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 […]

Ramona Hernández, Ph.D.

A renowned sociologist and public intellectual in the United States, Ramona Hernández is the author of pioneering texts in the areas of migration, labor, and Dominican studies. Her publications include The Dominican Americans co-authored with Silvio Torres-Saillant (Greenwood Press, 1998); The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States (Columbia University […]

John Morán González, Ph.D.

John Morán González is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He attended Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude with an A.B. in English literature. He earned an M.A. degree and a Ph.D. in American literature, both from Stanford University. He is author […]

Jorge Duany, Ph.D.

Jorge Duany has published extensively on migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in Cuba, the Caribbean, and the United States. He has also written about Cuban cultural identity on the island and in the diaspora, especially as expressed in literature, music, art, and religion. Dr. Duany is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of 20 […]

Cristián Doña-Reveco, Ph.D.

Cristián Doña-Reveco’s research interests lie in international migration within the Americas in a comparative-historical perspective. His current lines of research deal with migration decisions, the relations between the state and its migrants, and migrants’ access to rights in receiving societies. Doña-Reveco holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and History from Michigan State University, and MA in […]

Eduardo Díaz, J.D.

Eduardo Díaz is responsible for the management and delivery of exhibitions, public and educational programs and the Latino Center’s Latino Virtual Museum. Díaz was the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M. He oversaw the operations of a 16-acre campus that offered year-round programming in the visual, performing and literary arts […]

Jorge Chinea, Ph.D.

Jorge L. Chinea specializes in colonial Latin American history and has researched the themes of immigration, settlement, and colonial exploitation of the Hispanic Caribbean. His book, Race and Labor in the Hispanic Caribbean: The West Indian Worker Experience in Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 (2005), received a Wayne State University’s Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award in […]

Denis Bixler-Márquez, Ph.D.

Dennis Bixler-Marquez is a native of Mexico City who has resided on the U.S.-Mexico border for most of his life. He completed a BA in Political Science/Spanish at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he earned his ME in sociocultural education and is currently a professor and Director of Chicano Studies. He earned […]

Christina Abreu, Ph.D.

Christina Abreu’s research focuses on the role of race, nationalism, and migration in the Cuban and Spanish Caribbean diasporic communities of the United States with a particular emphasis on popular culture. Her first book examined the relationship between black and white Cuban musicians and the Cuban and broader Latinx communities of New York City and […]

Luis Ricardo Fraga, Ph.D.

Luis Ricardo Fraga is the Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, the Notre Dame Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and a Fellow for the Institute for Educational Initiatives. He has been on the faculty at the University of Washington, Stanford University, and the University of […]