Faculty

Claire Oueslati-Porter

Senior Lecturer
Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies

cxo185@miami.edu

(305) 297-0865
Claire Oueslati-Porter is an anthropologist (Ph.D. at University of South Florida, 2012). Oueslati-Porter is a core lecturer in the Gender & Sexuality Studies program at University of Miami, where she teaches courses including Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies, Gender in the Middle East and North Africa, and Gender and Forced...

Jafari S Allen

Assoc. Professor

jsa118@miami.edu

Jafari Sinclaire Allen is currently the Director of Africana Studies and Inaugural Co-Director of the University of Miami Center for Global Black Studies. His second monograph, There’s a disco ball between us: A theory of Black gay life, will be released by Duke University Press on March 1stAn Associate Professor in University of...

Traci A Ardren

Professor

tardren@miami.edu

(305) 284-4912
Traci is an anthropological archaeologist interested in New World prehistoric cultures. Her research focuses on issues of identity and other forms of symbolic representation in the archaeological record, especially the ways in which differences are explained through gender. Current preoccupations include the role of cuisine in identity formation...

Ann W. Brittain

Assoc. Professor

a.brittain@MIAMI.EDU

(305) 284-5068
Dr. Brittain studies intra-American migration and demography, with an emphasis on reproductive decision-making in the Caribbean. Dr. Brittain is Undergraduate Program Director for the department

Steven Fred Butterman

Assoc. Professor

butterman@miami.edu

(305) 284-4858

Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

Professor

davidson@miami.edu

(305) 284-2143
Louise K. Davidson-Schmich is Professor of Political Science. Davidson-Schmich came to UM in 2000 after receiving her PhD and MA in political science from Duke University and completing her undergraduate degree in international relations at Brown University. In 2016 she was a New Zealand Fulbright US Scholar at the Victoria University of...

Sumita Chatterjee

Lecturer

s.chatterjee@miami.edu

(305) 284-4916
Sumita Dutt Chatterjee (listed as Dutt) specializes in modern India and the English speaking Caribbean, with focus on women’s work, social, sexual and gender identities in the South Asian diaspora. She completed her M. A. and M.Phil in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She went on to complete her...

Pamela L. Geller

Associate Professor

p.geller@miami.edu

(305) 284-5091
Dr. Geller is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. She is strongly committed to transdisciplinarity; her research interests include bioarchaeology, feminist and queer studies, materiality of identity, bio-politics and the body, and the socio-politics of the past. She has conducted fieldwork in Israel,...

Tassie K Gwilliam

Assoc. Professor

t.gwilliam@miami.edu

(305) 284-4468
Author: Samuel Richardson’s Fictions of Gender (Stanford 1993); articles in Novel, Journal of the History of Sexuality, ELH, Representations, and Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century. Dr. Gwilliam’s teaching focuses on the encounters between popular culture and...

Nebil Husayn

Associate Professor

nxh296@miami.edu

(305) 284-3698
Nebil Husayn is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research explores authoritarianism in the Middle East, debates on the caliphate, and the development of Islamic thought. Husayn also serves as a Senior Research Advisor for Mipsterz, an arts and culture collective curating, enabling, and amplifying artists of marginalized...

Robert J Johnson

Professor

rjohnson@miami.edu

(305) 284-4973

Marina Magloire

Asst. Professor

mxm2665@miami.edu

Marina Magloire is a black feminist scholar of African American and diasporic literature. Her current book project explores the influence of Afro-Caribbean spirituality on black American women writers and performers in the twentieth century. She is also working on a second book project on Afrosurrealism. 

Brenna M Munro

Assoc. Professor

bmunro@miami.edu

(305) 284-5574
Brenna Munro specializes in queer and postcolonial studies, Anglophone African literature, and queer global writing and cinema. Her first book, South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2013, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in LGBT...

Martin A Nesvig

Professor
Mexico and Mesoamerica Co-Faculty Lead - UMIA

mnesvig@miami.edu

(305) 284-5963
Martin Nesvig was born and raised in San Diego and has now spent a third of his life in Miami Beach.  A steady diet of Mexican exceptionalism nutrifies his daily life.  Trained as a Latin Americanist, his interests lie principally in the analysis of formal political, ideological, or religious systems and the ways that everyday...

Elizabeth Oldman

Senior Lecturer

e.oldman@miami.edu

(305) 284-5366
Elizabeth Oldman is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A., English), Yale University (M.A., English), and New York University (Ph.D., English), and has studied at Leiden University and The Hague. Her research interests include Renaissance literature, the history of law and political thought, the literature and philosophy of war, gender studies,...

Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez

Assoc. Professor

gema@miami.edu

(305) 284-4858 x7313
Gema Pérez-Sánchez is Associate Professor of Spanish at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department of the University of Miami (UM). She holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University (1998) and an M.A. in English Literature from Bucknell University (1992). She researches contemporary Spanish narrative and film;...

Shouraseni Sen Roy

Professor

ssr@miami.edu

(305) 284-4820
Professor Sen Roy's research and teaching interests center on Climatology, spatial analysis, and crime patterns. Her work focuses on spatio-temporal patterns of climate processes across various regions, including the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, China, and USA, using advanced geo-statistical techniques to analyze trends in climatic...

Hugh M Thomas

Professor
DIRECTOR of CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES

h.thomas@miami.edu

(305) 284-1556
Professor Thomas received his B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and stayed on there for his Ph.D., which he received in 1988. He specializes in the history of Medieval Europe and of England. His first book, Vassals, Crusaders, Heiresses, and Thugs: The Gentry of Angevin Yorkshire, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in...