Contributing Faculty

Jennifer Baca
CFD Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies.

Margaret Boyle  (on leave for the fall 2016 semester)
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Nadia V. Celis  (on leave for the spring 2017 semester)
Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Interests: 20th and 21st century Latin American, Hispanic Caribbean and Latino Literature; feminist theories and criticism

Elena M. Cueto Asin
Associate 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

Stephen J. Meardon
Associate Professor of Economics
Interests: International finance, Latin American economics

Krista E. Van Vleet  (on leave for the spring 2017 semester)
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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
Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures Department
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
Director of Art History Division of Department of Art
Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Pre-Columbian
Interests: Domestic and political imagery, art in Peru, images of Saints

Allen Wells
Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History
Director of Latin American Studies Program
Latin America, Caribbean
Interests: Modern Mexico; history of commodities; colonial and modern Latin America; Jewish Studies

Eugenia Wheelwright
Senior Lecturer in Romance Languages
Interests: Spanish pedagogy, Modern Latin American history and politics

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences
Chair of Biology Department
Interests: Savannah Sparrow ecology, plant-animal interactions, tropical ecology and conservation, Boreal Island biology

Carolyn Wolfenzon  (on leave for the 2016-17 academic year)
Assistant 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 Associates

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 researc