laura-setas-copyLaura Matthew, an Associate Professor of Latin American history at Marquette University, has worked in Guatemala since 1989. Her publications include Indian Conquistadors: Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica (with Michel Oudijk, 2007), Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (2012), and articles in Mesoamérica, The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and Ethnohistory. She is a board member of the Asociación para el Fomento de Estudios Históricos de Centroamérica (AFEHC), and director of the digital project “Nahuatl/Nawat in Central America.”


Julia Paulk is Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies at Marquette University. Her research and teaching interests include antislavery literature of the Americas, nineteenth-century literature, and literature by female authors. She has published articles in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Luso-Brazilian Review, Afro-Hispanic Review, and additional peer-reviewed journals. She is currently at work on a book-length project studying representations of Cuban slavery in narratives from Cuba and the United States.

mike-copyT. Michael McNulty is Research Associate Professor of Philosophy and Scholar in Residence at the Center for Peacemaking, Marquette University. Fr. McNulty has also served as Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and a visiting professor at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, and as the justice and peace director at the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, an association of religious and apostolic leaders, in Silver Spring, Md.

heather-copyHeather Kohls is Director of Global Business Learning and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics. Her research focuses on economics and the environment and public policy efficiency. She received her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. After several years living abroad, she returned to the U. S. and pursued her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee while also working as a financial supervisor in the insurance industry.


Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette University

Office of International Education, Marquette University

Center for Transnational Justice, Marquette University

Center for Peacemaking, Marquette University

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, through U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant Funds

Center for Global and Economic Studies, Marquette University

College of Nursing, Marquette University

Office of Research and Innovation, Marquette University

College of Engineering, Marquette University

Department of History, Marquette University