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

  • (805) 893-5713
  • South Hall 1710
  • 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., Sociology: UC Riverside. Globalization, labor, social movements, race and ethnic relations, Latin American Studies.

  • (805) 893-5709
  • South Hall 1706
  • 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.

  • (805)456-2826
  • Ellison Hall 4830
  • 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.

 

  • (805) 893-3213
  • South Hall 1705
  • 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., Princeton University. Spanish Golden Age, Colonial and Medieval Studies.

 

  • 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.

 

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