Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Borders & Languages, Sociology & Human Services, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

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Dr. Keri Brandt Off
Chair and Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • Human animal studies
  • Feminist/queer studies
  • Social theory
  • Agriculture and Regenerative Food Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2005
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1995

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Dr. Rebecca Clausen
Associate Professor of Sociology & Human Services

Expertise

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Human Ecology
  • Global Food Systems
  • Political Economy

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Oregon, 2008
  • M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Oregon, 2003
  • B.S., Natural Resource Management, Conservation Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1999

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Dr. Ana Diaz-Collazos
Visiting instructor

Areas of expertise

  • Linguistics
  • Creative Writing
  • Pedagogy
  • Language and society
  • Spanish

Education

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo (Colombia), 2006
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Universidad del Valle (Colombia), 2003

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Dr. Janine Fitzgerald
Professor of Sociology & Human Services

Areas of expertise

  • Borders and languages
  • Narrative medicine
  • Village aid to Latin America

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, The University of New Mexico, 1996
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, The University of New Mexico, 1990
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1987

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Deanne Grant
Visiting Instructor

Areas of expertise

  • Indigenous feminisms
  • Women of color feminisms
  • Indigenous sexual decolonization

Education

  • Ph.D. in progress, Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Certificate in College Teaching, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2018
  • M.A. Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • M.A. International Studies, University of Oregon, Ashland, Oregon, 2007
  • B.A. International Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2004

 

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Katherine Smith
Lecturer of Sociology

Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Social Psychology
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Education

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Dr. David Vásquez-Hurtado
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Areas of expertise

  • Hispanic Studies 
  • Monsters in Literature and film
  • Criminology 
  • Critical Theory
  • Spanish for the Professions 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Literature 

Education

  • Ph.D., in Spanish Literature, University of Florida
  • M.A., in Spanish, University of Florida
  • Lawyer, Universidad de San Buenaventura (Colombia)  

 

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Dr. Benjamin Waddell
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • International migration
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Crime
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Research methods

Education

  • 2013    Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Mexico
  • 2009    M.A., Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
  • 2005    B.A., International Relations, University of Colorado

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Lindsay Reichert-Noisom
Administrative Guru for English, History, and Sociology
230 Noble Hall
970-247-7255
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