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  • Latin American/Latino Studies
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Cara Gabriel

Cara Gabriel

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Assistant Professor

Cara Gabriel has worked as a theatre practitioner throughout Vermont, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the Washington, DC, area. Directing credits at American University include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Machinal, The Hundred Dresses, Skin, The Cher... [More]

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202-885-3410
CAS - Performing Arts


Carolyn Gallaher

Carolyn Gallaher

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Associate Professor

I do research in two distinct areas—organized violence by non-state actors and urban politics In the first area, on which I have spent more time, I examine the politics, internal dynamics, and patterns of violence of militias, paramilitaries, privat... [More]

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202-885-1827
SIS-School of Intl Service


William Gentile

William Gentile

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Journalist in Residence

Bill Gentile is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker at American University, where he brings 30 years of field experience and professional contacts to the next generation of communica... [More]

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202-885-2663
SOC - School of Communication


Chip Gerfen

Chip Gerfen

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Professor and Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures

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202-885-2385
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Agustina Giraudy

Agustina Giraudy

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Assistant Professor

Professor Giraudy's book, Democrats and Autocrats (Oxford University Press, 2015), explores the multiple pathways towards subnational undemocratic regime continuity within democratized countries. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal... [More]

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202-885-1610
SIS-School of Intl Service


Louis Goodman

Louis Goodman

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Professor and Dean Emeritus, SIS

Louis Goodman carries out research on social change and politics in Latin America and in Asia. His current research focuses on public goods, regional alliances and development. He has published widely on civil-military relations in Latin America, on ... [More]

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202-885-1603
SIS-School of Intl Service


T. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

T. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

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Assistant Professor

Prof. Graddy researches global environmental and agricultural policy and politics. A broadly trained cultural geographer and political ecologist, she is currently writing a book on agricultural biodiversity conservation methods and the epistemologies... [More]

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202-885-6269
SIS-School of Intl Service


Ludy Grandas

Ludy Grandas

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Professorial Lecturer

Ludy Grandas’ research interests include issues of national identity in Latin America and in the Hispanic communities in the U.S. Her teaching interests include the Studies of Culture in Latin America, the Studies of Culture in Hispanic populations i... [More]

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202-885-2434
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Sonya Grier

Sonya Grier

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Associate Professor

Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current research investigates the relationship between marketing ... [More]

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202-885-1971
KSB - Marketing


Austin Hart

Austin Hart

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Assistant Professor

Austin Hart is Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods and Coordinator of the Graduate Methods Program at SIS. He specializes in political campaigns and public opinion around the world, particularly in Latin America. He analyzes the television ad... [More]

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202-885-1640
SIS-School of Intl Service


Consuelo Hernandez

Consuelo Hernandez

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Associate Professor

Professor Consuelo Hernández teaches courses on 20th century Latin American Literature, Poetry, Central America, Colombia and Afro-Latin America. She has around 50 publications in prestigious journals. Professor Hernández has published works such as ... [More]

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202-885-2345
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Eric Hershberg

Eric Hershberg

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Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

Eric Hershberg is Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and Professor of Government at American University. From 2007-2009 he was Professor of Political Science and Director of Latin American Studies at Simon Fraser University,... [More]

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202-885-6172
Centr Latin Amer Latino Stud


Karen Knee

Karen Knee

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Assistant Professor

I grew up in Charleston, SC, and the happy days I spent at the beach gave me a lifelong love of the water. I left home to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at Brown University, and after graduation I worked as a cook, lab tech, freelance journ... [More]

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202-885-1093
CAS - Environmental Science


Alan Kraut

Alan Kraut

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University Professor

Alan M. Kraut is University Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member of the School of International Service. He is also a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. Currently, he is the President of the Organization of America... [More]

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202-885-2410
CAS - History


William LeoGrande

William LeoGrande

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Professor

Professor of Government and a specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, Professor LeoGrande has been a frequent adviser to government and private sector agencies. He has written five books, including Our Own ... [More]

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202-885-6234
SPA - Government


Clarence Lusane

Clarence Lusane

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Professor

Dr. Clarence Lusane is a full Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, m... [More]

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202-885-1674
SIS-School of Intl Service


Edward Maguire

Edward Maguire

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Professor

Ed Maguire is a Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. He has held previous positions at George Mason University, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the United Nations. Professor... [More]

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202-885-2769
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


Christian Maisch

Christian Maisch

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Christian J. Maisch teaches in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Dr. Maisch served as Associate Dean of the Washington Semester Program, Washington Professional Development, and the School of Professional & Extended Studies from Janu... [More]

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202-895-4928
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Margarita Marin-Dale

Margarita Marin-Dale

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

A native of Bolivia, Prof. Marin-Dale’s doctoral studies focused on corporate and international law. In recent years, her attention has turned to social issues concerning the indigenous peoples of South America, and she presently serves as a human ri... [More]

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202-885-2325


Juliana Martinez

Juliana Martinez

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Martínez specializes in the representation of violence in Latin America in both film and literature, focusing primarily in the work of Colombian novelist Evelio Rosero. She also works on gender studies and queer theory within the Latin Amer... [More]

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202-885-2586
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Daniel Masis

Daniel Masis

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Daniel Masis-Iverson returns to the School of International Service from the School of Political Science at the University of Costa Rica. Dr. Masis-Iverson also holds a JD from the University of Costa Rica.

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202-885-1692
SIS - School of International Service


Sarah Menke-Fish

Sarah Menke-Fish

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Director, University College and Learning Communities and Assistant Professor

Sarah Menke-Fish is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a master teacher in the School of Communication. She serves as associate director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, launched and directs Discover the World of Communi... [More]

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202-885-2098
SOC - School of Communication


Jeffrey Middents

Jeffrey Middents

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Associate Professor

Professor Middents studies and teaches film and world literature, specifically focusing on Latin American narratives from the 1960s to the 1980s, and serves as the advisor to the Cinema Studies minor. His film-oriented courses cover a wide range of c... [More]

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202-885-2979
CAS - Literature


Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

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Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, A... [More]

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202-885-2140
CAS - Philosophy and Religion