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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program is led by the Latin American and Latino Steering Committee, a group of faculty members from various departments across the Wake Forest Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences charged with overseeing the development of the Program and the curriculum for the undergraduate minor in the Latin American and Latino Studies. Members of the Steering Committee conduct research on and teach courses related to Latin American and Latino issues. The Committee is head by the Program’s Director, Dr. Peter Siavelis, Professor of Political Science, and advised by a group of associated faculty that also conduct research on and teach courses related to Latin America.

Dr. Peter M. Siavelis (Program Director)
Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Luis Roniger
Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies
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Dr. Mary L. Friedman
Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Margaret R. Ewalt
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Dean J. Franco
Associate Professor of English
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Dr. Linda S. Howe
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Miles R. Silman
Associate Professor of Biology
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Dr. Ana-Maria Wahl
Associate Professor of Sociology
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Dr. Stephen L. Whittington
Director, Museum of Anthropology
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Dr. Irma V. Alarcón
Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
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Dr. Kathryn M. Mayers
Assistant Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Brian L. Price
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Betina C. Wilkinson
Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Mir Yarfitz  
Assistant Professor of History
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Dr. Alán José
Assistant Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Karin Friederic
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Dr. Luis González
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Maria-Teresa Sanhueza
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Ms. Patricia A. Dixon
Senior Lecturer of Music