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Latin American Studies

Faculty List

Anne-Emanuelle Birn (International Development & Public Health) 
Courtney Jung (Political Science) 
Judith Teichman (Political Science)
Kevin L. O'Neill (Religion)
Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Rosa Sarabia (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Laura Colantoni (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Jeffrey M. Pilcher (History) 

Associate Professors 
Gustavo J. Bobonis (Economics) 
Ana María Bejarano (Political Science) 
Patricia Landolt (Sociology) 
María Cristina Cuervo (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Eva-Lynn Jagoe (Spanish and Portuguese, Centre for Comparative Literature) 
Valentina Napolitano (Anthropology) 
Néstor E. Rodríguez (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Mariana Mota Prado (Law) 
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández (OISE) 
Susan Antebi (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Gustavo Indart (Economics) 
Melanie J. Newton (History) 

Assistant Professors 
Christopher Krupa (Anthropology) 
Lena Mortensen (Anthropology) 
Alejandro Paz (Anthropology) 
Edward R. Swenson (Anthropology) 
Christian Abizaid (Geography & Centre for the Environment) 
Kevin Coleman (Historical Studies) 
Ryan Isakson (International Development) 
Luisa Farah Schwartzman (Sociology) 
Luis van Isschot (History) 
Jeff Packman (Music History and Culture) 
Sharlene Mollet (Critical Development Studies & Human Geography) 
Jason Dyck (History) 

Senior Lecturer 
Manuel Ramírez (Spanish and Portuguese) 

Sessional Lecturers 
Bernardo García Domínguez (Latin American Studies & New College) 
Juan P. Marsiaj (Latin American Studies) 
Víctor R. Rivas (Latin American Studies) 
Ramón Antonio (Arturo) Victoriano (Language Studies) 
Donald Kingsbury (Political Science & Latin American Studies) 

Professors Emeriti 
Albert Berry (Economics) 
Jock Galloway (Geography) 
Peter Blanchard (History) 
Ricardo Sternberg (Spanish and Portuguese) 



The Latin American Studies program at the University of Toronto provides students in the social sciences and humanities an opportunity to engage and deepen their understanding of Latin American regions, their histories, politics, cultures, economies and societies. Courses encourage students to situate both their special interests and the contemporary debates in fields such as anthropology, political science, geography, literature, history, or sociology within a broader interdisciplinary framework, while at the same time committing themselves to an understanding of the historical, cultural and political experiences of Spanish and Portuguese America. Through an engagement with different texts and faculty expertise, this program trains students in current themes such as postcolonial thinking, critical readings of colonial histories, literary and anthropological genres, comparative politics, politics of indigeneity and human rights, as well as in environmental policies and political economy of Latin America and the Americas as a transnational whole. With the possibility to carry out curricula experience in Latin America and internship stages in Canada, this program also offers an important lead for career development experiences on Latin America. This knowledge is increasingly necessary for Canada, as the country enters into new trade, political, environmental, and academic agreements with our emerging hemispheric partners.

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