Latin American Studies Faculty
Paula Covington (email)
Latin American Bibliographer, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies (M.L.S., Peabody; M.A. History, Vanderbilt). 19th-century travel to Mexico and Latin America. Recent travel and projects: Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba. Interdisciplinary research methods.
W. Frank Robinson (email)
Assistant Professor of History and Associate Director, CLAS, (Ph.D., Auburn University). Colonial and modern Latin America and the Caribbean, twentieth century social and political movements, nationalism and populism.
Helena Simonett (email)
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles). Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Latin American Music, Banda Music, Mexico. The current field project focuses on the role of religious ceremonies and music to defy the ongoing mestizoization of the Indian way of life, in particular, the national incorporation of the indigenous into modern Mexico.