New Tenure-Track Faculty, 2011-2012

Jesus E Ortiz-Diaz
Hispanic and Latin American Studies

BA Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
MA University of CO, Boulder
PhD candidate University of CA, Davis
Latin American colonial and 19th Century literature with focus on narrative and poetry. Portrayal of nature in Latin American literature.

Victoria Malaway
Music

BM Roosevelt University
MM & PhD Indiana University
Analysis of songs, popular music, music theory pedagogy, composition, and gender studies.

Mario Solis-Garcia
Economics

BA ITESM MA El Colegio de Mexico
MA & PhD U-MN
Macroeconomic effects of government policy, the shadow economy, and growth and development in Latin America.

Karin Velez
History

BA Williams College
MA & PhD from Princeton University
Atlantic history, early modern Europe and colonial Latin America. Religious encounters, comparative empire, experience of indigenous women on the American frontiers, and communal formulation of myths.