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    Teaching Assistant Professor
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Geovani Ramírez

    Geovani Ramírez is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English and Comparative Literature Department at UNC Chapel Hill where he specializes in Multiethnic and Latinx literatures. His dissertation, for which he was awarded the J. Lee Greene Award for excellence in Postgraduate Work on Race and Ethnicity, explores the ways Mexican-heritage women writers use the topic of labor in their works to interrogate and re-shape notions of class, race, gender, culture, (trans)national identities, and citi … Continued

    Assistant Professor
    Department of American Studies

    Annette M. Rodríguez

    Annette M. Rodríguez’s research interests focus on the functions of public violence in U.S. empire and nation building, U.S. racial formation, immigration, and the production of U.S. citizenship. Her current book project Inventing the Mexican: The Visual Culture of Lynching at the Turn of the Twentieth Century centers performance, popular culture, and visuality as assisting in the relational construction of race. She argues public violences reproduce the vulnerable, unprotected, raced figuration … Continued

    Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
    Department of Music

    David Garcia

    David Garcia’s research focuses on the music of the Americas with an emphasis on African diasporic and Latin music. His publications include Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music (Temple University Press, 2006) and Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins (Duke University Press, 2017). He is currently editing a critical reader on the history of Latin music, dance, and theater in the United States, 1783-1900.

    Associate Professor of Spanish
    Department of Romance Studies

    Emil’ Keme

    Emil’ Keme (Aka, Emilio del Valle Escalante) is a K’iche’ Maya scholar, from Iximulew (Guatemala), and an Associate Professor of Spanish. His teaching and research interest focus on contemporary Indigenous literatures and social movements, Central American-American literatures and cultures, and post-colonial and subaltern studies theory. He has been concerned with contemporary Indigenous textual production and how indigenous intellectuals challenge hegemonic traditional constructions of the Indi … Continued

    Associate Director of The Institute for the Study of the Americas; Director of the Latino Migration Project
    The Institute for the Study of the Americas

    Hannah Gill

    Hannah Gill is an anthropologist with a specialization in Latin American and Caribbean migration studies. She received a DPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, England and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Gill teaches a global service learning class (GLBL 390) that travels to Guanajuato, Mexico each year. She directs the Latino Migration Project at UNC Chapel Hill, a public educational program on Latin American immigration and integration in North Carolina. She is the author o … Continued

    Director of the Stone Center for Black Culture and History and Adjunct Associate Professor
    Stone Center for Black Culture and History and Department of African/African American and Diaspora Studies

    Joseph Jordan

    Joseph Jordan’s work focuses on diaspora social justice movements and the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora. Selected published work includes: Cabral, Solidarity and the African Diaspora in the Americas in Cabral no Cruzamento de Épocas: Comunicações e Discursos  Produzidos no II Simpósio Internacional Amílcar Cabral (2013); Can the Artist Speak? Hamid Kachmar’s Subverise Redemptive Art of Resistance in Bodies of Knowledge: Interviews, African Art, and S … Continued

    Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor
    Department of History

    Kathleen DuVal

    Kathleen DuVal earned her Ph.D. in history at the University of California-Davis, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she is a Professor. Her most recent book is Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House, 2015), which tells the history of the Spanish in the American Revolution. She is also the author of The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (P … Continued