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