Latin American Studies

Ronda Brulotte, Associate Director for Academic Programs
Room 204, Latin American and Iberian Institute
MSC02 1690
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-2961, FAX (505) 277-5989

Melissa Axelrod, Linguistics 
Rebecca Blum-Martinez, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Raul de Gouvea, Anderson School of Management
Les Field, Anthropology
William Fleming, Community and Regional Planning
Miguel Gandert, Communication and Journalism
Phillip Gonzales, Sociology
Linda Hall, History
Mala Htun, Political Science
Elizabeth Hutchison, History
Ted Jojola, Community and Regional Planning
Hillard Kaplan, Anthropology
Lois Meyer, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Jennifer Moore, School of Law
Mark Peceny, Political Science
Keith Prufer, Anthropology
James Richardson, Community and Regional Planning
William Stanley, Political Science
Douglas Thomas, Anderson School of Management
Richard Wood, Sociology

Associate Professors
Ana Alonso-Minutti, Music
Judy Bieber, History
Melissa Binder, Economics
Ronda Brulotte, Geography and Environmental Studies
John Carr, Geography and Environmental Studies
Patricia Covarrubias, Communication and Journalism
Susan Dever, Cinematic Arts
Chris Duvall, Geography and Environmental Studies
Richard File-Muriel, Linguistics
Matias Fontenla, Economics
Manuel Garcia y Griego, History
Kimberly Gauderman, History
Moises Gonzales, Community and Regional Planning
Frances Hayashida, Anthropology
Raymond Hernandez-Duran, Art
Claudia Isaac, Community and Regional Planning
Margaret Jackson, Art History
Maria Lane, Geography and Environmental Studies
Jeremy Lehnen, Spanish and Portuguese
Leila Lehnen, Spanish and Portuguese
Kimberle López, Spanish and Portuguese
Miguel López, Spanish and Portuguese
Nancy López, Sociology
Kathryn McKnight, Spanish and Portuguese
Manuel Montoya, Anderson School of Management
Anna Nogar, Spanish and Portuguese
Suzanne Oakdale, Anthropology
Barbara Reyes, History
Ilia Rodriguez, Communication and Journalism
Eva Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Spanish and Portuguese
Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz, Spanish and Portuguese
Suzanne Schadl, University Libraries and Learning Sciences
Naomi Shin, Linguistics
Ruth Trinidad Galvan, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Sam Truett, History
Rosa Vallejos Yopan, Linguistics
Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, Spanish and Portuguese

Assistant Professors
Kency Cornejo, Art
Cassy Dorff, Political Science
Laura Harjo, Community and Regional Planning
Jami Nunez, Political Science
Levi Romero, Chicano Studies
Lindsay Smith, Geography and Environmental Studies
Mia Sosa-Provencio, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy
Loa Traxler, Anthropology
Kira Villa, Economics
Rosa Vallejos Yopán, Linguistics; Spanish and Portuguese
Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Honors College


This is an interdepartmental program offering a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. The program is academically supervised by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Latin American Studies (ICLAS) in the College of Arts and Sciences and administered by the Latin American and Iberian Institute.

Latin American Studies (LTAM)

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program. In addition to the courses listed below, Latin American content courses can be found in a variety of departments and programs, including the following: Anthropology, Art History, Communication and Journalism, Community and Regional Planning, Economics, History, International Management, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Spanish.


LTAM 101. Introduction to Latin American Studies. (3)

LTAM 254. Introduction to Latin American Society I: Social Sciences. (3)

LTAM 255 [355]. Introduction to Latin American Society II: Humanities. (3)

LTAM 400. Topics in Latin American Studies. (3, no limit Δ)

LTAM 497. Independent Studies. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)

LTAM 499. Senior Honors Thesis. (3)

LTAM 500. Topics in Latin American Studies. (3, no limit Δ)

LTAM 504. Seminar in Latin American Studies. (3, no limit Δ)

LTAM 510. Pro-Seminar in Latin American Studies. (3)

LTAM 551. Master's Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

LTAM 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)

LTAM 651. Latin American Doctoral Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)

LTAM 699. Latin American Studies Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)

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1 University of New Mexico
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