STPEC Program Staff

All staff can be contacted at: STPEC Program Office, 301 Machmer Hall, 413 545-0043

Hoang G. Phan

STPEC Program Director
Phone: 413 545-0137
Associate Professor of English and American Studies
W335 South College
Ph.D., English, University of California, Berkeley
Fields of interest: Law and Literature; African American Studies; Asian American Studies. 

Graciela Monteagudo

STPEC Associate Director
Lecturer, STPEC Program
Honors Program Director
309 Machmer Hall
Ph.D., Anthropology, UMass Amherst, 2011
Certificates from UMass Amherst in
Latin American Studies (2011) and Women's Studies (2009)
MFA-IA, Goddard College, Vermont (2001)
Fields of interest: Neoliberalism, Women of South America

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Katherine Mallory


On Leave Fall 17 and Spring 18

Monica M. Garcia

Academic Advisor
Phone: 413 545-1597
305 Machmer Hall
M.S.W., Community Organization and Planning, Hunter College School of Social Work, CUNY, NY, NY
B.S., Psychology, B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida
Areas of Interest: Grassroots Organizing, Food Security, Education, Healthcare, and Anti-racist Youth Leadership


Donna Vanasse

Program Coordinator
Phone: 413 545-0043
303 Machmer Hall

Sara Lennox

STPEC Program Director Emeritus
Professor of German and Scandinavian Studies, Ph.D Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin Madison (1973), UMass faculty since 1974, STPEC Director 1981-2012

Sigrid Schmalzer

Previous STPEC Program Director 2013-2016
Phone: 413 545-6776
Associate Professor of History
631 Herter Hall
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (2004)
Fields of interest: Modern Chinese history, history of science, history of popular culture