Department Chair
Marcelo Borges
Professor of History (1997).
Denny Hall Room 111
borges@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1186
Contributing Faculty
Elise Bartosik-Vélez
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Associate Professor of Spanish (2003).
Bosler Hall Room 320
(717) 245-1844 | bartosie@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1987; Masters in Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego, 1990; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Ph.D., 2003.

Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches Latin American literature, and focuses in particular on the colonial period and the nineteenth century. Her research interests include: Christopher Columbus, the colonial and independence era in both Latin America and the United States, comparative colonizations and nationalisms, the intersections between history and literature, and the cultural encounter between the Americas and Europe.
Marcelo Borges
Professor of History (1997).
Denny Hall Room 111
(717) 245-1186 | borges@dickinson.edu
Licenciado en Historia, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1988; Profesor en Historia, 1988; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1997.

He teaches Latin American, Iberian, and comparative history. His current research deals with transatlantic migration from Portugal to Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly to Argentina; and with migration, identity and community formation in the oil fields of Patagonia, Argentina.
Maria C. Bruno
Assistant Professor of Archaeology (2011).
Environmental Archaeology Lab
(717) 245-1923 | brunom@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Nevada, 1998; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 2001; Ph.D., 2008.

Carolina Castellanos
(on sabbatical 2014-15)
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010).

castellc@dickinson.edu
Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007; Ph.D., 2010.

Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Assistant Professor of Spanish (2010).
Bosler Hall Room 121
(717) 245-1722 | delutisa@dickinson.edu
B.A., B.S., Ithaca College, 2001; M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, 2003; Ph.D., 2010.

Kjell I. Enge
Associate Professor of Anthropology (1984).
Denny Hall Room 20
(717) 245-1207 | enge@dickinson.edu
B.A., Northeastern University, 1964; Ph.D., Boston University, 1981.

Prof. Enge's specialties include the design and use of monitoring systems to track the progress of education and health projects and the evaluation of projects, including formative, summative and the determination of sustainability into the future. His current work in education includes directing a three-year cross-national evaluation of the libraries donated to primary/secondary schools in Asia and Africa by Room to Read to determine the effects and attitudes toward reading and literacy involving both schools, parents and community leaders. The evaluation uses a multi-method combination of quantitative-qualitative methods and is being carried out in Laos, Nepal and Zambia. He is also in the process of completing a series of case studies in Rajasthan, India on private public partnerships (PPP) in education. These case studies involve CISCO, Educate Girls Globally, the Rajasthan ministry of Education, financed by USAID (under EQUIP1) and done in conjunction with the World Economic Forum. The objective is to determine what makes these partnerships successful and how access to and the quality of education can be improved. He uses examples from work in both education and health to show students the practical uses of the social sciences to address world problems.
Margaret G. Frohlich
Assistant Professor of Spanish (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 5M
(717) 245-1155 | frohlicm@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 2001; Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2006.

She specializes in 20th century and contemporary narrative with a focus on the construction of national and sexual identities. Her book, Framing the Margin: Nationality and Sexuality across Borders, won the international competition for the Victoria Urbano Monograph Prize of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica.
Marisol LeBrón
Pre-Doctoral Fellow in American Studies (2013).
Denny Hall Room 10A
(717) 245-1070 | lebronm@dickinson.edu
B.A., Oberlin College, 2007.

Marisol LeBrón is a PhD candidate in the Program in American Studies at New York University. Her dissertation, "Violent Arrest: Punitive Governance and Neocolonial Crisis in Contemporary Puerto Rico," traces the growth of increasingly punitive policing measures within the context of a deepening neocolonial crisis between Puerto Rico and the United States. Her research interests include policing, militarization, incarceration, spatial inequalities, political economy, youth, and race in the Americas.
Mariana Past
Associate Professor of Spanish (2006).
Bosler Hall Room 10M
(717) 245-1833 | pastm@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1994; M.A., Duke University, 2002; Ph.D., 2006.

Twentieth-century Spanish and Francophone Caribbean literature is her area of concentration, and her current projects focus on Haitian-Dominican relations and representations of the Haitian Revolution in both literary and historical texts written in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Her interests also include questions of migration/exile in Caribbean literature and influence vs. imitation in Latin American literature.
Jerry Philogene
Associate Professor of American Studies (2005).
Denny Hall Room 16
(717) 254-8953 | philogej@dickinson.edu
B.A., New School University, 1989; M.A., New York University, 1993; Ph.D., 2009.

Jerry Philogene specializes in 20th century African American and Afro Caribbean visual arts and cultural history. Her teaching interests include interdisciplinary American cultural history and black cultural and identity politics. Her research interests explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender as articulated in contemporary visual and popular culture.
Hector A. Reyes Zaga
Assistant Professor of Spanish (2009).
Bosler Hall Room 7M
(717) 245-1158 | reyeszah@dickinson.edu
Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico, 1997; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005; Ph.D., 2009.

Hector earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. He also received a degree in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His research interests include Mexican literature, Latino/a studies, law and literature, immigration studies, and human rights. His current projects focus on the representation of immigrants in literature produced on the Mexican border through the framework of human rights.
Alberto J. Rodríguez
Professor of Spanish (1990).
Bosler Hall Room 220
(717) 245-1278 | rodrigua@dickinson.edu
B.A., Clark University, 1974; M.A., 1976; Ph.D., Brown University, 1987.

His scholarship has focused on the Spanish novel of the Golden Age, particularly Cervantes. The subject of his research is the study of narrative discourse in Don Quixote. Besides his work on Cervantes, he has published on other authors of the Spanish Golden Age, and also on Cuban literature.
Susan D. Rose
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center (1984).
239 W Louther St
(717) 245-1244 | rose@dickinson.edu
B.A., Dickinson College, 1977; M.A., Cornell University, 1982; Ph.D., 1984.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000-2001.

Susan Rose is interested in life course studies and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: stratification, social policy, and qualitative research methods..
J. Mark Ruhl
Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science (1975).
Denny Hall Room 207
(717) 245-1501 | ruhl@dickinson.edu
B.A., Dickinson College, 1970; M.A., Syracuse University, 1972; Ph.D., 1975.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1988-1989; Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2012-13

He specializes in comparative politics. His research centers on the politics of democratization in contemporary Latin America with a special emphasis on civil-military relations.
Peter B. Sak
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences (2004).
Kaufman Building Room 138
(717) 245-1423 | sakp@dickinson.edu
B.A., Whitman College, 1995; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1999; Ph.D., 2002.

He specializes in describing and quantifying temporal and spatial variations in near surface deformation and landscape evolution. To document variability in regional scale deformation he integrates structural, geomorphic, and petrographic data sets. His current research projects involve field work along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in central Colorado, and Valley and Ridge of central PA.
Jorge R. Sagastume
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Associate Professor of Spanish (2003).
Bosler Hall Room 126
sagastuj@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Utah, 1997; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998; Ph.D., 2002.

Jorge's main area of research is the intersection of literature and philosophy, in particular philosophy of language. He is the author of Responsabilidad ética en la lectura del texto teatral, a book focusing on the semiotics of theatre, and five annotated volumes of poetry in translation with scholarly studies as well as numerous essays on Spanish American authors. He has recently published on Borges and Cantor's hypothesis of the continuum (Bulletin of Hispanic Studies), on Borges and language and identity (Aisthesis), and on Federico Andahazi and epistemological systems (Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana). Jorge is currently the Director of the Dickinson Semester/Year Málaga Program, 2012-14.
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
(on sabbatical Fall 2014)
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies (2009).
Althouse Hall Room G20
(717) 245-1894 | moonsamp@dickinson.edu
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1986; M.A., University of Michigan, 2002; Ph.D., 2009.

Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of expressive culture, social activism, and the politics of representation and subjectivity in the post-colonial Caribbean. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she conducted fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago, exploring the dynamic relationships that exist between people of African and South Asian Indian ancestry and documenting how these are expressed though performance. At Dickinson College, Dr. van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy teaches courses on the African Diaspora and the Caribbean, and continues to engage in research on performance, activism and identity politics in the Caribbean.