Department Chair
Carolina Castellanos
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010).
Bosler Hall Room 12M
(717) 245-1834
Contributing Faculty
Jeremy R. Ball
(on sabbatical 2016-17)
Associate Professor of History (2005).

(717) 254-8191 |
B.A., Boston College, 1994; M.A., Yale University, 1998; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003.

He teaches courses in African political and ecological history, apartheid, the Atlantic slave trade, and human rights. His research focuses on the labor and business history of Angola, Portuguese colonialism, and oral history.
Marcelo Borges
Professor of History (1997).
Denny Hall Room 111
(717) 245-1186 |
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 |
B.A., University of Nevada, 1998; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 2001; Ph.D., 2008.

Carolina Castellanos
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010).
Bosler Hall Room 12M
(717) 245-1834 |
Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007; Ph.D., 2010.

Kjell I. Enge
Associate Professor of Anthropology (1984).
Denny Hall Room 20
(717) 245-1207 |
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.
Lila Ellen Gray
Associate Professor of Music (2016).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 210
(717) 254-8718 |
B.A., New College of Florida, 1993; M.A., Duke University, 2000; Ph.D., 2005.

Lila Ellen Gray holds a PhD in cultural anthropology (2005), a MA in music (2000), and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies from Duke University and a BA in humanities from New College of Florida (1993). Her teaching and research interests include: urban ethnomusicology; sound studies; gender; peripheral early musics; vocality; Portugal; the Lusophone world; and Europe's South. Her book, Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life (2013 Duke University Press), is a musical ethnography of fado, Portugal's most celebrated musical genre, and was the recipient of the 2014 Woody Guthrie Award of the International Association for Popular Music (IASPM-US). Her present work concerns European early music communities, amateur musicianship and mass tourism, and the labors of sound, heritage, and the senses in the context of multiple forms of precarity across Europe's South. Publications include articles in Ethnomusicology, History and Anthropology, and Anthropology and Humanism. She has previously taught at Columbia University and at the University of Amsterdam. At Dickinson, she teaches in both the fields of early music and ethnomusicology. Her courses are informed by longstanding commitments to interdisciplinary scholarship and emphasize the role of sound and music in shaping socio-cultural life.
Abraham Quintanar
Associate Professor of Spanish (2001).
Bosler Hall Room 205
(717) 245-1884 |
B.A., University of Scranton, 1993; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995, Ph.D., 2002.

J. Mark Ruhl
(on sabbatical Spring 2017)
Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science (1975).
Denny Hall Room 207
(717) 245-1501 |
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.
Shawn Stein
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2015).
Bosler Hall Room 10M
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998; M.A., University of California-Riverside, 2000; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Stein's scholarship focuses on contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production. His current research is devoted to analyzing satire and the myth of fair play in football (soccer) fiction in Latin America. Stein's recent work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de literatura mexicana and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Idols and Underdogs: An Anthology of Latin American Football Fiction, his co-edited anthology of football fiction and author interviews (an English translation of Por amor a la pelota: Once cracks de la ficción futbolera - Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2014), was released by Freight Books in 2016. Stein's teaching experience and interests include community engagement, culture, film, literature, Portuguese and Spanish, among other topics.