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Reiter, Bernd, Ph.D. 
University of South Florida

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Government and International Affairs, ISLAC.

Visiting Professor, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia; University of Kassel, Germany; International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), Global Labor University. Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, Institut Barcelona de Estudis Internationals (IBEI), Barcelona; Senior Research Fellow, Freie Universität, Berlin (Red Desigualdades).

Research and Teaching Interests: Democracy, citizenship, and racism in comparative perspective.



Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, PhD.
Chair and Professor of Sociology
Duke University

Research and Teaching Interests: Racial Stratification and Race Relations.

Boatcă, Manuela, PhD.
Department of Sociology
University of Freiburg

Research and Teaching Interests: Comparative sociology and world systems analysis ; Inequality theories ; Postcolonialism ; Sociology of gender ; Theories of social change.

Cássia Dias, Rita, Ph.D.
Profesora CECULT/UFRB 

Tutora PET Conexões: Acesso, Permanência e Pós-Permanência na UFRB

Cetre Castillo, Moises, Ph.D.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Research and Teaching Interests: Urbanism and Social Public Policies, analysis of social and economis determinants.

Concha-Holmes, Amanda, Ph.D.
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Sede Ecuador

Research and Teaching Interests: the collaborative production of film documentaries and new medias, which highlights marginalized ecological and cultural resources through the empowerment of local perspectives, voices and visions.

Dzidzienyo, Anani
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Brown University

Research and Teaching Interests: Afro Latin Americans and Blackness in the Americas, Afro-Brazilians and the Brazilian Polity

Escobar, Maria Roxana
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - University of Toronto

Research Interests and Teaching Interests: Afro-Peruvian population, Interculturality studies, Black Feminist Thought, Justice Education, Feminist Criticism and Pedagogy

Gayles, Prisca
University of Texas - Austin

Areas of Interest: Latin America

Glasgow, Camisia
Brown University                       

Gonzalez, Johnhenry Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Caribbean History
University of South Florida

Research and Teaching Interests: Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Caribbean Studies, Latin American History, Slavery, Post-Emancipation Societies, Political Economy, Commodity History.

Greenbaum, Susan Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
University of South Florida

Research and Teaching Interests: Applied anthropology, urban anthropology, community development, urban ethnicity, AfroCubans in Tampa.

Harrison, Faye, Ph.D.  
Professor of Anthropology & African American Studies
Center for African Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research and Teaching Interests: Political anthropology, culture, politics, and political economy as they relate to forms of social inequality emphasizing race, gender,class, and (trans) national identity as interlocking dimensions of difference, inequality, and power.

Hernandez, Tanya Kateri 
Professor of Law
Fordham University School of Law

Research and Teaching Interests: Anti-Discrimination Law; Comparative Employment Discrimination; Critical Race Theory/research comparative law regarding race relations and discrimination against Afro-descendants.

Hooker, Juliet, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Government and African and African Diaspora Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Research and Teaching Interests: Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas

Hordge-Freeman, Elizabeth, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and ISLAC Faculty
University of South Florida              

Research and Teaching Interests: Latin America, Brazil, race & ethnicity, mental health, social psychology, racial socialization, family.

Hurtado Garcés, Rudy Amanda
Master in Sociology
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Ecuador

Research and Teaching Interests: Social movements, race, ethnicity and citizenship

Huson, Brandon
University of South Florida          

Research Interests: Government and International Affairs, Latin America.

Ickes, Scott, Ph.D.                  
Assistant Professor
Gustavus Adolphus College               

Research and Teaching Interests: Brazil, Spanish America, Afro-Latin, culture, race, class, gender.

Kaly, Alain Pascal, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
Departamento de História no Instituto de Ciências Humanas e Sociais da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)

Research and Teaching Interests: Racial Relations, colonialism, cast societies in Western Africa, violation of human rights, and migration.

Lewis, Eshe
University of Florida                       

Research Interests: Anthropology.

Lezama, Paula, M.A.                      
Assistant Director of ISLAC
University of South Florida             

Research Interest: Development studies in general. Poverty and inequality, ethnic and racial disparities, institutional evolution and its impact on development with a regional focus on the southern cone, specifically, Colombia and Brazil.

Llorens, Hilda, Ph.D.     
Visiting Assistant Professor             
Brown University                           

Research and Teaching Interests: the Caribbean, U.S. Latinos, race, and blackness.

Main, Meredith
University of South Florida

Research Interests: Anthropology.

Mootoo, Alexis
University of South Florida         

Research Interests: Government and International Affairs, Latin America, Afro-descendants.

Morrison, Judith
Senior Advisor 
Inter-American Development Bank

Research Interests: Social development, gender, and diversity division.

Mosquera Rosado, Ana Lucía
University of South Florida

Research interests: Afro-descendants in Latin America, race and media representation, intercultural public policy.

Noles Cotito, Mariela, LLM
University of South Florida

Research Interests: Afro-descendants in Latin America, Critical Race Theory.

Noles Cotito, Gabriela, MD, MPH 
International Advisor on Public Health

Research and Policy Interests: Race and ethnicity, and socio-economic status as social determinants of health for Afro-Latin Americans; Sexual and reproductive health in Afro-Latin Americans; Mental Health.

Obezo, Kandya                
Georgetown University               

Research  Interests: Afro-Colombian communities, Colombian peace process, Ethnicity, economic and social development and politics.

Oslender, Ulrich , Ph.D.                
Assistant Professor of Geography
Florida International University               

Research  Interests: Political geography, cultural geography, political ecology, social movements, Latin America, Colombia, cultural politics of blackness, Afro-Latin America, forced displacement, geopolitical discourses on terror.

Parra Fox, Adriana Elisa, Ph.D.
Professor and Researcher
Departamento de Trabajo Social Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó, Quibdó

Research and Teaching Interests: organized communities and sustainable development, community building capacity, social movements, displacement in Colombia.

Paschel, Tianna, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies
University of California - Berkeley

Research and Teaching Interest: Race and ethnicity, politics, development and globalization.

Paulino, Edward, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of History City University of New York

Research and Teaching Interests: race; genocide; borders; nation-building; Latin America and the Caribbean; the African Diaspora; and New York State history.

Peria, Michelle, Ph.D.                   
University of California Irvine       

Research and Teaching Interest: Race and ethnicity, globalization, Latin American studies,
social movements, sociology of gender, qualitative research methods,
sociology of culture, social theory, and public policy.

Perry, Keisha-Khan, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies 
Brown University

Research and Teaching Interests: Race, gender, and politics in the Americas, urban geography and questions of citizenship, intellectual history and disciplinary formation, and the interrelationship between scholarship, pedagogy and political engagement in Brazil, the Caribbean and the United States.

Prosper, Mamyrah, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies 
North Carolina State University

Research and Teaching Interests: Social movements in the Americas and particularly Haiti.

Queeley, Andrea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and African & African Diaspora Studies
Florida International University

Research and Teaching Interests: African Diaspora subject formation, migration, and the negotiation of globalized structural inequalities. Questions of social hierarchy and diversity within the African Diaspora in their political context.

Rahill, Guitele, Ph.D.                  
Associate Professor
University of South Florida              

Research and Teaching Interests: Developing culturally relevant health and mental health interventions for Haitians at home and in the Diaspora.

Rodriguez, Cheryl, Ph.D.             
Chair, Department of Africana Studies
Director of Institute on Black Life
University of South Florida              

Areas of specialization: Urban anthropology, community research,gender, race, class and policy, activism and politics, youth and community.

Simeon-Jones, Kersuze, Ph.D.              
Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies and Department of World Languages
University of South Florida               

Research and Teaching Interests: Intellectual history: literary and political movements of the Black Diaspora, francophone studies, Haitian history and literature; women history within the Black Diaspora.

Smith, Christen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Texas - Austin

Research Interests: Performance, race, gender, violence and the black body in the Americas with a particular emphasis on transnational black liberation struggles and racial formation.

Stuesse, Angela, Ph.D.             
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill            

Research and Teaching Interests: Neoliberal globalization; race, ethnicity, and identity; migration; labor; human rights; social movements; methodologies of activist research. Migration in the Americas, engaging ethnography, cultural anthropology, contemporary applied anthropology, methods in cultural research.

Telles, Edward, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Research and Teaching Interests: Survey methods, social demography, race and ethnicity, immigration, immigrant integration, Latin America, U.S. Latinos.

Thame, Maziki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the University of the West Indies- Mona Campus

Research and Teaching Interests: Caribbean and Latin American Race and Nationalism

Treitler, Vilna Bashi, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Black Studies
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research and teaching interests: Comparative dynamics of hierarchical socioeconomic structures, international migration, labor markets and racial structures. Qualitative research methods.

Vergara Figueroa, Aurora, Ph.D.
Universidad Icesi

Research and Teaching Interests: Race, ethnicity, class, and gender.

Yelvington, Kevin, Ph.D.            
University of South Florida              

Research and Teaching Interests: Ethnic, class, and gender relations, urban anthropology, political anthropology, public policy, the anthropology of work, labor studies, development studies, housing, tourism, historical ,approaches to anthropology, history of anthropology, history of science, Marx and anthropology, ,the African Diaspora, Latin American and Caribbean history, literature, and popular culture.