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Eliud Chuffe
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 621-7346
Office: Modern Languages 552
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Benedict Colombi
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Mary Carol Combs
Associate Professor of Practice, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
TEL: (520) 626-3771
Office: Education 534A
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Juan Comesana
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Malcolm Compitello
Professor and Department Head, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 621-7347
Office: Modern Languages 543A
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Clea Conlin
Program Coordinator, Senior
TEL: (520)626-0189
Office: Marshall Building, Suite 280

Clea Conlin is an alumn of the University of Arizona and Latin American Studies. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in LAS, Spanish and Portuguese, and was recognized as the SBS Outstanding Senior for her graduating class. Clea returned to U of A in fall 2014 to complete her Masters in Latin...
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Ana Cornide
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Jennifer Cyr
Assistant Professor, School of Government & Public Policy and Center for Latin American Studies
TEL: (520) 6216-7242
Office: Social Sciences, Rm 315
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Zazil-xa Davis-Vazquez
Administrative Assistant
Office: Marshall 280

Zazil-xa received her BA from the University of Arizona’s Center for Latin American Studies in 2016. Later that year, she went on to pursue her Masters in Library and Information Science, during which time she served as a...
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Katia de Costa Bezerra
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 626-0786
Office: Modern Languages

Dr. Katia da Costa Bezerra has published essays on Contemporary Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature. She is also concerned with the rescue of a literary production published by mineiras born in the XIX century.Her theoretical approaches include questions on gender,...
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Jill De Zapien
Associate Dean for Community Programs, College of Public Health
TEL: (520) 626-7083
Office: Roy P. Drachman Hall A317D

Jill Guernsey de Zapien is the Associate Dean for Community Programs at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.  With an academic professional appointment, Dean de Zapien has been involved in community based public health interventions and research in Arizona...
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Carly Deal
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Colin Deeds
Assistant Director
TEL: (520) 626-7234
FAX: (520) 626-7248
Office: Marshall Building, Room 289

Colin is a native of Arizona and a two time graduate of the University of Arizona; BA in Anthropology and MA in Latin American Studies.  Before joining the Center's staff, Colin studied in Argentina, worked as an archeologist for the National Park Service, and carried out research in Mexico on...
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Claudia Diaz- Combs

 Claudia Diaz-Combs is doing the Dual Degree program with Latin American Studies and Public Health - Environmental Health. She recieved her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Environmental Science. Her research...
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Alyssa Dormer
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Theodore Downing
Research Professor for Social Development, Arizona Research Laboratories
TEL: (520) 621-2025
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Javier Duran
Professor, Latin American & Border Studies
TEL: (520) 626-0785
Office: Administration 601

Professor Javier Duran is a specialist in cultural and interdisciplinary studies along the U.S.-Mexico border. He is a native of the Arizona-Sonora desert region. Dr. Duran, a three-time UA alumnus, received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from Spanish and Portuguese at the University of...
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Lucia Alba Duran Hernandez
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Alain-Philippe Durand
Dean, College of Humanities
TEL: (520) 621-9294
Office: Modern Lang, 345

Dean, College of Humanities

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Emily Ellis
Research Assistant

Emily Ellis is a dual degree student in Latin American Studies and Journalism. She graduated from Guilford College with a BA in English Literature, and has worked in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Guatemala as an ESL teacher and freelance writer. Her research interests include indigenous...
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Brian Enquist
Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
TEL: (520) 626-3329
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Alejandro Enriquez
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Desiree Esquivel
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Antonio Estrada
Professor & Department Head, Mexican American & Raza Studies
TEL: (520) 621-7551
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chavez 208C

Antonio "Tony" Estrada is a Professor of Mexican American Studies and Public Health, and has been with the MAS department since 1991. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in Public Health, graduating from the UCLA School of Public Health in 1986. His primary interests are in Hispanic...
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Isabella Fassi
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Jaime Fatas
Assistant Professor of Practice, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 626-3195
Office: Modern Languages 526

Jaime Fatás Cabeza (Profesor Superior de Música, MMA) is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Arizona in Tucson and director of the Undergraduate Program in Translation and Interpretation in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the...
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Jim Field
Professor & Department Head, Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director, U.S.-Mexico Binational Center for Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
TEL: (520) 621-6162
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Timothy J. Finan
Research Anthropologist, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
TEL: (520) 621-6972
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Melissa Fitch
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 621-5272
Office: Modern Languages 545

Dr. Melissa A. Fitch (Ph.D. 1995 ASU), a second generation Chicana, was born in Los Angeles and raised in the city of San Francisco. Her research is currently focused on transnational representations of Latin American popular culture, film, theater and narrative. She is author of the book...
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Karl Flessa
Professor & Department Head, Geosciences
TEL: (520) 621-7336
FAX: (520) 621-2672
Office: Gould-Simpson Bldg. 319
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