Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Latin American & Border Studies


The Latin American Studies program is interdisciplinary, drawing on faculty from across a wide range of academic departments including Anthropology, Art History, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.

Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Art & Art History Department
  • Associate Professor of Art History
    (512) 863-1664
    Fine Arts 233
    Specialty: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America



Humanities Division

Philosophy Department
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    (512) 863-1131
    Kyle E. White 103
    Specialty: Political Philosophy; Critical Theory
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    (512) 863-1749
    Kyle E. White 113
    Specialty: Latin American Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Race and Ethnicity, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy
History Department
  • Assistant Professor of History
    (512) 863-1428
    Mood-Bridwell 214
    Specialty: Geographic: Mexico, Latin AmericaThematic: Medicine, Public Health, and Science
Spanish Department
  • Associate Professor of Spanish
    (512) 863-1625
    Olin 312
    Specialty: Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Assistant Director of Language Learning Center
    (512) 863-1816
    Olin 320
    Specialty: Specialty Hispanic Linguistics with emphasis on sociolinguisticsResearch in learning strategies with authentic-language audiovisual materials
  • Associate Professor of Spanish
    (512) 863-1573
    Olin 306
    Specialty:  Contemporary Mexican and Latin American Literature and Culture.
  • Professor of Spanish
    (512) 863-1885
    Olin 308
    Specialty: 20th and 21st Century Hispano American Narrative and Drama. Chilean Narrative, Drama and Film. Hispanic Film.

Social Sciences Division

Political Science Department
  • Professor of Political Science
    (512) 863-1604
    Mood-Bridwell 242
    Specialty: Comparative Politics (Comparative Revolutions; Contentious Politics; Latin American and Caribbean Politics; Ideologies); International Politics (Peace and Conflict; IR Theory); Political Sociology.
Sociology & Anthropology Department
  • Professor of Anthropology
    (512) 863-1406
    Mood-Bridwell 310
    Specialty: Topical: Nature, the non-human and the human; Race and Racism; Environment; Conservation; Development Social Theory; Environmental History; Tourism; Gender. Area: Belize; Caribbean; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Central Texas
  • Professor of Sociology
    (512) 863-1412
    Mood-Bridwell 308
    Specialty: Children and youth; social class; volunteer work and civic engagement; qualitative methods
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
    (512) 863-1409
    Mood-Bridwell 309
    Specialty: Anthropology of religion, Mexican American spiritualities and indigenous heritage, gender and racialization, and Chicana feminisms. Geographic specialization: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Central and South Texas.