The Afro-Latin American/Latinx Studies Project

AADS, LLC, IGS, Honors

Focusing on Latin America and the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World

The project aims to create a vibrant intellectual space for faculty and students to engage through research, coursework, conference panels, workshops, and public lectures in the histories, cultures, and societies of Afro-Latin America/Latinx as part of the Black Atlantic.



Ana Hontanilla, Ph.D.

(Languages, Literatures, Cultures; Eighteenth-Century Santo Domingo and Nineteenth-Century Cuba)


Omar H. Ali, Ph.D.

(AADS/History/Honors; Peru and Colombia)


 Nodia Mena, M.A.

(Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Click here to watch Nodia discuss “Identity in the Classroom”!


Ximena González-Parada, Ph.D.

(Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Chile)




Ana Paula Höffing, Ph.D.

(Dance; Brazil)




Robin Gee, MFA

(Dance; West Africa, Mali)




Cerise Glenn Manigault, Ph.D.

(AADS/Communication Studies)




Nicole Scalissi, Ph.D.

(Art History; Latinx United States)




Linda M. Rupert, Ph.D.

(History; Early Modern Caribbean)



Affiliated UNCG Faculty:

Gabriela Livas Stein, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Psychology


Kathleen Macfie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Russian Studies


Julie Mendez Smith, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology


Daniel B. Coleman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

North Carolina Afro-Latin American/Latinx Consortium Partners:

Oscar de la Torre, Ph.D.
Africana and Latin American Studies
UNC Charlotte


Crystal Eddins
Africana and Latin American Studies
UNC Charlotte


Erika Edwards
History and Latin American Studies
UNC Charlotte


Daniel Cozart, Ph.D.
History and Latin American Studies
UNC Charlotte


James A. Wood, Ph.D.
Department of History and Political Science
North Carolina A&T State University


Frederick H. Smith, PhD.
Department of Liberal Studies
North Carolina A&T State University


Devyn Benson, Ph.D.
Africana Studies and Latin American Studies
Davidson College


Hayden Carron, Ph.D.
High Point University


Maya J. Berry, Ph.D.
African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
UNC Chapel Hill


Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Afro-Latin American Research Association