Sallie L Hughes

Assoc. Professor
Faculty Director and Senior Faculty Research Area Lead for Latin American Studies


(305) 284-8163
Sallie Hughes, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Management, earned her PhD in Latin American Studies from the Roger Thayer Stone Center at Tulane University. She is the Faculty Director and Senior Faculty Research Area Lead for Latin American Studies at UMIA. Hughes is author of Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism...

Michael Touchton

Assoc. Professor
Global Health Associate Faculty Lead - UMIA


(720) 289-7118
Dr. Touchton studies the political economy of development and underdevelopment in a comparative setting. His areas of interest include how countries attract investment and promote economic growth, how they reduce poverty and promote human development, and how they redevelop following the departure of major industries. Much of his research occurs...

Sonia Raquel Chao

Research Assoc. Professor


Sonia Chao writes and teaches in the area of sustainable architecture and urbanism, resilient design, and historic preservation in the subtropics. Her scholarship explores the intersection between historic preservation, historic places, and resilient design. Across the years, Chao has received numerous grants from public agencies, private...

Margarita Rodriguez



(305) 284-6039
Margarita Rodriguez, Ph.D. is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami. Her extensive teaching portfolio includes a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. She has taught Introduction to Sociology; International Migration; International...