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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

Affiliate Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Zobeida Bonilla
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
104 Scott Hall
612-624-1818
zbonilla@umn.edu
Maternal child 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
Lena Palacios
Assistant Professor
Chicano & Latino Studies
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
425 Ford Hall
lena@umn.edu
 
Transnational feminist prison studies; critical prison studies; Indigenous, Chicana, and Latina queer feminisms; girls’ and girlhood studies; transformative justice and community accountability; media justice

Teaching Specialists

Name Contact Specialty
Kathleen Ganley
Teaching Specialist
5C Folwell Hall
612-626-8029
ganle001@umn.edu
Pedagogy and curriculum development, civic engagement, Chicano/Latino culture and community life, service learning, global studies
Jessica Lopez Lyman
Teaching Specialist
19 Scott Hall
612-626-5350
lyma0025@umn.edu
 
Alex Mendoza
Teaching Specialist
213 Scott Hall
612-624-4530
mend0121@umn.edu
 
Mario Obando
Teaching Specialist
104 Scott Hall
oband004@umn.edu
 
Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.
Teaching Specialist
110 Wulling Hall
612-624-7780
rodri717@umn.edu
 

Graduate Student Instructors

Name Contact
Irina Barrera
Teaching Assistant
19 Scott Hall
612-626-5357
barre508@umn.edu
Mario Obando
Teaching Assistant
104 Scott Hall
oband004@umn.edu
Fernando Rodriguez
Graduate Instructor
110 Wulling Hall
612-624-7780
rodri717@umn.edu