Contributing Faculty

Margaret Boyle 
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Interests: Theater, narrative and culture of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America; gender and sexuality studies

Nadia V. Celis  Associate Professor of Romance Languages; Director of Latin American Studies Program
Interests: 20th and 21st century Latin American, Hispanic Caribbean and Latino Literature; feminist theories and criticism

Elena M. Cueto Asin
Professor of Romance Languages
Interests: Spanish film; Spanish Civil War; Spain-Latin America relationships; Narratives of travel and urban spaces; Modern theater

Gustavo Faveron Patriau
Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Interests: 19th and 20th century Andean and Southern Cone literature; early postcolonial and 20th century Latin American political/intellectual history

Matthew Klingle
Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies; Director of Environmental Studies Program
Interests: Connections between environmental change, cultural ideas, social inequality, and urban development

Marcos F. Lopez
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Irinia Popescu
Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies

Jay Sosa
Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Marcio Siwi
CFD Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies

Sebastian Urli
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Hispanic Studies

Krista E. Van Vleet
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Department
Interests: Gender, family in Latin America; religion and globalization; narrative, performance and identity; state and family violence; Andean region

Hanétha Vété-Congolo
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Interests: Psychoanalytic approaches to literature, literature and philosophy, Francophone Women’s literature from West Africa and the Caribbean

Susan E. Wegner
Associate Professor of Art History
Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Pre-Columbian
Interests: Domestic and political imagery, art in Peru, images of Saints

Allen Wells (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History
Latin America, Caribbean
Interests: Modern Mexico; history of commodities; colonial and modern Latin America; Jewish Studies

Carolyn Wolfenzon
Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Interests: Historical novels in Latin America, dictatorship and political violence in Latin America, Mexican literature and film

Department Coordinator

Jean M. Harrison
Department Phone: (207)725-3217
Department Fax: (207) 798-7031

Research Associate

Janice Jaffe
Research Associate in Latin American Studies
Interests: Translation and translation studies; Latino immigrants to US; medical interpretation for Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic; Community-based teaching and research