María de los Ángeles Torres, Ph.D.

In the early 1960’s at the age of six, María de los Angeles Torres was one of over 14,000 Cuban minors sent to the U.S. in “Operation Pedro Pan,” a U.S.-led rescue for children whose parents opposed the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro. Torres brings a historical and personal perspective to her research on contemporary […]

Emma Sepulveda, Ph.D.

Emma Sepulveda was born in Argentina and raised in Chile. She attended the University of Chile in Santiago until the coup d’etat of 1973. She immigrated to the United States in 1974 and completed her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Nevada Reno and eventually earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at […]

Harriett Romo, Ph.d.

Harriett Romo holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and completed postdoctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford University. She received her B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Education from the University of California-Los Angeles. At present, Dr. Romo is a […]

Lorna Rivera, Ph.D.

Lorna Rivera is a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools and is an alumnus of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (class of 1991, Midwest Region). She holds a bachelor’s of science in elementary education from DePaul University and a PhD in sociology from Northeastern University. Rivera’s publications and research focus on Latino/a communities, women’s health […]

Belinda Reyes, Ph.D.

Belinda Reyes was formerly a founding faculty member at the University of California, Merced, and a Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her publications include: Holding the Line? The Effect of the Recent Border Build-up on Unauthorized Immigration; Taking the Oath: An Analysis of Naturalization in California and the United States; and […]

Pamela Anne Quiroz, Ph.D.

Pamela Anne Quiroz (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1993) is Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. Her areas of specialization are Children and Youth, Identity, Education, Family and Qualitative Methods. Author of Adoption in a Color-blind Society [Rowman and Littlefield], Professor Quiroz has also published […]

Laura E. Pérez, Ph.D.

Laura Elisa Pérez is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and Chair of the Latinx Research Center, an interdisciplinary and transAmericas research hub at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a core faculty member of the doctoral program in Performance Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Women’s Studies […]

Chon Noriega, Ph.D.

Chon Noriega has diverse research interests in film and the other arts; avant-garde film and video; the conjunction of film and television history; racial, gender and sexual difference within both alternative and national cinemas; and media access for underrepresented groups. He is author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano […]

José Luis Morín, J.D.

José Luis Morín is a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and Chairperson of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LLS) Department. A faculty member at John Jay College since 1998, his areas of academic specialization include domestic and international criminal justice, international human rights law, civil rights, Latina/o studies, and Latin […]

Edwin Meléndez, Ph.D.

Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He was appointed as the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in 2008. An economist by training, he has conducted considerable research in the areas of Puerto Rican and Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, and poverty. In addition to […]

Samuel Martinez, Ph.D.

Samuel Martínez is a Cuban-born cultural anthropologist. In 2016, he was awarded the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) President’s Award for outstanding service to the Association. His main area of research expertise is the migrant and minority rights mobilizations of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In his current research and writing, he brings critical […]