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Mark Hauser

 

 

Mark Hauser
Director, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program

Mark Hauser is Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He is an historical archaeologist who specializes in materiality, slavery and inequality. These key themes intersect in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Atlantic and Indian Oceans and form a foundation on his research on the African Diaspora and Colonial Contexts. His research uses slavery’s archaeological record to map alternative geographies of the 18th and 19th-century world. His first book An Archaeology of Black Markets (Florida 2008), maps the informal economies of enslaved people in Jamaica through the utilitarian pottery they made and with which they furnished their houses to trace the cultural and political registers of their everyday lives.  His most recent book, Mapping water in Dominica (Washington 2021) examines the archaeological record of water, its management, and everyday uses during the island’s short lived ‘sugar revolution,’ to map the ecological legacies of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean. His current research on the labor histories and social lives of two communities in the Caribbean and South India, explores a ‘prehistory’ of the global south by mapping the movement of people, objects, and ideas between two oceans. You can reach Mark at: mark-hauser@northwestern.edu 

 

Ana Arjona

Ana Arjona
Director of Graduate Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Ana Arjona is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. She was the Director of the Center for the Study of Security and Drugs at Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia in 2018-2019, where she is now Associate Researcher. She obtained her PhD in political science from Yale University (with distinction), and has been a Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research investigates the dynamics and legacies of organized violence, especially civil wars and organized crime, local governance, state building, and the foundations of political order. She is the author of the award-winning book Rebelocracy: Social Order in the Colombian Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2016), co-editor of Rebel Governance in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and author of several articles and book chapters. You can reach Ana at: ana.arjona@northwestern.edu 

 

staff

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program is supported by the staff of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies (WCCIAS)

Bianca R. Jimenez

 

 

Bianca R. Jimenez
Senior Associate Director, WCCIAS

Bianca has been at the University since 2006 working with various area studies programs including Asian Studies, International Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Middle East & North African Studies. She received her M.A. in Social Sciences with a concentration in Anthropology, from the University of Chicago. As Senior Associate Director she oversees the administration of the center's programs and works with the faculty Directors to advise students, manage curricular development, and provide program management. Prior to joining Northwestern she worked for the Environmental and Conservation Program at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she worked closely with a local NGO in Peru, CIMA-Cordillera Azul to protect cultural diversity and land security, and to integrate improved quality of life into the management of Cordillera Azul National Park. While at the Museum, she also worked with the interactive program expeditions@fieldmuseum™, which followed Field Museum scientists as they conduct groundbreaking scientific research around the world and communicate it to a wider audience through dispatches, interactives and photos.

Contact Bianca for general undergrad advising, declaration of minor, petitions to graduate, study abroad consultation, course planning, Undergraduate prizes, Graduate summer grants.

Danny Postel

 

 

Danny Postel
Assistant Director for Communications and Programming, WCCIAS

Danny joined the Center for International and Area Studies in Fall of 2019. From November 2016 until August 2019 he was Assistant Director of the university's Middle East and North African Studies Program. From 2012 to 2016, he was Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. In Spring 2019 he was Visiting Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is the author of Reading Legitimation Crisis in Tehran (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2006) and co-editor (with the political scientist Nader Hashemi) of three books: The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (Melville House, 2010), The Syria Dilemma (MIT Press, 2013), and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (Hurst/OUP, 2017).

Contact Danny for zoom meeting information, event planning, publicity, news items, social media inquiries, listserv membership.

Linda Remaker

 

 

Linda Remaker
Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator, WCCIAS

Linda is a Program Assistant for the Center for International & Area Studies. She supports the International Studies Program, the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, and the Middle East & North African Studies Program. She has been at Northwestern since 2014 and has wealth of knowledge and experience in higher education administration, bolstered by her interest in all things international. As an undergraduate violin performance major at Ohio University, she had the opportunity to spend a summer studying abroad in the Czech Republic at the International Music Academy-Plzen, and during her master’s program she performed as part of University of Illinois’s Balkan Ensemble, which brought her in contact with the music, languages and customs of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, and many other places. She also has reading and conversational knowledge of Spanish. 

Contact Linda for questions regarding CAESAR, course information, registration inquiries, permission numbers, honorariums, graduate summer grants, special payments, student group co-sponsorships, undergraduate prizes.

Cindy Pingry

 

 

Cindy Pingry
Coordinator for Faculty Research Groups & Programming, WCCIAS

Cindy provides administrative support to the faculty research groups in the Center for International and Area Studies. She has worked in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern for over 8 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked both in the Weinberg Dean’s office and in the Department of Economics. She’s played a key role in Weinberg College’s Convocation and has planned and managed a number of special events, lectures, colloquia, and conferences on campus. She’s had the opportunity to work with a wide range of faculty members and staff across Weinberg College. She likes learning about different cultures and travelling to experience all things first-hand. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to bike, hike, and sail. In the winter she likes to cross country ski. She also considers herself a “foodie”. Stop by the office and tell her an Aggie joke as she is a graduate of Texas A&M.

Contact Cindy for zoom meeting information, event planning, honorariums, flyers and publicity, inquires related to faculty research groups.

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