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Deborah Parra-Medina

Professor

parramedina@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-9315 |
GWB 2.320

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University

Associate Professors


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Karma R. Chávez

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

karma.chavez@utexas.edu |
(512) 232-6888 |
GWB 2.306

Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University

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Nicole Guidotti-Hernández

Associate Professor

ngh24@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6313 |
BUR 422

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: Borderlands History after 1846, Transnational Feminisms, Latinx Studies, and Immigration

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Laura G. Gutiérrez

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

lauragutierrez@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-3543 |
GWB 2.332

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Latin American and Latina/o performance studies; visual cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; feminist theory; queer theory; race and racial formations; and inter-American and transnational studies

Assistant Professors


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C.J. Alvarez

Assistant Professor

cjalvarez@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-6768 |
GWB 1.102F

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: History of the U.S.-Mexico border

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Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana

Assistant Professor

Colomina-Alminana_Juan@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4053 |
GWB 1.106

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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Rachel V. González-Martin

Assistant Professor

rvgonzal@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-6775 |
GWB 2.314

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University

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Yasmiyn Irizarry

Assistant Professor

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 2.116F

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

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Belem López

Assistant Professor

bglopez@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2415 |
GWB 2.308

Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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Julie A. Minich

Assistant Professor

minichja@utexas.edu |
PAR 227

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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Michael Rivera

Assistant Professor

michaelrivera@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-1445 |
MEZ 3.128

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Dustin Tahmahkera

Assistant Professor

tahmahkera@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2439 |
GWB 2.322

Education: Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Lecturers


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Wanda Alarcón

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

wanda.alarcon@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2452 |
GWB 2.312

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Gabriel Amaro

Lecturer and Research Associate

amaro_gabriel@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-1535 |
GWB 2.302

Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University - College Station

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Marcel Brousseau

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

mbrousseau@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2452 |
GWB 2.312

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Lecturer

vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8366 |
GWB 2.104B

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

Interests: Campaigns and Elections; Political Marketing; Political Psychology; Immigration; and Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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Olivia Mena

Lecturer

oliviamena@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2465 |
GWB 2.310

Education: Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science

Interests: Race, Ethnicity, and Postcolonial Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Latino/a Studies; Borderlands Studies

Courtesy Appointments


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Mary Beltrán

Associate Professor

mary.beltran@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Matthew Butler

Associate Professor

mbutler@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Bristol

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Oscar H. Casares

Associate Professor

ohcasares@utexas.edu

Education: M.F.A., University of Iowa

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Cary Cordova

Assistant Professor

cordova@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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James H. Cox

Professor

jhcox@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Patricia M. García

Lecturer

pmgarcia@mail.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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Thomas Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor and Director, Texas Language Center

tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-9126 |
BUR 458

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; Mexican/Russian masculinity

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John Morán González

Director, Center for Mexican American Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English

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; narrative theory; postcolonial studies.

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Kenneth Greene

Associate Professor

kgreene@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Laura G. Gutiérrez

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

lauragutierrez@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-3543 |
GWB 2.332

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Latin American and Latina/o performance studies; visual cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; feminist theory; queer theory; race and racial formations; and inter-American and transnational studies

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Martha Menchaca

Professor

mmen@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Historical and Legal anthropology, U.S.-Southwest, Mexcio, race, ethnicity, oral traditions

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Robin Moore

Professor

robin.moore@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1995, Music, The University of Texas at Austin

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Domino R. Perez

Associate Professor

drperez@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-7853 |
CAL 401

Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests: Young Adult Fiction; American Literature; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Film

Charles E. Ramirez Berg

University Distinguished Teaching Professor

ramberg@mail.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Néstor P. Rodríguez

Professor

nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Assistant Professor

roxanne@austin.utexas.edu

Education: MFA, The University of Texas at Austin

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Victor B. Sáenz

Associate Professor

vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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Fred Valdez, Jr.

Professor

fredv@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Emilio Zamora

Professor

e.zamora@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin