Faculty Members

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Marcela Vasquez-Leon
Director, Center for Latin American Studies; Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology
Email: mvasquez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621 - 6291
Office: Marshall Building, Room 287

Dr. Marcela Vásquez-León is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the School of Anthropology; Associate Research Anthropologist at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology; and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research...
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Abraham Acosta
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: acostaa@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5521
Office: Modern Languages 520

Dr. Abraham Acosta is Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He came to the University of Arizona from the University of Michigan where he received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2007). Prof. Acosta's areas of interest include...
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Ana Alonso
Associate Professor, School of Anthropology
Email: alonso@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2305
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Leonardo Alvarado
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Maribel Alvarez
Assistant Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center
TEL: 520-626-6694
Office: Douglass 200W 1100 E. University Blvd
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Alberto Arenas
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
Email: arenasa@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3783
Office: Education 721
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Diane Austin
Associate Research Anthropologist & Chair of Research Affairs, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Email: daustin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3879
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Antonio José Bacelar da Silva
Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
Email: ajbsilva@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3317
Office: Marshall Building, Room 288

Antonio José Bacelar da Silva earned his Ph.D. in Linguistic and Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona in December 2012. He also holds an MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Before joining the Center for Latin America Studies at the...
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Jeffrey Banister
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Carl Bauer
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Susan Beck
Professor, Geosciences
Email: slbeck@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8628
FAX: (520) 621-2672
Office: Gould-Simpson Bldg. 537
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William Beezley
Professor, History
Email: beezley@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7107
Office: Social Sciences 228B
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Julio Betancourt
Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Email: jlbetanc@usgs.gov
TEL: (520) 670-6821 ext. 107
FAX: (520) 670-6806
Office: U.S. Geological Survey

I was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated with my immediate family to the U.S. in 1961, at the age of 10. I attended primary and secondary parochial schools in Dallas, Texas and spent my undergraduate years at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. I spent my senior year in Peru, taking a few...
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Matías Bianchi
Adjunct Professor
Email: mfbianchi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-7208
Office: Marshall Building, Room 282
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Victor Braitberg
Assistant Professor Honors Interdisciplinary Faculty
Email: victorb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-0175
Honors Interdisciplinary Faculty member Dr. Victor Braitberg is an Assistant Professor whose training is in Sociocultural Anthropology.  He directs the Honors College program with The...
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Michael M. Brescia
Head of Research & Associate Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum
Email: brescia@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-4895
Office: Arizona State Museum 221N
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Susan Brewer-Osorio
Assistant Professor
Email: susanosorio@email.arizona.edu

Susan Brewer-Osorio is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the relationship between drug policy, illicit markets, and contentious politics in Andean South America. Susan completed her PhD at the University of Virginia in 2014,...
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Anne Browning-Aiken
Program Manager and Senior Researcher, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Email: browning@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1735
Office: Udall Center Annex & Library A/B

Anne Browning-Aiken holds a Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on Latin America from The University of Arizona (UA), a master’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She also has additional training...
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Stephanie Buechler
Research Associate & Adjunct Lecturer, School of Geography and Development
Email: buechler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5314
FAX: (520) 621-2889
Office: Harvill 446
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Tracy Carroll
Lecturer, Family & Community Medicine
Email: tcarroll@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 312-5750
Office: Herbert K. Abrams Bldg. 4320

Tracy Carroll, PT, MPH, is a practicing physical therapist in Tucson, AZ.  She is clinical faculty for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and a clinical preceptor at the University of Arizona's Refugee Clinic.   Tracy coordinates and teaches the annual 3-week International Health...
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Scott Carvajal
Associate Professor & Section Chair of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, College of Public Health
Email: scott.carvajal@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-9026
Office: Chavez 207B

Scott C. Carvajal, PhD, MPH, is a multi-discipline trained applied social and quantitative psychologist with expertise in health promotion theory, Latino/cultural behavioral research methods, intervention design and evaluation methods. His principal research (funded by NIDA,...
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Ana Maria Carvalho
Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: anac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3639
Office: Modern Languages 545

Dr. Ana Maria Carvalho is an Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish. She completed her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998, with a specialization in sociolinguistics. She teaches language and linguistics and directs the Portuguese Language...
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Eliud Chuffe
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: chuffee@email.arizona.edu
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
Email: combs@email.arizona.edu
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
Email: compitel@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7347
Office: Modern Languages 543A
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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
Email: jmcyr@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 6216-7242
Office: Social Sciences, Rm 315
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Katia de Costa Bezerra
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: kbezerra@email.arizona.edu
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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