Latinx and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary major that covers the important region of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The program promotes intercultural understanding, and offers students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Latin America in its many aspects and from many different points of view. Participating faculty specialize in political economy, border studies, anthropological approaches, exile studies, as well as Latin American history, literature and film. Coursework in the program offers students a solid foundation in the history, politics, economics, culture, and literature of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Participating Faculty

Michael Alarid

Associate Professor
Phone: 702-895-5261

Raquel Casas

Associate Professor, Department of History
Phone: 702-895-1544

Carlos Dimas

Associate Professor
Phone: 702-895-1012

Jorge Galindo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 702-895-3449

Melvin (Mel) Jameson, Ph.D.

Mail Code: 6008
Phone: 702-895-1025

Margarita Jara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Spanish
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-1690

Lisa M. Johnson

Assistant Professor-in-Residence; Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 702-895-3586

Susan Lee Johnson

Harry Reid Endowed Chair for the History of the Intermountain West
Phone: 702-895-2492

Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 702-895-2492

Francisco Menendez, MFA

Professor, Founding Artistic Director
Phone: 702-895-3547

Vincent Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Alliance of Latino Faculty
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-4001

Amy Reed-Sandoval

Mail Code: 5028
Phone: 702-895-5996

Alicia Rico, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate in Translation
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-4874

Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes

Assistant Professor
Phone: 702-895-4575

John P. Tuman, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Mail Code: 5001
Phone: 702-895-3401

Douglas A. Unger

Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-3405