Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
CLACS

CLACS Advisory Committee 2022-2024

The CLACS Advisory Committee assists our center director through advising on CLACS programming and other aspects of the center's work. The Committee adjudicates thesis prize committees and participates in the process of selecting the Cogut Visiting Professor. These individuals are integral to the success of CLACS. 

Headshot of Paja Fuadree Paja Faudree   Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Specializations: Indigenous social movements, language, and politics, ethnicity and nationalism, Mexico, Ecuador. 
Headshot of Jose Itzigsohn Jose Itzigsohn   Professor of Sociology. Specializations: Sociology of development, labor markets in the Caribbean, social movements in Argentina. 
Headshot of Leila Lehnen Leila Lehnen   Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Chair of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Specializations: contemporary Brazilian and Latin American literature, the intersection between social justice and cultural production. 
Headshot of Dixa Ramirez-D'Oleo Dixa Ramirez-D’Oleo   Dixa Ramírez-D’Oleo is Associate Professor in the English department. Her research and teaching focus on the literatures and histories of the extended Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as black critical theory and literary criticism.
Ralph Rodriguez

Ralph Rodriguez   Associate Professor of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and English. Director of Graduate Studies. Specializations: Latinx lit. and culture, graphic novels and comic books, queer theory, race and ethnicity.