Contributing Faculty

Jennifer Baca
CFD Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies.

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

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)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