Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

LLILAS Executive Committee

  • Review LLILAS priorities and programs to ensure alignment with the institute's mission
  • Review LLILAS budget and periodic financial reports, providing oversight to ensure fiscal transparency and responsibiity
  • Generate new ideas for LLILAS programs, and, when appropriate, provide leadership for their implementation
  • Receive, discuss, and make decisions to evaluate of specific LLILAS programs and overall LLILAS activities during each academic year
  • Provide advice and consent on proposals for new programs and activities from the LLILAS directors

Executive Committee members are elected every two years; all Faculty Associates are eligible to serve.

Committee Members, 2015–17 Term

Ariel DulitzkyAriel Dulitzky
Clinical Professor, School of Law
Interests:  International human rights law; inter-American human rights systems; racial and ethnic discrimination; rule of law



Patience L. EppsPatience L. Epps
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
Interests:  Amazonia; indigenous languages; language documentation; historical linguistics; prehistory



Virginia Garrard-BurnettVirginia Garrard-Burnett
Professor, Department of History
Interests:  Religious movements and ethnic identity in Central America




Laura GutierrezLaura Gutierrez
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance
Interests:  Blackness; post-revolutionary Mexican culture




Fernando Luiz LaraFernando Luiz Lara
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Interests:  Latin American architecture; Latin American urbanism; favelas; sustainability




Raul MadridRaúl Madrid
Professor, Department of Government
Interests:  Latin American politics; comparative ethnic politics; comparative social policy; democratization



Leticia MarteletoLeticia Marteleto
Assocate Professor, Department of Sociology
Interests:  Social demography; education and social opportunity; transitions to adulthood




Robin MooreRobin Moore
Professor, School of Music
Interests:  Music; expressive culture; race; hybridity; diaspora




Shannon SpeedShannon Speed
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Interests:  Human rights; indigenous rights; indigenous migration; gender; activist



Rebecca TorresRebecca Torres
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment
Interests:  Migration; rural development; agriculture; gender; tourism; activist scholarship




Luis H. ZayasLuis H. Zayas
Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy, School of Social Work
Interests:  Family functioning; child-rearing; child and adolescent mental health in Latino families in the U.S. and Latin America


In addition to these members, the Undergraduate Adviser, the Associate Director for Public Programs, the Associate Director for Student Programs, the Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, the Director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, and one ILASSA student representative serve as ex-officio members.


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