Loyola University Maryland

Latin American and Latino Studies

Faculty & Staff

Dr. David Carey Jr.
David Carey Jr. Doehler Chair in History, Professor of History

Professor Carey’s area of expertise is Latin America with special emphasis on Guatemala and especially with regards to the Kaqchikel Mayan people. He is also interested in gender issues.

Yolopattli Hernandez-Torres
Yolopattli Hernández-Torres Associate Professor of Spanish

Professor Hernández-Torres is primary a colonialist, concerned with Spanish America during the colonial period. She is also interested in nineteenth-century Spanish American literature, Spanish medieval and early modern studies, visual studies, cultural studies, and studies of race.

Dr. Margarita Jacome
Margarita Jácome Program Director, Associate Professor of Spanish

Professor Jácome is interested in twentieth-century Colombia and how violence as expressed in the novel and in testimonio affects social structures in that country. She also conducts research on and teaches testimonial literature as well as the early twentieth-century avant-garde movement in Hispanic America.

Stephen Park
Stephen Park Assistant Professor of English

Professor Park's field of expertise is Transnational American Literature, particularly in the 20th century. He offers courses on the Literature of the US/Mexico Border, US and Caribbean Literature, as well the Literature of Migration. Prof. Park is currently at work on a book titled Economic Fictions, which explores Literature and Economics in the age of NAFTA.

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Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno Program Advisor, Professor of Communication

Professor Rosas-Moreno's field of expertise is international communication especially with regard to Brazil. She has conducted additional research on news reports of the Southeast Asia Tsunami, Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, military massacres in El Salvador and Vietnam, and military print and photo coverage of Iraq. She is especially engaged with social justice issues such as feminism and education.

Thomas Ward
Thomas Ward Professor of Spanish

Professor Ward is concerned with understanding social alterity in Latin America (Peru, Argentina, and Mexico) as governed by ethnicity, culture, gender, class, as articulated in traditional and non-traditional prose forms.