceMale, a member of the GenOne Board, and an MLK Fellow. As an LACLS UDR, Brandie hopes to attract more people to this flexible yet enriching major and garner more academic interest in race and racism within the Latinx Diaspora. Contact Brandie if you want to know more about Latino non-profits in the Greater Boston area, doing sociology research at Brandeis, queer Latin music, or any of the LACLS requirements.