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

Judy Bieber, History
Rebecca Blum-Martinez, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Patricia Covarrubias, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chris Duvall, Geography and Environmental Studies
Les Field, Anthropology
Matías Fontenla, Economics
Phillip "Felipe" Gonzales, Sociology
Raul Gouvea, Anderson School of Management
Frances Hayashida, Anthropology
Raymond Hernández-Dúran, Art
Mala Htun, Political Science
Elizabeth Hutchison, History
Claudia Isaac, Community and Regional Planning
Ted Jojola, Community and Regional Planning
Maria Lane, Geography and Environmental Studies
Nancy López, Sociology
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
Nina Wallerstein, College of Population Health
Richard Wood, Sociology

Associate Professors
Ana Alonso-Minutti, Music
Melissa Binder, Economics
Ronda Brulotte, Geography and Environmental Studies
Susan Dever, Film and Digital Arts
Richard File-Muriel, Spanish and Portuguese
Manuel García y Griego, History
Kimberly Gauderman, History
Moises Gonzales, Community and Regional Planning
Laura Harjo, Community and Regional Planning
Szu-Han Ho, Art
Margaret Jackson, Art
Kimberle López, Spanish and Portuguese
Miguel López, Spanish and Portuguese
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
Ilia Rodríguez, Communication and Journalism
Eva Rodríguez-González, Spanish and Portuguese
Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz, Spanish and Portuguese
Naomi Shin, Linguistics
Loa Traxler, Anthropology; Museum Studies
Michael Trujillo, American Studies
Samuel Truett, History
Rosa Vallejos Yopán, Linguistics
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Spanish and Portuguese
Kira Villa, Economics
Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Geography and Environmental Studies; Honors College

Assistant Professors
Sergio Ascencio-Bonfil, Political Science
Adán Ávalos, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Laura Belmonte, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Doris Careaga Coleman, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Kency Cornejo, Art
Paulo Dutra, Spanish and Portuguese
Francisco Galarte, American Studies
Miriam Gay Antaki, Geography and Environmental Studies
Luis Herrán Ávila, History
Natasha Howard, Geography and Environmental Studies; Africana Studies
Michael Lechuga, Communication and Journalism
Agustín León-Moreta, School of Public Administration
Jami Nelson-Nuñez, Political Science
Laura Nervi, College of Population Health
Catherine Rhodes, Anthropology
Levi Romero, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Angélica Serna Jerí, Latin American Studies; Spanish and Portuguese
Joshua Shapero, Anthropology
Mia Sosa-Provencio, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy
Jennifer Tucker, Community and Regional Planning
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
Lois Meyer, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Barbara Reyes, History


This is an interdepartmental program offering a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. The program is academically governed 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, including, but not limited to, the following: Anderson School of Management (International Management), College of Education and Human Sciences, School of Law, College of Population Health; the Departments of: Anthropology, Art, Community and Regional Planning, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish and Portuguese.


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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