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Experts

DePaul University houses a wide range of academic centers and institutes that support faculty experts, practical research, innovative educational programming and community outreach initiatives. Like the university where they teach, DePaul faculty members are innovative, respected and well-connected to the world at large. To view a complete listing of DePaul experts, please see the Find an Expert guide.

Faculty Expertise
Mari​sa Alicea
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Email: malicea@depaul.edu
Immigration issues for Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans, women and drug use, adult education, patterns within Latino communities, race and ethnicity, and ethnic relations.
Luisela Alvaray
Assistant Professor
College of Communication
Email: lalvaray@depaul.edu
Latin American cinema, transnational cinemas, cinema and media studies, history of audiovisual media, and cultural studies.
Glen Carman
Associate Professor
Modern Languages
Email: gcarman@depaul.edu
Medieval and Renaissance literature, Cervantes, classical studies, language pedagogy issues, and Spanish literature and civilization.​​

Delia Cosentino
Associate Professor
History of Art & Architecture
Email: dcosent1@depaul.edu
Latin American art, particularly Mexican and Virgin de Guadalupe art; Franciscan art and codices.
Elizabeth C. Martinez
Professor
Latin American & Latino Studies
Email: emarti71@depaul.edu
Hispanic heritage history, US Latino Studies, Latino media, Mexican culture and national affairs, Central American literature and indigenous populations, Mexican and Latin American literature, and US Latino literature.
Elizabeth Millan
Professor
Philosophy
Email: emillanz@depaul.edu
Latin American aesthetics, The Problem of Identity in Latin American Thought, Nation-building in the Americas.
Bernadette Sanchez
Associate Professor
Psychology
Email: bsanchez@depaul.edu
Youth mentoring, Latino youth and families, Latino immigrants, mental health needs, barriers to accessing services, and documentation issues.
Ana Schaposchnik
Assistant Professor
History
Email: aschapos@depaul.edu
Latin American history, particularly colonial period, 17th-century history of the Inquisition in Latin America, history of Jews in colonial Latin America.
José Soltero
Associate Professor
Sociology
Email: jsoltero@depaul.edu
Latin American peasant revolts, including events in Chiapas, Mexico.
Sonia Soltero
Associate Professor
School of Education
Email: ssoltero@depaul.edu
Bilingual-bicultural education, dual language and bi-literacy.
Rose Spalding
Professor
Political Science
Email: rspaldin@depaul.edu
Central America and Mexico politics, elections, economic development, social movements, trade debates, women in politics and Nicaraguan women.
Lourdes Torres
Vincent de Paul Professor
Latin American & Latino Studies
Email: ltorres@depaul.edu
Latina language and literature, Latina Queer studies, sociolinguistics, and Spanish in the United States.