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, 2019–21 Term

Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraJorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, Department of History

Interests:  Early modern Atlantic history; history of science and colonialism; history of knowledge



Daniel FridmanDaniel Fridman
Associate Professor, LLILAS and Department of Sociology

Interests:  Economy and culture; consumption; finances and popular culture; neoliberalism; globalization


Laura GutiérrezLaura Gutiérrez
Associte 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
Harold C. and Alice T. Nowlin Regents Professorship in Liberal Arts, Department of Government

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


Martha MenchacaMartha Menchaca
Professor, Department of Anthropology

Interests:  Social anthropology; ethnicity; gender; oral history and oral traditions; legal anthropology; immigration


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


Cesar SalgadoCesar Salgado
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Interests:  Poetry in colonial and modern Latin America; comparative postcolonial studies and theory; modern literary and critical theory


Chandler StolpChandler Stolp
Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Interests:  Social policy program evaluation statistics



Almeida Jacqueline ToribioAlmeida Jaqueline Toribio
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Interests:  Bilingualism and language contact; morphology; syntax; sociolinguistics; Caribbean studies; U.S. Latino and border studies



In addition to these members, the LLILAS Benson Director, the Director for Public Programs, the Director for Student Programs, the Director of the Benson Collection, the Executive Director, and one ILASSA student representative serve as ex-officio members.


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