- Associate Professor
Denise Fay Brown joined the Geography Department as Asst. Professor in July 2000 in a joint appointment with the Faculty of Communication and Culture. She was brought on as the Founding Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Directed the program until 2009. She came to the University of Calgary in 1997 with a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowship after living for 15 years in Mexico. From 1991 to 1997 she was a faculty member in the graduate program in Social Anthropology and Cultural Ecology at Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana. While living in Mexico, she collaborated with the University of Calgary on Latin American Studies Field Schools in Mexico through the 1980s and 1990s, and as Director of the Latin American Studies Program directed these annual Field Schools through 2009. She currently teaches in both the Latin American Studies and Geography programs, and supervises graduate students in both areas. Her research focuses on the social organization of space and cultural landscapes, with a special interest in the Maya region of Yucatan, Mexico.