Latin American & Caribbean Studies Faculty

Dr. W. Alan Bartley
  • Dr. W. Alan Bartley
  • Associate Professor of Economics;
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000
    M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998
    B.A., Transylvania University, 1993
Dr. Christopher Begley
  • Dr. Christopher Begley
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999
    M.S., University of Chicago, 1992
    B.A., Transylvania University, 1988
Dr. Gregg Bocketti
  • Dr. Gregg Bocketti
  • Professor of History;
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004
    M.A., Tulane University, 1998
    B.A., Hartwick College, 1996
Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Instructor in Spanish
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
    B.A., Arizona State University
Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Ph.D., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Kentucky, 1986
    M.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Northern Iowa, 1981
    B.A., Spanish, Nazareth College, 1978
Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Professor of Spanish and French;
  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kentucky, 1998
    M.A., French, University of Kentucky, 1993
    B.A., French, Berea College, 1991
Dr. Jeremy Paden
  • Dr. Jeremy Paden
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2004
    M.A., University of Memphis, 1998
    B.A., Harding University, 1996
Dr. Brian Rich
  • Dr. Brian Rich
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
    M.A., Sociology, California State University, East Bay, 1984
    B.A., Linguistics, University of California, San Diego, 1981
Latino immigration in Kentucky
Social inequality
Afro-Latino literatures and cultures
Testimonial narratives
Poetry and visual art; ekphrasis
The Catholic Church in Spanish history and society
Chicano Literature 1950s-1980s
19th and 20th century Indigenist Literature of Ecuador and Peru
Latin American poetry
Colonial Latin American literature
Latin American cultural history
National identity and citizenship in Latin America
Underwater archaeology
Mesoamerican archaeology
Public policy issues