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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Diego Armus

Professor

Coordinator of Latin American and Latino Studies

History

Contact

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

    Tuesdays, 1-2pm
    Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
    & by appointment

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

Diego Armus

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs Office

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 (on sabbatical 2021-22)

Educational Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8635
  2. Pearson Hall 203
elaine allard

Diego Armus

Professor

Coordinator of Latin American and Latino Studies

History

Contact

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

    Tuesdays, 1-2pm
    Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
    & by appointment

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

Diego Armus

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/Thurs: 1:00-2:00 pm and by appointment
    (Email Prof Buiza to make an appointment)

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

Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish

Contact

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

    Tues/Thurs: 2:30-3:30 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. 

Désirée Díaz

Sam Handlin

Associate Professor of Political Science

On Leave Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter 313

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor

On leave 2021-22

Department of Spanish

Contact

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

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, Co-Chair

Educational Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies

Contact

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

Roberto Vargas

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

Contact

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

    Tuesdays, 1.30 - 3 pm - Schedule an appointment

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:

    Thursdays, 4:00- 6:00pm. By appointment. 

Salvador Rangel