Faculty

Thomas Abercrombie

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: thomas.abercrombie@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Cultural history/historical anthropology; memory and patrimonial regimes; colonialism and postcolonial situations; nationalism and modernity; ethnohistory of Andean societies, gender and sexuality in the Hispanic world; food and place; Andes, Spain.

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Pamela Calla

Clinical Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: pc1210@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Gender and class, state formation, education policies, interculturality, and racism in Bolivia.

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Jorge Castañeda

Global Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: jorge.castaneda@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Latin American politics; comparative politics; U.S.-Latin American relations.

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Ada Ferrer

Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: ada.ferrer@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Cuba; comparative slavery, nationalism, revolution.

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Sibylle Fischer

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Email: sibylle.fischer@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Caribbean literature and culture; Spanish American Independence; the Haitian Revolution; culture and politics in the nineteenth century; the history of political thought.

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Odi Gonzales

Senior Language Lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese
Email: og10@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Quechua Oral Tradition XVI-XXI Centuries; Latin American Literature.

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Amy Huras

Faculty Fellow of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: ah185@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Colonial Latin America; Andes; Social history of language.

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Aisha Khan

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Email: ak105@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Caribbean, Latin America, race and ethnicity, religion (particularly obeah, Islam, Afro-Atlantic religions), theory and method in diaspora studies, creolization.

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Jill Lane

Director of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS);
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Email: jill.lane@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Latin American theater, comparative approaches to race and performance in the Americas, Cuba.

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Peter Lucas

Adjunct Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: peterlucas@nyu.edu
Research Interests: International studies in human rights, human rights and photography/media, the poetics of witnessing, peace education, human rights education and documentary practice.

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Patricio Navia

Master Teacher of Liberal Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: pdn200@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Electoral systems, democratization and democratic institutions.

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Dylon Robbins

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Email: dylon.robbins@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Cultural and theoretical production of Brazil and Cuba; African Diasporas; intellectual and cultural histories, media, cinema, and popular music.

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Katherine Smith

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Email: katherine.smith@nyu.edu
Research Interests: Culture, arts, religion of Haiti.

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