2017 Faculty Leads
The initiatives at UMIA were led by the following faculty leads from various departments accross the university.


Sallie L Hughes

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

shughes@miami.edu

(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...

Kate Ramsey

Assoc. Professor

kramsey@miami.edu

(305) 284-5581
Kate Ramsey works on Caribbean history and culture. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of religion, law, and performance in the Caribbean; histories of medicine and healing in the Atlantic world; and Caribbean intellectual history, artistic production, and social movements. Her first book, The Spirits and the...

Francisco Valdes

Professor of Law
Dean's Distinguished Scholar
2017 Social Justice Faculty Lead-UMIA

f.valdes@miami.edu

(305) 284-5432
Francisco Valdes, Professor of Law, earned a B.A. in 1978 from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. with honors in 1984 from the University of Florida College of Law, and a J.S.M. in 1991 and a J.S.D. in 1994 from Stanford Law School. Between law school and graduate work, he practiced as a civil commercial litigator with Miami and...