Faculty and Staff


Martín L. Gaspar

Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies
Areas of Focus
Latin American intellectual history; 20th and 21st century Latin American fiction and film; translation studies
Phone 610-526-5681
Location Old Library 143
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Jennifer Harford Vargas

Associate Professor of Literatures in English on the Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professorship of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
Co-Director of LAILS
Areas of Focus
Latina/o literary and cultural productions; contemporary U.S. literatures; trans-national American studies
Phone 610-526-5309
Location English House 205
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Paul Joseph López Oro

Assistant Professor and Director of Africana Studies
Areas of Focus
Black Latin American/U.S. Black Latinx social movements, Black Queer Feminisms, Black Queer Diaspora Studies, Maroon geographies of Centr...
Phone 610-526-5544
Location Old Library 213
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Gary W. McDonogh

Helen Herrmann Chair and Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities and Chair of Growth and Structure of Cities
Areas of Focus
The global city; comparative globalization; Barcelona; Chinatowns around the world; suburbia
Phone 610-526-5051
Location Old Library 237
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Veronica Montes

Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies
Areas of Focus
Immigration/migration; Latino communities in the U.S.; gender; globalization; qualitative research methods; political economy
Phone 610-526-5059
Location Dalton 200B
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Juan Suárez Ontaneda

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Areas of Focus
Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Performance Studies, Theater Studies, Critical Race Theory, Music and Sound S...
Location Old Library 137
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Program Assistant

Emeritus Faculty


Contact Us

Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies

Old Library 103
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5198

Martín GasparCo-Director
Phone: 610-526-5681

Jennifer Harford VargasCo-Director
Phone: 610-526-5309

Leslie Diarra, Academic Administrative Assistant
Phone: (610) 526-5198