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Charles F. Walker

  • Director, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas
  • Professor, History


Anya Gibson

  • Undergraduate Coordinator & Advisor
(530) 752-0742

Jessica W Harold

  • Program Coordinator
(530) 752-0401

Lynn Park

  • Program Coordinator
(530) 752-3046

Joann Pyon

  • Undergraduate Advisor

Steering Committee

Jelmer Eerkens

  • Anthropology
(530) 752-1348

Liza Grandia

  • Native American Studies

Luis Guarnizo

  • Human and Community Development

Robert Irwin

  • Spanish, Portuguese and Cultural Studies

Robert Newcomb

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Bettina Ng'weno

  • African and African American Studies

Marc Schenker

  • (Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Associate Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement

The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

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Contact Us

Chuck Walker, Director Lynn Park, Program Coordinator 

Phone: 530-752-3046
Fax: 530-752-5655 

Undergraduate Advising

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Latin Amer & Hemispheric Std (Minor) (Economics, History, EAS)" 

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