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Amália Mora
Manager of Innovation and Engagement, Researcher: UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence
Email: amaliacmora@email.arizona.edu

Amália Clarice Mora, Ph.D., has dedicated herself to the fight against gender violence in her research, activism, and creative pursuits. She received her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from UCLA, conducting dissertation research on the relationship between sexual violence, racialized...

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Kaitlin Murphy
Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Kaitlin M. Murphy, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, faculty in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and affiliated faculty in Latin American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at...

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Anna O'Leary
Associate Professor and Department Head, Mexican American Studies

Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Ph.D. is the Department Head of Mexican American Studies and an Associate Professor.  She received her Doctorate Degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, where she specialized in applied anthropology. A 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar, Dr. O’Leary...

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Elizabeth Oglesby
Associate Professor of Geography and Development and Latin American Studies

Elizabeth Oglesby, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Development, and Latin American Studies at UA.  Her specializations include globalization and labor issues, human rights, and Central America, especially Guatemala.  She received her Ph.D. in...

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V Spike Peterson
Professor of International Relations, School of Government and Public Policy
Email: spikep@email.arizona.edu

V. Spike Peterson, Ph.D., is a Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and Public Policy, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and International Studies...

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Jeannine Relly
Associate Professor of Journalism; Member of Executive Committee, Online Graduate Programs in Human Rights Practice

Jeannine E. Relly, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Journalism with a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy. She is an affiliated faculty member with  the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies,...

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Jessica Retis
Associate Professor, School of Journalism

Jessica Retis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Border and Global Journalism. She holds a Major in Communications (University of Lima), a Masters in Latin...

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Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Co-Director, Binational Migration Institute

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith is the Co-Director of the Binational Migration Institute at the Department of Mexican American Studies at UA. She studied law and philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico, D.F.   As founding faculty in history at Pima Community...

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Beverly Seckinger
Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television; Social/Cultural/Critical Theory - GIDP

Beverly Seckinger, M.A., M.F.A. is Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television and former Interim Director (2008-2010) and Associate Director (2004-2008) of the School of Media Arts.  She is a founding member of the UA Committee (now...

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Raymond Smith
Assistant Director of the University of Arizona’s Master's in Development Practice Program (MDP) Program, in the School of Geography and Development.

Raymond Smith, Ph.D., LL.M., is Assistant Director of the University of Arizona’s Master's in Development Practice Program (MDP) Program, in the School of Geography and Development. He also teaches in the UA Program in Human Rights Practice and in the School of Government and...

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Katherine Snyder
Director, Master's Program in Development Practice; Associate Professor of Geography and Development

Katherine Snyder, Ph.D., is the Director of the Master’s Program in Development Practice and an Associate Professor of Geography and Development at UA.  Her specializations include Sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening farmer-led and local community approaches to ecosystem...

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Robin Stryker
Professor of Sociology, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Government and Public Policy, and Research Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse

Robin Stryker, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology who focuses on law, politics, inequality and social change. She has written on sociological theory and methods, an such topics as political incivility and political dysfunction; organizations and institutional change;...

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Phyllis Taoua
Professor of Francophone Studies, Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Online Graduate Programs

Phyllis Taoua, Ph.D. is professor of French and Francophone Studies; she is also affiliated with Africana Studies, the Honors College, the World Literature Program and the Master in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  She teaches courses on African...

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Michelle Tellez
Assistant Professor of Mexican-American Studies

Michelle Téllez, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Mexican-American Studies at the University of Arizona.  She is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in sociology, Chicana/o studies, community studies and education.  In her twenty years of community engagement and activism, she...

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Rebecca A. Tsosie
Regents' Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law; Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program; Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Rebecca Tsosie, J.D., is Regents' Professor of Law at The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program and Special Advisor to the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Arizona. She has...

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Marcela Vasquez-Leon
Director, Latin American Studies, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Research Anthropologist

Marcela Vasquez-Leon, Ph.D., is the Director of Latin American Studies, and an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the School of Anthropology as well as an Associate Research Anthropologist at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology.  Her research and teaching...

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Scott Whiteford
Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies; Director of the Mexican Initiative for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scott Whiteford, Ph.D., is the Director of the Mexican Initiative for SBS and Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. He served as the Director of Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies and...

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Robert A. Williams
E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, Rogers College of Law
Email: lumbee@email.arizona.edu

Robert A. Williams, Jr., J.D., (Lumbee heritage) is the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. Professor Williams received his B.A. from Loyola College (1977) and...

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Nicole Yuan
Associate Professor of Public Health

Nicole Yuan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Arizona. She has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a Master degree in public health (MPH). She received an NIH career development award focused on interpersonal violence and substance...

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Maggy Zanger
Professor of Practice, Journalism

Maggy Zanger, M.A., M.S.L. is a Professor of Practice in the School of Journalism and affiliated faculty with Online Graduate Programs in Human Rights Practice, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Border and Global Journalism. She has a master's degree in...

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