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Faculty

Regular Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Jimmy Patiño
Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
210 Scott Hall
612-624-6005
jpatinoj@umn.edu
Race, class, and gender; Chicano and Latino history; culture and politics; immigration and the USA-Mexico border; Latino civil rights and the Chicano movement; African American and Latino relations
Bianet Castellanos 
Department Chair
Associate Professor
American Studies
19 Scott Hall
612-624-8031
mbc@umn.edu
Indigenous communities and cultures; migration, anthropology of work; Chicano studies; Latin America; transnationalism; gender studies; consumption
Karen Mary Davalos
Professor
Theatre and Dance
212 Scott Hall
612-626-5357
kdavalos@umn.edu
 
Gabriella Spears-Rico
Assistant Professor
American Indian Studies
33 Appleby Hall
612-625-2300
spearsrg@umn.edu
 
Eden Torres
Assistant Professor
Chicano & Latino Studies
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
425 Ford Hall
612-625-5035
torre007@umn.edu
Race, class, and gender; Chicana feminist history; feminist and critical pedagogies; gender, labor and politics.

Affiliate Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Zobeida Bonilla
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
104 Scott Hall
612-624-1818
zbonilla@umn.edu
Maternal children and health; Latino health; qualitative health research and program evaluation; global health (Caribbean region); health disparities
Cindy Garcia
Associate Professor
Theatre and Dance
580 Rarig Center
612-626-6625
cgarcia@umn.edu
Dance and the practices of everyday life; ethnography of performance; Chicano and Latino politics, culture, and performance; migration, race, and performance studies
Lorena Muñoz
Assistant Professor
Geography, Environment & Society
427 Social Sciences
612-625-6080
lmunoz@umn.edu
Intersections of place, space, gender, sexuality, and race
Juliana Hu Pegues
Assistant Professor
215 Scott Hall
612-624-1338
pegue002@umn.edu
 

Teaching Specialists and Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty
Jessica Lopez Lyman
Lecturer
19 Scott Hall
612-626-5350
lyma0025@umn.edu
 
Alex Mendoza
Teaching Specialist
213 Scott Hall
612-624-4530
mend0121@umn.edu
 
Karla Padron
Lecturer
padra009@umn.edu  

Graduate Student Instructors

Name Contact
Rene Esparza
Teaching Assistant
104 Scott Hall
espar007@umn.edu
Joanna Nunez 612-624-6006
nunez081@umn.edu