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

Rebecca Blum-Martinez, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Raul de Gouvea, Anderson School of Management
Les Field, Anthropology
Phillip "Felipe" Gonzales, Sociology
Mala Htun, Political Science
Elizabeth Hutchison, History
Ted Jojola, Community and Regional Planning
Lois Meyer, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Jennifer Moore, School of Law
Mark Peceny, Political Science
Keith Prufer, Anthropology
William Stanley, Political Science
Douglas Thomas, Anderson School of Management
Irene Vasquez, Chicana and Chicano Studies
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, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Susan Dever, Film and Digital Arts
Chris Duvall, Geography and Environmental Studies
Richard File-Muriel, Spanish and Portuguese
Matías Fontenla, Economics
Manuel García y Griego, History
Kimberly Gauderman, History
Moises Gonzales, Community and Regional Planning
Alexis Handal, Population Health
Frances Hayashida, Anthropology
Raymond Hernández-Dúran, Art
Claudia Isaac, Community and Regional Planning
Margaret Jackson, Art
Maria Lane, Geography and Environmental Studies
Kimberle López, Spanish and Portuguese
Miguel López, Spanish and Portuguese
Nancy López, Sociology
Susana Martínez Guillem, Communication and Journalism
Kathryn McKnight, Spanish and Portuguese
Manuel Montoya, Anderson School of Management
Anna Nogar, Spanish and Portuguese
Suzanne Oakdale, Anthropology
Barbara Reyes, History
Ilia Rodríguez, Communication and Journalism
Eva Rodríguez-González, Spanish and Portuguese
Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz, Spanish and Portuguese
Suzanne Schadl, University Libraries and Learning Sciences
Naomi Shin, Linguistics
Ruth Trinidad Galván, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Michael Trujillo, American Studies
Samuel Truett, History
Rosa Vallejos Yopán, Linguistics
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Spanish and Portuguese

Assistant Professors
Sergio Ascencio-Bonfil, Political Science
Kency Cornejo, Art
Laura Harjo, Community and Regional Planning
Luis Herrán Ávila, History
Szu-Han Ho, Art
Agustín León-Moreta, Public Administration
Jami Nelson-Nuñez, Political Science
Levi Romero, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Patricia Rosas Lopategui, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Mia Sosa-Provencio, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy
Jennifer Tucker, Community and Regional Planning
Kira Villa, Economics
Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Honors College
Benjamin Warner, Geography and Environmental Studies

Professors Emeriti
Melissa Axelrod, Linguistics 
William Fleming, Community and Regional Planning
Miguel Gandert, Communication and Journalism
Linda Hall, History


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, Communication and Journalism, Community and Regional Planning, Economics, History, International Management, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Spanish.


LTAM 360. Latin American Culture and Society. (3)

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

LTAM 497. Independent Studies. (1-3, may be repeated three 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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Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809