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Faculty

Regular Faculty

Name
Contact
Specialty
Karen Mary Davalos
Professor
Chicano & Latino Studies
212 Scott Hall
612-626-5357
kdavalos@umn.edu
Chicana/o art and culture; Latina/o spirituality; museum studies; midwestern Latino ethnography; oral history and the archive; feminist theory and editorial praxis; community-based learning and decolonial methods; arts organizations and artist collectives
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor
Chicano & Latino 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
Gabriela Spears-Rico
Assistant Professor
Chicano & Latino Studies,
American Indian Studies
33 Appleby Hall
612-625-2300
spearsrg@umn.edu
Mexican indigenous communities, tourism, Days of the Dead, anthropology of consumption, performance theory, decolonial feminism, gendered violence, Mestizaje, Chicanx indigeneity
Eden Torres
Associate 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
Assistant Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
295A Humphrey School

​Civic engagement and public participation; immigration and refugee services and policy; land use planning; race and diversity; race and ethnicity; sustainable development; urban and regional planning; urban design

Bianet Castellanos
Associate Professor
American Studies
206 Scott Hall
612-624-8031
mbc@umn.edu
Indigenous communities and cultures; migration, anthropology of work; Chicano studies; Latin America; transnationalism; gender studies; consumption
 
Vichet Chuuon
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
19 Scott Hall 
612-625-4331
vichet@umn.ed
Motivation; Urban Education; Racial and Ethnic Identities; Adolescent Development; School Connectedness; Immigrant Youth; Asian American Studies
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
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
American Studies
427 Social Sciences
612-625-6080
lmunoz@umn.edu
Intersections of place, space, gender, sexuality, and race

Post-doctoral Fellows

Name Contact
Jessica Lopez Lyman
Postdoctoral Associate
19 Scott Hall
lyma0025@umn.edu
Sara Ramirez
Post-doctoral Associate
Xican@ Art since 1848
19 Scott Hall
ramirezs@umn.edu
 

 

Teaching Specialists and Lecturers

Name
Contact
J. Adrian Castrejon
Lecturer
234 Scott Hall
Alex Mendoza Covarrubias
Teaching Specialist
332 Scott Hall
mend0121@umn.edu

Graduate Student Instructors

Name Contact
David Melendez melen029@umn.edu
Jose Santillana
jmsantil@umn.edu