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HIA Staff

Charles Walker, Director


Patrick Kinkade

Patrick Kinkade, Program Coordinator


Christina Neal, Student Assistant

Giselle Rodriquez, Student Assistant



Steering Committee 


Charles Walker
HIA Director, History
Chicana/Chicano Studies

Robert Irwin
Spanish and Portuguese


Robert Newcomb
Spanish and Portuguese

Human and Community Development 


Affiliated Faculty:


African American and African Studies:
Bettina Ng'weno

Agricultural and Resource Economics
Stephen Boucher
Lovell Jarvis

Marisol de la Cadena
Suzana Sawyer
Carol Smith

Chicana/o Studies
Angie Chabram
Sergio de la Mora
Adela de la Torre
Yvette Flores-Ortiz
Miroslava Chávez-García

Comparative Literature
Neil Larsen
Alan Taylor

Desirée Martín

Environmental Science and Policy:
Benjamin Orlove (emeritus)


Arnold Bauer (Emeritus)
Thomas Holloway (Emeritus)
Victoria Langland
Lorena Oropeza
Andres Resendez

Human and
Community Development:

Stephen Brush
Luis Eduardo Guarnizo
Janet Momsen
Michael Smith
Miriam Wells
Almerindo Ojeda

Pablo Ortiz

Native American Studies
Ines Hernández-Avila
Martha Macri
Zoila Mendoza
Victor Montejo
Stefano Varese (emeritus)

Kenneth Brown
Natalia Deeb-Sossa
John Hall
David Kyle

Spanish & Portuguese:
Emilio Bejel
Leopoldo Bernucci
Cecilia Colombi
Linda Egan
Robert Irwin
Michael Lazzara
Robert Newcomb
Ana Peluffo

Theater and Dance
Jon Rossini

Women and Gender Studies
Luz Mena

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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

Robert Irwin, Interim Director Stephanie L. Ivory, 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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