LACC Brazilian Studies Advisory Board

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Ana María Bidegain, Professor

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 304-B

Contact: 305-348-7266 | anamaria.bidegain@fiu.edu | Webpage

Areas of expertise: Christianity in Latin America, Women in Latin American Religions, History of Religion in Latin America

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Clinton Jenkins, Associate Professor

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 376

Contact: 305-348-6236 | cljenkin@fiu.edu | Webpage

Areas of expertise: Conservation ecology, Brazil, Atlantic Forest, Amazon Biodiversity and endangered species, spatial analysis, and conservation planning.

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Joseph Holbrook, Adjunct Faculty

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Contact: 305.348.2894 | jholbroo@fiu.edu

Areas of expertise: Comparative history of 20th Century Cuba and Brazil, Catholic students social movements, Religion and politics in Latin America, twentieth-century Catholicism and politics, contemporary Evangelicalism, religious analysis and interpretation, religious pluralism and democracy in Colombia and Brazil. Introduction to Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

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Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 352

Contact: 305.348.2894 | jomcruz@fiu.edu | Website

Areas of expertise: Criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America.

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Okezi Otovo, Associate Professor

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 395

Contact: 305-348-3966 | ootovo@fiu.edu | Webpage

Areas of expertise: Black maternity, racial disparities in health, women’s life experiences in Miami, gender, race, public health, and the social history of medicine.

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Ronaldo Parente, Professor, Academic Director of the Doctoral Program for Management & International business, Knight

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MANGO 437

Contact: 305-348-4566 | rcparent@fiu.edu

Areas of expertise: Ecosystems and platform companies, sharing and digital economy, strategic management, international business, and innovation.

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Simone Athayde, Associate Professor, LACC & Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Contact: 305.348.2894 | sathayde@fiu.edu

Areas of expertise: biodiversity conservation, interdisciplinary research, integrative science, indigenous knowledge systems, ethnobotany and ethnoecology, and participatory research and management of social-ecological systems.

Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Director of Andean Studies, LACC 

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Contact: 305.348.4232 | veisaga@fiu.edu 

Areas of expertise: As a Quechua from Bolivia, her research focuses on the chemical properties of medicinal plants.

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Augusta Vono, Retired Teaching Professor of Portuguese, Department of Modern Languages

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 485B

Contact: 305.348.2049 | vonoa@fiu.edu

Areas of expertise: Portuguese language instruction, second language acquisition, language proficiency assessment and study abroad.

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Pascal Bécel, Professor of French and Chair

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 497B

Contact: 305-348-6222 | borgenhe@fiu.edu | Webpage