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Richard Albert

Professor, School of Law


Interests: Constitutional amendment; constitutional design; constitutionalism; Canadian constitutional law; American constitutional law; Caribbean constitutional law

Rosental Alves

Professor and Knight Chair in Journalism, School of Journalism

rosental.alves@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.6851 |
BMC 3.302

Interests: Foreign correspondence; online journalism; communication; freedom of the press

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Eugenio Arima

Associate Professor, Department of Geography & the Environment

arima@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0714 |
RLP 3.416

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University

Interests: Human-environment interactions; land change science; GIS/science; applied quantitative methods

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Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez

Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Department of African & African Diaspora Studies

jarroyo@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.4536 |
BEN 3.120

Education: Ph.D., 1998, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California at Berkeley

Interests: Luso-Brazilian and Afro-Diasporic literatures and cultures; race, gender, and sexuality in colonial and postcolonial societies

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Leigh Boske

Sharpe Centennial Fellowship Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

leigh.boske@mail.utexas.edu |
512.232.4005 |
SRH 3.342

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests: National and international transport policy; international trade; economics; finance; multimodal/intermodal transport planning

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Daniel M Brinks

Associate Professor, Department of Government

danbrinks@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.7252 |
MEZ 3.104

Education: Ph.D., J.D., University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan

Interests: Human rights; law and politics; democracy and democratization; regimes and regime change; state building

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Nicole Burrowes

Assistant Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

nburrowes@utexas.edu |
GWB 3.200D

Interests: Caribbean and Latin American history; Black transnationalism; social movements; women of color organizing; film

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David Cannatella

Professor, Section of Integrative Biology; Associate Director, Texas Memorial Museum

catfish@mail.utexas.edu |
512.232.4862 |
PAT 121A

Interests: Neotropical frogs; relationship of bioinformatics and systematics

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Paola Canova

Assistant Professor, LLILAS and Department of Anthopology

pcanova@utexas.edu |
512.471.2762 |
SAC 5.144

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests: Gender and sexuality; indigeneity; ethics; political ecology

Isabella Cunningham

Ernest A. Sharpe Centennial Professor in Communication and Department Chair, Department of Advertising and IC2 Institute

isabella.cunningham@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.8126 |
BMC 4.338A

Interests: Legal and ethical aspects of advertising and promotional communications; effect of political advertising on youths and minorities

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Elsie Echeverri-Carroll

Sr. Research Scientist, IC² Institute

e.carroll@mail.utexas.edu |
512.475.7811 |
IC2 1.124

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Economics; trade; wage inequalities; economic integration; high-technology clusters; gender issues; women in business

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Zachary Elkins

Associate Professor, Department of Government

zelkins@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.7250 |
BAT 4.120

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Institutional reform; constitutional law; national identity; latin america

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Patience L. Epps

Professor, Department of Linguistics

pattieepps@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.9015 |
CLA 4.736

Education: Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Virginia

Interests: Amazonia; indigenous languages; language documentation; historical linguistics; prehistory

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William Fisher

Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources, Department of Geological Sciences

wfisher@mail.utexas.edu |
512.471.5600 |
JGB 6.130

Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas

Interests: Petroleum exploration and assessment

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Vivian Flanzer

Senior Lecturer & Portuguese Language Program Coordinator and Supervisor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

vflanzer@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.4522 |
MEZ 4.138

Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Teaching culture in the foreign language classroom; language teaching and technology; creation of pedagogical materials; foreign language education methodologies; secondary language acquisition

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Daniel Fridman

Assistant Professor, LLILAS and Department of Sociology

dfridman@utexas.edu |
512.232.4811 |
RLP 3.634

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Economy and culture; consumption; finances and popular culture; neoliberalism; globalization

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Adria Frizzi

Lecturer, Department of French & Italian

adriafrizzi@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.7289 |
HRH 3.112

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Brazilian and Spanish American modern & contemporary literature; translation studies; Latin American literature into film

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Seth W. Garfield

Professor, Department of History

sgarfield@austin.utexas.edu |
512.475.7269 |
GAR 2.120

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Brazilian history; race and ethnicity in Latin America; indigenous policy; comparative frontiers

Lawrence Gilbert

Professor, School of Biological Sciences

lgilbert@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.4705 |
PAT 440

Interests: Behavior, ecology, and evolution of passionvine butterflies (Heliconius)

Diane B Ginsburg

Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy

diane.ginsburg@austin.utexas.edu |
PHR 5.112N

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Pharmacy law; professional ethics

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Lawrence Graham

Professor Emeritus, Department of Government


Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

Interests: Public policy, development policy, and management in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico)

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Frederick G Hensey

Professor Emeritus, Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Interests: Language contact; code switching; translation; interpretation theory

Barbara Hoidn

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture


Interests: Urban design and public infrastructure in North and South America; materiality, construction methods, and social context

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Kristine Hopkins

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

khopkins@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8313 |
CLA 2.620D

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Reproductive health issues in Texas, the U.S.-Mexico border, and Latin America

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Wendy Hunter

Professor, Department of Government

wendyhunter@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.7247 |
BAT 3.138

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Social policy issues in Latin America; politics of education and health reform

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Orlando R. Kelm

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Department of Marketing Administration

orkelm@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.4534 |
MEZ 4.146

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Teaching of foreign language for professional purposes; technology in foreign language education; Portuguese and Spanish phonetics; applied linguistics

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Dale A. Koike

Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

d.koike@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.4508 |
BEN 3.108

Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Interests: Pragmatics; language acquisition; heritage language learning; language variation; Spanish and Portuguese sociolinguistics

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Fernando Luiz Lara

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

fernandolara@utexas.edu |
512.471.0711 |
WMB 4.116B

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Latin American architecture; Latin American urbanism; favelas; sustainability

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Edgardo M. Latrubesse

Professor - Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor

latrubesse@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.1592 |
CLA 3.418

Interests: Geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology, river management, Quaternary of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate/semiarid environments including large aeolian systems and fluvio-aeolian interactions, geo-ecology, geomorphology and global changes, theoretical geomorphology, reorganization of large fluvial systems during the Neogene, interaction between biotic and abiotic components and human impacts on physical geomorphic processes, natural hazards.

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Fernanda Leite

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

fernanda.leite@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.5957 |
ECJ 5.302

Interests: IT for project management' building information modeling; visualization; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; and IT-supported construction safety management

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Lorraine Leu

Associate Professor, LLILAS and Department of Spanish & Portuguese

lorraine.leu@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.8770 |
BEN 3.142; SRH 1.327

Education: Ph.D., King's College, University of London

Interests: Urban Brazil; racialized geographies; visual culture; cultural theory

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Naomi Lindstrom

Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture; Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Co-Director, Gale Collaborative on Jewish Life in the Americas

lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.4936 |
BEN 4.144

Education: Ph. D., Arizona State University

Interests: Gender studies; Jewish studies; online scholarly resources; women's writing

Kathleen S. Mackie

Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing Administration

kate.mackie@mccombs.utexas.edu |
512.288.3115 |
CBA 5.176M

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Marketing; market research; strategic and tactical planning; budget development

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Leticia Marteleto

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

marteleto@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8302 |
CLA 2.708.

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Social demography

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Olivia Mena

Lecturer, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

oliviamena@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.2465 |
GWB 2.334

Education: Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science

Interests: US-Mexico borderlands; sociology; race and ethnicity; postcolonial studies; border theory; border walls; neoliberalism; nationalsim; citizenship; sovereignty

Adele Nelson

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

adele.nelson@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.2362 |
DFA 2.524

Interests: Modern and contemporary art in Latin America; Brazilian art history

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Marcelo J. P. Paixão

Associate Professor, LLILAS and Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

marcelopaixao@utexas.edu |
512.471.2733 |
GWB 3142

Education: Ph.D., 2005, Sociology, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ)

Interests: Race relations and inequalities in Brazil and Latin American; public policies issues and monitoring; models of socioeconomic development; labor market; statistics of race, ethnic, and gender inequality

Rajeev Patel

Research Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

rajpatel@utexas.edu |
SRH 3.225

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: Food systems; peasant movements

Eric R. Pianka

Denton A. Cooley Centennial Professor, School of Biological Sciences

erp@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.7475 |
PAT 125

Education: D.Sc., University of Western Australia

Interests: Population and community ecology; evolutionary ecology; species diversity; historical accident and biogeography; macrodescriptors

David Platt

Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting

david.platt@mccombs.utexas.edu |
512.471.3518 |
GSB 3.126

Francisco Polidoro

Associate Professor, Department of Management

francisco.polidoro@mccombs.utexas.edu |
512.471.9187 |
CBA 4.258

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Knowledge management; social networks; strategic alliances; strategic management; technology and innovation management

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Joseph E. Potter

Professor, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center

joe@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8341 |
CLA 2.620C

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Reproductive health; population; development

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Carlos E. Ramos Scharrón

Assistant Professor, LLILAS and Department of Geography & the Environment

cramos@austin.utexas.edu |
CLA 3.426

Education: Ph.D., Colorado State University

Interests: Land use; soil erosion; water quality; ecosystems; coral reef systems

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Bryan R. Roberts

C.B.Smith Sr. Chair in US-Mexico Relations, Department of Sociology

brr@prc.utexas.edu |
512.232.6329 |
CLA 3.608

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Latin American urbanization and social policy in the late 20th-century

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Sonia Roncador

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Faculty Chair, Brazil Center Faculty Committee

roncador@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.4525 |
BEN 3.132

Education: Ph. D., New York University

Interests: Lusophone literatures and culture; gender and race; questions of servitude, domesticity, and women's education; Brazilian and transatlantic cultural studies

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Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance

roxanne@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.7345 |

Education: MFA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Culturally responsive theater education; Latino/a theater for young audiences

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Nicolas Shumway

Professor Emeritus, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Education: Ph.D.-Spanish Language and Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Spanish-American literature; intellectual history

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Christen Smith

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology

christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8770 |
SRH 1.327

Education: Ph.D., Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests: Blackness; performance; racial formation; violence; Black women and transnational struggle; Black liberation and resistance in the Americas (particularly Brazil and the United States)

Miriam Solis Collins

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

solis@austin.utexas.edu |
SUT 2.120

Interests: Environmental justice; community and economic development; race and the built environment

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Patricia A. Somers

Associate Professor, College of Education

pasomers@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.7551 |
SZB 374B

Interests: Access and persistence in Brazilian higher education; affirmative action and admissions in the U.S. and Brazil; college student persistence in the U.S.

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Chandler Stolp

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

stolp@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.8951 |
SRH 3.384F

Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University

Interests: Social polIcy program evaluation statistics

Joseph Straubhaar

Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communication, Department of Radio-Television-Film

jdstraubhaar@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.5304 |
CMA 5.116

Education: Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Interests: Global media; Brazilian and Latin American television; Brazilian cultural industry and “soft power”; media and Latino migration; the digital divide in the U.S. and Latin America; global television production and flow

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Abigail Weitzman

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

aweitzman@utexas.edu |
512-475-8526 |
RLP 2.708C

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Gender and family demography

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Kurt Weyland

Mike Hogg Professor in Liberal Arts, Department of Government

kweyland@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.7253 |
BAT 4.126

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Democratization; diffusion; social policy; populism; bounded rationality; market reform

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Luis H. Zayas

Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

lzayas@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.1937 |
SSW 2.202

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Family functioning; child-rearing; child and adolescent mental health in Latino families in the U.S. and Latin America

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Pilar Zazueta

Lecturer, LLILAS

pzazueta@utexas.edu |
512.232.2414 |
SRH 1.304.A

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Public policy; food consumption and nutrition; gender

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712