Global Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary analysis of the Latinx experience from the past to the present, in an interdisciplinary space that includes modern languages, and spans the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

Students develop their knowledge of and commitment to Latinx Studies through coursework in leadership development, intercultural capacities, and linguistic fluency as well as disciplinary courses in history, economics, cultural studies, and religion.

In addition, the program fosters close ties between the University and the Latinx community in San Antonio through internships, service-learning, and other opportunities.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Dania Abreu-Torres
Dania E. Abreu-Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Carlos X. Ardavin-Trabanco, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Alan Astro, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
E. Cabral Balreira
E. Cabral Balreira, Ph.D.
Professor, Mathematics
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Rosana Blanco-Cano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Norma Elia Cantú, Ph.D.
Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Emilio De Antuñano , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History
Rocio Delgado
Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education
Ruben R Dupertuis
Ruben R. Dupertuis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
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Julio Roberto Hasfura-Buenaga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
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Robert Huesca, Ph.D.
Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair of Journalism, Communication
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Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, Ph.D.
Professor, Education
Kelly Lyons
Kelly Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Pablo A. Martinez
Pablo A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Jennifer P. Mathews
Jennifer P. Mathews, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Alfred Montoya
Alfred Montoya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Katsuo A. Nishikawa
Katsuo A. Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for International Engagement, Political Science
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Kathryn O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art and Art History
Debra Ochoa
Debra Ochoa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Bladimir Ruiz
Bladimir Ruiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Richard Salvucci, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Economics
Ricardo Manuel Santos
Ricardo Manuel Santos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Economics
Michael Soto
Michael Soto, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Student Academic Issues and Retention, English
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David Spener, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Eugenio Dante Suarez
Eugenio Dante Suarez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Finance and Decision Sciences
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Angela Tarango
Angela Tarango, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
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Michael Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

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