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Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies


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.
CONTACT: Eab@cas.albany.edu
518/ 442-4719

Distinguished Professor

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
CONTACT: Dlevy@uamail.albany.edu
518/ 442-5177


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.
CONTACT: Ja087@cnsunix.albany.edu
518/ 442-5004

Christine E. Bose, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Women and development, political economy, social stratification, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. More information
CONTACT: C.bose@albany.edu
518/ 442-4670

Ray Bromley , Ph.D., Cambridge University
Planning, megacities: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. More information
CONTACT: R.Bromley@albany.edu
518/ 442-4766

Max Lifchitz, Ph.D., Harvard University
Musicology, Music of the Americas, composer, piano performer. More information.
CONTACT: lifchitz@cnsunix.albany.edu
518/ 442-4092

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.
CONTACT: Nepaulsi@albany.edu
518/ 442-4658

Associate Professors

Louise M. Burkhart, Ph.D., Yale University
Historical ethnography, Aztec civilization: Mexico, and Spain. More information
CONTACT: Burk@cas.albany.edu
518/ 442-4706

José E. Cruz, Ph.D., City University of New York, CUNY
Urban politics, and U.S. Latino policy issues: Puerto Rico. More information.
CONTACT: Conga@albany.edu
518/ 442-5377

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
CONTACT: Wessman@albany.edu
518/ 442-4892

Assistant Professors

Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez, Ph.D., University of Miami
Latin American and international comparative development, international migration.
CONTACT: Caribe@albany.edu
518/ 442-4172

Susan Gauss, Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook
Industrialization and development in modern Latin America
CONTACT: Sgauss@albany.edu
518/ 437-3977

Fernando Leiva, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Latin American economic development, political economy and political economy of gender.
CONTACT: Fleiva@albany.edu
518/ 442-4891

Blanca M. Ramos, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Mental health, acculturation, gerontology, and domestic violence. More information.
CONTACT: Ramos@csc.albany.edu
518/ 442-5365

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
CONTACT: Valverde@albany.edu
518/ 442-5089

LACS Associate and Bibliographer

Office Administrator

Librada Pimentel-Brown, Empire State College, SUNY

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CONTACT: Bebe@albany.edu


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