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About Our Team

Leadership

Flores portrait Richard R. Flores • Director, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

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

Richard Flores is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Anthropology and Mexican American Studies at UT Austin, holding the C.B. Smith, Sr. Chair in US-Mexico Relations. He focuses on critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical anthropology. Flores has authored and edited multiple books in these areas as well as numerous periodicals.

Flores has prioritized internationalizing curriculum through study abroad, international studies programs, and faculty recruitment. Additionally, he oversees curricular and academic missions, undergraduate research, and UTeach-Liberal Arts. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. 


Staff

Mary Durst • Operations Manager, Global Initiative for Education and Leadership

Amarah Ulghani • Communications Strategist, Global Initiative for Education and Leadership

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