AFFILIATED FACULTY

The Latin American Institute provides an institutional base of support for UCLA's community of faculty Latin Americanists in more than thirty disciplines and professional fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professions who conduct research and teach on Latin America and its role in the world.

These scholars have an international reputation for the excellence of their research, teaching, publications and service. A group of approximately 70 faculty members devote the major part of their research and teaching activity to Latin America, advise Latin American Studies students, and server on Interdepartmental Degree committees. Their contributions to the Latin American Institute include committee service, fundraising, hosting guests, and moderating public programs.

Anthropology


Harold Barrett

Keywords:Latin America, Ecuador, Amazonia, Venezuela

Karen Brodkin

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Carole Browner

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Christopher Donnan

Keywords:Peru, Andean Region

Linda Garro

Keywords:Mexico

Marjorie Goodwin

Keywords:Mexico, Guatemala

Peter Hammond

Keywords:Africa, Gender, Brazil, Cultural anthropology

Allen Johnson

Keywords:Latin America, Labor, Cultural anthropology, Social anthropology

Richard Lesure

Keywords:Mexico, Central America, Ecuador

Dwight Read

Keywords:Mexico

Charles Stanish

Keywords:Peru, Bolivia

Art History


Stella Nair

Keywords:Andean Region

Charlene Villaseñor-Black

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies


Leisy Abrego

Keywords:Central America

Eric Avila

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Judith Baca

Keywords:Mexico

Maylei Blackwell

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Alicia Gaspar De Alba

Keywords:Mexico

David Hernandez

Keywords:Mexico

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

Keywords:Mexico

Karina Oliva Alvarado

Keywords:Latin America, Central America

Maria Pons

Keywords:Mexico, Argentina

Martha Ramirez-Oropeza

Keywords:Mexico

Robert Chao Romero

Keywords:Mexico

Otto Santa Ana

Keywords:Mexico

Abel Valenzuela

Keywords:Mexico

Comparative Literature


Katherine King

Keywords:Latin America, El Salvador

Efrain Kristal

Keywords:Peru

Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean, Anglophone Africa, Mascarene Islands, Migrations

Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean

Department of Gender Studies


Aisha Finch

Keywords:Latin America, Caribbean

Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean, Anglophone Africa, Mascarene Islands, Migrations

Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean

Department of History


Robin Derby

Keywords:Latin America, African Diaspora, Black Atlantic

Juan Gomez-Quiñones

Keywords:Mexico

Robert Hill

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, Religion, History, African Diaspora, Cuba

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Keywords:Mexico

William Summerhill

Keywords:Brazil

Kevin Terraciano

Keywords:Latin America, History, Mexico

James W. Wilkie

Keywords:Globalization, History, Mexico, Bolivia

Department of Music


Walter Ponce

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Donald Buth

Keywords:Mexico

Malcolm Gordon

Keywords:Ecuador

Henry Hespenheide

Keywords:Costa Rica

Park Nobel

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

Thomas B. Smith

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, UCLA, Environment, Ecuador

Eduardo Zeiger

Keywords:Latin America, Argentina

Economics


Francisco Buera

Keywords:Latin America

Ariel Burstein

Keywords:Latin America

Arnold C. Harberger

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Chile

Hugo Hopenhayn

Keywords:Latin America

Rosa Matzkin

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Aaron Tornell

Keywords:Economics, Latin America, Economic Theory, Mexico

Ethnomusicology


Justo Almario

Keywords:Latin America, Colombia, Cuba

Tara Browner

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Kenny Burrell

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Jesus Guzman

Keywords:Mexico

Steven Loza

Keywords:Latin America, Brazil, Music, Mexico, Cuba

Bobby Rodriguez

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Anthony Seeger

Keywords:Brazil

French and Francophone Studies


Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean, Anglophone Africa, Mascarene Islands, Migrations

Françoise Lionnet

Keywords:Middle East, Africa, Near East, Politics, Gender, Francophone Literature, UCLA, African popular cultures, African literatures, Humanities, Literature, Post-Colonial African Literature, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Francophone Africa, African Cinema, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Atlantic, Caribbean

Geography


Stephen Bell

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

Judith Carney

Keywords:Geography, Africa, Gender, UCLA, Globalization, African Diaspora, Women's Studies, Environment, Black Atlantic, Agricultural Development, Mexico

Thomas Gillespie

Keywords:Mexico, Central America

Walter Hartmut

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Central America

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies


Patricia Gandara

Keywords:Mexico

John N. Hawkins

Keywords:China, Asia, Latin America, Education, Mexico

Peter Mclaren

Keywords:Latin America, Brazil

Robert Rhoads

Keywords:China, Argentina

John Richardson

Keywords:Central America

Daniel Solorzano

Keywords:Mexico

Carlos Alberto Torres

Keywords:Latin America, Politics, Education, Brazil, Sociology, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba

Concepcion Valadez

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


Thomas B. Smith

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, UCLA, Environment, Ecuador

Linguistics


Pamela Munro

Keywords:Mexico, Paraguay

Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics


Larry Simpson

Keywords:Brazil

Musicology


Tamara Levitz

Keywords:Cuba

Political Science


Barbara Geddes

Keywords:Southern Cone

Anthony Pagden

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Raymond Rocco

Keywords:Mexico, Central America, Costa Rica

Mark Sawyer

Keywords:Cuba

Psychology


Paul Abramson

Keywords:Mexico

Christine Dunkel Schetter

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Patricia Greenfield

Keywords:Mexico

School of Medicine


Patrick Dowling

Keywords:Mexico

David Hayes-Bautista

Keywords:Mexico

Karin Nielsen, MD

Keywords:Brazil

School of Public Health


John Froines

Keywords:Mexico

Snehendu Kar

Keywords:Public Health, Brazil, India, Health

Donald Morisky

Keywords:Asia, Public Health, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Health

Alfred K. Neumann

Keywords:Africa, Latin America, Development, Health

Anne Pebley

Keywords:Guatemala

Bonnie Taub

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

Jane Valentine

Keywords:Mexico

Arturo Vargas-Bustamante

Keywords:Mexico

Social Welfare


Rosina Becerra

Keywords:Mexico

Fernando Torres-Gil

Keywords:Mexico

Sociology


Rodolfo Alvarez

Keywords:Latin America

Cesar Ayala

Keywords:Caribbean

Rubén Hernández-León

Keywords:Mexico

Ivan Light

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico

David Lopez

Keywords:Brazil

Vilma Ortiz

Keywords:Mexico

Roger Waldinger

Keywords:Mexico

Andreas Wimmer

Keywords:Latin America, Cultural Studies, Mexico, Comparative Latin America, Guatemala

Maurice Zeitlin

Keywords:Chile

Spanish and Portuguese


Sarah Bederman

Keywords:Latin America

Adriana Bergero

Keywords:Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay

Hector Calderon

Keywords:Mexico

Veronica Cortinez

Keywords:Mexico

John Dagenais

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Luz Maria De La Torre

Keywords:Ecuador

Jose Del Toro

Keywords:Latin America

Nuria Dordal Homs

Keywords:Latin America

Juliet Falce-Robinson

Keywords:Mexico

Randal Johnson

Keywords:Latin America, Film, Brazil

Jorge Marturano

Keywords:Cuba

Anna More

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America

Claudia Parodi-Lewin

Keywords:Mexico

José Luiz Passos

Keywords:Brazil

Susan Plann

Keywords:Mexico

Antonio Quicoli

Keywords:Brazil

Jesus Torrecilla

Keywords:Mexico

Maarten Van Delden

Keywords:Latin America

Maite Zubiaurre

Keywords:Mexico

UCLA Anderson School of Management


Sebastian Edwards

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Chile

Edward Leamer

Keywords:Economics, China, Economic Theory, Econometrics, Mexico, Argentina

Hans Schollhammer

Keywords:Mexico

Eduardo Schwartz

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

UCLA Engineering


Alfonso Cardenas

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina

Mario Gerla

Keywords:Brazil, Mexico, Colombia

Daniel Pradel

Keywords:Mexico

UCLA Law


Patrick Del Duca

Keywords:Mexico

Maximo Langer

Keywords:Latin America, Argentina

Richard Steinberg

Keywords:Latin America, Law

UCLA School of Public Affairs


Robert Jensen

Keywords:China, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic

Mark A.R. Kleiman

Keywords:Afghanistan, Mexico

Manisha Shah

Keywords:Indonesia, India, Mexico, Ecuador

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television


Maria Elena De Las Carreras

Keywords:Argentina

Chon Noriega

Keywords:Mexico

Jose Valenzuela

Keywords:Mexico

Edit Villarreal

Keywords:Mexico

Fabián Wagmister

Keywords:Latin America

Urban Planning


Stephen K. Commins

Keywords:Africa, Gender, Development, Globalization, Human Capital Development, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Poverty Reduction, Governance, Mexico

Leobardo Estrada

Keywords:Mexico, Central America

Susanna Hecht

Keywords:Geography, Latin America, Development, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, Bolivia

Paavo Monkkonen

Keywords:China, Japan, Mexico

Edward Soja

Keywords:Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Michael Storper

Keywords:Brazil

Chris Tilly

Keywords:Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America

World Arts & Cultures/Dance


Donald J. Cosentino

Keywords:Africa, Dance, Art, Religion, Humanities, Language, Literature, African Diaspora, Black Atlantic, Cuba

David Delgado-Shorter

Keywords:Mexico

Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry

Keywords:Mexico

Patrick Polk

Keywords:Haiti