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Latin American Studies

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Chris Brown
Professor of Music
Luther B. Marchant Chair
Co-Director, Center of Contemporary Music
Music 43, 510.430.2330, cbmus@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Composition and improvisation, interactive electronic music, musical instrument building and new instrumental resources, sound installations, algorithmic composition, 21st-century performance practice, world music

Carlota Caulfield
Professor of Spanish and Spanish American Studies
Program Head, Spanish and Spanish American Studies
Program Head, Latin American Studies Program
Mills Hall Room 333, 510.430.2356, amach@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Contemporary Iberian and Latin American Cultures and Literatures, the avant-garde and interdisciplinary approaches to art and poetry, Hispanic poetry, Hispanic women writers, Hispanic theater, Hispanic-Jewish literature, US Latino literature, feminist critical theories

Arely Zimmerman
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 345, 510.430.3162, arzimmerman@mills.edu
Politics of identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality); immigrant civic engagement and political participation; Social movements and protest politics; migration and transnationalism, Latin American/Latino politics, New Media and Media Activism; Central American communities; Youth, youth cultures, and youth civic engagement; comparative racialization; law and society; political theory; race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Visiting Scholars & Artists

Hugo García Manríquez
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Mills Hall 334, 510.430.2199, hgarciamanriquez@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Creative Writing (Poetry), Theory and Practice of Translation, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, 20th Century Mexican Literature, Contemporary US Poetry and Latin American Avant-Gardes

Juan R. Valdez
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Mills Hall 334, 510.430.2199, jvaldez@mills.edu
Professional Interests: linguistics and literature; language politics and ideologies, language and race, linguistic identities, Latin America, the Hispanic Caribbean, intellectual history, borders, critical metaphor studies, critical discourse analysis, interdisciplinary humanities, educational linguistics, bilingualism, symbolic violence

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Nikole Wilson-Ripsom
Faculty Administrative Assitant
Mills Hall Room 340, 510.430.2080, nwilsonripsom@mills.edu

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P: 510.430.2356
F: 510.430.3314
E: latin_amer@mills.edu

Last Updated: 1/19/17