FACULTY LEADS

Sallie L Hughes

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

shughes@miami.edu

(305) 284-8163
Wolfson Building
5100 Brunson Dr
Room 2016
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...

Martin A Nesvig

Assoc. Professor
Mexico and Mesoamerica Co-Faculty Lead - UMIA

mnesvig@miami.edu

(305) 284-5965
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 605
Mexico and Mesoamerica Co-Faculty Lead for Miami Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas

Maria J Olascoaga

Assoc. Professor

m.olascoaga@miami.edu

(305) 421-4647
Operations Building
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Room 23
Maria Josefina Olascoaga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the Rosenstiel School. Her research focuses on the study of transport and mixing in the ocean. She has contributed to make the modern dynamical systems concept of Lagrangian Coherent Structures widely recognized by the international oceanographic community...

Ileana M. Porras

Senior Lecturer

i.porras@miami.edu

(305) 284-4551
Meyer Law Administration (A)
1311 Miller Dr
Room A212

Patricia J. Saunders

Assoc. Professor
Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead - UMIA

psaunders@miami.edu

(305) 284-3829
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 317
Prof. Saunders is an associate professor of English at the University of Miami and Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead at the Miami Insitutite for the Advanced Study of the Americas. Her research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual identity and national identity in Caribbean literature and popular culture. Her...

Michael Touchton

Asst. Professor
Global Health Associate Faculty Lead - UMIA

mxt725@miami.edu

1300 Campo Sano
1300 Campo Sano Ave
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...