Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Service Professor
Edna Acosta-Belén, Ph.D., Columbia University
Hispanic Caribbean literature and cultural history, Latino literature and cultural history, cultural studies, women's studies, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
Daniel Levy , Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Higher education politics and policy in Latin America, Mexican politics: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Costa Rica.More information
Jeanette Altarriba, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Second language acquisition, social cognition, language and culture: U.S. Latinos. Prof. Altarriba currently serves as Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. More information.
Christine E. Bose, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Women and development, political economy, social stratification, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. More information
Ray Bromley , Ph.D., Cambridge University
Planning, megacities: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. More information
Max Lifchitz, Ph.D., Harvard University
Musicology, Music of the Americas, composer, piano performer. More information.
Colbert I.Nepaulsingh, Ph.D., University of Toronto
English-speaking Caribbean literature and culture, colonial literature, Iberian Medieval and Golden Age literature: Spain, and the Caribbean, transatlantic studies.
Louise M. Burkhart, Ph.D., Yale University
Historical ethnography, Aztec civilization: Mexico, and Spain. More information
José E. Cruz, Ph.D., City University of New York, CUNY
Urban politics, and U.S. Latino policy issues: Puerto Rico. More information.
James W. Wessman, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jaliscan ethnography, agrarian systems in Mexico and Puerto Rico: Mexico and Puerto Rico. Prof. Wessman currently serves as Interim Chair of this department. More information
Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez, Ph.D., University of Miami
Latin American and international comparative development, international migration.
Susan Gauss, Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook
Industrialization and development in modern Latin America
Fernando Leiva, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Latin American economic development, political economy and political economy of gender.
Blanca M. Ramos, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Mental health, acculturation, gerontology, and domestic violence. More information.
Gilbert Valverde, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Educational politics, policy analysis in Latin America, comparative education policy studies: Chile, Peru, and Central America. More information
LACS Associate and Bibliographer
Librada Pimentel-Brown, Empire State College, SUNY