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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
Edén Torres
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
19 Scott Hall
612-624-8031
torre007@umn.edu
Race, class, and gender; Chicano cultural studies; Chicano history and politics; Chicana feminist theory; 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 child and health, Latino health, qualitative health research and program evaluation, global health (Caribbean region), health disparities
M. Bianet Castellanos
Associate Professor
American Studies
104 Scott Hall
612-626-7266
mbc@umn.edu
Indigenous communities and cultures, migration, anthropology of work, Chicano studies, Latin America, transnationalism, gender studies, consumption
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