Steering Committee

Steven Fred Butterman


(305) 284-4858

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...

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...

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...

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...

Suja Sawafta

Asst. Professor

Suja Sawafta is an Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami.  Her research focuses on exile and ecocriticism at the Franco-Arab intersection.  She is currently working on her first book project which examines the impact of exile, intellectual...