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Faculty

Gregory Acevedo, Graduate School of Social Service, (PhD, Bryn Mawr), Associate Professor

Salvador Acosta, History, (PhD, Univ. of Arizona), History of Latinos in the United States; social impact of the development of the Southwest; social and cultural experiences of Latinos since 1846

O. Hugo Benavides, Interim Director of LALS, Sociology and Anthropology, (PhD, CUNY Graduate Center), Social theory; historical and national production; sexuality and identity; Latino politics; Latin America

Susan Berger, Political Science, (PhD, Columbia), Latin American politics; gender and women’s movements in Latin America; Guatemala

Daniel Contreras, English, (PhD, Stanford), Modern American, comparative and post-colonial literatures

Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Stanford), Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean literatures and cultures; gender and sexuality; queer diasporas; New York in Latino literature and film, and the writings of José Lezama Lima

Emilio Estela, Adjunct Instructor of Latin American and Latino Studies, (JD, Cornell), Assistant District Attorney, New York County District, estelae@dany.nyc.gov

Carl Fischer, Interim Associate Director of LALS, Latin American film, visual culture, and literature, (PhD, Princeton), Popular culture; translation studies; queer studies; and critical theories of politics and economics

Miguel Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, (PhD, UCDavis), Mexican Literature and Cinema, Twentieth Century; Representations of science and technology in Mexican culture; Mexican Science Fiction

Greta Gilbertson, Sociology and Anthropology, (PhD, Texas-Austin), Immigration; gender; race and ethnicity; citizenship

Lisa Gill, Adjunct Instructor of Latin American and Latino Studies

Carolina Gonzalez, Adjunct Instructor of Latin American and Latino Studies

Sarah Grey, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, (PhD, Georgetown), Psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and cognitive psychology

Javier Jiménez-Belmonte, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Columbia), Medieval and early modern Spanish literature

Carey Kasten, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Columbia), 20th-century Spanish theater, film and novel; Golden Age theater

Rafael Lamas, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, NYU), Comparative studies of music and literature; theories of memory; the tension between inherited identities and paradigms of action

Michael Lee, Theology, (PhD, Notre Dame); Christology; soteriology; Christian spirituality; Latin American theology (particularly liberation theologies); U.S. Latino/a theology

Sara Lehman, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Boston University), Colonial Latin American literature

Luz Lenis, Associate Dean, Fordham College, (PhD, SUNY-Albany), Spanish for high oral proficiency speakers

Héctor Lindo-Fuentes, History, (PhD, Chicago), Latin America; Central American economic history; history of education

Gioconda Marún, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires) Modernismo; 19th and 20th Century Latin American literature; interrelations of English journalism and Hispanic literature; globalization and literature

Ronald Méndez-Clark, Associate Professor of Spanish, (PhD, Princeton)

Yuko Miki, Assistant Professor of History, (PhD, New York University), Iberian Atlantic World; Latin America; Brazil; African Diaspora; Slavery and Emancipation; Indigenous Societies; Race Relations and Racial Thought; Race, Citizenship, and Nation-Building; Law, Gender, and Violence

Barbara Mundy, Art History and Music, (PhD, Yale), Colonial Latin America; indigenous art created in the Spanish colony, especially in New Spain; cartography in the early modern period, and the role of collections in pre-Columbian art history

S. Elizabeth Penry, History, (PhD, Miami), Colonial Latin America; cultural history; indigenous peoples; Early Modern Spain

Rose M. Perez, Graduate School of Social Service, Assistant Professor, Acculturation and Ambiguous Loss of Homeland on well-being

Julio Ramos, Distinguished Visiting Adjunct Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies

Mónica Rivera-Mindt, Psychology, (PhD,Nebraska), Neurologic disorders; cross-cultural neuropsychology;the effects of sociocultural factors on cognitive test performance

Clara Rodríguez, Sociology and Urban Studies, (PhD, Washington), Race and ethnicity; media studies; Latino studies; labor markets, migration; urban and regional studies

Orlando Rodríguez, Sociology and Anthropology, (PhD, Columbia), Criminal justice processes; program evaluation research; mental health of minority and migrant populations

Cynthia Vich, Modern Languages and Literatures, (PhD, Stanford), 20th-century Latin American literature; Avant Garde culture and Indigenismo, Peruvian literature and culture, women writers, urban studies

Luisita Torregrosa, Instructor of Communications and Media Studies, Columnist for the International Herald Tribune, former editor at The New York Times, Adjunct Instructor at Columbia University and author of the critically acclaimed memoirs, Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love & Revolution and The Noise of Infinite Longing