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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rubén Martínez, Ph.D.

Rubén Martínez’s research interests include neoliberalism and Latinos, diversity leadership in higher education, institutional and societal change, education and ethno-racial minorities, youth development, Latino labor and entrepreneurship, and environmental justice. Dr. Martinez is the editor of the Latinos in the United States book series with the Michigan State University Press. He has numerous publications, including […]

Elizabeth C. Martinez, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Martinez’s research and teaching focus is Latin American and US Latino literature and cultural studies, especially Mexico and Central America. She is the author of Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer: A Critical Biography (2007), Lilus Kikus, and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska (translation and introduction, 2005), Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of […]

Carlos Francisco Jackson, MFA

Carlos Jackson, a visual artist and writer, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he received his Bachelor of Science in community and regional development and an M.F.A. in painting and was awarded the Robert Arneson Award for excellence in the M.F.A. program. In 2002 he […]