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    Fernanda Díaz-Basteris

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Dr. Díaz-Basteris teaches in the Spanish Department, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Program. She is interested in Latinx Studies, 20th and 21st-century Latin/x American literature, and Caribbean Visual Productions. Díaz-Basteris is committed to teaching literature that is politically educated, socially comprehensive, and critically generative. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures with a dual emphasis in Latinx and Caribbean Visual Cultures from the University of California, Davis (2019).

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    Michael Mosier

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Serves as program advisor and teaches courses in Spanish language, literature, culture, and Latin American Studies, as well as off-campus classes in Argentina and Guatemala. Courses include Resistance and Revolution in the Caribbean, Identity and Alterity in Latin American Literature, Cuba: Collision of Cultures, and Introduction to Latin American Studies. Ph.D., Hispanic literature, Indiana University

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    Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch

    Professor of Art History

    Teaches elective courses in African, African American, and Native American art history, as well as other topics courses in non-Western art history. Ph.D., art history, University of Iowa

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    Mary Olson

    Professor of Sociology

    Teaches the core course Race and Ethnic Relations, and the electives Contemporary Native Americans; Women: Oppressions and Resistances; and Civil Rights and Western Racism. Ph.D., sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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    Misha Quill

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Teaches the core course Cultural Anthropology and the elective Cross-Cultural Love and Family. Ph.D., cultural anthropology, University of Iowa

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    Alyssa Selmer

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Teaches the core course Introduction to Ethnic Studies, as well as courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture, with an emphasis on 20th-century Peninsular Spain. Ph.D., Hispanic Literatures, University of Minnesota

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    Catherine Stewart

    Professor of History

    Teaches the core course Introduction to Ethnic Studies, as well as the electives Slavery and the Environment in a Comparative Context (Bahamas), America’s Second City: The Urban Transformation of Chicago (Newberry Library in Chicago), U.S. Social History Since 1940, African-Americans in U.S. History, and American Lives: African American Autobiography. Ph.D., history, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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  • Alfrieta Monagan

    Professor of Anthropology Emerita

    Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; A.B., George Washington University