Faculty & Staff


Daniel Frost

Associate Professor
Director, Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields:  18th & 19th Century Spanish Literature, Literature & Visual Technology, Landscape Studies
Office:   Stein 407     Phone:  508-793-3708
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Hannah R. Abrahamson

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Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Ph.D., Emory University
Fields: early modern Latin America, Indigenous History, Atlantic World, Colonialism, Gender, Sexuality, Digital Humanities
Email: habraham@holycross.edu
Office: Okane 363
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Josep Alba-Salas

Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. Cornell University
Fields:  Romance philology (synchronic and diachronic approaches to collocations); Romance linguistics (Spanish, Catalan and Italian); theoretical syntax (Light verb constructions, Control, expletives, and noun predicates); Second Language Acquisition and foreign language pedagogy (acquisition of Spanish as a second language, curriculum design, development of pedagogical materials, and teacher training and supervision)
Office:   Stein 414     Phone:  508-793-2539
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Jimena G. Bermejo

Jimena Bermejo

Professor of Practice and Lecturer in Dance
Director of Dance Program
MFA Massachusetts College of Art
Fields: Dance, Movement studies, Performance Art, Multi-disciplinary arts 
Email: jbermejo@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Kane 464 Phone: 508-793-2461
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Rosa E. Carrasquillo

Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields:  Latin America; Afro-Caribbean History; Gender History; History of Latino/as in the United States
Email: rcarrasq@holycross.edu  
Office:   O'Kane 358     Phone:   508-793-3450
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Alberto Castillo Ventura 

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Visiting Assistant Professor,  Spanish
Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Modernism and Politics in Central America and Mexico, Critical Theory, Central American Studies, Migration and U.S.-Latin America Relations.
Email: acastill@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 409A


Bridget Franco

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Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of California - Irvine
Fields: Contemporary Latin American Literature, 20th/21st century Southern Cone Literature and Film, Philosophy and Politics in Literature
Office:  Stein 412       Phone:  508-793-2291
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Rodrigo Fuentes

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University
Fields: Prose Fiction in Spanish; Narrative and Visual Arts; Central American Testimonial Literature
Email: rfuente@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 410  
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Laurie Garriga

Laurie Garriga

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Transatlantic Studies, Exile, Archive, Spanish Civil War, Puerto Rican Literature, Caribbean Studies
Email: lgarriga@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 456B
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Sarah Emily Ihmoud

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Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Fields: Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism, Violence, Militarization, Occupation, Intimacy, Borderlands and Border Spaces, Israel/Palestine, Arab Diasporas in Latin America, Transnational Black and Indigenous Feminisms
Office: Beaven 227  Phone: 508-793-2409
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Carmen Alvaro Jarrin

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Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: medical anthropology; science and technology studies; race, class and gender inequality in Latin America; queer theory; social justice; environmental activism
Office: Beaven 216 Phone: (508) 793-2774
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Elizabeth O'Connell Inman

Director, Directed Independent Spanish Curriculum,
Senior Lecturer, Spanish

M.A. Brown University
Fields:  Technology in the Language Classroom, Directed Independent Language Instruction, Contemporary Latin American Literature
Office:   Stein 312      Phone:   508-793-3412
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Pablo A. Ortega Poveda

Pablo Ortega Povenda

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Politics and Global Studies
Fields: Political Violence, Collective Action, Civilian Agency in Civil Wars
Office: Fenwick 312


Danielle Poché

Danielle Poche

Visiting Assistant Professor, Education
Ed.D., University of Portland
Email:  dpoche@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 432   Phone: 508-793-3731



Justin D. Poché

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields:  Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History; Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History
Office:  O'Kane 390    Phone:   508-793-3448
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Juan G. Ramos

Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fields:  19th-21st Century Latin American and Spanish Poetry; 19th-21st Century Latin American Fiction; Aesthetics and Politics in Latin American Film and Music; Latin American Critical Thought
Office:  Stein 408   Phone: 508-793-2607
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William E. Reiser S.J.

Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields:  New Testament Theology, Christology, Christian Spirituality, Systematic Theology
Office:   Smith 401     Phone:   508-793-3413
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Maria Rodrigues

Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Boston Univeristy
Fields:  Environmental politics; Latin American politics
Email: mrodrigu@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 327  Phone:  508-793-3410
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Jorge Santos

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative
Office:  Fenwick 225      Phone:  508-793-3460
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Cynthia L. Stone

Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Fields: Mesoamerican Codices, Early Missionary Writings in the New World, Films set in Colonial Spanish America, Translations of Indigenous Traditions
Email: cstone@holycross.edu
Office:  Stein 459     Phone:   508-793-2272
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Ana Ugarte

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields:Fields: Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean literature, health humanities, disability studies, indigenous languages and cultures, science fiction, 20th and 21st century Latin American fiction, and contemporary Yucatec Maya literature
Email: augarte@holycross.edu
Office:  Stein 402  Phone:   508-793-3309
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Madeline Vargas 

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Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Microbiology
Email: mvargas@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Neil 333 Phone: (508) 793-3036
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Melissa F. Weiner

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: race and ethnicity, education, social movements, social justice
Office: Beaven 226 Phone: (508) 793-2217
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Schuyler Whelden

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Ethnomusicology
Office Phone: 508-793-2297
Office: Brooks 460
Email: swhelden@holycross.edu
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