UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

A very big ‘Thank You’ to our LAIS Lecturers

The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program (LAIS) is proud to recognize, and thank the lecturers, Dr. Emily Engel, Alba Constenla Torrado, and Mario Tumen who taught Program courses in the 2019 Calendar Year. 

Dr. Emily Engel is an independent scholar who has published several articles on visual culture in early modern South America and is the founding associate editor of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, a scholarly journal published by the University of California Press. She has taught LAIS 10 both Fall 2018, and Fall 2019, and as a result has played a very important role in the training of LAIS graduate students. 

Alba Constenla Torrado is a graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department where she studies Hispanis Literature. She has taught LAIS 102 in Spring 2019, and will continue in Spring 2020. In addition, Alba is teaching LAIS 100 in Winter 2020. 

Mario Tumen is a historian of Latin American History. He specializes in the Andes and Indigenous people. His research looks at Indigenous rebellions and their role in state-formation. He is also interested in the history of education, science, and sports. He taught LAIS 101 during the Summer Session B 2019.