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 director

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



Committee Members, 2021–23 Term

Isabella CunninghamIsabella Cunningham
Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations

Interests:  Legal and ethical aspects of advertising and promotional communications; effect of political advertising on youths and minorities



Anthony Di FioreAnthony Di Fiore
Professor, Department of Anthropology

Interests:  Ecology; primates; tropical forest



Seth GarfieldSeth Garfield
Professor, Department of History

Interests:  Brazilian history; race and ethnicity in Latin America; indigenous policy; comparative frontiers


Gloria Gonzalez LopezGloria Gonzalez Lopez
Professor, Department of Sociology

Interests:  Sexuality, gender, and social inequality in Mexico



Laura GutiérrezLaura Gutiérrez
Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Interests:  Latin American and Latina/o performance and visual culture studies; gender and sexuality studies; feminist theories; questions of race, including blackness in Mexican popular culture


Fernando LaraFernando Lara
Professor, LLILAS and School of Architecture

Interests:  Latin American architecture; Latin American urbanism; favelas; sustainability



Raul MadridRaúl L. Madrid
Professor, Department of Government

Interests:  Latin American politics; comparative ethnic politics; comparative social policy; democratization


Robin MooreRobin Moore
Professor, Butler School of Music

Interests:  Music; expressive culture; race; hybridity; diaspora



Néstor P. RodríguezNéstor P. Rodríguez
Professor, Department of Sociology

Interests:  International migration and deportation issues; race and ethnic relations; urban sociology


Sergio RomeroSergio Romero
Associate Professor, LLILAS and Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Interests:  Language variation and change; language contact; new dialect formation; deixis, discourse and social hierarchies; linguistic anthropology, language and ritual, Mayan languages, Nahuatl


Fred Valdez, Jr.Fred Valdez, Jr.
Professor, Department of Anthropology

Interests:  History of archaeological investigations in Central America; Mesoamerican prehistory


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