Latin American and Latino Studies

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​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 communities in the U.S.

Faculty

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

Erika L. Sánchez, MFA 
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair
University of New Mexico

Jesse Mumm, PhD
Professional Lecturer
Northwestern University

Lourdes Torres, PhD
Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ester Trujillo, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California at Santa Barbara

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

Maria DeMoya Taveras, PhD
Associate Professor and Program Chair - Public Relations and Advertising
University of Florida at Gainesville 

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