Steering Committee

College of Arts and Sciences

John Twichell

Director of Latin American Studies

(305) 284-6893
John Twichell is a Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2015) and Lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami, where he instructs undergraduate courses in International Studies, Latin American Studies, and Political Science. His course offerings are in the areas of international relations, international political economy,...

Tracy Devine Guzmán

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-5585
Tracy Devine Guzmán teaches in Latin American Studies and Global Indigenous Studies with an emphasis on Brazil, the Andes, and South-South relations. Her research and teaching interests include cultural and intellectual history, social and political theory, and cultural production, especially as these fields intersect with questions of...

Eduardo Elena

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-4231
Eduardo Elena specializes in the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America, with a particular interest in the societies of the South Atlantic region. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he grew up in the United States and was educated at the University of Virginia (B.A.) and Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.). Professor Elena teaches...

Lillian Manzor

Faculty Director of UParis

(305) 284-5585

Yolanda M. Martinez-San Miguel, Ph.D.


(305) 284-5585
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel specializes in colonial, postcolonial Latin American, and Caribbean literature. She teaches courses on critical theory, comparative coloniality, gender and sexuality studies, and Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean studies. She has taught at Princeton University (1997-2000), Rutgers, the State University of...

William J Pestle

Associate Professor

(305) 284-3761
Dr. William J. Pestle is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Miami. He is an anthropological archaeologist and bioarchaeologist who specializes in the study of the lifeways of the ancient Indigenous peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and he has active archaeological field projects in...

School of Communication

Sallie L Hughes

Faculty Director and Senior Faculty Research Area Lead for Latin American Studies

(305) 284-8163
Sallie Hughes, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Management, earned her PhD in Latin American Studies from the Roger Thayer Stone Center at Tulane University. She is the Faculty Director and Senior Faculty Research Area Lead for Latin American Studies at UMIA. Hughes is author of Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism...