Program Advisor

  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Professor of Spanish

    Serves as the program advisor. She teaches Latin America Through Film, Latin American Culture and Civilization, and Latinos in the U.S. Ph. D. and M.A., University of Iowa.

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Affiliated Faculty

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    Marty Condon

    Professor of Biology

    Has studied rainforest plant/insect interrelationships for more than 20 years. She leads students to Latin American countries such as Ecuador and Costa Rica for the field research course Biological Problems. Ph.D., University of Texas; B.S., University of Michigan.

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    Ellen Marie Hoobler

    Assistant Professor of Art History

    Teaches the Latin American studies courses Pre-Columbian Art and Culture of Mexico, The Art and Architecture of the Aztecs, and Arts of the African Diaspora. She is fluent in Spanish and is an avid world traveler. Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Wellesley College.

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    Michael Mosier

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Specializes in Latin American literature. He teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies, Latin American Short Story and Novel, Latin American Poetry, and Modern Latin American Theatre. M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A., University of Wisconsin.

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    David Yamanishi

    Associate Professor of Politics

    Specializes in the politics of Latin America and teaches U.S. Foreign Policy and Political Economy of Developing Countries. Ph.D., C.Phil., and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Michigan State University.

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    Judith Siebert

    Lecturer in Anthropology and Latin American Studies

    Teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies and The Maya. M.A. and Ph.D., University of Iowa; B.A., Spanish and geography, elementary education, Augustana College.

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