Contributing Faculty

Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Assistant Professor of Music
Interests: Afro-Colombian Musics; Pacific coast, music and political movements; Ethnomusicology

Margaret Boyle

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

Nadia V. Celis

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
Chair of Romance Languages Department
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
Director of Latin American Studies Program
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
Interests: Connections between environmental change, cultural ideas, social inequality, and urban development

Marcos F. Lopez

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Stephen J. Meardon

Assistant Professor of Economics
Interests: International finance, Latin American economics

Laura Premack

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies

Joseph Tulchin

Adjunct Lecturer in Latin American Studies (fall semester)

Krista E. Van Vleet

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

Associate Professor of Romance Languages
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

Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History
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

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

Enrique Yepes

Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Interests: Contemporary Latin American poetry; literature ethics; ecocriticism; ekphrasis; Latin American history of ideas

Department Coordinator

Jean M. Harrison
Department Phone: (207)325-3217
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 research