Constanza Lopez

Constanza López

Dr. Constanza López Baquero is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where she teaches Latin American literature and culture. She obtained her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research interests include Latin American literatures of the XX and XXI centuries, women writers, autobiography and testimonio, gender and violence, film and documentary, human rights and activism, migrations, and hip hop and youth cultures. She is author of Trauma, memoria y cuerpo: el testimonio femenino en Colombia (1985-2000), 2012. She is currently working on a manuscript for a book titled Collective Efforts: Reterritorializing the Spaces of Violence in Colombia.

As part of her commitment to teaching she has brought to the UNF campus projects that connect the students to the community and the world. Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida allows the students to not only connect to the Hispanic community outside of the university but to create a community within the classroom. Her other project, Embroidering for Peace and Memory is an annual event that takes place at UNF to commemorate Women’s History Month. Every March, students, faculty and staff from across campus gather to embroider on pieces of white cloth messages of peace and the stories of people around the world who have endured ​the violation of their rights.

Michael Boyles

Michael Boyles

Michael Boyles received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and has accumulated more than 35 years of eclectic experiences. His design credentials span a multitude of disciplines that incorporate print, environmental design, signage, trade shows, product design, package design, illustration, photography, story telling, and web design. He is a founding member and past president of The American Institute of Graphic Arts/Jacksonville Chapter. He has taught graphic design and concept for more than 20 years at the college level, as well as advertising, illustration and color theory at Florida State University and Florida State College at Jacksonville. 

Michael has been with UNF since 2004 and is currently the graphic designer for the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). As a creative collaborator since the project’s inception in 2012, he has assisted with the design and execution of the Voces y caras website as well as the annual fall exhibition of the project held in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. His ongoing support for this includes his presentation of Voces y caras with Dr. López at the inaugural UNF Digital Humanities Institute Showcase in November, 2016, and assisting with the 2018 conference presentation of the project in Mexico City.

Victoria Farfan Lasso

Victoria Farfán Lasso

Victoria Farfán Lasso is an International Relations student at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.  In her studies, she focuses on the political and social environment in the United States and Europe. She has huge interest in the extent of immigration around the world. Driven by her motivation on this topic, she started her dissertation project based on the immigration at the border of Colombia and Panama targeting the policies established between both countries in order to ensure safety and control during the immigration process.

Victoria started her internship assisting Dr. López in the project Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida in July of 2018. She has collaborated in creation of this website and has assisted with the exhibition of Voces y Caras in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. She has also been involved with the diffusion of the first Hispanic Film Festival of Jacksonville.



Student Participants


Amarilys Sánchez
Daniela Ramis
Jaime Avila
Jorge Hernández
José Nava
Josselyn Muñoz
Josué de la Cruz
Juan José García
Juana Zargón
Kelly Cason
Kelly Franco
Kimberly González
Michelle Román
Natalia Rivera-Pacheco
Natalie Magaña
Nicolandy Morrobel
Nicole Sanchéz
Rider Zamora
Rossana Lora

Alejandra Santiago Hagins
Amber Ruiz-Hoffman
Ana Ortiz Salazar
Antonella Pestana
Camille Benítez
Danielle Castaño
Elizabeth Colón
Gabriella Benet
Jocelyne Vásquez
María Gómez
Rosie Winter
Shayra Flores-Vélez
Yanitza Eguigure

Akira Rivera
Alexandra Torres Pérez
Amanda Ortiz
Carlos Siguenza
David Manjarrés
Flor Tagliatti
Francis Robles
Guisela Van Brunt
Jon-Michael Acra
Kevin Cisneros
Leonardo Nahar
Natasha Rivera Cordero
Nicole Mills
Paula Hernández
Roxana Sudderth
Sussan Mendoza-Salas
Terry Nobriga
Vanesa Figueredo

Alejandra Alzate
Alejandro Pérez González
Alexandra Tyson
Angélica Barrera
Denise Olsac
Diana Gómez
Esmeralda Bracamontes
Estefanía Cappas Vargas
George Yepes
Jazmyn Mijuskovic
John Vega
Kasandra Ortiz
Kiana González
Liana Llerandi
Margarita Ruiz
Mónica Romero
Paul Diaz
Sara Ross
Saúl Grajeda

Ana Brown
Casey Macias
Daniel Lacerda
Esteban Cobo
Faith Hall
Francesca Mantay
Frank Vásquez
Jacob Blatzer
Jessica Otero
Joanna Méndez
Lauren Bracken
Lepperla Botello
Leslie Echt
Leslie González
Narin Alim
Pablo Valdivieso
Rosmery Sarduy
Sonia San Juan

Alejandro Tarabillo
Andrés Segura Romero
Andrew Brown
Ari Rivera
Carmenzina Welch
Constanza López
Diego Fernando Chicué Páramo
Edgard Javier Ramos
Elena Estevez
Francisco Borallo
Gustavo Poliak
Juan Rodríguez
Juliano Schibeci
Kathleen Coughlin
Margie Castro
Steven Muñiz
Yvette Hind

Alexandra Foust
Amanda Martínez
Carolina Lencina
Charmaine Martínez
Daniel Rombola
Elizabeth Marroquín
Evelyn Castellanos
Franklyn Taylor
Gina Aguilar
María A. Miranda
María Lorena Avilés
Stefano Di Bella
Tiffany Malloy
Tracey Ezell