Spanish-Speaking Experts

Eugenia Afinoguénova, Professor of Spanish

Eugenia AfinoguenovaLanguages, Literatures and Cultures

Expertise: Spain: 1800-2007, Spanish Culture and Literature, Tourism in Spain, The Prado Museum, Spanish Film, Franco Regime (1936-1975): Censorship and Propaganda, Teaching and Technology, Study Abroad in Spain

Office Phone: (414) 288-6715
Mobile Phone: (414) 630-7507


Sonia Barnes, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Sonia BarnesDepartment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Expertise: Linguistics, sociolinguistics

Office Phone: (414) 288-6710

Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Assistant Professor

Stephanie Rivera Berruz


Expertise: Latin American & Caribbean Philosophy, Latinx Feminisms, Philosophies of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

(414) 288-7298



Jeffrey Coleman, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Jeffrey ColemanDepartment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Expertise: Spanish theatre, Race and ethnicity in Europe

Office Phone: (414) 288-7673

Jaime Hernandez, Assistant Professor

Jaime HernandezDepartment of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Pavements

Office Phone: (414) 288-2064

Javier Ibáñez-Noé, Associate Professor

Javier Ibanez-NoePhilosophy Department

Expertise: Philosophy

Office Phone: (414) 288-5972

Claire Kirchhoff, Clinical Assistant Professor Assistant Professor

Claire KirchhoffDepartment of Biological Sciences

Expertise: Biological anthropology, primates, chimpanzees, skeletal analysis, human gross anatomy

Office Phone: (414) 288-6566

Brian Palmer-Rubin, Assistant Professor

Brian Palmer-RubinPolitical Science Department

Expertise: Latin American politics, especially Mexico; development and economic policy

Office Phone: (414) 288-6842

Jessica Rich, Assistant Professor

Jessica RichPolitical Science Department

Expertise: Brazil

Office Phone: (414) 288-2166

Stefan Schnitzer, Mellon Distinguished Professor

Stefan SchnitzerBiological Sciences Department

Expertise: Ecology

Office Phone: (414) 288-1485

Fr. John Thiede, S.J., Associate Professor

John ThiedeTheology Department

Expertise: Theology, Latin American Theology, Latin American Politics and Immigration from a theological perspective

Office Phone: (414) 288-7156

Gabriel Velez, Assistant Professor

Gabriel VelezDepartment of Educational Policy and Leadership

Expertise: Adolescent development, civic engagement, peace education, restorative justice

Office Phone: (414) 288-4610

Julissa Ventura, Assistant Professor

Julissa VenturaDepartment of Educational Policy & Leadership

Expertise: Latinx students educational experiences in public schools (K-12); Community-based education (community centers/non-profit youth programming); Race, ethnicity and education inequality; Urban Education

Office Phone: (414) 288-5992