CLALS | Affiliated Faculty

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  • Latin American/Latino Studies
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Kristin Velleman Maloney

Kristin Velleman Maloney

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Kristi Velleman holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University.She began instructing Spanish at American during her graduate studies in 2003 and teaches Elementary and Inte... [More]

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202-885-2344
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Phyllis Peres

Phyllis Peres

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Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Phyllis Peres is Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. As Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Peres works closely with all aspects of faculty policies, actions and contracts, mentorship and development, workload oversight, and faculty recog... [More]

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202-885-3777
Provost, Office of the


Randolph Persaud

Randolph Persaud

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Associate Professor

Dr. Persaud is the author and editor of books, articles, and journals, and is currently working on a study of the nuances of American hegemony.

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202-885-1757
SIS-School of Intl Service


Adrienne Pine

Adrienne Pine

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Assistant Professor

Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, and Egypt. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, she argues that the symbolic violence resultin... [More]

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202-885-1845
CAS - Anthropology


Arturo Porzecanski

Arturo Porzecanski

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Distinguished Economist in Residence

Dr. Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a la... [More]

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202-885-1602
SIS-School of Intl Service


Anthony Quainton

Anthony Quainton

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Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.

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202-885-1669
SIS-School of Intl Service


Peter Redvers-Lee

Peter Redvers-Lee

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Peter Redvers-Lee works in international development, researching the interplay between structural changes, the environment, and the everyday economic lives of people in the Global South. He is interested in how changes affect livelihoods, agency, an... [More]

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202-885-6321
SIS-School of Intl Service


Cathy Schneider

Cathy Schneider

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Associate Professor

Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on social movements, collective violence, policing, criminal justice, immigration and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include the books Police ... [More]

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202-885-1666
SIS-School of Intl Service


Ana Serra

Ana Serra

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Associate Professor

Author of The New Man in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), Serra's research and teaching dwells on the relationship between politics, aesthetics and ideology in Latin America, particularly during the era that started with the Cuban... [More]

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202-885-2384
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Robert Sicina

Robert Sicina

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Executive in Residence

Professor Sicina has 30 years of experience in senor executive positions at Citibank, American Express and various entrepreneurial endeavors. He worked for thirteen years in Latin America for Citibank, where he served as Country Manager of Colombia a... [More]

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202-885-1858
KSB - International Business


Manuel Suarez

Manuel Suarez

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Economist in Residence

Throughout a professional career that spans over 35 years, Professor Suárez-Mier successively combined working in the financial system and Foreign Service of Mexico as well as for transnational financial institutions, with teaching economics at the T... [More]

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202-885-6576
SIS-School of Intl Service


Matthew M. Taylor

Matthew M. Taylor

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Associate Professor

Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, working most recently at the University of São Paulo, where... [More]

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202-885-2474
SIS-School of Intl Service


Ximena Varela

Ximena Varela

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Director, Arts Management Program

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and sustainable development. She has worked with and ad... [More]

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202-885-3883
CAS - Performing Arts


Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

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Associate Professor

Dr. Vidal-Ortiz's scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, and religion, and is interdisciplinary. Aside from the award winning book The Sexuality of Migration, and current completion of his book manuscript about sexual minorities in... [More]

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202-885-2443
CAS - Sociology


Nuria Vilanova

Nuria Vilanova

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Assistant Professor and Associate Dept Chair, World Languages & Cultures

Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part... [More]

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202-885-2393
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Brenda Werth

Brenda Werth

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Associate Professor

Brenda Werth's research interests include Latin American theatre, performance, documentary film, memory studies, and translation. She is author of the book Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina (Palgrave 2010); co-editor (with Paola ... [More]

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202-885-1449
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Paul Winters

Paul Winters

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Professor

Professor Winters’ research interests include impact evaluation of development projects, rural poverty, migration and remittances, fertility, cash transfer programs in developing countries, rural livelihood strategies, tourism and smallholder agricul... [More]

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202-885-3792
CAS - Economics


Gloria Young

Gloria Young

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Associate Professor

(Gloria A.) Gay Young has a longstanding focus on gender and development (GAD) which has led her to study a range of issues, including the nature and consequences of women’s labor force participation in neo-colonial societies – in Mexico, in particul... [More]

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202-885-2254
CAS - Sociology


Joseph Young

Joseph Young

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Associate Professor

Professor Young's interests relate to the cross-national causes and consequences of political violence. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles across academic disciplines, including political science, economics, criminology, and internation... [More]

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202-885-2618
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology