LACIS has the cooperation of over 130 Affiliated Faculty from several departments across campus, which perform research or a portion of their teaching in Latin America, the Carribean, Spain or Portugal.
African Languages and Literature
- Tejumola Olaniyan: Caribbean Literature and Cultural Studies; History, Theory, and Sociology of Drama; Political Cartooning; and Derek Walcott.
- Aliko Songolo: African and Caribbean Literature; Francophonie Literature and Cultural Studies; and Twentieth Century Poetry.
- Samuel England: Medieval Spanish translation of Middle Eastern texts; Iberian lyric.
- Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Isabelle C. Druc: Cultural Anthropology; Ethnography; Archaeology; Ceramic Production; and Ethnoarchaeology.
- Karen Strier: Biological Anthropology; Primate Social Behavior; Primate Ecology; and Conservation.
- Armando Muyolema: Latin American Literature and Culture; Indigenous Movements in the Andean Region; and Indigenous Insurgency.
- Sarah Clayton: Mesoamerican Archeology, Nahuatl.
- Jerome Camal: Global Music/ Caribbean.
- Falina Enriquez: Global Music/ Recife,Brazil.
- 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.
- Antonio Mello: Financial Management; and Economic Policy
Center for Global Health
- Lori DiPrete Brown: Global Health Programs
- Sara L Mckinnon: Transnational feminist theory and Intercultural rhetoric.
Community and Environmental Sociology
- Samer Alatout: Environmental Issues on the US-Mexican Border.
- Gary Green: Rural and Community Development.
- Randy Stoecker: Community Organizing and Development; Community-Based Research; and Community Informatics.
- Jane Collins: Labor Processes; Gender; Development Studies; Agrarian Social Change; and Cultural Studies.
- Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies
- Lydia Zepeda: Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors towards Organic and Local Foods.
- 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
- Chris Walker: Caribbean Dance.
• Carolyn Kallenborn : Mexican Art and Culture; Conceptual Garments and Sculptures.
- Maria Muniagurria: International Trade and Economic Development; Industrial Organization and Competition Policy; Dynamic Economics; and Economic Growth.
Educational Policy Studies
- Michael Apple: Education and Power; Cultural Politics; Curriculum Theory and Research; Critical Teaching; and Democratic Schools.
- Kathryn Moeller: Education Globalization and development; Gender and Women’s Studies; Cultural Anthropology.
- Lesley Bartlett: International and Cooperative Education; Cultural Politics of Literacy in Brazil.
- Paul Block: Methods, models, and tools for managing climate variability and change; hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision model; addressing water quality and quantity extremes; hydro-economics and policy mechanisms; risk, reliability, and uncertainty; sustainable approaches.
- Steven P Loheide: hydroecology/ecohydrology, hydrogeology, river restoration, remote sensing, hydrologic consequences of climate change, vegetative water use / vegetation patterning, sustainable land-use practices, stream-aquifer interactions, ecosystem function / services, human interaction with aquatic ecosystems.
- Roberta Hill: Twentieth Century Literature and History; Race, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity; Life Writing; Minority Discourse; and American Indian Literature
- Jesse Lee Kercheval: Poetry – Uruguay
- 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
- Adrian Treves: Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development; Culture, History, and Environment; Environment and Resources; Business and Environment
- Lisa Rausch: agricultural expansion and the cultural, social, and institutional factors that promote or inhibit conservation-positive behaviors among agricultural actors.
- 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.
- Lisa Naughton-Treves: Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries; Social Conflict and Land Use around Protected Areas; Wildlife Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes; and Property Rights to Wildlife.
- Nan Enstad: History of Women in the 20th Century; and Popular Culture.
- Susan Johnson: North American West; Latino History; Race/Ethnicity; and Gender and Sexuality.
- Brenda Plummer: History of Afro-America.
- James Sweet: African Diaspora and Brazil.
- Patrick Iber: the history of 20th century Latin America and U.S. foreign relations.
- Pablo Gomez: History of Medicine and Science in Latin America; History of Medicine and Science and the African Diaspora; Early modern corporeal epistemologies: Race and Medicine.
- Elizabeth Hennessy: the intersection of environmental history, political ecology, science and technology studies.
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
Institute for Biology Education
Catherine Woodward: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Journalism & Mass Communication
• Hernando Rojas: Mass Media; Political Conversations; Public Opinion; and Collective Action.
- Sam Dennis Jr.: Environmental Design for the Health and Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families
- Alexandra Huneeus: Latin American Law; Judicial Politics; Human Rights and Legal Cultures in Latin America; International Law; and Sociology of Law.
- Paloma Celis-Carbajal: Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian
- Tim Osswald: Polymer processing research and teaching — particularly in Colombia. Advisor for the UW-Madison Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Engineers.
Medicine and Public Health
- David Gaus: Healthcare in Rural Latin America; Family Medicine, and Tropical Medicine.
- Erica Simmons: Contentious politics in Bolivia and Mexico.
- Helen Kinsella: Laws of War; International Security; and International Human Rights
- Benjamin Marquez: Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies
- 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.
- Population Health Sciences
- Patrick Barrett: U.S./Latin American Relations, El Salvador.
- Jenna Nobles: Migration; Demography; Sociology of Economic Change and Development; Sociology of Family and Medicine; and Sociology of Gender.
- Gay Seidman: Sociology of Economic Change and Development; Labor; Gender; Social Movements; Political Sociology; and Demography.
- Erik Wright: Class Analysis of Poverty.
Spanish & Portuguese
- Grant Armstrong: Linguistic Theory – morphosyntax and semantics of Spanish and Yucatec Maya.
- Ksenija Bilbija: Spanish American Writing; Cultural Studies; Post-Traumatic Memory; and Gender Criticism.
- Glen Close: Transatlantic Dynamics of Twentieth Century Spanish American Narrative.
- Diana Frantzen: Foreign Language Pedagogy; Applied Spanish Linguistics; and Second Language Acquisition.
- Victor Goldgel-Carballo: 18th and 19th Century Latin American Literature with an emphasis on Material Culture and Media History.
- Paola Hernández: Contemporary Latin American Literature; Theater and Performance; Globalization Theories; Memory Studies; Issues of Identity; and Reception Theory.
- Deborra Kaaikiola-Strohbusch : Late Medieval Poetics; and Cancionero Poetry.
- Luis Madureira: Luso-Brazilian Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; and Modernism and Modernity in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean.
- Ruben Medina: Mexican and Chicano/a Literature and Culture; Canonical and Non-Canonical writers; Intellectual History; Film Studies; and Mexican Migration to the United States.
- Marcelo Pellegrini: 19th and 20th Century Latin American Poetry; the Latin American Essay; and Translation Theory.
- Guido Podestá: Latin American Literature, Cinema, and Cultures.
- Rajiv Rao: Intonational Phonology; Prosodic Phonology; Optimality Theory; Phonetic and Phonological Variation; Second Language Acquisition; and Afro-Hispanic Phonetics and Phonology.
- Kathryn Sánchez: 19th and 20th Century Luso-Brazilian Narrative; Visual Culture and Gender Studies; and Contemporary Women Writers.
- Ellen Sapega: 20th Century Portuguese Literature and Culture.
- Catherine Stafford: Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; and Phonetics.
- Fernando Tejedo-Herrero: Socio-historical approaches to language, including morphosyntactic changes from Latin to Romance and standardization processes in Early Modern Spanish.
- Katarzyna Beilin: 20th Century Peninsular Literature.
- Sarli Mercado: Spanish American contemporary poetry in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
- Urban and Regional Planning
Jorge Osorio: Pathobiological Sciences; viruses and zoonotic pathogens
Warren Porter: Climate and Disease/Low-Level Toxicants in Reptiles and Mammals