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, 2017–19 Term

Ricardo AinslieRicardo Ainslie
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Interests:  Mexican drug war; social fabric; traumatized communities; immigration




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



Lorraine LeuLorraine Leu
Associate Professor, LLILAS and Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Interests:  Urban Brazil; racialized geographies; visual culture; cultural theory




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



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




Gabriela PolitGabriela Polit
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Interests:  Representation of violence




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 & Portuguese
Interests:  Language variation and change; linguistic anthropology; Christian registers in indigenous languages; Mayan languages; Nahuatl; Quechua



Chandler StolpChandler Stolp
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Interests:  Social policy program evaluation statistics




Joseph StraubhaarJoseph Straubhaar
Amon G. Cater Centennial Professor of Communication, Department of Radio-Television-Film
Interests:  Global media; Brazilian and Latin American television; Brazilian cultural industry and "soft power"; media and Latino migration; the digital divide in the U.S. and Latin America; global television production and flow


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




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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