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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Sam Handlin ’00

(he-him-his-himself)

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Latin American & Latinx Studies

Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Trotter Hall 313
  2. Office Hours:

    Wednesday 10am-12pm

Cheryl Sharp

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

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

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies; Administrative Assistant, Temporary, College Art Collection

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman

Program Committee

Elaine Allard

Associate Professor

Director, Teaching & Learning Commons

Educational Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8635
  2. Pearson Hall 203
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Thamyris Almeida

Visiting Assistant Professor

Latin American Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5752
  2. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm, or by appointment

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Diego Armus

Professor

History

Contact

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

    On leave 2023-24

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

Diego Armus

Alejandra Azuero-Quijano

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology-Anthropology

Contact

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

    By Appointment
    Mondays, via Zoom, 1:00-2:00pm 
    Wednesdays, Kohl 242, 4:00-5:00pm

Professor Alejandra Azuera-Quijano

Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Spanish

Spanish

Latin American & Latino Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Contact

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

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30-4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

    Please email Prof. Buiza to make an appointment for office hours.

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

Nanci Buiza

Desiree Diaz

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Comparative Literature

Spanish

Comparative Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg Hall 323
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm (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. 

Nicté Fuller Medina

Visiting Assistant Professor

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6014

Pearson Hall 103

Sam Handlin ’00

(he-him-his-himself)

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Latin American & Latinx Studies

Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Trotter Hall 313
  2. Office Hours:

    Wednesday 10am-12pm

Luciano Martinez

Associate Professor

Division Chair, Arts and Humanities

Spanish

Contact

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

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:20 a.m. -12:20 p.m.

    Office Hours: sign-up in advance here.  

Interests: Latin American literatures and cultures; higher education administration; literary theory; second language pedagogy; LGBTQ+ studies 

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Edwin Mayorga

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Educational Studies

Educational Studies

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

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

Roberto Vargas

Head, Research & Instructional Services

Libraries-Research & Instruction

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6107
  2. McCabe Library 120
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Affiliated Faculty

Mike Wilson Becerril

Visiting Assistant Professor

Peace & Conflict Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3358
  2. Parrish Hall W225

Paloma Checa-Gismero

Assistant Professor

Art History

Contact

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

Jaime Hernandez

Visiting Assistant Professor

Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6099
  2. Kohlberg Hall 323
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:50 - 3:30 p.m.

Interests: Spanish Middle Ages; Early Modern literature and culture; Colonial Latin American literature; Transatlantic, Mediterranean, and Lusophone studies.

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Jose-Luis Machado

Associate Professor

Biology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8562
  2. Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall 401
  3. Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall 424

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

James Padilioni

Visiting Assistant Professor

On Leave - Spring

Religion

Environmental Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6268
  2. Parrish Hall W227
James Padilioni

Salvador Rangel

Assistant Professor of Sociology

On Leave - Academic Year

Sociology & Anthropology-Sociology

Contact

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

    On sabbatical 2023-24

Professor Salvador Rangel

Edlin Veras

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology & Anthropology-Sociology

Black Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6310
  2. Kohlberg Hall 234
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Tuesdays, noon- 2:00pm in person or via Zoom 

Professor Edlin Veras