Faculty Associates

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The Center's nineteen faculty associates offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Latino and Latin American Studies within their disciplines.

Name Affiliation Office
Brenda Oriana Aranda, Ph.D.


Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual Education; Language and Identity; Dual Language; Ethnography; Literacy Development; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Education; Sociocultural Theory Graham Hall 119B


Gregory Beyer, D.M.A. School of Music: Non-Western Instruments Music Building 468
James Cohen, Ph.D. Literacy Education: Bilingual and ESL education, Literacy instruction of immigrant and non-native English speakers, non-parallel schooled immigrant students, and undocumented immigrants. Gabel Hall 147
Christine D'Alexander, D.M.A. School of Music: Instrumental Music Education Music Building 
Mayra Daniel, Ed.D. Literacy Education: English Language Learners, Education in Guatemala Gabel Hall 147
Aaron Fogleman, Ph.D. History, Early America, Atlantic World Zulauf 613
Ibis Gómez-Vega, Ph.D. English: Ethnic American Literature, Caribbean and Cuban Literature, Women’s Studies Reavis Hall 215
Anne Hanley, Ph.D. History: Brazil, Economics, Municipal Finance Zulauf Hall 715
Beatrix Hoffman, Ph.D. History: U.S. History, History of Medicine, Constitutional History, Research Methods, Latino History Zulauf Hall 715
Kristin Huffine, Ph.D. History: Science, Race, and Power in Colonial Latin America Zulauf Hall 715
Jorge Jeria, Ph.D. Adult and Higher Education: Popular and Non-Formal Education, Social Movements and Policy Making, and North American, Brazilian, Chilean, and Mexican Adult Education Gabel Hall 200
Kathy Ladell, M.L.S. Outreach Librarian Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latino and Latin American Studies, Spanish Founders Library
Melissa Lenczewski, Ph.D. Geology and Environmental Geosciences: Lacustrine Clays from Chalco Basin, Mexico, Biodegradation and sorption of MTBE and Ethanol in fine grain materials from Illinois and Mexico Davis Hall 312
Anita Maddali, J.D. Director of Clinics & Associate Professor of Law Swen Parson, 197A
Leila Porter, Ph.D. Anthropology: Bolivia, South American monkeys
Area of interest: South America
Stevens 104A
Linda Saborío, Ph.D. World Languages and Culture: Latina/o and Mexican Theater, Performance Studies, Culture Studies, and Film
Area of interest: Mexico
Watson Hall 111
Kerry Sagebiel, Ph.D. Anthropology: Archaeology of Mesoamerica and of the American Southwest Grant Tower South 513
Mark Schuller, Ph.D. Anthropology: NGOs, globalization, disasters Stevens 181
Francisco Solares, Ph.D. Foreign Languages and Literature: Spanish Language and Literature, 19th-Century Historical Novels, and Modernismo Watson Hall 111
Rodrigo Villanueva, M.M. School of Music: Jazz Studies Music Bldg 111
Simon Weffer, Ph.D. Sociology: Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Sports and Society, Latino and Latin American Civilization Zulauf 808

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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
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DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1531
latinostudies@niu.edu