AFFILIATED FACULTY

The Latin American Institute provides an institutional base of support for UCLA's community of faculty Latin Americanists in more than thirty disciplines and professional fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professions who conduct research and teach on Latin America and its role in the world.

These scholars have an international reputation for the excellence of their research, teaching, publications and service. A group of approximately 70 faculty members devote the major part of their research and teaching activity to Latin America, advise Latin American Studies students, and server on Interdepartmental Degree committees. Their contributions to the Latin American Institute include committee service, fundraising, hosting guests, and moderating public programs.


Anthropology

Peter Hammond

Keywords:Africa, Gender, Brazil, Cultural anthropology

Allen Johnson

Keywords:Latin America, Labor, Cultural anthropology, Social anthropology

Harold Barrett

Keywords:Latin America, Ecuador, Amazonia, Venezuela

Karen Brodkin

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Christopher Donnan

Keywords:Peru, Andean Region

Linda Garro

Keywords:Mexico

Marjorie Goodwin

Keywords:Mexico, Guatemala

Richard Lesure

Keywords:Mexico, Central America, Ecuador

Dwight Read

Keywords:Mexico

Charles Stanish

Keywords:Peru, Bolivia


Archaeology

Richard Leventhal

Art History

Charlene Villaseñor-Black

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Stella Nair

Keywords:Andean Region


Biology

Donald Buth

Keywords:Mexico


Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies

Abel Valenzuela

Keywords:Mexico

Leisy Abrego

Keywords:Central America

Eric Avila

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Judith Baca

Keywords:Mexico

Maylei Blackwell

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Alicia Gaspar De Alba

Keywords:Mexico

David Hernandez

Keywords:Mexico

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

Keywords:Mexico

Maria Pons

Keywords:Mexico, Argentina

Robert Chao Romero

Keywords:Mexico

Otto Santa Ana

Keywords:Mexico

Martha Ramirez-Oropeza

Keywords:Mexico

Karina Oliva Alvarado

Keywords:Latin America, Central America


Comparative Literature

Katherine King

Keywords:Latin America, El Salvador

Efrain Kristal

Keywords:Peru


Department of Gender Studies

Aisha Finch

Keywords:Latin America, Caribbean


Department of History

Robert Hill

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, Religion, History, African Diaspora, Cuba

James W. Wilkie

Keywords:Globalization, History, Mexico, Bolivia

William Summerhill

Keywords:Brazil

Kevin Terraciano

Keywords:Latin America, History, Mexico

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Keywords:Mexico

Robin Derby

Keywords:Latin America, African Diaspora, Black Atlantic

Juan Gomez-Quiñones

Keywords:Mexico


Department of Music

Walter Ponce

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Donald Buth

Keywords:Mexico

Thomas B. Smith

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, UCLA, Environment, Ecuador

Malcolm Gordon

Keywords:Ecuador

Henry Hespenheide

Keywords:Costa Rica

Park Nobel

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Eduardo Zeiger

Keywords:Latin America, Argentina


Economics

Arnold C. Harberger

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Chile

Aaron Tornell

Keywords:Economics, Latin America, Economic Theory, Mexico

Hugo Hopenhayn

Keywords:Latin America

Francisco Buera

Keywords:Latin America

Ariel Burstein

Keywords:Latin America

Rosa Matzkin

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America


Ethnomusicology

Steven Loza

Keywords:Latin America, Brazil, Music, Mexico, Cuba

Anthony Seeger

Keywords:Brazil

Tara Browner

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Kenny Burrell

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Jesus Guzman

Keywords:Mexico

Bobby Rodriguez

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Justo Almario

Keywords:Latin America, Colombia, Cuba


Geography

Walter Hartmut

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Central America

Judith Carney

Keywords:Geography, Africa, Gender, UCLA, Globalization, African Diaspora, Women's Studies, Environment, Black Atlantic, Agricultural Development, Mexico

Stephen Bell

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

Thomas Gillespie

Keywords:Mexico, Central America


Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Carlos Alberto Torres

Keywords:Latin America, Politics, Education, Brazil, Sociology, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba

John N. Hawkins

Keywords:China, Asia, Latin America, Education, Mexico

Patricia Gandara

Keywords:Mexico

Robert Rhoads

Keywords:China, Argentina

Peter Mclaren

Keywords:Latin America, Brazil

Daniel Solorzano

Keywords:Mexico

Concepcion Valadez

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay

John Richardson

Keywords:Central America


Linguistics

Pamela Munro

Keywords:Mexico, Paraguay


Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Larry Simpson

Keywords:Brazil


Musicology

Tamara Levitz

Keywords:Cuba


Political Science

Barbara Geddes

Keywords:Southern Cone

Anthony Pagden

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Raymond Rocco

Keywords:Mexico, Central America, Costa Rica

Mark Sawyer

Keywords:Cuba


Psychology

Patricia Greenfield

Keywords:Mexico

Paul Abramson

Keywords:Mexico

Christine Dunkel Schetter

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America


School of Medicine

Karin Nielsen, MD

Keywords:Brazil

Patrick Dowling

Keywords:Mexico

David Hayes-Bautista

Keywords:Mexico


School of Nursing

Maria Elena Ruiz

Keywords:Mexico


School of Public Health

Alfred K. Neumann

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, Development, Health

Donald Morisky

Keywords:Asia, Public Health, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Health

Snehendu Kar

Keywords:Public Health, Brazil, India, Health

Bonnie Taub

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

John Froines

Keywords:Mexico

Jane Valentine

Keywords:Mexico

Anne Pebley

Keywords:Guatemala

Arturo Vargas-Bustamante

Keywords:Mexico


Social Welfare

Fernando Torres-Gil

Keywords:Mexico

Rosina Becerra

Keywords:Mexico


Sociology

Ivan Light

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Andreas Wimmer

Keywords:Latin America, Cultural Studies, Mexico, Comparative Latin America, Guatemala

Roger Waldinger

Keywords:Mexico

Ruben Hernandez-Leon Rodolfo Alvarez

Keywords:Latin America

Cesar Ayala

Keywords:Caribbean

Vilma Ortiz

Keywords:Mexico

Maurice Zeitlin

Keywords:Chile


Spanish and Portuguese

Randal Johnson

Keywords:Latin America, Film, Brazil

José Luiz Passos

Keywords:Brazil

Adriana Bergero

Keywords:Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

Hector Calderon

Keywords:Mexico

Veronica Cortinez

Keywords:Mexico, Chile

John Dagenais

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Luz Maria De La Torre

Keywords:Ecuador

Juliet Falce-Robinson

Keywords:Mexico

Jorge Marturano

Keywords:Cuba

Anna More

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America

Claudia Parodi-Lewin

Keywords:Mexico

Antonio Quicoli

Keywords:Brazil

Jesus Torrecilla

Keywords:Mexico

Maarten Van Delden

Keywords:Latin America

Maite Zubiaurre

Keywords:Mexico

Susan Plann

Keywords:Mexico

Jose Del Toro

Keywords:Latin America


UCLA Anderson School of Management

Edward Leamer

Keywords:Economics, China, Economic Theory, Econometrics, Mexico, Argentina

Sebastian Edwards

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Chile

Hans Schollhammer

Keywords:Mexico

Eduardo Schwartz

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America


UCLA Engineering

Alfonso Cardenas

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina

Mario Gerla

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Colombia

Daniel Pradel

Keywords:Mexico


UCLA Law

Richard Steinberg

Keywords:Latin America, Law

Patrick Del Duca

Keywords:Mexico

Maximo Langer

Keywords:Latin America, Argentina


UCLA School of Public Affairs

Robert Jensen

Keywords:China, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic

Manisha Shah

Keywords:Indonesia, India, Mexico, Ecuador

Mark A.R. Kleiman

Keywords:Afghanistan, Mexico


UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Fabián Wagmister

Keywords:Latin America

Chon Noriega

Keywords:Mexico

Maria Elena De Las Carreras

Keywords:Argentina

Jose Valenzuela

Keywords:Mexico

Edit Villarreal

Keywords:Mexico


Urban Planning

Susanna Hecht

Keywords:Geography, Latin America, Development, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, Bolivia

Stephen K. Commins

Keywords:Africa, Gender, Development, Globalization, Human Capital Development, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Poverty Reduction, Governance, Mexico

Michael Storper

Keywords:Brazil

Leobardo Estrada

Keywords:Mexico, Central America

Edward Soja

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Chris Tilly

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America

Paavo Monkkonen

Keywords:China, Japan, Mexico


World Arts & Cultures/Dance

Donald J. Cosentino

Keywords:Africa, Dance, Art, Religion, Humanities, Language, Literature, African Diaspora, Black Atlantic, Cuba

David Delgado-Shorter

Keywords:Mexico

Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry

Keywords:Mexico

Patrick Polk

Keywords:Haiti