Core 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
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.

Maria Duran
Maria Duran
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in U.S. Latinx Cultural Studies
781-736-2068

Expertise: Latinx literatures and cultures; Latinx theater and performance; women of color feminisms; critical theory and cultural studies; aesthetics

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

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

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.

Sarah Mayorga
Sarah Mayorga
Associate Professor of Sociology
Pearlman Hall, 111

Expertise: Sociology of race and racism, urban sociology, Latinx sociology, whiteness studies, qualitative methods

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.

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.