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Dereka Rushbrook
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Geography and Development
TEL: (520) 626-9820
Office: Harvill 409
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Raul Saba
Associate Director and Associate Research Social Scientist, Center for Latin American Studies
TEL: (520) 743-7893
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Rafe Sagarin
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Scott Saleska
Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
TEL: (520) 626-1500
Office: BSW 510
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Kathleen Schwartzman
Professor, Sociology
TEL: (520) 621-1883
FAX: (520) 621-9875
Office: Social Sciences 419

Kathleen C Schwartzman is Professor in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.  Her interests include the economic and political consequences of globalization for less developed countries. She has been examining the globalization of food trade.  Her recent book The...
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Christopher Scott
Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and Geography and Development. Affiliate faculty in Hydrology & Water Resources; Soil, Water, Environ. Sciences; School of Natural Resources & Environment
TEL: (520) 626-4393
Office: Udall Center

Focus: coupled natural-human systems, Mexico, Latin America, US Southwest, India, Nepal.

Themes: adaptation, resilience, global change, climate change, water-energy nexus, groundwater, wastewater, reuse, transboundary water.

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Thomas E. Sheridan
Research Anthropologist, Southwest Center; Professor, School of Anthropology
TEL: (520) 621-5088
FAX: (520) 621-9922
Office: Little Chapel of All Nations

I currently hold a joint appointment in the Southwest Center and the Department of Anthropology and have conducted ethnographic and ethnohistoric research in the Southwest and Northern Mexico since 1971. I directed the Mexican Heritage Project at the Arizona Historical...
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Jeffrey C. Silvertooth
Professor & Department Heat, Soil Water & Environmental Science
TEL: (520) 621-7228
FAX: (520) 621-1647
Office: Shantz 429
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Christopher Sittler

Christopher E. Sittler is a graduate student pursuing a Masters degree in Latin American Studies. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a duel BA in Anthropology and Psychology. He has worked for the Bureau of Applied...
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Madeleine Sligh

Maddie is a dual degree student pursuing a J.D. with a focus in international law at the James E. Rogers College of Law concurrently with her M.A. in Latin American Studies. After graduating from Baylor University, Maddie worked for...
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Crystal M. Soltero
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Sandra Soto
Associate Professor, Women's Studies
TEL: (520) 626-9150
Office: Tyndall 108

Sandra K. Soto is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She holds a PhD in English, with a focus in Ethnic and Third World Literature, from the University of Texas at Austin. Her book Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of...
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Charles R. Sterling
Professor & Department Head, Veterinary Science & Microbiology
TEL: (520) 621-4580
Office: Veterinary Science & Microbiology 304A
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Richard Stoffle
Research Anthropologist, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
TEL: (520) 621-2462
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Janet Sturman
Professor, School of Music
TEL: (520) 621-1255
FAX: (520) 621-8118
Office: School of Music 160

Janet L. Sturman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest of seven children, all of whom studied music at some point in their lives. She earned a Bachelor of Music at Wittenberg University in 1978, a Master of Arts in ethnomusicology in 1980 from Hunter College at the City University of New...
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Maria Ines Taracena
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Douglas Taren
Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Public Health
TEL: (520) 626-8375
Office: Roy P. Drachman Hall A202

Douglas Taren, PhD, MS, focuses primarily on maternal and child nutrition with a special emphasis on decreasing health disparities within low income populations and countries. His studies and teaching experiences in maternal and child health have been conducted in several...
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Michelle Tellez
Assistant Professor in Mexican American Studies

Dr. Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, writes about identity, transnational community formation, ...
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Sylvia Tesh

Sylvia came to the University of Arizona in 2005. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Hawaii. Her most recent work has focused on environmental politics and on social movements, principally in Brazil and Panama. She teaches a spring term course called Politics, Power and...
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david Thalenberg
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Gary D. Thompson
Professor & Department Head, Agricultural & Resource Economics
TEL: (520) 621-6249
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Daniela Triadan
Associate Professor, School of Anthropology
TEL: (520) 626-0077
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Beatriz Urrea
Senior Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 626-3620
Office: Modern Languages 532

Dr. Beatriz Urrea holds a B.A. in Anthropology, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. Her areas of specialization are Spanish Golden Age Literature, and the writings of Spanish mystics. She was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in her native country, Brasil, and...
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Juan Valdes
Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources: Director, Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA)
TEL: (520) 621-8787
Office: Civil Engineering 206

Dr. Juan B. Valdés is Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona. He is also the Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center SAHRA (Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas) at the University of Arizona. Previously he was a...
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Dayelle Anne Waugh
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Victoria Westover
Program Director, Hansom Film Institute
TEL: (520) 626-9825
Office: Marshall 248

Vicky Westover serves as the Program Director of the Hanson Film Institute at The University of Arizona (since 2004) where she is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Media Arts. As the Program Director of the Hanson Film Institute, Vicky develops and coordinates diverse local...
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Scott Whiteford
Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
TEL: (520) 626-7207
FAX: (520) 626-7248

Dr. Scott Whiteford is the Director of the Mexican Initiative for SBS and Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. He served as the Director of Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies and Professor of...
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Stacie Widdifield
Professor, Art History, School of Art
TEL: (520) 621-9705
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Joseph Wilder
Director, Southwest Center
TEL: (520) 621-2484
Office: Little Chapel of All Nations
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Margaret Wilder
Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies & School of Geography & Regional Development
TEL: (520) 626-7231
FAX: (520) 626-7248
Office: ENR2 S419

Margaret Wilder is an associate professor of Latin American studies at The University of Arizona. She is also an associate research professor of environmental policy with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and an associate professor of geography and development. She earned a Ph.D. in...
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