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

Assistant Professor
Office: WRI-A 316
Phone: 702-895-5261

Raquel Casas

Associate Professor, Department of History
Office: WRI-B 309
Phone: 702-895-1544

Carlos Dimas

Assistant Professor
Office: WRI-B 313
Phone: 702-895-1012

Jorge Galindo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: BEH 350
Phone: 702-895-3449

Melvin (Mel) Jameson, Ph.D.

Office: BEH 520
Mail Code: 6008
Phone: 702-895-1025

Margarita Jara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish at WLC
Office: BEH 358
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-1690

Lisa M. Johnson

Assistant Professor-in-Residence; Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: WRI-A 126
Phone: 702-895-3586

Susan Lee Johnson

Harry Reid Endowed Chair for the History of the Intermountain West
Office: WRI-B 314
Phone: 702-895-2492

Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: WRI-A 310
Phone: 702-895-2492

Francisco Menendez, M.F.A.

Professor and Founding Artistic Director
Office: FDH 429
Phone: 702-895-4223

Vincent Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: RLL 247
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-4001

Amy Reed-Sandoval

Office: CDC-04 424
Mail Code: 5028
Phone: 702-895-5996

Alicia Rico, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator for M.A. in Hispanic Studies and Graduate Certificate in Translation
Office: BEH 362
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-4874

Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes

Assistant Professor
Office: WRI-A 108
Phone: 702-895-4575

John P. Tuman, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Office: CBC-B 519
Mail Code: 5029
Phone: 702-895-3401

Douglas A. Unger

Office: RLL 217
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-3405