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Richard R. Flores

Professor

flores@austin.utexas.edu

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

Interests: Folklore and Expressive Culture of Greater Mexico; Anthropology of Symbols; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology and History; and Critical Theory.

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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

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 Interim 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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Julie A. Minich

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

minichja@utexas.edu |
PAR 227

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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

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

Marisol LeBrón

Assistant Professor

marisollebron@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 2.328

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora, Latinx populations in the United States, transnational American studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, colonialism and empire, neoliberalism, spatial inequality, policing, incarceration, criminalization, militarization, youth, popular culture

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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

Lecturers


Lilia Rosas

Lecturer

lrosas@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2465 |
GWB 2.334

Antonio Vasquez

Lecturer

antonio.vasquez@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2465 |
GWB 2.334

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

Associate 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, Lincoln

Interests: Native American literature and film; ethnic US literatures; literature of immigration; American literature since 1920

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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; 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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Yasmiyn Irizarry

Assistant Professor

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 2.116F

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

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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) 232-9434 |
CAL 401

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

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

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

Associate 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