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Research Professor of Law
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MELISSA TATUM is a professor at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, where she specializes in Indian law and tribal government. She has spent more than two decades working in Indian country, and most of her work involves the structure and relationship of government systems. Those interests fueled her two most recent books (both of which were coauthored) Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations and Law, Culture & Environment.

 

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CHARLES TATUM is Emeritus Professor of Spanish at the University of Arizona. He served as Dean of the College of Humanities from 1993 to 2008. Tatum has authored or edited several books and many articles on Latin American and U.S. Latino literature and popular culture. He is the cofounding editor of the journal Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Most recently, he edited the three-volume Encyclopedia of Latino Culture.

 

Regents Professor Emerita
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LESLIE P. TOLBERT is Regents’ Professor Emerita of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. She was on the faculty of the UA from 1987 to 2018, and served as UA’s Vice President for Research from 2005 to 2013.  Her research group used insect models to elucidate cellular interactions that are critical for brain development and function, and her teaching, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, focused on cellular- to systems-level neuroscience.

 

 

 

Assistant Professor
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STEPHANIE TROUTMAN is Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English. She is an affiliated faculty member in the Institute for LGBT Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, and Faculty Coordinator of the award-winning Wildcat Writers outreach program and Director of the Southern Arizona Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project. She is an editor for the groundbreaking new series “Queering Teacher Education Across Contexts,” and co-editor of Race & Ethnicity in US Television.

 

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BELLA VIVANTE is Professor Emerita of Classics. She has often taught ancient Greek poetry, drama, and especially Homer’s epic poems. Her scholarly works reveal antiquity’s dynamism: Women, Marriage and the Family in Ancient Greece; Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean; and translation of Euripides’s Helen in Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides.

 

 

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MARY VOYATZIS is a Professor of Classical Archaeology in the School of Anthropology and the Department of Classics. She served as Department Head of Classics from 2000-2009. Her research interests focus on the archaeology of ancient Greek religion and ritual, especailly at Greek sanctuaries.  She is currently co-directing (with D.G. Romano) an excavation and survey project at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in Greece.

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