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Latin American and Latino Studies Concentration

Program Faculty

  • Maria Acosta Cruz

    Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Born and raised in Cabo rojo, Puerto Rico, Maria Acosta Cruz received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton in […]

  • Belen Atienza

    Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Atienza received a B.A. from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1993 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1995 and 2000, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2003. Dr. Atienza is currently working on a book […]

  • Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

    Associate Professor of Practice, English

    Interim Director of Creative Writing, English

    Associate Professor of Practic, English

    Professor Gutmann-Gonzalez Chilean poet and novelist working at the intersections of text, image, archive, and translation. They specializes in creative writing (hybrid texts, poetry, fiction) and Latinx literature. They are the author of the novel La Pava (Ediciones Inubicalistas) and the […]

  • Ramon Borges-Mendez

    Associate Professor, Sustainability and Social Justice

    Ramón Borges-Méndez, PhD, born in Puerto Rico, has worked in the US, Latin America, and South Asia. He is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Community Development at the International Development, Community, and Environment Department at Clark University (Worcester, […]

  • John Brown

    Professor, Economics

    Professor Emeritus, Economics

    Dr. Brown is an urban economist and economic historian with research interests in contemporary issues of mid-sized older industrial cities, international trade and historical demography (fertility and mortality).  He teaches courses in urban economics, the history of the world economy, principles, […]

  • Dr. Cardemil received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1993 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He was subsequently at Brown University, where he completed his predoctoral internship in 2000, followed […]

  • Timothy Downs

    Professor, Sustainability and Social Justice

    Tim Downs is a specialist in environmental science and engineering with over 30 years field experience designing and managing collaborative projects in the UK, the United States, Latin America and Africa. His research focus is on how humans change the […]

  • Odile Ferly

    Associate Professor of Francophone Studies, Language, Literature & Culture

    Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Ferly received a B.A. from the University of Bristol, UK, an M.A. from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. She has been at Clark since 2004 and is affiliated with […]

  • John Garton

    Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Dr. Garton received a B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He joined the Clark faculty in the autumn of 2008. Dr. Garton's interests include […]

  • Denise Humphreys Bebbington

    Research Associate Professor, Sustainability and Social Justice

    Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Research Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA. She is Faculty Convener of A new Earth conversation at Clark, Co-Director of the Center for the Study […]

  • Professor Klooster received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Groningen in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in 1995. He has been at Clark since 2003. Dr. Klooster specializes in the history of […]

  • Heather Silber Mohamed

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Dr. Silber Mohamed's research interests include Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, and identity politics in the U.S., with a focus on the influence of race, class, and gender. Her ongoing research projects also explore media coverage of […]

  • Paul Posner

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Department Chair, Political Science

    Dr. Posner’s current research focuses on democratization and political participation in Latin America. In particular, he is interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in Latin America.  Current recent projects […]

  • Laurie Ross

    Professor, Sustainability and Social Justice

    Director, Sustainability and Social Justice

    Laurie Ross brings expertise in developing and supporting long-term community-university partnerships that address the social determinants of youth violence. The intractability of youth violence requires horizontal knowledge and strategy production (i.e. responses that are co-created by individuals and communities affected […]

  • Rosalie Torres Stone

    Associate Professor, Sociology

    Department Chair , Sociology

    Rosalie A. Torres Stone focuses on a theoretical foundation and research studies in health disparities. Her empirical work in mental health and health disparities extends existing conceptual frameworks by including socioeconomic and cultural-specific factors in examining health outcomes and access […]

  • Lucilia Valerio

    Part-time Instructor, English