Faculty

The KU Latinx Studies Initiative is an interdisciplinary collective of faculty invested in promoting Latinx Studies on campus and in our larger community.  We come from departments such as  Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish and Portuguese, Sociology, and Religious Studies, as well as from programs such as American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, African  and African American Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Shannon Portillo
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060T
Rafael Acosta
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Wescoe Hall, Room 2620
Santa Arias
Professor, Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
785-864-1131
Wescoe Hall, Room 2650
Christina Bejarano
Associate Professor
785-864-9122
Blake Hall, Room 504
Marta Caminero-Santangelo
785-979-2513
Bailey Hall, Room 320
Ben Chappell
Associate Professor
785-864-2236
Bailey Hall, Room 213M
Stuart Day
Professor of Spanish, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Strong Hall, Room 250
Ruben Flores
Associate Professor
785-864-2303
Bailey Hall, Room 213M
Michelle Johnson-Motoyama
Associate Professor, Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
785-864-2378
Twente Hall, Room 311
Joo Ok Kim
Assistant Professor
785-864-5569
Bailey Hall 11A
Cecilia Menjívar
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 721
Brent Metz
Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Curriculum Coordinator -- Dept of Anthropology
785-864-2631
Fraser Hall, Room 609
Ludwin Molina
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
785-864-9431
Fraser Hall, Room 525
Michael Orosco
Associate Professor
785-864-2736
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 539
Christopher Perreira
Assistant Professor
785-864-1980
Bailey Hall, Room 213J
Luciano Tosta
Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture
785-864-1133
Wescoe Hall, Room 2630


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