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  6633, Lattie F. Coor Hall
  Arizona State University

  P.O.Box 873502
  Arizona State University
  Tempe, AZ-85287-3502


Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez , Professor and Chair                                                             

(Ph.D., University of California, San Diego)

Dr. Vélez-Ibáñez serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies and Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighbourhood Revitalization.

Cordelia Candelaria, Regents' Professor and Vice Provost of Academic Affairs ASU Downtown Campus

(Ph.D., Notre Dame)

Dr. Cordelia Candelaria, University Regents Professor, currently serves as Professor of the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studiesas well as Professor in the English Department.

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Miguel Montiel, Professor Emeritus

(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Emeritus Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighbourhood Revitalization, Dr. Miguel Montiel retired in 2004 and currently serves as Principal Investigator for a community development grant and as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies.

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Paul Espinosa , Professor

(Ph.D., Stanford University )

Winner of seven Emmy awards, an Independent Filmmaker specializing in documentary and dramatic films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region, Dr. Espinosa currently serves as Professor at the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies.

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Marta E. Sánchez, Professor

Marta E. Sánchez , daughter of Mexican immigrants, born and raised in East Los Angeles , is currently a Professor in the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at Arizona State University . From 1977 to 2004, she was a Professor at the University of California , San Diego where she taught Chicano, Latin American, and U.S. Ethnic Literatures.

Bio of Marta E. Sánchez

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Edward J. Escobar, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of California, Riverside)

Dr. Edward Escobar, an expert in the areas of the Chicano experience and twentieth century United States history, is a founding professor of the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies at ASU.

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Lisa Magana, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School)

A policy and immigration scholar and political scientist, Dr. Lisa Magana, is currently an Associate Professor in the Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies Department.

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Eileen Diaz McConnell , Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame )

Eileen Diaz McConnell joined the Department of Transborder Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies at ASU in Fall 2006 from the University of Illinois. Professor McConnell's research interests include Latina/o Demography, Latino homeownership and housing issues related to wealth accumulation; and the collection and public dissemination of Latino data in federal sources. She will be teaching courses in Latina/o Demography, Latina/o Migration, Research Methods, and comparative courses that include Chicanos and other Latinos.

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Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco & Berkeley)

A medical anthropologist and IT specialist, Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga currently serves as Assistant Professor for the Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies Department.

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Marivel Danielson , Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Dr. Danielson currently serves as Assistant Professor for the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies. Her areas of research interest are Chicana/Latina literature, sexuality, gender, performance, race/border/diaspora theory.

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Hilda Garcia Perez , Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Dr. Hilda García is a social epidemiologist and demographer with a primary research interest in the influence of morbidity and health-seeking behavior of women in urban areas of northern Mexico and the Southwest borderlands. She teaches courses on U.S.-Mexico Transborder Health Issues, Health and Migration, and Health of Chicanas and Latinas.

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Dr. Maria Luz Cruz-Torres , Associate Professor

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist who specializes in environmental, applied and economic anthropology. My areas of teaching and research are gender and globalization; gender, sustainability and the environment; political ecology; women and work in the informal economic sector, impact of globalization upon local communities and households, and the environmental and social aspects of fisheries and aquaculture development. My geographic areas of interest are Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently I am conducting research on the topic of gender, globalization, and the environment in Mexico, and I am also involved in a National Science Foundation interdisciplinary, transnational collaborative research project focusing on the links between human and biophysical processes in coastal marine ecosystems in Baja California, Mexico. Some of my publications include: Lives of Dust and Water: An Anthropology of Change and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico, 2004, University of Arizona Press; Local-Level Responses to Environmental Degradation in Northwestern Mexico 2001, Journal of Anthropological Research; and "Pink Gold Rush:"Shrimp Aquaculture, Sustainable Development and the Environment in Northwestern Mexico 2001, Journal of Political Ecology.

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Amelia Malagamba-Ansótegui , Assistant Professor and southwest Borderlands Scholar

Amelia Malagamba-Ansótegui is Assistant Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar at ASU Herberger College of The Arts. She is working to develop Chicana/o art and cultural studies into an interdisciplinary and transnational field. Dr. Malagamba-Ansótegui's research addresses a variety of topics including Latina/o visual arts and culture, border art and Mexican photography.  Her curatorial work includes exhibitions in El Museo de la Estampa in Mexico City, Austin Museum of Art and Centro Cultural Tijuana. In 2006, she curated an exhibition for the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame that will travel the U.S and Mexico. The exhibition, Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos , explores how Mexican migration is investigated by U.S and Mexican artists. She produced the catalog for the exhibition. Her scholarly work has been published in the U.S., Mexico and Germany.

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Maria Phalen , Administrative Associate

A long-time ASU employee, Maria currently serves as Administrative Associate in theTransborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies Department.

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Norma A. Valenzuela , Academic Specialist

Norma is the Academic Specialist for TCLS. In the fall of 2001she moved to Phoenix and started working at the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation here at ASU. She was the support staff for a grant program and had various responsibilities part of that was assisting in advising graduate students and also did recruitment/retention activities. A year ago she transitioned into a new position and became the liaison between CONHI and the nursing schools in Pan American countries. During her time here at ASU, Norma completed a Masters in Spanish and is currently working on her PhD in Spanish with a focus on films by Chicana/Latina, Mexican and Spanish female directors.

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Erika Rendon , Secretary Administrative

Erika is a Pre-Bis student with a focus on music and serves as Secretary Administrative in the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies.

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Dr. Daniel Arreola, Professor
Geography Department
Dr. Amira de la Garza, Associate Professor
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Dr. Francisco Lara-Valencia, Assistant Professor
School of Planning
Dr. Carlos Ovando, Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Rodolfo Espino, Assistant professor
Department of Political Sciences
Dr. Alberto Rios, Regents Professor
Department of English
Dr. Miguel Aguilera, Assistant Professor
Religious Studies
Dr. Aurelio Espinosa, Assistant Professor
Religious Studies
Dr. Christine Marin, Archivist
Hayden Library
Dr. Barbara Robles, Assistant Professor
School of Social Work

Dr. James Greenberg, Research Professor

Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Dr. Guillermo Arciniega, Associate Professor
Psychology Education

Dr. Gary Keller, Regents Professor

Hispanic Research Center

Dr. Cecilia Menjivar, Associate Professor
Social Family Dynamics School
Dr. Arturo Rosales, Professor
History Department
Dr. Elizabeth Horan, Professor
Department of English

Dr.Douglas S.Massey

Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Office of Population Research

Princeton , University


Dr. Claudia Sadowski-Smith
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Arizona State University




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