Latin American Studies Faculty

Willis
Professor

Department Chair: Latin American Studies

Before joining the Grinnell College faculty in 1991, Professor Willis taught political science and political economy at Boston College and Tulane... read more

Aparicio
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor

Valérie Benoist holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University and is an associate professor. She teaches for the Spanish Department as well as for the Latin American Studies Concentration and has... read more

Cook-Martin
Associate Professor
Center for International Studies Director

David Cook-Martín is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College and director of its Center for International Studies. As a political sociologist, his work focuses on migration and... read more

Mutti
Sidney Meyer Professor of International Economics
Professor

John “Jack” Mutti, Sidney Meyer Professor of International Economics, has a B.A. from Earlham College, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He teaches and does research on... read more

Assistant Professor
Roper
Associate Professor

Department Chair: Anthropology 

Department Chair:  Global Development Studies

Email: roperjm[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Monty Roper is... read more

Jose
Associate Professor

Mr. Silva came to Grinnell from the University of Chicago where he wrote a dissertation on Chilean middle-class unions. Mr. Silva's work examines how the middle class contributed to the rise of... read more

Maria
Associate Professor
Associate Dean of the College

email: tapias[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Maria Tapias earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been... read more