Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor

West Chester University


Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor - Program Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

 

Marcos Campillo-Fenoll

Languages and Cultures

Dr. Marcos Campillo-Fenoll, Associate Professor of Spanish, has been a faculty member at West Chester University since 2009, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language and Spanish American culture and literature.

His research focuses on the nineteenth-century literature and cultural production of the Southern Cone area in South America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay). Since 2012, Dr. Campillo also leads a summer study abroad program in Rosario, Argentina.

Main Hall 112
(610) 436 - 2466

mcampillo@wcupa.edu

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CONTRIBUTING FACULTY

 

Leon Arredondo

Anthropology

 

Old Library, Room 206

(610) 436-2523

larredondo@wcupa.edu

 

Jason Bartles

Languages and Cultures

Dr. Jason A. Bartles is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Cultures. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research, informed by gender and sexuality studies, explores the ways in which political, ethical, and aesthetic discourses are inscribed in the fiction and essays of non-canonical Latin American and U.S. Latina/o writers. In particular, he focuses on texts that circulated in the cultural markets of the 1960s and 1970s to offer a more nuanced understanding of cultural production in the era beyond the discourses surrounding the Boom, magical realism, and the politically committed intellectual.

Main Hall XXX
(610) 436 - XXXX

jbartles@wcupa.edu

 

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Michele Belliveau

Social Work

Professor Belliveau’s background is in social work with individuals, families, and groups in diverse, community-based mental health settings. Her interests include the experiences of Latino immigrant families with the U.S. social welfare system, policy practice, and the development of students’ bilingual and bicultural social work competence.

(610) 436-3469

mbelliveau@wcupa.edu

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Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause

Languages and Cultures

111 Main Hall
(610) 436 - 2372
CCardemil-Krause@wcupa.edu

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Miguel Ceballos

Sociology

Old Library, Room 04

(610) 436-2308

mceballos@wcupa.edu

Dr. Miguel Ceballos

Megan Corbin

Languages and Cultures

Professor Corbin joined WCU in 2014 after receiving her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Her primary areas of research center around the post-dictatorship periods of Latin America, most specifically on Southern Cone Latin America, and examine the ways in which individuals, groups, and society are working to fill gaps in historical memory through literary and artistic practices. She is an Associate Editor for the publication Hispanic Issues and Hispanic Issues On Line.

Main Hall XXX
(610) 436 - XXXX

mcorbin@wcupa.edu

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William Keith Corbitt

Languages and Cultures

Office Location: 113 Main Hall
Phone: 610-436-2169
Email: wcorbitt@wcupa.edu

William Keith Corbitt

Valerian Desousa

Sociology

Valerian DeSousa grew up and was educated in Bombay (now Mumbai) India. He is deeply invested in working with researchers and students across the world on issues of globalization and development. He recently took a group of students to Mumbai and Pune in India to work on projects in the slums and with rescued street children, an experience that students found profoundly educational and life changing. He seeks to train students to be thoughtful intellectuals, cosmopolitan in the best sense of the word, and to work across cultures without being ethnocentric.

He is now involved in two long term research projects. He is looking at the way the World's Fairs of the nineteenth and early twentieth century used artifacts and visual material to represent empire and its colonies. He is also doing field work on call centre work in India within the framework of theories of globalization.

For the LALS program, he teaches SOC 341: Social Stratification (An analysis of inequalities in wealth, power, and prestige in contemporary societies).

Website

 

Old Library, Room 03B

(610) 436-2989

vdesousa@wcupa.edu

 

Dr. Valerian Desousa

Marc Jacoby

Applied Music

Dr. Marc Jacoby is an Associate Professor of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he serves as Jazz Studies Coordinator and teaches in the Applied Music and Music Education programs. He currently directs the Criterions Big Band and Latin Jazz Ensemble. Before joining the faculty at WCU, Dr. Jacoby was on the faculty of the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL. While in Chicago, he played with many of the regions salsa and latin-jazz groups including the Grammy nominated Orquesta 911 mambo big band. He also co-founded the Orquesta Dos Claves, a latin-jazz big band and workshop for Chicago area youth. The ensemble performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Illinois Music Educator’s Association Conference, Hot House’s Jazz en Clave Festival, Chicago Historical Society, Harold Washington Cultural Center, and school jazz festivals around the region.

Room 224, Swope Music Building
Phone: 610-738-0539
mjacoby@wcupa.edu

http://www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/appliedMusic/mJacoby.aspx

Marc M. Jacoby

Tia Malkin-Fonteccio

History

519 Main Hall
(610) 436 - 2168
tmalkin-fontecchio@wcupa.edu

 

Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum

Languages and Cultures

Dr. Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Cultures. She specializes in contemporary Latin American film and literature. Her research focuses on cultural representations of violence and ethical concepts of citizenship. She studies how Latin American cultural texts create empathy and make inequality visible.

Main Hall XXX
(610) 436 - XXXX

ipagan@wcupa.edu

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Yury Polsky

Political Science

(610) 436-3300

YPolsky@wcupa.edu

Polsky

Megan Saltzman

Languages and Cultures

 

Main Hall 111

(610) 436 - 2372

msaltzman@wcupa.edu

Megan Saltzman

Ana Sánchez

Languages and Cultures

 

Main Hall 102
(610) 436 - 2337

asanchez@wcupa.edu

 

Ana C. Sánchez

Israel Sanz-Sánchez

Languages and Cultures

Professor Sanz-Sánchez joined WCU in 2009. His area of concentration is the history of Spanish in the United States, the development of dialectal diversity in Latin America, and historical sociolinguistics. His current research focuses on the Spanish of New Mexico and northern Mexico, phonological and morphological change in Latin American Spanish during the colonial period, and the linguistic and historical approaches to the Hispanic archival heritage of the US Southwest. At West Chester, Professor Sanz-Sánchez has taught and developed courses in Spanish as a second language, Spanish phonetics, the history of the Spanish language, Spanish in the United States, and linguistic discrimination.

Main Hall 107
(610) 436 - 3584

isanzsanch@wcupa.edu

Sanz-Sanchez

Stacey Schlau

Languages and Cultures

Main Hall 112
(610) 436 - 2466

sschlau@wcupa.edu

Stacey Schlau

Ron Smith

Geography

Linda Stevenson

Political Science

Dr. Linda Stevenson joined the International Relations team of the Political Science department West Chester University in 2002. Her primary areas of teaching and research specialization are in comparative politics and international relations, with a focus in the region of Latin America, on topics related to democracy, equality, development and gender politics. Much of her work has focused on Mexican politics, and more recently in gender equity policies in Chile. In light of the growing Latino and immigrant population in the U.S., her work has shifted to teaching, research, and service about and with Latinos and immigrants in Pennsylvania, and the United States in general. Her Latino Politics course and the related conferences she has organized at WCU focus social and policy issues of the Mexican migrant population in southern Chester County and Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia.
She was the Director of WCU's Latin American and Latino/a Studies program until 2014.


Ruby Jones Hall 106

(610) 436-3162

lstevenson@wcupa.edu

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Maria Van Liew

Languages and Cultures

 

Main Hall 101
(610) 430 - 4746

mvanliew@wcupa.edu

 

Maria Van Liew

Andrea Varricchio

Languages and Cultures

 

Main Hall 113
(610) 436 - 2169

avarricchio@wcupa.edu

 

Andrea Varricchio

Heather Wholey

Anthropology

Dr. Heather Wholey is an archaeologist with a specialization in the prehistory of the Eastern Woodlands, and teaches a course on the Archaeology of Central America. 

Her interests are in modeling the population ecology of Archaic Period (ca. 10,000 - 3,000 years ago) hunter-gatherers; environmental archaeology and the application of earth sciences to archaeological problems, and; the integration of geography, place and landscape into archaeological interpretation. She enjoys working with students in the classroom, field and lab and regularly provide opportunity for guided student research. Students can gain sound methodological training through her summer archaeological field school and through her archaeological lab methods class.  Experiences gained in these classes expose students to real world archaeological problems and research, while hopefully cultivating a sense of stewardship and a profound respect for our collective cultural heritage.

Website

Main Hall 113
(610) 436 - 2169

hwholey@wcupa.edu

Andrea Varricchio