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Faculty

Professors

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Ricardo Ainslie

Professor

rainslie@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0364  |  SZB 262D

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests

  Study of Psychoanalysis; Psychological Experience of Immigration; Ethnic Conflicts within Communities; the Relationship Between Individual and Collective Identity.

Efrai­m Armendariz

Professor

efraim@math.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0117  |  RLM 8.152

Education   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests

  Ring Theory

Norma V. Cantú

Professor

metrocan2@aol.com  |  (512) 232-7111  |  TNH 3.118M

Education   

J.D., Harvard University

Interests

  Governmental Policy for Civil Rights in American Education; Educational Funding; Disability Rights; Student Disciplinary Policies; Access to Special Services for English-language learners

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Richard R. Flores

Professor

flores@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-9209  |  GEB 3.212

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Folklore and Expressive Culture of Greater Mexico; Anthropology of Symbols; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology and History; and Critical Theory.

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Rueben A. Gonzales

Jacques P. Servier Professor in Pharmacy

rgonzales@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-5192  |  PHR 5.224C

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Understand the Neuro-chemical basis for Ethanol Drinking Behavior

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Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor

rorro@mail.utexas.edu  |  512.471.8796  |  PAR 324

Education   

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Interests

  American Literature and Creative Writing

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David L. Leal

Professor

dleal@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.1343  |  BAT 3.140

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests

  Latino Politics and Policy

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Raul L. Madrid

Professor

rmadrid@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.7246  |  BAT 3.112

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Comparative Politics; Political Economy; Latin American Politics; and Voting Patterns of Indigenous Populations in Latin America

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Martha Menchaca

Professor

mmen@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.7537  |  SAC 5.158

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Social Anthropology; Ethnicity; Gender; Oral History; Chicano Studies; U.S./Mexican Culture; and Latin America

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Robin Moore

Professor

robin.moore@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0373  |  MBE 3.210

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Music and Nationalism; Music and Race Relations; Popular Music Study; and Socialist Art Aesthetics.

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Yolanda C. Padilla

Professor

ypadilla@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-6266  |  SSW 3.130K

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests

  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Well-Being with an Emphasis on Mexican American Children and Families; Poverty; Immigration; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Charles E. Ramirez Berg

University Distinguished Teaching Professor

ramberg@mail.utexas.edu  |  512.471.9925  |  WWH 414

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Latinos and Media; Mexican Cinema; Chicano Cinema; and Latino Stereotypes in Hollywood Cinema

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Manuel Ramirez III

Professor

ramirez@psy.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-7012  |  SEA 5.206

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Cross-Cultural Psychology; Ethno-Psychology; Cognitive Styles; Cultural Values; the Relationship of Acculturation to Mental Health and Family Dynamics; and Multicultural Orientations

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Pedro Reyes

Professor and Ashbel Smith Chair in Education Policy

preyes@utsystem.edu  |  (512) 499-4233  |  O' Henry Hall 312

Education   

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests

  Social Organization of Schools; Conditions Fostering High Academic Success for Children of Poverty; and the Stratification of Learning Opportunities for Children of Color.

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Néstor P. Rodríguez

Professor

nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.8072  |  BUR 580

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  International Migration; Immigration Policy; Border Enforcement; Global Urban Development; Racial/Ethnic Relations; and State Repression

Joseph Straubhaar

Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communications

jdstraubhaar@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.5304  |  CMA 6.120

Education   

Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Interests

  Global Media; International Communication and Cultural Theory; Information Societies and the Digital Divide in the U.S. and other Countries; and Global Television Production and Flow

Gerald Torres

Professor and Bryant Smith Chair in Law

gtorres@law.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-1368  |  TNH 3.266

Education   

LLM, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests

  Civil Rights Issues; Environmental Justice; Identity; and Race.

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Fred Valdez, Jr.

Professor

fredv@mail.utexas.edu  |  512. 471.0060  |  EPS 2.114

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests

  Archaeology; Mexican-American Borderlands

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Richard Valencia

Professor

richard.valencia@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0378  |  SZB 506K

Education   

Ph.D., Unversity of California, Santa Barbara

Interests

  Intellectual & Academic Development of Racial/Ethnic Minority Children; Psychometric Evaluation of Intelligence & Achievement tests; & Teacher Testing & Prospective Minority Teachers.

Angela Valenzuela

Professor

valenz@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6008  |  SZB 528L

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Sociology of Education; Race and Ethnicity in Schools; Urban Education Reform; Educational Policy; Immigration; Globalization; and Human Rights.

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Emilio Zamora

Professor

e.zamora@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.475.8706  |  GAR 2.104B

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Mexican American History; U.S. Working Class History; Oral History and the History of the Mexican Archival Enterprise in Texas and Northern Mexico

Associate Professors

Mary Beltrán

Associate Professor

mary.beltran@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0021  |  CMA 6.126

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Critical and Cultural studies of the Construction of Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Film and Television; with specializations in Latina/os and Media and Mixed Race and U.S. Media Culture.

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Oscar H. Casares

Associate Professor

ohcasares@yahoo.com  |  (512) 471-8715  |  PAR 108

Education   

M.F.A., University of Iowa

Interests

  Creative Writing

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James H. Cox

Associate Professor

jhcox@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-7804  |  CAL 14

Education   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests

  Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Native American Literature; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Ethnic American Literatures, including Chicana/o Literature and Literature of Immigration

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Thomas Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor and Director, Texas Language Center

tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-3607  |  HRH 4.190 and CAL 406

Education   

Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987

Interests

  Russian language teaching methodology; applied linguistics; contemporary Russian culture; the Chechen wars and the media; Post-Soviet youth culture; language teaching pedagogy; Russian popular culture; modern Russian language; contemporary Russian media

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John Morán González

Associate Professor

jmgonzal@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8117  |  PAR 321

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Latino/a Literature; Chicano/a Literature; Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Postcolonial Studies; Narrative Theory

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Gloria González-López

Associate Professor

gloria@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.6343  |  BUR 464

Education   

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Interests

  Gender and Sexuality of Mexican Immigrant Populations

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Kenneth Greene

Associate Professor

kgreene@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-7206  |  BAT 4.112

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Mexican politics; Latin American Politics; Political Parties; and Social Science Research Methods

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Nicole Guidotti-Hernández

Associate Professor and Associate Director

ngh24@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6313  |  BUR 568

Education   

Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests

  Transnational Feminisms; Critical Race Studies; Chicana/o Studies; Latina/o Studies; Borderlands History; American Studie; Violence and Citizenship; and Indigeneity and Nationalisms.

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Frank A. Guridy

Associate Professor

fguridy@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-7267  |  GAR 2.202

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests

  Caribbean/African Diaspora History with an emphasis on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Transnational History, Sport History

Deborah K. Palmer

Associate Professor

debpalmer@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4015  |  SZB 440

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Bilingual Education; Dual Language Education; Discourse Analysis and Ethnography; Language Minority Policy, Politics and Programs

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Deborah Paredez

Associate Professor

paredez@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8116  |  PAR 224

Education   

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Interests

  Performance Studies; Poetry; Race, Gender, and Sexuality; Contemporary American Drama and Poetry; and Latina/o Studies

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Domino R. Perez

Associate Professor and Director

drperez@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4557  |  WMB 5.102

Education   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests

  American Literature; Popular Culture; and Chicano/a Literature, Film and Cultural Studies

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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Associate Professor

mrivas@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0405

Education   

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  Intersection of Oral History and Journalism; and U.S. Latinos and the News Media.

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Cherise Smith

Associate Professor

cherise_smith@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-1822  |  ART 1.205

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University
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Victor B. Sáenz

Associate Professor

vsaenz@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-8585  |  SZB 310Q

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Higher Education Policy Issues; Educational Benefits of Racial/Ethnic Diversity; Desegregation Issues; Access, Transition, and Retention Issues (Especially Latino Males in Higher Education); Policy Impacts of Affirmative Action and Remedial Education Policies; and Assessment Issues in Higher Education (Learning Outcomes).

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Luis Urrieta, Jr.

Associate Professor

urrieta@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4129  |  SZB 528G

Education   

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  Identity, Agency, and Social Movements in Education with a focus on Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Indigenous (Purepecha) Formal and Informal Education; Native Research Methodologies; and Citizenship and Social Studies Education.

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Julian Vasquez Heilig

Associate Professor

jvh@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-8586  |  SZB 374D

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Educational Policy, Access and Equity; High-Stakes Testing and Assessment Policies; Minority Issues in Education; Statistical Methods and Applications in Educational Policy Analysis; Sociology of Education; and Urban Education.

Assistant Professors

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Cecilia Ballí

Assistant Professor

cballi@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8522  |  EPS 1.134

Education   

Ph.D., Rice University

Interests

  U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Gender and Violence; Transnational Crime; Music and Identity; and Ethnographic Writing Strategies.

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Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana

Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics

Colomina-Alminana_Juan@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4053  |  BUR 574

Education   

Ph.D., University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)

Interests

  Philosophy of Language; Linguistic Anthropology; Bilingualism; Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness; Cognition: Intensional and Inductive Logic; Philosophy of Science; Metaphysics (specially Time); Points of View and Perspectivism; and Carnap’s and Russell’s Legacies.

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Cary Cordova

Assistant Professor

cordova@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4582  |  BUR 448

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
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George F. Flaherty

Assistant Professor

gflaherty@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-5531  |  DFA 2.524

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Interests

  Latin American and Latino Visual and Spatial Cultures since 1945; Film and Media Studies; Postcolonial Theory and Subaltern Studies, emphasis on Mexico and the U.S. Borderlands

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Anne M. Martínez

Assistant Professor

ammtz@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-7268  |  GAR 3.214

Education   

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Interests

  Religion; U.S.-Mexico Relations; and Race, Labor and Religion within the Mexican-origin community in Chicago in the first half of the Twentieth-Century

Ramón A. Martínez

Assistant Professor

rmartinez@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-2806  |  SZB 334J

Education   

Ph.D., UCLA
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Julie A. Minich

Assistant Professor

minichja@utexas.edu  |  PAR 227

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University
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Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Assistant Professor

roxanne@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-7345  |  WIN B.104H

Education   

M.F.A, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Multi-cultural Theatre Education and Latino Theatre for Young Audiences

Senior Lecturers

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Cristina Cabello De Martínez

Senior Lecturer

cabellodemartinez@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.122

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Juan C. González

Senior Lecturer

juan.gonzalez@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-1133

Education   

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Lecturers

Michael Cucher

Lecturer

cucher@utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-1958  |  BUR TBA

Education   

Ph.D., University of Southern California
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Victoria M. Defrancesco Soto

Faculty

drvmds@gmail.com  |  (512) 232-1958

Education   

Ph.D., Duke University
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Patricia M. García

Lecturer

pmgarcia@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4991  |  PAR 108

Education   

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Interests

  Renaissance Literature; Women, Gender, and Literature; and Cultural Studies.

Other faculty

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Michele Guzmán

Clinical Associate Professor

michele.guzman@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-7631  |  LAC 4.414

Education   

Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York

Interests

  Multicultural Counseling; Ethnic and Racial Identity Issues; and Training Issues within this Discipline.

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Monica M. Martinez

Post Doctoral Fellow

monica.martinez@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-7127  |  BUR TBA

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Professors Emeriti

Douglas Foley

Professor Emeritus

dfoley@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-3929  |  SZB 528A

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Minority Communities in South Texas, Mississippi, and Iowa; Anthropology; U.S. Culture and Schools; Popular Culture; Social Movements; Race Relations; and Inequality in the U.S. Public Schools.

Alba A. Ortiz

Professor Emeritus

alba.ortiz@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-6244  |  SZB 440

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Developing Models for Effective Schools and Instructional Delivery System of Minority Students; Preventing Academic Under Achievement of Hispanic students; Pre-Referral Intervention

Assistant Instructors

Irene Garza

Assistant Instructor

irene.garza@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4557  |  BUR 572

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Amanda Gray

Assistant Instructor

amanda.gray@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4557  |  BUR 572

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