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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Sam Handlin

Associate Professor of Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter Hall 308
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107
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Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Interdisciplinary Programs

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 107 Interdisciplinary Programs
Debbie Sloman

Program Committee

Elaine Allard

Associate Professor

Educational Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8635
  2. Pearson Hall 203
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Diego Armus

Professor

Co-chair

History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8094
  2. Trotter 220
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm,
    & by appointment

Interests: Latin America, urban, diseases, migrations, social and cultural history

Diego Armus

Alejandra Azuero-Quijano

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8110
  2. Kohlberg 242
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Mondays, 12:30- 1:30pm, in person
    Thursdays, 12:30- 1:30pm, via Zoom

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Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair

Peace & Conflict Studies

Latin American & Latino Studies

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8163
  2. Kohlberg 339
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues and Thurs: 2:30pm-4:00pm and by appointment.

    Please make an appointment for office hours to avoid waiting a long time at www.swarthmore.edu/officehours.

    Calendar name is Nanci Buiza.

Interests: Latin American literature, Central American and Mexican cultural studies, U.S. Latino/a studies, and diasporic and transnational community formations.

Nanci Buiza

Désirée Díaz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Program Coordinator, Black Studies Program

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg 338
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    1:30pm - 2:30pm (or by appointment)

Interests: Latin American literature and cultural studies, Caribbean literature and visual culture, US Latino/a studies, film studies, performance studies, popular and material culture, urban studies. 

Désirée Díaz

Sam Handlin

Associate Professor of Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter Hall 308
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Department of Spanish

Arts & Humanities Division Chair

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8016
  2. Kohlberg 343
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    (Please schedule an appointment in advance at wase.swarthmore.edu)

Interests: Latin American Cultural Studies, LGBT studies and queer theory, Southern Cone and Brazilian literatures, Latin American cinema.

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Edwin Mayorga

Associate Professor, Chair

Educational Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6154
  2. Pearson Hall 204

Roberto Vargas

Interim Head of Research & Instruction

Research Librarian for Humanities + Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6107
  2. McCabe Library 120
Roberto Vargas

Affiliated Faculty

Paloma Checa-Gismero

Assistant Professor of Art History

On leave Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5671
  2. Beardsley 203

José-Luis Machado

Associate Professor

Ecology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8562
  2. Singer 401

Research: Invasive species and plant physiological ecology of temperate and tropical ecosystems

James Padilioni

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6268
  2. Parrish 227W
James Padilioni

Salvador Rangel

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-4823
  2. Kohlberg 245
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Tuesdays, 4:30- 6:30pm, in person or via Zoom
     

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