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Associate Prof. of Spanish
His second book is 'Despistemes': La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (antología de textos) (Madrid: Verbum, 2018). This volume contains fifteen essays in which the Czech researcher Emil Volek reflects in depth on different aspects of Latin American culture, especially the way in which it has been problematized by the intellectuals of the continent since the late nineteenth century and the way in which is taught today in the American academy under the supposed interdisciplinary paradigm of 'cultural studies'. The collection also includes a section specially dedicated to the destinies of literary theory from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Eight of the texts are published for the first time in Spanish, including five texts translated for the present volume by the editor Pérez-Simón, who also contextualizes Volek's work in the 60-page prologue that opens this volume. Available on Google Books.
Prof. Pérez-Simón is currently completing the book-length manuscript Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright fot the New Stage, under contract with Routledge.
He was co-editor of the volume Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu (Ottawa: Legas Presss, 2009). He has published essays on world narrative, drama, film and literary theory. Some of his latest essays are: A Personal History of the 'American Hour' of Comparative Literature: Claudio Guillén in Conversation with Harry Levin, Conceptualizing the Hollywood Biopic, La ficción difícil: la escritura memorialista de Antonio Muñoz Molina, Manufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya’s Production of Lorca’s "The House of Bernarda Alba" (2009), Introducción a "La teoría de la Escuela de Praga", de Jirí Veltruský, The Concept of Metatheatre: A Functional Approach.
He has published five book reviews: "The Discourse of Flanerie in Antonio Muñoz Molina's Texts" (Richard Sperber),
Brianna N. Leavitt-Alcántara
Associate Professor, A&S History
C. J. Bolech
Professor, A&S Physics
427 Geology-Physics Building
Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems (SCQS): This includes many-body and quantum-field theories, quantum fluids, integrable systems, quantum information and tensor networks, non-equilibrium transport, mesoscopic systems, ultracold atomic gases and optical lattices, unconventional superconductivity, strongly correlated electrons (e.g., quantum impurities and heavy fermions).
Prof. Bolech is an applied mathematical physicist working mainly on the domains of theoretical Atomic-Molecular-Optical and Condensed-Matter&Materials physics (TAMOP and CMMT, respectively). From a technical perspective, his present TAMOP focus is on the use of generalized coherent states, tensor networks and non-linear optimization; while on the CMMT side he is currently focused on bosonization, renormalization and entanglement. His main interest is on SCQS. Strong correlations are one of the main theoretical (viz. computational and mathematical) challenges of current frontier problems in many areas of physics; ranging from condensed-matter to atomic, nuclear and particle physics. For example, strong nonlinear behaviours can be found in numerous systems such as heavy fermions, high-temperature superconductors, organic conductors, or quantum wires and dots (to the study of all of which he has contributed). Bolech's work combines the use and development of different computational and analytic non-perturbative approaches. These are applied to problems like the realization of exotic superconducting states of matter in optical lattices, the interplay of mixed valence and multi-channel Kondo physics in heavy fermions and quantum dots, the quantum tunneling of particles in correlated mesoscopic systems, the dynamics of vortices in quantum condensates, or the sudden expansion of interacting atomic gases.
Carlos M Gutiérrez
Professor of Spanish, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
726B Old Chemistry Building
I work on a book about Cervantes and direct the Madrid Summer Program.
Associate Professor, A&S Psychology
4150N EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Isaac Peter Campos
Associate Professor, A&S History
Associate Professor, A&S Anthropology
450 Braunstein Hall
Affiliate faculty, Department of Africana Studies
Affiliate faculty, Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures
Affiliate faculty, Department of Sociology
Affiliate faculty, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Collaborator, Central American Population Center (University of Costa Rica)
I am a cultural anthropologist and demographer whose research centers on the local integration dynamics of migrants. A second line of research examines the use of culture as judicial evidence – in the form of anthropological expert testimony – in legal conflicts that involve immigrants and refugees.
Regional interests: Central America, Latin America, U.S.
Ligia C Gomez.
Assistant Professor Educator , A&S Rom L&L Emeriti
Trained as a psychologist and with a degree in fine arts from Colombia, South America, Ligia worked for six years in a health care as an educator and health advocate with the Hispanic population in Cincinnati prior to becoming a full time faculty in the Romance Languages and Literature Department. Ligia serves as a liaison with many different organizations in the community. She is currently involved with several professional groups that work to improve the living conditions of the Hispanic/Latino population. Presently she is Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Latino Coalition, and a founding member of the Latino Health Collaborative. Her particular areas of interest at the University include Service Learning and Spanish for Health and Social Services. Ligia's continued involvement in the local Health Care community helps her to provide the students with access to many different relevant experiences related to this undeserved population. Ligia is the Director of Certificate of Spanish for Service Learning in Social Work and Health Care Services and have been involved in the new Medical Spanish/Latino Health Elective at The school of medicine.
Maria Paz Moreno
Professor of Spanish, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
709 E Old Chemistry Building
As a poet, she has published ten books of poetry and has been included in several anthologies, among them Poetisas Españolas 1976-2001 (Ed. Torremozas, 2003), El poder del cuerpo (Ed. Castalia, 2009), and Nueva poesía alicantina (2000-2005) (IGA, 2016). Her anthology From the Other Shore/ De la otra orilla was published in 2018 by Valparaíso Editors. Her most recent books include Amiga del monstruo (Ed. Renacimiento, 2020) and the bilingual edition of The Belly of an Iguana/ El vientre de las iguanas (Valparaíso Eds., 2021), translated by Jennifer Rathbun.
Prof. Moreno is a 2019 recipient of the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works.
Professor of Latin American Literature., A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
714 Old Chemistry Building
Noe T Alvarez
Assistant Professor, A&S Chemistry
418T Rieveschl Hall
Noe Alvarez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph. D. in Chemistry from Rice University (2010), where he worked at the Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology under supervision of James M. Tour and Robert H. Hauge on multiple aspects of single-walled CNTs. He earned M.Sc. from McNeese State University (2004), and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon (Bolivia). After graduating from Rice he spent 6 months working on nanotube synthesis at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST – Japan). He has received a NASA tech award (2011) for his contribution to the development of scientific and technical innovation.
More details about his research at UC can be found at: http://www.alvarezlab.com
Educator Associate Professor
Old Chemistry Building
My teaching style continuously evolves to improve my classes' immediate practical value, for the newer waves of students who are destined to engage with increasingly multilingual societies.
Nuria Rocio Lopez-Ortega
Educator Associate Professor, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
716-B Old Chemistry Building
Academic-related activities: writing collaborator and consultant for major foreign language publishing companies; dual-enrollment Spanish program mentor with local high schools; Spanish AP reader.
Paula L. Silva
Dr., A&S Psychology
4150H EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
I study human performance, both functional and dysfunctional, from the perspectives of complexity science and ecological psychology. My research primarily focuses on (a) the action strategies that individuals of different ages, with and without pathological conditions, employ when performing a variety of tasks, and (b) the perceptual capabilities that supports adaptability of action strategies to particular circumstances. I have three complimentary aims. The first is to examine and advance general theoretical principles to explain the coordination and perceptual regulation of biological movement that support successful performance in diverse circumstances. The second is to reveal and explain changes in action coordination and perceptual capabilities associated with pathological conditions. The third is to apply these principles in the design of methods to assess and enhance resilience of individuals with movement-related disability and those at risk for sports injury. My overarching goal is to promote effective cross-fertilization between theory and clinical practice in the fields of rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Complete list of Journal Publications:
Quintino Rodrigues Mano
Associate Professor, A&S Psychology
5130-C EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Stephanie N Sadre-Orafai
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Co-Director of the Critical Visions Certificate Program, Taft Professor of Social Justice 2023–26, A&S Anthropology
448 Braunstein Hall
Affiliate Facuty, Film and Media Studies
Affiliate Faculty, The Cincinnati Project
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the production of difference and types among expert communities in the United States. Her ethnographic work examines media and cultural producers, emerging forms of expertise, the intersection of race, language, and visual practices in aesthetic industries, and forms of evidence and the body. She studied anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley (BA, 2000) and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at New York University in 2010, when she also joined the faculty at UC. She co-edited Visual Anthropology Review, the journal of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association from 2018–2021.
Her essays on casting, model development, and fashion reality television have appeared in several edited volumes (PDFs). She is currently working on her first book, tentatively titled Real People, Real Models: Casting Race and Fashion in 21st Century America, which examines the history of casting in the New York fashion industry, the rise of non-professional or "real people" models, and how modeling and casting agents produce models' bodies as forms of media, creating new articulations of mediation, visibility, and difference in the process. Building on four years of ethnographic fieldwork in the New York fashion industry, the book explores the political implications of how these new articulations are refracted through idioms of beauty, desirability, and justice.
She is also working on a comparative project, Type by Design, that explores the overlapping concerns of inanimate (typefaces) and animate (models) type production in the commercial font and high fashion modeling industries in New York City. In both sites, there are tensions between visibility and invisibility, legibility and aesthetic nuance, and the management of lay and expert visions in producing culturally recognizable types and individual faces. Joining together ethnographic and archival research, she examines the mutually vivifying and dehumanizing dimensions of type production and what their professional practices can reveal about underlying changes in cultural ideas of “difference” and how they are visually encoded across time, technologies, and markets. This project extends her earlier comparative work on fashion and policing, where she examined the temporal dimensions of mug shots alongside casting photographs, and the spatial dimensions of street scouting and stop-and-frisk practices.
She co-directs the Critical Visions Certificate, a joint effort between faculty in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and College of Arts and Sciences, which she established with Jordan Tate in 2011. The program is aimed at teaching students how to effectively combine critical theory and social analysis with art, media, and design practice. She co-edits CVSN, the experimental publication of student work from the program. Themes have included "space" (2013), "the future" (2015), "color" (2016), "surface" (2018), "identity" (2020), and "land/water" (2022).
Assistant Professor, A&S Geology
520 Geology-Physics Building
J. Mauricio Espinoza
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature/Cultural Studies , A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
710C Old Chemistry Building
In addition to research, I write original poetry and translate the work of Central American poets (particularly the twentieth-century Costa Rican poet Eunice Odio).
Tony P Chemero
University Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology , A&S Philosophy
Currently, Tony is University Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati (UC), and a primary member of both the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception and the Strange Tools Research Lab. His research is both philosophical and empirical; typically, it tries to be both at the same time. He focuses on questions related to nonlinear dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, complex systems, phenomenology, and social cognition. He is the author of more than 100 articles and the books Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (2009, MIT Press) and, with Stephan Käufer, Phenomenology (2015, Polity Press; second edition, 2021). He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Intertwinings: The embodied cognitive science of self and other (Columbia University Press). His first book was a finalist for the Lakatos Prize for Philosophy of Science. He has recently received the University Distinguished Research Award, the Latino Faculty Association Excellence in Research Award , and the Rieveschl Award for Scholarly Achievement at UC.
For more information, see Tony's pages at academia.edu or google scholar
Hernan Moscoso Boedo
Assoc Professor, LCB Economics
C. Catherine Losada
Professor of Music Theory, CCM Composition, Musicology & Theory
4225L Emery Hall
Losada is the recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Grant, the Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory, a Third Century Faculty Research Grant, a Publications Subventions Grant from the Society for Music Theory, a Paul Sacher Foundation Grant, a University Research Council Grant, and a University Research Council Faculty Summer Fellowship for research conducted at the Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland. She delivered a keynote address at the 9th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (Queretaro, Mexico, 2019), as well as papers at international events including a special symposium, "Concepts of Harmony in Musical Composition 1945-1975" (Venice, 2019), "An International Symposium and Workshop Series in Music Theory at the China University" (Beijing, 2018), EuroMAC (Strasbourg, France, 2017), IMS (the conference of the International Musicological Society, Stavanger, Norway, 2016), KeeleMac (the conference of the Society for Music Analysis, Keele, UK, 2015), the McGill Workshop on Italian Serialism of the 1950s (Montreal, 2010), the First International Conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (Berlin, 2007), and the Fourth Biennial International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music (University of Sussex, 2005). She has also presented her research at the annual meetings of the Society for Music Theory (Seattle, 2004; Cambridge, 2005; Los Angeles, 2006; Minneapolis, 2011; New Orleans, 2012; Charlotte, 2013; Milwaukee, 2014; Vancouver 2016), the American Musicological Society (2019), as well as many regional conferences.
Miguel A. Roig-Francoli
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition, CCM Composition, Musicology & Theory
4225J Emery Hall
Roig-Francolí’s compositions have been widely performed in Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S., including a 2013 monographic chamber concert at Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall), and he has held commissions from the National Orchestra and Chorus of Spain, Spanish National Radio, Fundación Juan March, Rawlins Piano Trio, Institut Ramon Llull, and the Foundation for Iberian Music (CUNY). His compositions are published by EMEC, Piles, Fundación Juan March (Madrid), and Perennis Music Publishing. Among his many honors are first prize at the National Composition Competition of the Spanish Jeunesses Musicales (1981) and second prize at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Paris, 1982), both for Five Pieces for Orchestra; the Dean’s Dissertation Prize, Indiana University (1991); the Dana Research Fellow Award, Ithaca College (1992); grants from the US-Spain Joint Committee for Cultural and Educational Affairs, Spanish Ministry of Culture, Ithaca College, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Cincinnati; the Medal of Honor from the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands (2004); the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Work (2009); 2010 Ramón Llull Prize of the Government of the Balearic Islands (Spain); the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Professor Award from the University of Cincinnati; and the 2016 American Prize in Composition (band/wind ensemble division).
Flavia Maria Cunha Bastos
Professor, DAAP School of Art
210B Van Wormer Hall
Juan Antonio Antonio Islas Munoz
Assistant Professor of Practice
He obtained a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011 and came to DAAP for graduate school, where he did research on the semantic perception of automotive design aesthetics and the use of digital sculpting software and its applications to automotive design. He has taught at DAAP since 2013, first as adjunct, later as visiting faculty, and currently as Assistant Professor of Practice, teaching courses from the 1st to the 5th year of the Industrial Design program.
He is currently the Head of Transportation Design where he leads multidisciplinary, future vision innovation projects that impact vehicles, city infrastructure, and how people live their mobility experience. He also leads the Industrial Design visualization and communication track of courses.
During his period as a DAAP faculty, he has collaborated with companies such as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Crown Lift Trucks, Boeing, P&G, Cincinati Children's Hospital, United Healthcare and AARP.
Alicia Maria Cintron
Assistant Professor Sport Administration
Andrea L Buenano
Assistant Professor Sport Administration
Prior to her arrival at UC, she was a Sport Management Instructor at the University of North Florda. Dr. Buenaño has more than 12 years of sport industry experience that includes being a Division I student-athlete and working in professional sport, recreational sport, interscholastic athletics, Division II athletics and most recently Division I athletics at Penn State University.
Dr. Buenaño oversees the majority experiential learning courses for the undergraduate Sport Admin program. Most recently, she is the recipient of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services - Golden Apple Teaching Award Winner (2019-2020 & 2020-2021).
Assoc Professor, UCBA Foreign Language
M275G BA MUNTZ
Teaching at heart...
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela
Throughout my years of experience as an educator, particularly as an applied linguist, I have discovered that one of the critical components in this field (and other fields by replication) is to assist students in impacting and empowering their world with new knowledge acquired in the physical or virtual classroom. When students contextualize what they learned, they relate the purpose of learning to their needs, goals, personal interests, and immediate surroundings. Nothing is more challenging and dull but an education that distances from the unique world of each student. Thus, my pedagogical craft evolves as student needs and contexts change; it is easier to teach when I hear what they (students) have to say about the subject, and my pedagogy - remarkably, when they (students) talk about themselves and who they are. Indeed, they enhance my classroom, but more importantly, they enrich me as a person, first and then as someone who facilitates education. With this in mind, I start class every day excited to evolve and expectant to see them grow and succeed. Ultimately, we all grow together. Teaching at heart is to guide them to fly away beyond the subject, beyond the biases and stereotypes, beyond the status quo and its limiting factor. Teaching "is believing" or "having faith" that they will get to where they want to be.
Research at heart...
"If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?." Albert Einstein
Research at heart is to find answers to the question, "who am I?" That is the starting point, at least. Once we know the minimum about ourselves, we bring who we are and where we come from into the research field. That is when research starts to make sense, at least for the time a spark lasts.
My interest in second language pronunciation began in my undergraduate phonology classroom back in Peru, in the English Phonology class with Dr. Jony Cardenas (an extraordinary, inspirational linguist at San Marcos University). Fascinatingly, humans learn to articulate sounds way before they start writing. My experiences learning English as a new language back in the sixth grade and throughout the years have inspired me to tie up subject-specific and classroom research to enhance my teaching craft to inspire and empower students. When students (and speakers in general) feel confident with their pronunciation, they may speak more using the target language. I am interested in developing innovative pronunciation techniques by emphasizing a Cognitive Phonology framework that focuses on a usage-based approach. As an applied phonetician, I allow students to dedicate time to developing an awareness of their pronunciation and to reflect on their improvements and challenges. Additionally, I provide personalized feedback to improve pronunciation in the target language.
For years, I have firmly situated my investigation under qualitative inquiry, particularly implementing case studies and phenomenological approaches. I have also transitioned into Practitioning Action Research with an emphasis on Autoethnography. Currently, I have started polishing my quantitative skills with the end goal of utilizing Mixed Methods. I am particularly interested in how to integrate accurately qualitative and quantitative data. To attain this end, I implement statistical measures and software such as SPSS and RStudio.
Liliana Rojas Guyler
Health Promotion And Education, CECH Human Services
460B Teachers College
Dr. Rojas-Guyler has published and presented widely on minority health issues, particularly those relating to Latina health. Her research agenda includes determinants of health among vulnerable populations (e.g. people who have disabilities and immigrants), health behaviors, the influence of culture, and professional preparation needs of future health educators to address cultural appropriateness in health program planning. Her most recent research includes: a) assessing the health status changes over the last decade of Latinos in the Greater Cincinnati Area, b) assessing Disability Awareness and Self-Efficacy of Health Education students, and c) assessing the connection of Social Media Use, Body Image, Cultural Identity, and Exercise Patterns among African American and Latinos among other projects. Dr. Rojas-Guyler has published in Health Behavior, Health Promotion Practice, The Health Educator, the American Journal of Health Education, the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Family and Community Health, and the Journal of Religion and Health among others. Dr. Rojas-Guyler is dedicated to inclusion of students in collaborative research teams. She is experienced in qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research, and is knowledgeable and proficient conducting program evaluation and continuous improvement.
Dr. Rojas-Guyler is an active professional in her field. She serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and is a member of the editorial board for The Health Educator. She has worked at the national level with Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honorary for her profession, the Society for Public Health Education, and has held membership with several other organizations including the APHA, SOPHE & ESG among others. She has served the community and is currently a member of Interact for Health’s Community Involvement Committee and a research consultant for the Latino Community Health Status Survey (IH).
Sport Administration, CECH Human Services
436L Teachers College
Maria H. Alonso
Maria Fernanda Espinola
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UC College of Medicine Director, Interventional Pulmonary
Ana L. Hincapie
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Hincapie Research
361 Kowalewski Hall
María I Ortiz Ph.D.
Associate Professor Educator, UCBA Foreign Language
267G BA MUNTZ
She teaches Spanish as a foreign language at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, leading courses focused on culture, grammar, and communication. Also, she is Co-Director of the Learning and Teaching Center at UC Blue Ash. Previously, she was inducted to the University’s Academy of Fellows in Teaching & Learning (AFTL) as a distinguished member of the Class of 2021. She was recognized with the 2020 University of Cincinnati's Mrs. A.B. Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching (the University’s highest level and honor that recognizes achievements and contributions to teaching -- and a student nominated award), as well as being an Excellence in Teaching Awardee for the 33rd Annual Celebration of Teaching 2020 of The Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection Consortium (GC3). Also, Dr. Ortiz was recognized with the 2017 UCBA Innovative Teaching Award for implementation of the integration of mindfulness practices and technology for teaching Spanish language.
In 2017, Dr. Ortiz led efforts to assist Puerto Rican college students with online courses after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. She worked with the University of Cincinnati's Provost Office and with colleagues nationwide to recruit and develop Sagrado Online Collaborative, a network of Spanish-speaking professors who remotely taught students through the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. In another academic exchange, Dr. Ortiz shared her love for literature by teaching English Comparative literature during the summer of 2019, as part of the expert faculty exchange at Xi’an International Studies University in Xi'an, China. Her research and publications include cultural studies perspective(s) and literary theory to analyze the relationship and interactions between food, gastronomy, identity, Thirdspace, gender, performance and post colonial studies, as well as pedagogical strategies and activities for active learning classrooms.
Her service work is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and practices, providing acknowledgement and support for the needs of underrepresented groups. She is a member of the UC Latino Faculty Association (LFA), the AAUP-UC Contract Compliance, and Education Committee, as well as the Institutional Representative of the American Council on Education, Women’s Network Ohio ACE WNO. She is a volunteer of the Mosaic Council Member of the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer's Association.
David G.C. Madrid
Assoc Professor, CC Foreign Language
CC West Woods Acad Cntr