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L. Shane Greene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology

(812) 855-9097

Katie Novak
Academic Secretary

(812) 855-1836

Jennifer Ashcraft
Undergraduate Advisor

(812) 855-4538

Graduate Assistants

Sonia Calpanchay - I am a first year Masters’ student at CLACS. I received my B.A. in History with an emphasis on teaching from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. After finishing my B.A, I worked as a Spanish teacher at an independent preparatory school in Tennessee. While teaching, I faced the task of providing my students with as many tools as possible to understand Latin America and its rich and varied cultures from different points of view. This experience has deepened my desire to better understand the process of identity construction, especially among indigenous peoples, a topic I hope to explore further at IU.

Jordan Reifsteck - I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Rockford University in 2014 with majors in History and Spanish with a research focus on U.S. foreign policy in Chile during the 20th century. I chose the dual-masters programs in Latin American Studies and Information Science at Indiana University as it would allow me to take an interdisciplinary approach to my research while also building skills in a new and quickly growing field.

Sierra Funk - Hola! I'm a first year M.A student here at IU, looking forward to getting my degree from CLACS! I graduated with honors from Old Dominion University with a B.A. in History, and spent much of my time abroad in South America. There, I picked up a passion for Latin American culture that's followed me here to the University. My studies have focused mostly on the Pacific Coast of the Southern cone, and I'm interested in studying the cultures of revolutions and counterrevolutions that have shaped the political landscapes and alliances of these nations.


Quetzil Castañeda
Yucatec Maya Instructor / CLACS Lecturer


Faculty Profile

Alfio Saitta
Adjunct Instructor


Francisco Tandioy Jansasoy
Inga Instructor


David Tezil
Haitian Creole Instructor



Luis A González, Ph.D.
Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Herman B. Wells Library (E660)
Library Resources