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Faculty

  • Professor
  • Department Chair

Mayan hieroglyphic history, Mesoamerican art, indigeneity, experimental archaeology, science & technology studies

  • (805) 893-3601
  • 1710 South Hall
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval
  • Professor

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

  • (805) 893-5709
  • 1706 South Hall
  • Associate Professor

U.S. Spanish-language media, radio/sound practices, language politics, Latino popular culture, gender & migration

Micaela J. Díaz-Sánchez
  • 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
Ellie D. Hernández
  • Associate Professor

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
  • 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
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
Maria Herrera Sobek
  • Professor
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity Equity and Academic Policy

Literature, gender, cultural studies, oral traditions, feminist theory, film documentaries, nationalist & ethnic construction theories, theories on aesthetic activism

  • (805) 893-5114
  • 5105 Cheadle Hall