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Mexico-2669 - Palenque

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Peru - Cusco Sacred Valley & Incan Ruins 039 - textile handcrafts for sale at Tambomachay

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Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay
Latin American Studies



Bonnie Taub, Co-Chair, Latin American Studies
Kevin Terraciano, Co-Chair, Latin American Studies

Leisy Abrego, Ph.D. (Chicana/o Studies)
César J. Ayala, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Patricia Arroyo Calderon, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Stephen A. Bell, Ph.D. (Geography, History)
Adriana J. Bergero, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)

Verónica Cortínez, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Robin L.H. Derby, Ph.D. (History)
David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Susanna B. Hecht, Ph.D. (Geography, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, Urban Planning)
Rubén Hernández-León, Ph.D. (Sociology)
J. Randal Johnson, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Efrain Kristal, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature)
Steven J. Loza, Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology)
Elizabeth A. Marchant, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, Gender Studies)
Bonnie Taub, Ph.D. (Community Health Sciences)
Kevin B. Terraciano, Ph.D. (History)
Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Ph.D. (Chicana/o Studies, Urban Planning)
Jennifer Osorio, University Librarian, ex officio affiliate


Affiliated Faculty

The UCLA Latin American Institute maintains a list of faculty with interests in Latin American Studies. Please click here for the list of the Affiliated Faculty.



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