Edna 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.
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. For 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. For more information.
Christine E. Bose, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Women and development; political economy; social stratification; Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. For more information
Ray Bromley, Ph.D., Cambridge University
Planning, megacities: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. For more information
Louise M. Burkhart, Ph.D., Yale University
Historical ethnography; Aztec civilization: Mexico, and Spain. For more information
Max Lifchitz, Ph.D., Harvard University
Musicology; Music of the Americas; composer, piano performer. For 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.
José E. Cruz, Ph.D., City University of New York, CUNY
Urban politics and U.S. Latino policy issues: Puerto Rico. For more information.
Glyne Griffith, Ph.D. University of the West Indies, Mona
West Indies literature; literature, ideology and culture
Blanca M. Ramos, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Mental health, acculturation, gerontology, and domestic violence. For 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. For more information
James W. Wessman, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jaliscan ethnography; agrarian systems in Mexico and Puerto Rico; Mexico and Puerto Rico. For 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.
Patricia de Santana Pinho
Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Afro-Brazilian culture; cultural studies; globalization and culture; toursim, culture and identities
LACS Associate and Bibliographer
Dr. 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.
Librada Pimentel-Brown, Empire State College, SUNY