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LLILAS Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Posted: September 1, 2011

LLILAS welcomes its two newest Latin Americanist faculty, Eugenio Y. Arima, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and  the Environment, and George Flaherty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History. 

A native of Brazil, Dr. Arima completed his PhD at Michigan State University. His work focuses on the effects of climate change in the Brazilian Amazon. This past summer, he visited a portion of the Amazon cut by the Transamazon Highway. Although still forested, it could become a tipping point that shifts that area to a drier savannah state as a result of climate change brought on by continuing deforestation in the Amazon.  

A PhD of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Flaherty trained as an art historian and specializes in Latin American and Latino visual and spatial culture in the post–World War II era. He also has interests in film and media studies as well as postcolonial history. His current project consists of an exploration of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City and its spatial dimensions and mediation.  

Both scholars join a renowned body of academics at LLILAS, enriching with their work the breadth of our academic program.

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