Claire Oueslati-Porter

Senior Lecturer


(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...

Traci A Ardren



(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


(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



(305) 284-4858

Louise K. Davidson-Schmich



(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



(305) 284-4916
Sumita Chatterjee specialises in South Asia and its diaspora in the United States and the English Caribbean. Her research and teaching interests focus on women’s work, the role of gender, race, caste, and religious identities in shaping discourses around migration and the South Asian diaspora. She has a M.A. and M.Phil. in Modern...

Pamela L. Geller

Associate Professor


(305) 284-5091
Pamela L. Geller is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. Over the years, she has conducted fieldwork in Hawaii, Belize, Honduras, Perú, and Haiti. Her intellectual interests include archaeology and bioarchaeology, feminist and queer studies, materiality of identity, the sociopolitics of the past, and...

Tassie K Gwilliam

Assoc. Professor


(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


(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. He is the recipient of a Fulbright award and the University of Miami Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities. Husayn obtained his Ph.D. in Near Eastern...

Robert J Johnson



(305) 284-4973

Brenna M Munro

Assoc. Professor


(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

Mexico and Mesoamerica Co-Faculty Lead - UMIA


(305) 284-5963
I was born and raised in California and have lived in New England, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, New Mexico, Sicily, and, for most of the last two decades, in Miami Beach.  While a gringo, I consume a steady diet of Mexican exceptionalism and live in a Spanish-speaking home.  I am also an out queer bisexual man with interests in...

Elizabeth Oldman

Senior Lecturer


(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


(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



(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



(305) 284-1556
Professor Thomas received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1988 and has taught at the University of Miami since then. He specializes in the history of Medieval Europe, focusing on England. His first book, Vassals, Crusaders, Heiresses, and Thugs: The Gentry of Angevin Yorkshire, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in...