Affiliated Graduate Students
José Gabriel Alegría Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of interest: Viceregal Andean art and the processes of evangelization and colonization that generated it. Encounters and disagreements between different religions and cosmovisions, their coincidences, and misunderstandings. How they generate, adopt, but also discard certain images as heterodox. I am a visual artist with a strong interest in Sanskrit philology.
Fernando Amador II History
Areas of interest: M odern US-Latin America, specifically immigration, environmental, and cultural history as well as an interest in the digital humanities .
Juan Pablo Arteaga Philosophy
Areas of interest: Political philosophy, ethics, French contemporary philosophy, and social movements.
Omar Badessi Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of interest: Spain and Morocco in the early modern and contemporary period, colonialism, imperialism, race, nationalism, immigration and post-colonial theory. Cross-cultural relationship between Israel, US and Morocco.
José Manuel Baeza History
Areas of interest: African diaspora and race relations in South America, Twentieth-century Chile, History of Popular Culture, Global Sixties.
Nicolás Andrés Barrientos History
Areas of interest: Modern Latin America; Right-Wing Movements, Twentieth-century Latin America, Global Sixties, Political Cultures and indentities.
Giovanni Bello History
Areas of Interest: Cultural History, History of Ideas and Cultural Studies. Bolivian twentieth century, specifically the twenties and the sixties. In both cases I’m interested in seeing the interaction between literate and popular sensibilities. Some of the research topics that interest me most are contemporary literature, the avant-garde, cosmopolitanism, cultural industries, the counterculture and mass culture.
Ernesto Blanes-Martínez Philosophy
Areas of interest: Modern philosophy and Twentieth Century German and French philosophy, phenomenology, critical reception of phenomenology in France during the 50’s and 60’s, political philosophy, Freudian psychoanalysis, Latin American philosophy, and feminism.
Zinnia Capó Valdivia History
Interests: Mexican drug history, state formation, border and periphery studies.
Martha Chávez Negrete Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of interest: 19th-20th century Latin American Literature, space and place theories, childhood studies, material culture.
Galia Cozzi Berrondo Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Areas of interest: Transnational feminisms, transfeminism, queer politics, migration and mobility in Latin America, de/coloniality, Latinx imaginaries, performance studies
Samuel Espíndola Hernández Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American literatures, Art Theory, Archival Poetics, Film and Poetry.
Anthony Gómez III English
Areas of Interest: 19th and Early 20th Century Literature (American and Mexican), Energy Humanities, Infrastructure Studies, U.S. - Mexico borderlands, and California History Pre and Post-Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
José Leonardo Guevara Fino Sociology
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Education, Social Movements, and Historical Comparative Sociology.
Mario Henao Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of Interest: Queer and sexual studies in contemporary Latin American literature. Intersections between biology, humanities, social sciences, and literature.
Matías Hermosilla History
Areas of Interest: History of Popular Culture in Latin America, Humor and Popular Music, Global Sixties.
Adrián Márquez History
Areas of interest: History and historiography on drugs in Latin America, with a focus on the roots of today’s drug policy and politics.
Dana McIntyre Sociology
Areas of Interest: African Diaspora, specifically in the Caribbean and Brazil. Coloniality and it’s legacies, resistance through culture and language practices, anti-blackness, impacts of globalization, and health disparities within the African Diaspora, specifically the Caribbean with some work in Latin America. I am also interested in Qualitative and decolonizing methodologies.
Anna McPharran Ecology and Evolution
Areas of Interest: Human impacts on wildlife via interdisciplinary methodology; Caribbean mammal conservation; qualitative interview research with Jamaican Maroons.
María Medín Doce Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of Interest: 19-20th Century Transatlantic Studies, migration and diasporas, discourses on space, gender and feminist studies/theories.
José Miguel Munive Vargas History
Areas of Interest: Andean history (particularly Peru); race, gender and nationalism; education, health and state formation; grassroots intellectuals; African American history and Black radicalism; migration, diaspora and transnational history; popular conservatism in Latin America and the U.S.
Valentina Pucci Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of Interest: Decolonial Latin American studies and Decolonial Feminisms. Contemporary Latin American literature. Performative Arts.
Areas of Interest: Decoloniality, Ecocriticism, Caribbean and Latin American Literatures, Gender Studies, Poetry and Autobiography.
Camilo Rubbini Economics
Areas of Interest: Industrial organization, applied game theory, and economic education.
Beatriz Solla Vilas Hispanic Languages and Literature
Areas of Interest: Queer and cuir studies in contemporary Latin American literature; gender and sexuality studies; space and spatiality, translation studies.
Anna Thonis Ecology and Evolution
Areas of interest: Conservation biology, herpetology, drivers of species distributions, species interactions, climate change, hurricanes, tropical ecology, communicating the importance of conservation to the public, public outreach, conservation planning
Nicolás G. Wiggenhauser Anthropology
Areas of interest: Evolutionary neuroscience, brain evolution, animal intelligence, primate cognition, mammal diversification and specialization, evolution of learning across primates.