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Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies

Edna Acosta-Belen and students.

Faculty Members

Distinguished Professor

Edna Acosta BelenEdna Acosta-Belén, Ph.D., Columbia University
Hispanic Caribbean literature and cultural history; U.S. 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 LevyDaniel 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. For more information
CONTACT: Dlevy@uamail.albany.edu
518/ 442-5177



Jeanette AltarribaJeanette 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. For more information.
CONTACT: Ja087@cnsunix.albany.edu
518/ 442-5004


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


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


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


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


Colbert I.NepaulsinghColbert 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

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


Glyne GriffithGlyne Griffith, Ph.D. University of the West Indies, Mona
West Indies literature; literature, ideology and culture
CONTACT: ggriffith@albany.edu



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


Gilbert ValverdeGilbert Valverde, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Educational politics, policy analysis in Latin America; comparative education policy studies: Chile, Peru, and Central America. For more information
CONTACT: Valverde@albany.edu
518/ 442-5089


James W. WessmanJames W. Wessman, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jaliscan ethnography; agrarian systems in Mexico and Puerto Rico; Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information
CONTACT: Wessman@albany.edu
518/ 442-4892


Assistant Professors

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


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


Fernando LeivaFernando 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


Patricia de Santana PinhoPatricia de Santana Pinho
Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Afro-Brazilian culture; cultural studies; globalization and culture; toursim, culture and identities
CONTACT: ppinho@albany.edu


LACS Associate and Bibliographer

Dr. Jésus Alonso-RegaladoDr. Jésus Alonso-Regalado

I currently serve as the bibliographer for Latin American, Caribbean , and U.S. Latino Studies.

My research interests focus on Latin American cinema (both films and documentaries). Within this field, I am particularly interested in the interaction and exchange between Latin America and other regions of the world, such as the United States, Spain, and Portugal .

From a library perspective, I am interested in the design of specialized information literacy courses where students are exposed to new resources, services, and searching techniques. I also feel that encouraging students to apply critical-thinking skills during the research process (defining topics for research, searching on the Internet, etc.) is vital to their learning experience. I encourage students to use high-quality information sources that provide various perspectives on particular topics. This kind of information is not always apparent to our students. To this end, I continually evaluate new research resources in all formats and explore new ways to expose students to materials from other countries, independent publishers, organizations, international institutions, and those in other languages.

Office Administrator

Librada Pimentel-BrownLibrada Pimentel-Brown, Empire State College, SUNY

More information.
CONTACT: Bebe@albany.edu



Please send questions or comments to: geninfo@uamail.albany.edu

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