The Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has its own designated full-time faculty. This faculty, consisting of members from various disciplines, has a particular expertise in the Study of the Americas:

Carlos Aguasaco, Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies & Deputy Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Marlene Clark, Associate Professor of English
Elizabeth Matthews, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Early Childhood Education
Kathlene McDonald, Associate Professor of English & Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Joan Robinson, Assistant Professor of Social Science & Law
Susanna Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Director, MA in the Study of the Americas
Susanna Schaller, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
Martin Woessner, Associate Professor of History & Society
Danielle Zach, Patai Postdoctoral Fellow
Rafia Zafar, Assistant Professor of Economics

Faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the uptown campus, CUNY, and other expert professionals are also invited to teach courses in their areas of specialization. Recent guest faculty include:

Campbell Dalglish: "Transitions: Contemporary Ethnographic Film" (Spring 2024) | “Indigenous Visions” (Spring 2023, Spring 2019)
Pedro José Ortega Espinal: "The Dominican People in the US: From Migrants to Rooted People" (Spring 2023)
Lisa Paravisini-Gebert: "Hurricanes and Rising Sea Levels: Climate Change in Caribbean Art and Literature" (Spring 2023)
Sophie Maríñez: "Postcolonial Caribbean Thought and Aesthetics" (Spring 2023)
Jerry W. Carlson: “Bachata for a Diaspora: Dominican Fiction & Film of the 21st Century” (Spring 2022) | “Slavery and Its Historical Legacy in the Film and Fiction of the Americas" (Spring 2014) 
Vanessa K. Valdés: “Haiti and the Americas, from the Revolution to Today” (Spring 2021)
Sophie Maríñez: “Slavery, Gender and Resistance in Hispaniola” (Fall 2020)
Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert: “Literature & Art in the Contemporary Caribbean” (Spring 2020)
Cheryl Sterling: “Black Atlantic Cultures” (Spring 2018)
Craig E. Stephenson: “Dreams, Ethics, and Society in the Americas” (Fall 2017)
Marcia Esparza: "Indigenous People and Human Rights" (Fall 2015)
Wendy Lutrell: "Critical Childhood and Youth Studies across the Americas" (Spring 2015)
Rosa Franco: "Microfinance in the Americas" (Fall 2014)                      
Ian MacDonald: “Labor Strategies in the Americas" (Fall 2013) 
Antoni Pizà: “Music of the Americas” (Fall 2012)
Carla Cappetti: “Wild Animals of the Americas” (Spring 2012)  

Last Updated: 02/24/2024 00:56