Faculty

Dennis Beach, Ph.D. 
Philosophy
SJU Quad 362C
Phone: (320) 363-2997
E-mail: [email protected]

Beach

Eleonora Bertranou, Ph.D. 
Hispanic Studies
SJU Quad 257E
Phone: (320) 363-2773
Email: [email protected]

Eleonora Bertranou teaches courses in Latin American literatures and human rights. A native of Mendoza, Argentina, she received her Ph.D. in Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota. She published Rodolfo Walsh: argentino, escritor, militante in 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Eleonora

Bruce Campbell, Ph.D.
Director of LLAS/Hispanic Studies
SJU Quad 253A
Phone: (320) 363-2727
Email: [email protected]

Bruce Campbell teaches courses in Latin American culture, Latino identity in the U.S., and colonial Latin American literature. He also teaches topics courses focused on Latin American popular culture and politics. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College. He has written two books - Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis (University of Arizona Press, 2003), and ¡Viva la historieta!: Mexicans Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization (University Press of Mississippi, 2009).

Tania Gomez, Ph.D.
Hispanic Studies
CSB Richa P1
Phone: (320) 363-5154
Email: [email protected]

Tania Gómez teaches courses in Hispanic Linguistics, Oral Communication and Composition, and Language. Her topics courses focused on the characteristics of bilingual students (Spanish-English) in the US, the main language characteristics of Spanish in the US, language policies in Spain, Latin America and the United States and language and contact. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in Second Language Acquisition from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She has edited the book Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts (Lexington Books, 2015) where she published an article on the role filmmakers must fight against women’s sexual and verbal abuse in a machista culture. She also publishes articles on speech acts and discourse markers of the Spanish language.

Colin Hannigan
Political Science
SJU Simns 105
Phone: (320) 363-2733
Email: [email protected]

Roy Ketchum, Ph.D.
Hispanic Studies
CSB Richa P18
Phone: (320) 363-5272
Email: [email protected]

Brian Larkin, Ph.D.
History
CSB Richarda N8
Phone: (320) 363-5226
E-mail: [email protected]

Brian Larkin teaches Latin American history. He offers a lower-division survey of Latin America from pre-Columbian period to the present day. He also teaches more focused upper-division courses on colonial Mexico, modern Mexico, and religion in Latin America. His research focuses on religion in colonial Mexico. In 2010, Dr. Larkin published, The Very Nature of God: Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City.

Larkin

Elena Sanchez Mora, Ph.D.
Hispanic Studies
SJU Quad 469
Phone: (320) 363-3076
E-mail: [email protected]

Elena Sanchez Mora teaches courses in Latin American literatures, focusing on marginalized social groups. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, she received her Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian Literatures from the University of Minnesota. She published The New Mediatrix: Reconciling Feminism and Spirituality in Contemporary Latin American Women’s Narrative (Penelope Academic Press, Puerto Rico) in 2014.

Mora

Megan Sheehan, Ph.D.
Sociology
SJU Simons 114
Phone: (320) 363-3193
Email: [email protected]

Megan Sheehan teaches course in anthropology with an emphasis on Latin America. Dr. Sheehan’s research examines the recent influx of Latin American migrants to Chile, exploring how migration impacts and changes urban areas. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Chile, the Arizona – Sonora border region, and northern Arizona. Her research and teaching interests include: migration, urbanization, food studies, ethnographic research methods, and applied anthropology.

Corey Shouse, Ph.D.
Hispanic Studies
SJU Quad 257D
Phone: (320) 363-2728
E-mail: [email protected]

Pedro dos Santos, Ph.D.
Political Science
SJU Simons 144
Phone: (320) 363-2158
Email: [email protected]

Pedro A. G. dos Santos teaches courses in Political Science. His teaching focuses on comparative politics, Latin American politics, representation, and gender. He has two main areas of research in Brazilian politics: women's representation in the legislative and executive, and the rise of evangelical politicians in the country. He has published numerous book chapters as well as articles in Latin American Politics and Society and Politics & Gender. He is currently working on a co-authored book-length project examining the impact the presidency of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first woman president, on women’s representation and empowerment in the country.