Latin American Studies 
 
Irina Kappler-Crookston - Coordinator 
c/o Modern Languages and Cultures  - University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

OFFICE: Administration Bldg. #314
PHONE: (208) 885-8995
EMAIL: irinac@uidaho.edu   


Latin American Studies Faculty

Lori Celaya
Lori Celaya,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and U.S. Latinos
Latino Studies,Modern Latin American Literature,Brazil, and Cuba
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Dale Graden
Dale Graden, Ph.D.
Professor
Dale Graden is a professor of history. His research interests are Latin America, film history, the transtlantic slave trade and international street art.
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Sam Ham
Sam Ham
Professor; Director of Center for International Training and Outreach
Special areas of interest: Communication theory and human behavior in parks and tourism settings, Psychology of interpretation and tourism experience, Guiding and guide training, Interpretation training and interpretive planning, Natural resource communication, Nature-based tourism and eco-tourism, Parks and protected area management
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Peter Isaacson
Peter E. Isaacson, Ph.D.
Professor - Paleontology, Stratigraphy
Research Interests: Glaciations of western Gondwana; Late Paleozoic stratigraphy and paleogeography of the central Andes; Sequence stratigraphy of southern Idaho
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Irina Crookston
Irina Kappler-Crookston, M.A.
Chair, Senior Instructor in Spanish, Spanish Section Coordinator, and MLC Academic Study Abroad Advisor
Irina Kappler-Crookston is a senior instructor in Spanish.
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Bill McLaughlin
Bill McLaughlin
Professor
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Laura Putsche
Assistant Professor
Laura Putsche is an assistant professor of anthropology. Her areas of interest are indigenous peoples of South America (particularly of the Amazon region), indigenous peoples and the state, cultural ecology, and indigenous peoples and international development.
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Gundars Rudzitis
Gundars Rudzitis, Ph.D., Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Environmental/Resource Policy, Migration and Regional Development, American West, Baltic Countries
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Amanda Soto
Amanda Soto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Amanda Soto joined the faculty of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in 2010. Her teaching duties include Elementary School Music Methods, Principles of Music Teaching, and many other undergraduate and graduate music education courses.
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