LACIS

Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Affiliated Faculty

 


 

 

African Languages and Literature

 

  • Samuel England: Medievel Spanish translation of Middle Eastern texts; Iberian lyric

 

 

Animal Science

 

        

Anthropology

 

  • Isabelle C. Druc: Cultural Anthropology; Ethnography; Archaeology; Ceramic Production; and Ethnoarchaeology 
  • Karen Strier: Biological Anthropology; Primate Social Behavior; Primate Ecology; and Conservation

 

Art

 

 

 Art Education

 

 

Art History

 

 

Botany

 

  • Eve Emshwiller: Ethnobotany; Domestication and Evolution of Crop Plants; and Conservation of Genetic Diversity of Crops

 

  • Ken Sytsma: Molecular Systematics of Plants; Evolution and Biogeography of Tropical Families; Plant Population Variation and Gene Flow; and Pollination Biology

 

  • Donald Waller: Conservation Biology; Genetics and Evolution; and Ecology

 

 

Business School

 

 

Center for Global Health

 

 

Communication Arts

 

  • Karma Chávez: Immigration politics and xenophobia; LGBT equality and politics

 

 

Community and Environmental Sociology

 

 

 

 

  • Jess Gilbert: Historical and Comparative Approach to the Study of Family Farming and Rural Land Ownership

 

  • Randy Stoecker: Community Organizing and Development; Community-Based Research; and Community Informatics

 

Counseling Psychology

 

  • Stephen Quintana: Child Development (esp. Latino Children); Cultural Competence in Practice of Psychology; Identity Development

 

Curriculum and Instruction

 

  • Thomas Popkewitz: Curriculum History and Studies; Cultural Sociology of School Reform/Change; Professionalization/Teacher Education; and Historical Sociology of Education Sciences

 

  • François Victor Tochon: Bilingual Education; International Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education; and World Language Education

 

Dairy Science

 

  • Victor Cabrera: Dairy Farm Cost-Efficiency and Profitability; Dairy Farm Production Systems; and Environmental Stewardship

 

  • Michel Wattiaux: Ruminant Nutrition; Nutrient Management Systems; World Dairy Operations

 

Dance

 

 

Educational Policy Studies

 

  • Michael Apple: Education and Power; Cultural Politics; Curriculum Theory and Research; Critical Teaching; and Democratic Schools

 

 

English

 

  • Roberta Hill: Twentieth Century Literature and History; Race, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity; Life Writing; Minority Discourse; and American Indian Literature

 

 

  • Rob Nixon: Environmentalism; Creative Nonfiction; and Postcolonial Literature

 

  • Christa Olson: Composition & Rhetoric; Visual Culture and Rhetorical History of Latin America; Ethnography; Constitutive Rhetoric; Rhetorical Criticism and Theory

 

  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson: African American Literature; 19th Century American Literature; Feminist Theory; Cultural Studies; and Caribbean Literature

 

  • Catherine Vieira: Social history of literacy, transnational migration, materiality of literacy, qualitative research methodologies, multilingual writing, Latino/a Studies

 

Entomology

 

Environmental Studies

 

  • Tess Arenas: Environmental Justice challenges at the U.S.-Mexican Border and Educational Excellence through Race/Ethnic Diversity/Chicano Studies

 

  • Adrian Treves: Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development; Culture, History and Environment; Environment and Resources; Business and Environment

 

 

Family Medicine

 

 

Forest and Wildlife Ecology

 

 

Gender and Women's Studies

 

 

Geography

 

  • Erika Marin-Spiotta: Land Use in Latin America; Nutrient Cycling; Tropical Forest Ecology; Hydrology; Restoration of Ecosystems, and Biogeochemistry

 

  • Sarah Moore: Urban Development in Latin America,Southern Mexico

 

  • Holly Gibbs: Tropical land-use change and globalization, particularly on the potential to reconcile food

 

 

History

 

  • Thomas Archdeacon: History of U.S. Immigration and Immigration Policy; and History of Ethnicity in the U.S.

 

  • Nan Enstad: History of Women in the 20th Century; and Popular Culture

 

  • Susan Johnson: North American West; Latino History; Race/Ethnicy; and Gender and Sexuality

 

 

Horticulture

 

 

  • David Spooner: Wild and Cultivated Potatoes in the United States, Mexico, and South and Central America

 

Human Development and Family Studies

 

  • Lynet Uttal: Latino Immigrant Families in the Midwest; Critical Family Studies; Women of Color in the United States; and Biculturalism

 

International Studies/Journalism

 

  • Jo Ellen Fair: Int'l media ethnogrphy, survey of global comm, & media, performance, & identity in world

 

Institute for Biology Education

 

 

Landscape Architecture

 

  • Sam Dennis Jr.: Environmental Design for the Health and Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families

 

Law School

 

  • Alexandra Huneeus: Public International Law; International Human Rights; Sociology of Law; and Latin American Law (Alexandra links to another person, Hunneus links to the proper bio)

 

 Library

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

  • Tim Osswald: Polymer processing research and teaching -- particularly in Colombia. Advisor for the UW-Madison Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Engineers.

 

Medical School

 

  • David Gaus: Healthcare in Rural Latin America; Family Medicine, and Tropical Medicine

 

Music

 

 

  • Stephanie Jutt: Professor of Flute, School of Music; Interest in all forms of Latin American and Spanish music

 

 

Nursing

 

  • Linda Baumann: International Healthcare Education with a Focus on Spanish Speaking Countries

 

Plant Pathalogy

 

 

Political Science

 

  • Helen Kinsella: Laws of War; International Security; and International Human Rights

 

 

  • Jon Pevehouse: International Relations Theory; International Security; Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; and Political Methodology

 

  • Jonathan Renshon: Psychology of judgment and decision-making in foreign policy; international security and experimental methods.

 

  • Aili,Tripp: Comparative Politics; African Politics; Women and Politics; Women's Movements; and Transnational Feminism

  

 

Population Health Sciences

 

  • Jonathan Patz: Health Risks and Long-Term Impact of Global Climate and Ecological Change

 

 

  • Ana Martinez-Donat: HIV Prevention and Tobacco Control, with an Emphasis on Latino Populations and Health Disparities

 

Public Affairs

 

  • Melanie ManionComp Politics, Chinese Politics, Representation, Corruption, Good Governance

 

Sociology

 

  • Jenna Nobles: Migration; Demography; Sociology of Economic Change and Development; Sociology of Family and Medicine; and Sociology of Gender

 

  • Alberto Palloni: Aging; Class Analysis and Historical Change; Demography; Political Sociology; Sociology of Development; and Sociology of the Family

 

  • Gay Seidman: Sociology of Economic Change and Development; Labor; Gender; Social Movements; Political Sociology; and Demography

 

 

Soil Science

 

 

 

 

Theather and Drama

 

 

Urban and Regional Planning

 

  • Alfonso Morales: Community Economic Development; History of Markets and Vendors; Food Systems; and the Importance of Vending for Women and Ethnic Groups

 

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

  • Jorge Osorio: Pathobiological sciences; viruses and zoonotic pathogens.

 

Zoology

 

  • Warren Porter: Climate and Disease/Low Level Toxicants in Reptiles and Mammals