Latin American and Latino Studies


​The Latin American and Latino Studies Program explores the cultural contributions of Latin Americans to the global community and highlights perspectives and traditions that have developed in the region. It analyzes the multicultural character of the peoples of Latin America by calling attention to the complex interplay among Indigenous, European, Semitic, Arab, Asian and African societies in the region. It explores the profound linkage that has emerged between Latin America and the United States, particularly through the construction of Latino/a/x communities in the U.S.


Carolina Sternberg, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jesse Mumm, PhD
Professional Lecturer
Northwestern University

Lourdes Torres, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Affiliated Faculty

Marisa Alicea, PhD
Associate Professor, The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Northwestern University

Luisela Alvaray, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Communication
University of California, Riverside

Glen Carman, PhD
Associate Professor, Modern Languages
Cornell University

Delia A. Cosentino, PhD
Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture
University of California at Los Angeles

Rocío Ferreira, PhD
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Department Chair - Women's and Gender Studies
University of California at Berkeley

Bill Johnson González, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Harvard University

Jacqueline Lazú, PhD
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Associate Dean
Stanford University

Martha Martínez-Firestone, PhD
Associate Professor, Sociology
Duke University

Elizabeth Millán, PhD
Professor, Philosophy
State University of New York at Buffalo

Juan Mora-Torres, PhD
Associate Professor, History
University of Chicago

Ana Schaposchnik, PhD
Assistant Professor, History
University of Wisconsin - Madison

José Soltero, PhD
Associate Professor, Sociology
University of Arizona

Sonia Soltero, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Education
University of Arizona

Rose Spalding, PhD
Professor, Political Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill