Carlos de la Torre

Director · University of Florida

Carlos De la Torre is an expert in Latin American populism from a global perspective and in racism and citizenship in the Americas.

Racism and Citizenship in the Americas Populism Latin American Studies Democratization Authoritarianism

Robert Walker

Professor · University of Florida

Robert Walker is a human geographer with training in statistics and economics who studies land cover change processes.

Land Change The Amazon Latin American Studies Land Use Change Modeling Geospatial Analysis and Techniques

Tanya Saunders

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Tanya Saunders is interested in the ways in which the African Diaspora, throughout the Americas, use the arts as a tool for social change.

Sociology of Culture Social Identity Latin American and Caribbean Studies Comparative Sociology African Diaspora Studies

Heather Chiero

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

Welson Tremura

Professor/Associate Director · University of Florida

Welson Tremura specializes in ethnomusicology, including folk religion, technology and interdisciplinary projects, and world music.

Music and Religion (Folk Catholicism), Samba, and Bossa-Nova Portuguese Language (Culture, Politics, and Identity) Musicology Latin American Studies Business in Latin America (Management, Law, and International Consulting)

Jennifer L. Eich

Professor of Modern Languages and Literature - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Colonial Spanish-American Conventual Writings 19th-Century and Contemporary Mexican Narratives and Poetry Latin American and Latina/O Women Writers

Christopher L. Busey

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Christopher Busey’s research broadly examines the intersection of race and education.

Intersections of African American and Afro-Latinx Racial Thought in Education Educational Activism and Policy for Afro-descendant Communities Afro-Latin History and Citizenship Education Latin American Studies

Rebecca Hanson

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Rebecca Hanson conducts research on participatory democratic neighborhood experiments and police militarization.

Venezuelan Politics Socialism Political Theory Latin American Studies Citizen Security and Policing

Frances (Jack) Putz

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Frances "Jack" Putz applies science to real-world problems related to ecosystem management and conservation.

Plant Ecology Indonesian Consevation Issue Economic Botany Applied Ecology Florida Natural History

Martha Kohen

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Martha Kohen is an expert in sustainability in built environment resilience, smart buildings/cities and sustainable architecture and design.

Latin American Studies Storm Preparation Coastal Erosion Urban Design Sea Level Rise

John Stepp

Associate Professor · University of Florida

John Stepp conducts conservation research on the persistence, change and variation of traditional ecological knowledge.

China Biocultural Diversity Indigenous Peoples Issues Latin American Studies Ethnobotany

Brian Gendreau

Clinical Professor · University of Florida

Brian Gendreau is an expert in the Latin American business environment.

Latin American Business Environment Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Latin American Studies International Finance Investment Strategy

Nicholas Vargas

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Nicholas Vargas’ research is driven by questions about racialization and racial boundaries.

Racial Classification Racial Stratification Interpersonal Networks Latin American Studies Immigration

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an art historian specializing in art of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, especially that of colonial Peru.

Art and History of Ancient and Colonial Latin America Latin American Studies

Pedro A. Sanchez

Research Professor · University of Florida

Pedro Sanchez studies how soils in tropical regions can be managed and improved to increase food production.

Pesticide and Waste Management Latin American Studies World Hunger Food Security Tropical Soils

Heather Vrana

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Heather Vrana's research explores student and social movements, Central America, disability and history of medicine and nationalisms.

Youth and Childhood Social and Student Movements Latin American Studies Disability

Paul Ortiz

Director · University of Florida

Paul Ortiz works in the fields of African American history, Latino studies, Social Movement Theory, U.S. history and documentary studies.

Unites States South Social Movement Theory Labor Studies African Diaspora African American History

Lillian Guerra

Professor · University of Florida

Lillian Guerra is an expert on Cuban and Caribbean history.

Latino Culture & Politics in the U.S. Caribbean History Latin American Studies Caribbean Diasporas and Caribbean History Central American and Caribbean Immigration

Louis A. Pérez, Ph.D.

J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History. Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Pérez’s principal research interests center on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean, with a research emphasis on Cuba.

Cuba Cuban Revolution Caribbean Studies Latin American Culture

Amelia Kiddle

Associate Professor, Department of History · University of Calgary

Dr. Kiddle is Associate Professor of Spanish American history and the Coordinator of Latin American Studies at the University of Calgary.

Spanish American History Latin America Mexican History