Santiago Anria Arias

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies (2017).
Denny Hall Room 14
(717) 254-8371 |

B.A., Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005; M.A., Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC,   2009; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2015.


Elise Bartosik-Vélez bartosie

Bosler Hall Room 320
(717) 245-1844 | 

B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1987; Masters in Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego, 1990; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Ph.D., 2003.

Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches Latin American literature and focuses in particular on the colonial period and the nineteenth century. Her research interests include: Christopher Columbus, the legacy of the classical world in the Americas, intellectual history, and the colonial and independence era in both Latin America and the United States.


borgesMarcelo Borges

Professor of History

Denny Hall Room 111

(717) 245-1186 | 
Licenciado en Historia, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1988; Profesor en Historia, 1988; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1997.

He teaches Latin American, Iberian, and comparative history. His current research deals with transatlantic migration from Portugal to Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly to Argentina; and with migration, identity and community formation in the oil fields of Patagonia, Argentina.


brindealLinda Brindeau

Assistant Professor of French (2013).
Bosler Hall Room 112
(717) 254-8039 | 
B.A., Université du Maine-France, 2000; M.A., University of Arkansas, 2003; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.

Linda Brindeau specializes in the literature of the Caribbean and the Maghreb with a focus on Haiti and Algeria. She has published on the literary significance of Franco-Algerian migrations in postcolonial France. Her current research explores the representation of natural, political, and social disasters in contemporary Haitian fiction.


brunomMaria C. Bruno

Assistant Professor of Archaeology (2011).
Environmental Archaeology Lab
(717) 245-1923 | 
B.A., University of Nevada, 1998; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 2001;



castellcCarolina Castellanos

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010).
Bosler Hall Room 12M
(717) 245-1834 | 
Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007; Ph.D., 2010.


Karin Davidovich Davidovich

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (2017).
Bosler Hall Room 14M |

B.A, University of Minnesota, 2005; M.A., 2009; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2014.


delutisaAngela DeLutis-Eichenberger

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2010).
(on sabbatical 2017-2018)
(717) 245-1326 | 
B.A., B.S., Ithaca College, 2001; M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, 2003; Ph.D., 2010.


Benjamin Edwards Edwards

Professor of Earth Sciences (2002).
Kaufman Building Room 142
(717) 254-8934 |
B.A., Carleton College, 1989; M.S., University of Wyoming, 1993; Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1997.

His research foci are glaciovolcanism (interactions between volcanoes and ice, including the formation of pillow lava and cooling joints), petrological imaging of lithospheric stratigraphy (using xenoliths from Neogene to Recent volcanoes in the North American Cordillera), and applications of theoretical models for understanding the transport and crystallization of silicate melts. His other interests include mineralogy, environmental hazards, the history of science, and the influence of plate tectonics on almost everything. His current research involves taking students to places like Monterrat (West Indies) to study xenoliths and volcanic stratigraphy, Iceland to study volcano-ice interactions, and northern British Columbia to map and collect samples of volcanic deposits, especially from volcanoes that erupted beneath or against ice.


engeKjell I. Enge

Associate Professor of Anthropology (1984).
Denny Hall Room 20
(717) 245-1207 | 

B.A., Northeastern University, 1964; Ph.D., Boston University, 1981.

Prof. Enge’s specialties include the design and use of monitoring systems to track the progress of education and health projects and the evaluation of projects, including formative, summative and the determination of sustainability into the future. His current work in education includes directing a three-year cross-national evaluation of the libraries donated to primary/secondary schools in Asia and Africa by Room to Read to determine the effects and attitudes toward reading and literacy involving both schools, parents and community leaders. The evaluation uses a multi-method combination of quantitative-qualitative methods and is being carried out in Laos, Nepal and Zambia. He is also in the process of completing a series of case studies in Rajasthan, India on private public partnerships (PPP) in education. These case studies involve CISCO, Educate Girls Globally, the Rajasthan ministry of Education, financed by USAID (under EQUIP1) and done in conjunction with the World Economic Forum. The objective is to determine what makes these partnerships successful and how access to and the quality of education can be improved. He uses examples from work in both education and health to show students the practical uses of the social sciences to address world problems.


frohlicmMargaret G. Frohlich

Associate Professor of Spanish (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 5M
(717) 245-1155 | 
B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 2001; Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2006.

She specializes in 20th century and contemporary literature and film with a focus on the construction of national and sexual identities. Her book, Framing the Margin: Nationality and Sexuality across Borders, won the international competition for the Victoria Urbano Monograph Prize of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Her articles have appeared in Studies in Documentary Film; Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas (formerly Studies in Hispanic Cinemas); Letras Femeninas; and Romance Review.


lebronmMarisol LeBrón

Assistant Professor of American Studies (2013).
Denny Hall Room 302
(717) 245-1070 | 
B.A., Oberlin College, 2007; Ph.D., New York University, 2014.

Marisol LeBrón received her PhD in American Studies from New York University. Her research interests include policing, militarization, incarceration, spatial inequalities, political economy, youth, and race in the Americas. She is currently at work on a book about the growth of punitive governance in contemporary Puerto Rico.


MasikiTrent Masiki

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (2017).
Althouse Hall Room G10
B.S., Southern University at Baton Rouge, 1992; M.A., Texas A & M University, 1996; M.F.A., Emerson College, 2001; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2014; Ph.D., 2017.

Trent Masiki received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern University, an M.A. in English from Texas A&M University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College. As a Fulbright U.S. Scholar, he taught expository writing and U.S. Literature in the English Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama. His current book project, The Afroethnic Impulse and Renewal, examines how and why Afro-Latino authors use African American narrative strategies and cultural tropes to write themselves into the national archive of literary and cultural history in ways that redefine what it means and has meant to be an Afro-descendant in the U.S. Masiki’s future book project will focus on Cuba and Cubans in the African American cultural imagination from 1859 to 2017.


pastmMariana Past

Associate Professor of Spanish (2006).
Bosler Hall Room 124
(717) 245-1833 | 
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1994; M.A., Duke University, 2002; Ph.D., 2006.

Twentieth-century Spanish and Francophone Caribbean literature is her area of concentration, and her current projects focus on Haitian-Dominican relations and representations of the Haitian Revolution in both literary and historical texts written in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Her interests also include questions of migration/exile in Caribbean literature and influence vs. imitation in Latin American literature.


philogejJerry Philogene

Associate Professor of American Studies (2005).
Denny Hall Room 16
(717) 254-8953 | 
B.A., New School University, 1989; M.A., New York University, 1993; Ph.D., 2009.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2014-15.

Jerry Philogene specializes in 20th century African American and Afro Caribbean visual arts and cultural history. Her teaching interests include interdisciplinary American cultural history and black cultural and identity politics. Her research interests explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender as articulated in contemporary visual and popular culture.


reyeszahHector A. Reyes Zaga

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2009).
Bosler Hall Room 7M
(717) 245-1158 | 
Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico, 1997; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005; Ph.D., 2009.

Hector earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. He also received a degree in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His research interests include Mexican literature, Latino/a studies, law and literature, immigration studies, and human rights. His current projects focus on the representation of immigrants in literature produced on the Mexican border through the framework of human rights.


MasikiToni Rivas Bonillo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2014).
Bosler Hall Room 123
(717) 254-5152 |
B.A., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2001; Ph.D., Universite de Neuchatel, 2008; Ph.D., 2008.


roseSusan D. Rose

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center (1984).
239 W Louther St Room 301
(717) 245-1244 | 
B.A., Dickinson College, 1977; M.A., Cornell University, 1982; Ph.D., 1984.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000-2001.

Susan Rose is interested in life course studies and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: stratification, social policy, and qualitative research methods.


sakpPeter B. Sak

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences (2004).
Kaufman Building Room 137
(717) 245-1423 | 
B.A., Whitman College, 1995; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1999; Ph.D., 2002.

He specializes in describing and quantifying temporal and spatial variations in near surface deformation and landscape evolution. To document variability in regional scale deformation he integrates structural, geomorphic, and petrographic data sets. His current research projects involve field work along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in central Colorado, and Valley and Ridge of central PA.


sagastujJorge R. Sagastume

Associate Professor of Spanish (2003).
Bosler Hall Room 126
(717) 245-1722 | 
B.A., University of Utah, 1997; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998; Ph.D., 2002.

Jorge’’s main area of research is the intersection of literature and philosophy, in particular philosophy of language. He is the author of Responsabilidad ética en la lectura del texto teatral, a book focusing on the semiotics of theatre, and five annotated volumes of poetry in translation with scholarly studies as well as numerous essays on Spanish American authors. He has recently published on Borges and Cantor’s hypothesis of the continuum (Bulletin of Hispanic Studies), on Borges and language and identity (Aisthesis), and on Federico Andahazi and epistemological systems (Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana).


MasikiAmaury Leopoldo Sosa

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2017).
Bosler Hall Room 121
B.A., Middlebury College, 2007.

Amaury Sosa holds a B.A. in Literary Studies from Middlebury College and is completing a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Comparative and cross-disciplinary in scope, his research and teaching focus on the cultural productions of Iberia and Latin America during the 16th and 17th centuries. Specifically, he works on 1) representations of the subaltern Other in the transatlantic world; (2) surveillance and the Spanish Inquisition; (3) theatrical, television, and film adaptations of early modern subjects; (4) critical theory. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, “The Auto/Biographical Imperative and the Governmentality of Life/Writing in Early Modernity.” At Dickinson, he looks forward to unpacking with others the ways in which difference fashions spaces that foster curious and invested individuals, citizens, and scholarship.


steins Shawn Stein

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2015).
(on sabbatical 2017-2018) 
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998; M.A., University of California-Riverside, 2000; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Stein’s scholarship focuses on contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production. His current research is devoted to analyzing representations of the myth of fair play in football (soccer) fiction in Latin America. Stein’s recent work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de literatura mexicana and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. His co-edited anthology of football fiction and author interviews, Por amor a la pelota: Once cracks de la ficción futbolera, was released by Editorial Cuarto Propio in 2014. Stein’s teaching experience and interests include community engagement, culture, film, literature, Portuguese and Spanish, among other topics.


MasikiGiseli Tordin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2017).
Bosler Hall Room 10M
B.A., Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 2005; B.S., 2011; M.A., 2010; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2017.

Giseli Tordin holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2017), a B.A. in Humanities (2005), a B.S. in Biology (2011), and an M.A. in Literary Theory (2010) from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Her research interests focus on the twentieth-century literatures and cultures of Southern Cone, Brazil, and Spanish Post War period, literature and psychoanalysis, and digital humanities. She is currently working on a book manuscript with the tentative title of “Ojos para desmirar: locura y (des)identidad en la literatura y periódicos contemporáneos”. At Dickinson, she will begin research on the women writers who were hospitalized in asylums and wrote from these institutions.


moonsampPatricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies (2009).
Althouse Hall Room G20
(717) 245-1894 | 
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1986; M.A., University of Michigan, 2002; Ph.D., 2009.

Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of expressive culture, social activism, and the politics of representation and subjectivity in the post-colonial Caribbean. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she conducted fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago, exploring the dynamic relationships that exist between people of African and South Asian Indian ancestry and documenting how these are expressed though performance. At Dickinson College, Dr. van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy teaches courses on the African Diaspora and the Caribbean, and continues to engage in research on performance, activism and identity politics in the Caribbean.



vazquezEric Vazquez

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies (2015).
Denny Hall Room 17 
B.A., Kenyon College, 2003; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2015.

Eric Vázquez specializes on U.S. Latina/o and Transnational American studies. His research interests include U.S. relations with Central America, warfare and culture, undocumented immigration, social solidarities, and cultures of capitalism. His courses focus on comparative minority cultures, politics, and histories.



J Mark Ruhl 
Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Alberto Rodriguez 
Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese 
(717) 243-2826 (home)
655 Grahams Wood Road
Newville, PA 17241