People

The program in Latin American and Iberian Studies draws on faculty members all across campus. Faculty affiliates are based in their home departments and contribute to the Latin American and Iberian Studies program by offering courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, mentoring students, and participating in program activities. You can search the program website for individual faculty members under Faculty – Alphabetical. Their individual listings are linked to their departments’ or their own websites. 

Professional researcher affiliates are included under the Faculty – Alphabetical and Faculty-Fields. Although they do not offer courses on a regular basis, they are valuable participants in the program with expertise in Latin American and Latino issues.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Sociology: UC Riverside. Globalization, labor, social movements, race and ethnic relations, Latin American Studies.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., History of Science: Harvard University. Maya hieroglyphic history, Mesoamerican art, experimental archeology, science studies, culture theory.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Politics: New York University. Security politics, police-military relations, humanitarian law and authoritarian states, as well as state violence against racial and sexual minorities in the cities of Latin America and the Middle East.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Political Science: Harvard University. Political philosophy & social theory, identity & intersectionality, Chicana/Latina feminist thought, ace, ethnicity and politics, especially U.S. Latina/o Politics, gender studies.

  • Professor

Ph.D., University of Southern California. Contemporary Peninsular Literatures, Transatlantic Studies, Latin America (Peru) and Spain's stateless nations (Galicia).

  • Professor

Ph.D., University of Cambridge. Cultural studies; development studies; feminist studies; social representation.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Toronto. Medieval Europe, medieval and early modern Spain, cross-cultural interaction in the medieval Mediterranean, comparative slavery.

  • Professor

Borderlands History; Anthropology and History; Gender & Violence, the Professoriate in the 21st Century

Sociocultural Anthropology (borderlands, indigenous studies, ethnohistorical methods and theory, comparative slavery, non-profit missions, management and governance, the professoriate in the twenty-first century.

  • Professor

Ph.D., Political Science: Stanford University. Democratization, political parties, social mobilization, Mexico, Brazil.

  • Professor

International human rights

 

  • Professor

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Sociocultural linguistics; language and identity; language and youth; language and race; language, gender, and sexuality; African American English; Chicano English and Spanish; language in California; discourse, cognition, and culture

 

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies: UC Berkeley. Religion & race in the United States; Asian American/Pacific Islander religions; Chicano/Latino religions; American religions; religion in the American West & Pacific Rim; syncretism/hybridity and religious change; Religion under colonialism; Religion & science fiction.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Hispanic Studies: Harvard University. Golden Age Drama and poetry; Spanish, Caribbean, and South American theatre and performance; intercultural studies.

  • Assistant Professor

Linguistic description and theory, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, language documentation, typology, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, Mesoamerica, Otomanguean languages

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Meteorology: University of Sao Paolo. Regional and large-scale climate variability and modeling, global climate change, and scaling processes in geophysics, specializing in South America.

  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D., American Culture: University of Michigan. U.S. Spanish-language Media, Radio and Sound Practices, Language Politics, Migration and Masculinity, Latino/a popular culture. Latino Popular Culture.

 

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Romance Lang. and Lit.: Havard University. Nineteenth and early twentieth-century Spanish-American literature. Special focus on Romanticism, Modernismo, and the Spanish-American Avant-garde. Additional areas of interest: poetry and poetics; history of ideas; contemporary literary theory; Cuban and Puerto Rican literature; nineteenth century Peninsular and contemporary Spanish-American literature.

  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Gender History, Labor History, Chicana/o History, Transnational Migration and Family History

 

  • Professor

Ph.D., UC Berkeley. Second language acquisition, intonation (the melody and rhythm of language), computer-mediated communication for language learning, and learning and teaching with digital media.

  • Professor

Ph.D. Diversity and sustainability in agricultural systems, human population and the environment.

  • Research Professor

Ph.D., History: UC Los Angeles. Colonial Latin American history generally, Atlantic world history, globalization, and in comparative studies of gender, race, ethnicity, religion and colonialism.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., UC Berkeley. Spanish Golden Age and medieval literature, humanism, Latin and vernacular.

 

  • Professor

Ph.D., UC Los Angeles. Race and ethnic relations; comparative and historical sociology; comparative race and culture, Brazil.

 

  • Professor

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies: UC Berkeley. Educational measurement; bilingual education, design and evaluation of literacy interventions for at-risk students, cognitive psychology: cognition, intelligence, memory; psychosocial development.

 

  • Professor

Ph.D., Sociology: UC Berkeley. Social movements/revolutions; development and social change; Third World cultural studies; Latin America, Middle East; historical-comparative

  • Researcher Affiliate

Ph.D. Mesoamerican archaeology with research on the evolution of settlement and environment patterns, demystifying traditional views of the ancient Maya.

  • Professor

Ph.D., UC San Diego. Chicano movement, immigration communities/generational approaches, civil rights struggles, oral history, and Chicano Catholic history

  • Professor

Ph.D., Anthropology: University of New Mexico. Economics of exchange and food production, problems of small-scale collective action, based on fieldwork in Paraguay Bolivia, among two groups of South American Amazonian forager-horticulturalists

  • Associate Professor

PhD., Ethnomusicology/Dance Anthropology.

Performance analysis; Latin America, music/dance/theatre, identity politics

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Enligsh Literature: UC Berkeley. 20th Century American literature and Cultural Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o literature and cultural production, Gay/Lesbian studies and queer theory, comparative Sexualities: U.S. Pan-Latina/o formations

  • Professor

Ph.D., Hispanic Studies: UC Los Angeles. Critical theory/feminist theory, Mexican immigration, cultural studies, folklore/oral traditions, colonial literature of the Southwest, Chicana and Chicano literature, the Mexican/Chicano corridor

  • Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (ecological and economic anthropology, cattle raising and cowboy cultures; Latin America, Brazilian Amazon)

PhD, University of Florida

 

  • Associate Professor

PhD, UC Davis, (Land, Air, and Water Resources), 1994

 

  • Assistant Professor

Bioarchaeology (Natural/social disasters, inequality; health; violence; ethnicity; mortuary/skeletal analysis; biogeochemistry; ethnobioarchaeology; Latin America)

  • Assistant Professor

American Politics, Identity, Latino Politics, Immigration, U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, Public Opinion and Political Behavior

  • Professor

Ph.D., Psychology: UC Irvine. Conversation analysis and social aspects of grammar, social life of very young children.

  • Professor

Ph.D., New York University. Latin American literature, comparative literature, literary translation.

  • Professor

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Literary history, Chicano literature (particularly narrative theory), New Mexico Studies, Latin American Literature (the novel, and regional studies on Central America, Mexico, Chile).

  • Professor

Ph.D., Political Science: UC Los Angeles. Political sociology, comparative historical sociology, Latin American society and politics, and comparative institutions

  • Professor

Ph.D., Geography: University of North Carolina. Human dimensions of global environmental change, land use/cover change, migration, fertility, health, rural poverty and development, Latin America

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Comparative Literature: Harvard University. Hispanic Caribbean; poetry and poetics; literary and critical theory; modern French literature; comparative literature; literature and science

  • Researcher Affiliate

Ph.D. Second language acquisition, language teaching methods and pedagogy, heritage language

  • Professor

Ph.D., UC San Diego. Contemporary Latin American literature; Latin American cultural studies; U.S. Latino literature; literary theory; visual and verbal semiotics; mass culture; womens writing

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., State University of New York. Andean history, state formation, national identities

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park. Linguistics, phonetics/phonology, language change, and discourse analysis, Sound System of Mexican Dialects

  • Professor

Ph.D., Theater: University of Texas, Austin. Chicano and Mexican theater

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo. Brazilian literature (baroque and colonial, 19th century, modernism, contemporary), Brazilian film, Brazilian music, comparative literature, Portuguese literature

  • Professor

Ph.D., El Colegio de Mexico. XIX and XX century: Mexican and Spanish American Literature, Colonial Mexican Literature

  • Lecturer

Ph.D., Stanford University. Teacher education; educational philosophy; educational equity; learning; anthropology; social interaction; social relations, comparative education systems

  • Professor

Ph.D., University of Lisbon. Spanish and Portuguese linguistics, comparative Romance grammar, generative syntax and semantics

  • Professor

Ph.D., Folklore: University of Pennsylvania. Arabic Language and Literature, autobiography, performance studies, oral and musical traditions of the Middle East, ethnographic fieldwork methodologies

  • Professor

Ph.D., Sociology: University of New Mexico. Macro and comparative sociology, globalization and transnationalism, political economy, political sociology, development and social change, Latin America and the Third World, and Latina/o studies.n America and the Third World

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Political Science: UC Los Angeles. Child and adolescent development, cultural perspectives & comparative education

  • (805) 893-3081
  • Education 3133
  • Researcher Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology: New School for Social Research. Race in the Americas, Indigenous Mexicanidad in Mexico and the U.S., and Theories of Mestizaje

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz. Cyber and millennial studies, third space feminism, critical media theory and production, oppositional consciousness, social movements.

  • (805) 893-3363
  • South Hall 1701
  • Professor

Ph.D., Sociology: UC Berkeley. Chicana/o Studies, feminist studies, gender, family, work, race-ethnic relations

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Literature: UC San Diego. Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies: Religion, History, and Sexuality

  • Associate Professor

LGBTQ Studies, queer theory, genders and sexualities, race and nation, performance studies, social justice, transnational American studies, popular culture, ethnography, cultural politics, political economy, visual art and culture, museum and archive studies

  • Professor

Ph.D., Anthropology: Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill. Geography in Mesoamerica and the southeastern United States.  Foodways studies, the origins and maintenance of agricultural systems, gender and food-related activities, violence and warfare.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Critical Studies/School of Cinema-TV: USC. Latin American and Latino media, international cinema, media and digital technologies

  • Associate Professor
  • LAIS Director

Ph.D., Anthropology: New School for Social Research NY, NY. Anthropological political economy;  Mexico and Mexico-US borderlands; water; agriculture; history of anthropology in Latin America.

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
  • LAIS Director's Office, Phelps Hall 3212