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Africana Studies
Evelyn Julmisse
 Acting Director of the Africana Studies Program,  
 J.D.CUNY Law, 1988: Africa & African American 
 Caribbean issues.
Felicia Madimenos
 Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Oregon,
 2011: market integration and health in South
 American indigenous peoples, human biology,
 female reproductive ecology, energetics.
John Collins
 Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Michigan,
 2003: Semiotics, cultural heritage and development,
 historical anthropology, nationalism and the state,
 Brazil, the Andes, race in Latin America.
Kevin K. Birth
Professor, Ph.D. University of California at San Diego, 1993: Peoples of the Caribbean and cultural writing. 
Ramona L. Perez
  Instructor, Ph.D. New York University, 2009: Food
  habits, kinship and life history in the U.S. Mexico 
  borderlands, urban curanderismo, food justice. 
Timothy Pugh
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2001: Maya architecture, spatial analysis, ritual, social memory, cultural contact.
​Juan Luis Rodriguez ​Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2011: Linguistic Anthropology, Semiotics, Amazonian Ethnography, Politics, Gift Giving, Language and Materiality, Discourse Analysis Venezuela.
Comparative Literature
Christopher Winks
Associate Professor, Ph.D. New York University. Comparative modernisms with particular emphasis on Caribbean and Latin America literature and African-American studies.
Zadia Feliciano
Associate Professor. Ph.D. Harvard University. Labor Economics, International Economics, Economic History.

Jesse M. Vázquez
Professor and Chair of Educational & Community Programs, PhD, New York University, 1975: Psychology and Education.

Lillian Moncada-Davidson

Associate Professor of Secondary Education & Youth Services, PhD, Columbia University, 1990: Sociology and Education.
Hispanic Languages &  Literatures
Nora Glickman
Professor, Ph.D. New York University, 1978: Spanish and Latin American studies.
Irma Llorens
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Princeton University, 1992: Spanish American literature, contemporary Spanish and Mexican short stories, nationalism and independence in 19th-century Spanish American Literature.
Juan Caamano
Undergraduate Advisor, Assistant Professor: Hispanic Literature in Translation. 
Maria Mercado
Adjunct Lecturer, Hispanic Literature Studies.
Miguel Perdomo
Adjunct Lecturer, Spanish American Literature and Hispanic Literature Studies.
Amy Chazkel
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Yale University: Latin American history, Brazil, comparative slavery, crime and justice in Latin American and urban History.
Mary Gallagher
Adjunct Professor, Latin America, colonial & revolutionary period: History of Latin America to 1825.
Linguistics & Communication Disorders
Eva M. Fernández
Associate Professor, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning. Ph.D., 2000, CUNY Graduate Center. Bilingualism, psycholinguistics and instructional Technology.
Elizabeth Ijalba
Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator, Bilingual Literacy Research Lab, Ph.D., 2007, CUNY Graduate Center. Communication disorders, impact of bilingualism on disorders of communication and literacy.
Political Science
Jorge A. Alves
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Brown University, comparative politics, specifically on issues of federalism, intergovernmental relations, state capacity construction and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Latin American and Brazil.
Judith Kimmerling
Professor, J.D. Yale University. Environmental law and politics, law and implementation, international development and human rights, the politics of Amazon rain forest development, energy law and politics.
Anahi Viladrich
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Columbia University. Gender and reproductive health in Latin America, immigration, culture and health in the US and abroad. 
​Carmenza L. Gallo
​Associate Professor, PhD, Boston University, 1985: Sociology of Developing Countries.
Mauricio A. Font
​Professor, PhD, University of Michigan, 1983: Sociology of Developing Countries.
Sujatha Fernandes
Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2003: Hip hop culture; neoliberalism; state-society relations; urban public space; and the role of culture in social movements.


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