Latin American Studies Faculty
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Teaches ethics, 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, Latin American philosophy, and feminist philosophy. Co-editor of "Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology" (Springer, 2014). Currently developing a Heideggerian ethics of hope that explores different ways of reckoning with ethical issues that result from uprootedness, diaspora, forced existential isolation and loneliness, exile, and emigration.
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.
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).
Associate Professor of Spanish
Serves as program chair and teaches courses in Spanish language, literature, culture, and Latin American Studies, as well as off-campus classes in Mexico, Guatemala, and Argentina. Courses include Resistance and Revolution in the Caribbean, Identity and Alterity in Latin American Literature and Culture, Cuba: Collision of Cultures, and Introduction to Latin American Studies. Ph.D., Hispanic literature, Indiana University.
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.