Faculty

Please note that the following list of affiliated faculty is organized by primary discipline:

Africana Studies

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Glover, Kaiama L.  Francophone Caribbean literature with focus on Haiti; French and Afrian studies; comparative literature; and human rights. France; Haiti.
Martin, Jospeh Paul Human rights in the developing world; human rights education. Mexico; Brazil.

Anthropology

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Azenha, Gustavo S.  Development and socioenvironmental politics in Brazil; historical and contemporary interrelations between environmental, indigenous, and economic development policies; politics of inequality and the role of civil society and social movements in public policy dynamics;  politics of sustainable development, public health, and education & technology. Brazil; Venezuela.
D’Altroy, Terence  Archaeology; politics and economics of complex societies;  epistemology of imperial formations; empires; Incas; applied analytical and archaeometric methods. Peru; Argentina; Mexico.
Gregory, Steven The formation and reproduction of social hierarchies and political identities in the United States and in the Caribbean. Dominican Republic.
Lomnitz, Claudio  History; political anthropology; cultural history. Mexico; Brazil.
Orlove, Ben Climate change adaptation; environmental anthropology; human response to glacier retreat in mountain regions; water management and governance; natural hazards and disaster risk reduction; urban sustainability. Peru.
Scott, David Colonialism and postcolonialism in the Caribbean. Brazil; Caribbean
Taussing, Michael History of slavery; colonialism and state fetishism. Colombia; Venezuela; Pacific Coast; Mexico; France.

Art History & Archaeology

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Alberro, Alexander  History of Modern and Contemporary art (1860s-present); history of Photography (1820s-present); history of Latin American art Caribbean art (20th and 21st centuries); critical Theory. Uruguay; Argentina; Brazil; Venezuela; Cuba; United States; France; Germany; Italy; United Kingdom; Switzerlans; Spain.
Pasztory, Esther The art of Mesoamerica; art theory; Andean art and architecture. Mexico; Andean Region.

Business

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Fraiman, Nelson  Institutionalizing quality improvement and the retailing; consulting and process industries with application to Latin America. Uruguay; Argentina.
Guzman, Jorge Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurial Strategy focusing on the economics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy, and entrepreneurial strategy.  Founding member of the Startup Cartography Project, a project that aims to measure the geographic distribution of entrepreneurship for the whole United States. Guatemala; Mexico
Guzman, Martin Macroeconomics and Development; Sovereign Debt; Argentina’s economy Argentina; Puerto Rico
Wolfenzon, Daniel Corporate finance and organizational economics; control sharing in small firms; the effects of investor protection on ownership concentration; structure of business groups around the world. Latin American region

Cinema Studies/Film

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Peña, Richard  Interaction of Latin American filmmakers with general trends in world cinema such as realism, modernism, and the impact of digital technology. Brazil; Argentina; Cuba; Spain.

Economics

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Best, Michael Carlos Economics of the public sector; tax evasion; state capacity; corruption Argentina; Brazil; Mexico; Peru; El Salvador;  Paraguay
Calvo, Guillermo Macroeconomic policy in Latin America; capital flows. Argentina; Mexico.
Calvo, Sara Economic development of Latin America; emerging markets; macroeconomic and financial policies. Argentina; Bolivia; Costa Rica; Panama.
Dye, Alan Economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean; business organization and microeconomics; innovation and political economy; prerevolutionary Cuba and the United States. Argentina; Cuba; the Caribbean.
Fishlow, Albert Economic history and Brazilian economy; trade and finance. Brazil.
Ocampo, Jose Antonio Macroeconomic policy in Latin America; economic history; trade; development economics. Colombia.
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco International economics and economics of education. Puerto Rico; Argentina; Dominican Republic; Colombia; El Salvador.
Soares, Rodrigo  Development economics; health; demographic and labor economics; economics of crime. Brazil.
Uribe, Martín  International macroeconomics; monetary economics; business cycle theory; the Argentine economy. Argentina
Urquiola, Miguel  Economics of Education, with a focus on understanding how schools and universities compete, and how they form reputations for quality.  It also covers how parents and students select educational providers, and the consequences such choices have on sorting and labor market outcomes. Chile; Bolivia; Colombia; Romania; United States.
Verhoogen, Eric  Industrial development; firms; innovation; productivity; trade; industrial policy; labor markets in developing countries; process of quality upgrading; technology adoption, and productivity estimation. Mexico; Colombia; Chile; Brazil; Pakistan; Tunisia.

Education

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Comitas, Lambros Understanding of maritime communities in the West Indies; community structure and rural education in Bolivia; education and change in the Creole Caribbean; occupational multiplicity; migration; education in the developing world; drugs and society. Barbados; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Bolivia; Greece; the former Soviet Republic of Georgia; Andorra; the Canary Islands.
Cortina, Regina Gender equity and education among girls and women in Latin America; the education and employment of teachers; public policy and education in Mexico and Latin America; educational attainment among Indigenous children and the poor in Latin America; the schooling of Latin American-born students in the United States. Mexico; Peru; Bolivia.
Crowley, Catherine  Speech-language pathology; bilingual education. Bolivia; Colombia; Ghana; Ethiopia.
Friedrich, Daniel  Curriculum studies and teacher education in a comparative perspective. Argentina; Chile; United States.
Limerick, Nicholas  Linguistic anthropology; anthropology of education; social movements and the state; urban inequality and migration; intercultural bilingual education; language revitalization; Kichwa/Quechua. Ecuador
Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M. Biliteracy of Latino students; the role of Spanish as a linguistic resource for Latino students; Latino children’s literature; Latina women narratives. Puerto Rico.
Russell, Garnett  International and comparative education; education, conflict, and peace-building; refugee education; human rights and citizenship education; gender and education; comparative sociology of education Colombia; Ecuador; United States; Rwanda; South Africa
Souto Manning, Maríana V.  Inequities and injustices in early childhood teaching and teacher education; critically (re)centering methodologies and pedagogies on the lives, values, and experiences of intersectionally minoritized people of color; community-engaged research. Brazil; United States.

English & Comparative Literature

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Negron-Muntaner, Frances Caribbean, Latino, Afro-Latino, and Hemispheric American studies; political theory and theories of revolutions; mass media and new media; art and cultural history; race, gender and sexuality. Puerto Rico; the Caribbean

Environmental Studies

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Adamo, Susana Beatriz  Environmental migration and displacement; social vulnerability and environmental change; dynamics of internal migration in developing countries; rural/urban demography; distribution and net migration; vulnerability and climate variability in Latin America; migration, cities and climate change; land use and population change in Latin American and the Caribbean. Argentina; Chile; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay.
Baethgen, Walter  Improved climate risk management in agriculture, food Security, public health, water, and natural ecosystems. Colombia; Guatemala; Uruguay; Chile; Peru.
Pinedo Vasquez, Miguel  Development and conservation projects in Amazonia; patterns of smallholder management of tropical ecosystems and landscapes. Brazil; Peru.
Small, Christopher Land surface processes, both natural and anthropogenic. Mexico; Panama; Brazil; Ecuador; Peru; Bolivia; Chile.
Uriarte, Maria Forest and landscape ecology, focusing in Latin American tropical regions. Puerto Rico; Costa Rica; Peru; Brazil.

Ethnomusicology

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Ochoa, Ana Maria  Traditional Latin American music and transculturation; literature and cultural policy; the construction of the popular in Latin America. Brazil; Colombia.
Washburne, Christopher  Jazz; latin jazz, Caribbean music, salsa topics. Brazil; Cuba.

Health Sciences

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Carballo-Diéguez, Alex HIV-prevention research in international settings around Latin America and the Caribbean. Puerto Rico; Argentina; Peru; Brazil; Thailand; South Africa.
Duarte, Cristiane S.  Child mental health and disparities. United States; Puerto Rico; Brazil; Mozambique.
Hirsch, Jennifer Social inequality and public health; immigration and health; heealth disparities among immigrant populations. Mexico.
Lantigua, Rafael Minority aging. Dominican Republic.
Martins, Silvia S.  Substance abuse  and psychiatric epidemiology and policies related to substance use; marijuana use; prescription drug use; urban health. Brazil; Uruguay; Argentina; Chile.
Orjuela-Grimm, Manuela  Risk factors for pediatric cancer; dietary folate intake and metabolism; prenatal and toddler diet in central Mexico and in Mexican immigrants in NYC; gene-nutrient interactions; latino immigrant and migrant dietary habits; food insecurity; health disparities. Mexico; Colombia.
Tupe, Debra  Sociology; public health; community based rehabilitation. Cuba; Nicaragua; the Caribbean.
Wainberg, Milton The intersection of HIV prevention and treatment with mental health and substance use; implementation science and global mental health. Brazil; Colombia; Mozambique; Uganda; Zambia; Botswana; South Africa; Malawi; Kazakstan; United States.

History

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Chazkel, Amy Urban humanities, law and society, crime and justice, policing, slavery, abolition, and post-abolition societies in the Atlantic world. Brazil
Coatsworth, John H.  Comparative economic, social, and international history with an emphasis on Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Mexico; Argentina; the Caribbean.
Crahan, Margaret Colonial Latin America institutions, religion and politics; international relations; US policy towards Latin America; human rights, religion and politics; women political prisoners & resistance. Cuba; Argentina; Colombia; Costa Rica; Brazil; El Salvador;  Ecuador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Peru; Uruguay; Spain.
Guridy, Frank Sport history; urban history; history of the African Diaspora in the Americas Cuba
Lightfoot, Natasha Slavery and emancipation in the Caribbean and Atlantic World; the history of the Caribbean from contact to the present; black cultures, identities and politics in the African Diaspora. Antigua & Barbuda.
Milanich, Nara  Modern Latin America; the history of family; gender; childhood; social inequality; state formation; legal history. Chile; Brazil; Argentina.
Moya, José Migration; anarchist movements; Latin American race and ethnicity. Argentina; Cuba.
Piccato, Pablo Social, cultural and political history of Mexico and Latin America; history of crime; history of the public sphere. Mexico.
Pizzigoni, Caterina  Colonial history of Latin America; indigenous populations and the study of sources in Nahuatl; social history; household and material culture; religion and gender. Mexico; Spain; United Kingdom.
Robcis, Camille  Historical construction of norms; intellectual production of knowledge; articulation of universalism and difference in modern French history. Mexico, France

International & Public Affairs

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Nakahodo, SIdney Economic, social, and political development in Brazil; tech startups; entrepreneurship; innovation; space policy. Brazil.
Nelson, Anne Global human rights and freedom of expression; digital media in development. Peru; Dominican Republic; Cuba; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Mexico; Colombia.
Newman, Gray  Contemporary Latin American economic history; institutional investors in the region’s recent history. Mexico; Brazil; Argentina.
Radon, Jenik  Sustainable development of natural resources such as mining, oil and gas; environmental protection; community acceptance and fair sharing. Colombia; Mexico; Peru.
Sabatini, Christopher  Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, democratization, economic development, social inclusion Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil
Sotelino, Fernando International banking and finance; business strategy for financial institutions; banking and capital markets in emerging economies. Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Chile.
Trebat, Thomas  Economic development problems of Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil, but also covering the major economies of the region. Brazil; Chile.

Journalism

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Alarcon, Daniel  Audio and investigative journalism. Peru; Mexico; Honduras; El Salvador; Colombia; United States.
Cabral, Elena The role of Latinos in the news; Director of the Part-Time Program for M.S. students; faculty adviser to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ student chapter at Columbia University United States
Segnini, Giannina  Investigative journalism; data investigative journalism and corruption. Costa Rica
Sotomayor, Ernest  Digital Media; Latin American Initiatives; immigration. United States
Thompson, Ginger  Investigative journalism; drug trafficking/enforcement. United States; Mexico

Law

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Garro, Alejandro Law; Latin American legal systems; comparative law. Argentina; Chile; Uruguay; Brazil.
Greene, Jamal  Constitutional law; Constitutional theory; Comparative constitutional law; First Amendment; Federal courts. United States
Sauvant, Karl  International investment policies. Brazil.

Library

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Graham, Pamela The role of archives in transitional justice; human rights, and memory; web archiving and digital preservation; the Open Access movement in Latin America. The caribbean; Iberia; Latin America.

Political Science

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Daly, Sarah  Armed organizations remilitarization/demilitarization in the aftermath of peace accords; organized crime in Latin America; sub-national variation in insurgency onset and war recurrence; influence of violence in election process. Colombia; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Peru; Mexico; Brazil; Venezuela
Kaufman, Robert Comparative politics with special focus on Latin America. Chile; Brazil; Mexico.
Lagunes, Paul F. Political economy of development; corruption in the subnational governments in the Americas. Mexico; Peru.
Marshall, John  Comparative politics and political economy; elections in developing and developed contexts; study how news consumption, (public and private) performance indicators, levels of education, and social networks shape how voters select politicians. Mexico; Venezuela
Martin, Scott Comparative and global perspectives on labor movements and politics; social welfare policy; political economy of development. Brazil; Mexico.
Moncada, Eduardo Crime; violence; subnational politics; political economy of development. Colombia; Mexico; El Salvador; Guatemala; Ecuador.
Murillo, Maria Victoria Democratic responsiveness to citizens by examining the relationship between citizens, political parties or interest groups; policy outcomes in the emerging Latin American democracies; labor unions; market reforms; privatization; public utility regulation; consumer politics; electoral behavior; party-voter linkages; conflicts associated to the commodities boom; institutional weakness; foreign influence in Latin America. Argentina; Mexico; Paraguay; Venezuela; Chile.
Simon, Joshua  North American and Latin American political thought; revolutions; constitutions; international institutions. Mexico.

Social Work

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Martí Haidar, Yamile  Substance abuse; mental illness; child welfare; coping skills for children and women in crisis or facing adversity; implementation and evaluation of interventions that promote positive mental health in children and women; the role of psychosocial and cultural factors on mental health. Puerto Rico , Jordan

Sociology

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Abascal, Maria  Intergroup relations in diversifying contexts; how White and Black Americans respond to the growth of the Latino population; the relationship between racial/ethnic diversity and cooperation; the racial classification of Latinos in the United States; skin color stratification among Blacks and Latinos. United States
Lu, Yao  Processes and consequences of internal and international migration. China; Mexico; United States.
Sassen, Saskia Social, economic and political globalization; immigration; global cities; terrorism; urban sociology; sociology of transnational processes; technology; dynamics of powerlessness in urban contexts and migration. Argentina.

Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

NAME  RESEARCH INTEREST  REGION
Aguilo-Mora, Francisca  Literary and critical discourse analysis of U.S. Latina narrative; sociolinguistic and ideological aspects of Spanish in the U.S. and Catalan in Spain; Spanish second language acquisition and heritage language teaching from the perspective of sociocultural theory. Spain; United States; Cuba; Puerto Rico.
Alonso, Carlos 19th- and 20th-century Latin American intellectual history and cultural production. Cuba; Argentina.
Alonso-Aparicio, Irene Psycholinguistic approaches to Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. Spain; Germany.
Benezra, Karen 20th Century literature and visual art with an emphasis on the Southern Cone and on critical theory. Argentina; Chile; Brazil
Briggs, Ronald Convergence of education and literary theory in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Americas. Venezuela; Peru.
Castellanos Pazos, José Antonio  Portuguese for Spanish speakers; pedagogy of teaching. Brazil.
Horn, Maja Contemporary Latin American literary and cultural studies with a strong focus on the Hispanophone Caribbean region; gender and sexuality studies. Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic.
Huback, Ana Paula  Cognitive linguistics;  second language acquisition. Brazil; United States; Portugal.
Jimenez, Juan Pablo  Ethnographic and mixed methods approaches to teaching; development of academic literacies in second and foreign language learners; language and culture of New York; Linguistic Landscapes in language teaching. United States
Kimmel, Seth Early modern Iberian literature and culture; histories of secularism and religion; history of the book; history of science; Mediterranean studies. Spain; France; Syria; Israel; Ecuador.
Lee, Ana Paulina Race and racism in Brazil; Asians in the Americas; Brazilian literary and cultural production. Brazil; Japan.
Llopis-Garcia, Reyes  Intersection of cognitive linguistics and second language acquisition for applied linguistic pedagogy in the foreign language classroom. Spain; Germany.
Lozano, María Eugenia Technology as a mediating tool in foreign language teaching; language maintenance/attrition among heritage speakers; identity in second language learners. United States
MacAdam, Alfred  Latin American literature. Latin American region
Mehta, Linn Cary Comparative North and South American literatures; American poetry of the 19th-20th centuries in English, Spanish, and French. Peru; Colombia.
Montaldo, Graciela Cultural studies in Latin America. Argentina.
Nemi Neto, João Queer theory and its ramifications – theoretically and socially – in Brazil; queer pedagogy as an approach to understand normalcy and norms in Foreign Language Teaching. Brazil; United States; Spain.
Perez-Firmat, Gustavo Modern Spanish American literature; Latino literature; comparative literature. Mexico; Puerto Rico; Cuba.
Pérez-Zapatero, Javier  Gender studies in Spain; translation studies; Spanish and Latin American cinema. Spain.
Rios-Font, Wadda Spanish cultural studies 1800-present; culture of the late Spanish Empire 1808-1898. Spain; Puerto Rico.
Romero,  Diana Teaching and learning techniques of Spanish; interactive and community-based instruction and curriculum; language learning beyond the classroom. Colombia.
Rosales-Varo, Francisco  Spanish as a second language. Granada.
Rozencvaig, Perla Latin American literature and culture; Caribbean literature; literature and society; Spanish for the Medical profession. Caribbean; Cuba; Argentina.
Ruiz Fajardo, Guadalupe  Teaching and learning of Spanish as a new language for immigrant communities; mass media and authentic materials in the language classroom; oral interaction and conversation. Spain; Cuba; Colombia; Peru; Equatorial Guinea; United States.
Ruiz-Campillo, Jose Placido Updating the methods of Spanish grammar teaching to a cognitive-operational focus. Granada.