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Regular Faculty

Karen Mary Davalos
Chicano & Latino Studies
212 Scott Hall
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
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
Mexican indigenous communities, tourism, Days of the Dead, anthropology of consumption, performance theory, decolonial feminism, gendered violence, Mestizaje, Chicanx indigeneity
Edén Torres
Associate Professor
Chicano & Latino Studies, 
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
425 Ford Hall
Race, class, and gender; Chicana feminist history; feminist and critical pedagogies; gender, labor and politics.

Affiliate Faculty

Zobeida Bonilla
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
104 Scott Hall
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
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 
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
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
Intersections of place, space, gender, sexuality, and race

Post-doctoral Fellows

Name Contact Specialty
Jessica Lopez Lyman
Postdoctoral Associate
19 Scott Hall
Midwest Latina/o/x studies; performance and visual art; ethnography; feminist, queer, and decolonial methodologies and pedagogies
Post-doctoral Associate
Xican@ Art since 1848
19 Scott Hall

U.S. Latina/o/x literary, visual, and performance arts; U.S. women of color feminist and queer thought; decolonial research methodologies; critical trauma studies; feminist publishing.

Teaching Specialists and Lecturers

J. Adrian Castrejon
234 Scott Hall
Alex Mendoza Covarrubias
Teaching Specialist
332 Scott Hall

Graduate Student Instructors

Name Contact
David Melendez
Jose Santillana