• Professor
  • Director of Repository for Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections
  • (805) 893-5713
  • 1710 South Hall
  • Professor

Race, labor, empire, social movements, urban studies, Latin American studies, Central America, Marxism, liberation theology

  • (805) 722-4556
  • 1706 South Hall
  • Assistant Professor
 Maya social movements and resistance, extractivist industries, Guatemala, migration, and forced displacement
  • Professor
  • Faculty Graduate Advisor

U.S. Spanish-language media; Chicana and Latina Popular Culture; Radio & Sound Practices; Racial Politics of Language; Accent Studies; Langauge Learning Technologies; and Ethnic Studies within K-12 schools.

  • 1705 South Hall
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  • Assistant Professor

Chicana/o and Latina/o Performance Studies, Visual Culture and Cultural Studies, Afro-Latina/o Diaspora Studies, Chicana/Latina Feminisms, Chicana/o and Latina/o Theater History and Ethnomusicology, Dramaturgy, Acting Methodology

Mario T. Garcia
  • Professor

Chicano history, race and ethnicity, southwestern history, autobiography, Latino religion

  • (805) 893-4074
  • 1720 South Hall
  • Assistant Professor

Immigration; Latinx Sociology; Intersectionality; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Mental Health; Aging; Social Determinants of Health

  • South Hall 1708
Ellie D. Hernández
  • Associate Professor
  • DEI Officer

20th Century American literature, U.S. Minority and Ethnic Literature, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sexual Minorities and Immigration

  • 1723 South Hall
Aída Hurtado
  • Department Chair
  • Professor
  • Luis Leal Endowed Chair

Equity issues in education for Chicanas/os, Chicana feminist theory, media representations of Latinos & other ethnic & racial groups, social identity, including ethnic identity

  • 1709 South Hall
  • Assistant Professor

Structural inequality, legal violence, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), ethnic studies, K-12 education, immigration policy, mixed-status families, childhood, humor/satire, mindfulness, borders, undocumented youth and children, and arts and artivism through performance and digital media.

  • Assistant Professor

Transnational Migration and Children of Immigrants; Identity and Community Formation; Oaxaca, Los Angeles

  • 1707 South Hall
Chela Sandoval
  • Professor

Bio-Semiotics and Film Aesthetics; Third Space Feminist & LGBTQI Histories; Science Futurism; Performance, SWAPA Story-Telling and Autohistoria-Teoría; Critical Indigenous Studies;
(Anzaldúan) Planetary Liberation Philosophies, De-Colonizing Theories and Methods and Meta-History (Tropology)

  • (805) 893-3363
  • 1701 South Hall