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Institute Staff

Rachel May, Ph.D.
ISLAC Director
Offices: FAO 253, Tel. (813) 974-8140
Research and Teaching Interests: Human Rights, Revolutionary Movements/Ideology, Popular Social Movements, Leftist Politics.

Faculty for the Study Abroad program in Argentina. Study Abroad program in Argentina Webpage

Bernd Reiter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs and ISLAC Faculty
Offices: SOC 349/FAO 251, Tel. (813) 974-3583
Research and Teaching Interests: Democracy, Civil Society and Racism in comparative perspective; Education Reform in comparative perspective; Qualitative research and nonprofit management.

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and ISLAC Faculty
Office: CPR 219, Tel. (813) 974-5944
Research and Teaching Interests: Latin America, Brazil, Race & Ethnicity, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Racial Socialization, Family.

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman Webpage

Harry E. Vanden , Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs and ISLAC Faculty
Office: SOC 360, Tel. (813) 974-2683
Research and Teaching Interests: Latin American Politics and Social Movements, U.S. - Latin American Relations, the Latin American Left.
Teaching areas: Comparative politics, Latin American Politics, Social Movements, International Law

Paula Lezama, MA
Assistant Director and Academic Adviser
Office: FAO 255, Tel. (813) 974-0306
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 sounthern cone, specifically, Colombia and Brazil.

Mariela Noles Cotito
Graduate Assistant
Office: FAO 252, (813) 974-1445

Ana Lucia Mosquera Rosado
Graduate Assistant
Office: FAO 254, (813) 974-0307