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CLALS | Affiliated Faculty (P-Z)

  1. Randolph Persaud, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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

  2. Adrienne Pine, Associate Professor

    CAS - Anthropology

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

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    (202) 885-1845

  3. Jennifer Poole, Assistant Professor

    SIS - School of International Service

    Professor Poole’s research and teaching interests fall at the intersection of international trade, labor economics, and development economics. With an emphasis on Brazil, her broad research agenda considers the effects of global integration on local … More

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    (202) 885-6689

  4. Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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

  5. Anthony Quainton, Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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.

    Send email to Anthony Quainton

    (202) 885-1669

  6. Cathy Schneider, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on urban politics, comparative social movements, collective violence, urban policing, criminal justice and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications incl… More

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    (202) 885-1666

  7. Ana Serra, Associate Professor

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

    Author of The New Man in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), on representations of model revolutionary identities in Cuban literature, during the formative decade of the Cuban revolution. A second book in preparation, tentatively… More

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    (202) 885-2384

  8. Robert Sicina, Executive in Residence

    KSB - International Business

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

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    (202) 885-1858

  9. Matthew M. Taylor, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, most recently as a member of the faculty at the University of São Paulo, from … More

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    (202) 885-2474

  10. Siri Terjesen, Dean's Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Director, AU Ctr for Innovation

    KSB - Management

    Dr. Siri Terjesen is Dean's Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at American University’s Kogod School of Business and Director of the AU Center for Innovation. Concurrently she is a Professor .2 at the Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøy… More

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    (202) 885-1921

  11. Amelia Tseng, Scholar in Residence

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Amelia Tseng holds her Ph.D and M.S. in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, her M.A. in Spanish linguistics from Arizona State University, and her B.A. in English Honors and Spanish Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College. Dr. Tseng direc… More

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    (202) 885-3098

  12. Ximena Varela, Director, Arts Management Program

    CAS - Performing Arts

    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 culturally sustainable development. She has worked … More

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    (202) 885-3883

  13. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Dr. Vidal-Ortiz's scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, migration and religion, and is interdisciplinary. He coedited two award winning books: The Sexuality of Migration, and Queer Brown Voices, co-authored a book with two former … More

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    (202) 885-2443

  14. Nuria Vilanova, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

    CAS - World Languages and 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

  15. Brenda Werth, Associate Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

  16. Thespina Yamanis, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and structural conditions to health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among vulnerable groups. Her exper… More

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    (202) 885-6562

  17. Joseph Young, Associate Professor and Department Chair, JLC

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    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

  18. Gay Young, Department Chair, Sociology

    CAS - Sociology

    (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