LAAS Faculty

Stacey Parker Aronson

Professor
Spanish Discipline Coordinator
On Sabbatical 2016-2017
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Expertise

Spanish Language
Brazilian Portuguese Language
16-17th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Particularly by Women Authors
Literary Representations of Sexual Violence
Muslim and Jewish Literature of Spain
Stacy Aronson
Campus Location: 

Camden 209

Phone: 
+1 3205896290

Oscar Baldelomar

Assistant Professor
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise

Cognition and Identity Development
Intersection of Social Identities in Children and Adolescents
Culture and Identity Development
Oscar Baldelomar
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116e

Phone: 
+1 3205896211

Adam Coon

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Utah
B.A., Westminster College

Expertise

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Narrative and Poetry
Contemporary Indigenous Literatures
Contemporary Nahua Cultural Production
Post-Colonial and Decolonial Studies
Language Revitalization
Adam Coon
Campus Location: 

Camden 212

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6250

Tom Genova

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
M.A., UC Santa Cruz
D.E.A., Universidad de Salamanca
B.A., Georgetown University

Expertise

19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature
Hemispheric studies
The historical novel
Race in the Americas
Afro-latinidades
Thomas Genova
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896287

Ana Cecilia Iraheta

Teaching Specialist
Ph. D., University of Minnesota
M.A., California State University Los Angeles
B.A., California State University Los Angeles

Expertise

Sociolinguistics
Phonetics

Arne Kildegaard

Professor
Chair of the Social Science Division
Ph.D., University of Texas
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Expertise

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
Economic Development
Arne Kildegaard
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896197

Benjamin Narvaez

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Grinnell College

Expertise

Latin American History
U.S.- Latin American Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Labor History
Immigration History
Benjamin Narvaez
Campus Location: 

Camden 102

Phone: 
+1 3205896182

Cristina Ortiz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Central College

Expertise

Latina/o experiences in the U.S.
Rural life and communities in the U.S. Midwest
Immigration, Transnationalism, Globalization
Race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, and religion as components of identity
Cristina Ortiz
Campus Location: 

Imholte 205

Phone: 
+1 3205896194

Pedro Quijada

Teaching Specialist
Ph.D., (ABD) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M.A., California State University Los Angeles
B.A., California State University Los Angeles

Expertise

History of Modern Latin America
Central America
History and Literature
Music and History
Pedro Quijada
Campus Location: 

HFA 46

Windy González Roberts

Teaching Specialist
M.Ed., Concordia College
B.S., Lesley University

Awards

  • UMM César Chávez Award
  • Faculty-Staff Community Service Award
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service

Expertise

Spanish language
Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
Instructional Technologies in Language Instruction and Methodology
Latino community issues
Windy Gonzalez Roberts
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896294

James Wojtaszek

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Expertise

Spanish Language
19th and Early 20th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature
Role of Modernity in Spain’s “Generation of 1898”
Anarchism
Marxism and Utopianism in 19th Century Spain
Spanish Romanticism
The Practice and Theory of Translation
James Wojtaszek
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896295