Stakeholders Committee


Meet the Stakeholders Committee

The stakeholders are faculty members from around campus who teach in the program or conduct research in the area of Latinx Studies. Over the past few years, many of the stakeholders have worked hard to make the Latinx Studies program a reality, and they continue to support the program in many ways.



Lynn Stephen 

Latino Studies Courses Taught: ANTH 329 Immigration and Farmworkers, ANTH 427/J427 Latino Roots I, ANTH 428/J528 Latino Roots II 

Right now, I'm reading: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo 

Listening to: The Hidden Brain, Laughter the Best Medicine

Jamming out to: Celia Cruz: La Vida en un Carnival.  

Relaxing by: running, yoga, swimming, walking my dog, playing guitar and bass 

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Ernesto Javier Martínez

Latinx Studies courses taught:  ES 199: Radical Self-Love, ES 265: Intro to Latinx Studies, ES 330: Women of Color Feminisms, ES 380: Race, Migration, and Rights, ES  440: Queer Ethnic Literature 

Right now, I'm reading: Mean by Miriam Gurba 

Listening to: Tamarindo 

Jamming out to: Christian Nodal 

Relaxing by: Taking long walks 

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Michael Hames- García

Latinx Studies courses taught: ES 254 Intro to Chicanx/Latinx Studies, ES 352 Social Equity & Criminal Justice, ES 452 Urban Policing 

Right now, I'm reading: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu  

Listening to: Slow Burn (Season Three): Biggie and Tupac 

Jamming out to: Anything by Café Tacuba 

Relaxing by: Meditation, Fighting the Power 

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Christopher Chávez

Latinx Studies courses taught: J467: Latinx Media Studies 

Right now, I'm reading: Cristina Mora’s Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American 

Listening to: Alt.Latino 

Jamming out to: Ana Tijoux 

Relaxing by: Having a good conversation with friends 

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Edward M Olivos

Latinx Studies courses taught:  EDST 457/557: Immigration and Diaspora 

Right now, I'm reading:  The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill 

Listening to:  La Verdadera Historia de Mexico and Coffee Break German

Jamming out to: Whatever is on Spotify or Apple Music! 

Relaxing by:  Playing Tennis and Going to the Gym! 

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John Arroyo

Latinx Studies courses taught: These courses include coverage of Latinx and minoritized communities: PPPM 321: Inclusive Urbanism, PPPM 445: Green Cities, PPPM 472: Creative Placemaking 

Right now, I'm reading: The Devils Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea 

Listening to: Tamarindo Podcast 

Jamming out to: Yo La Tengo, Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, El Gran Silencio, Julieta Vanegas, Tame Impala 

Relaxing by: Cycling, walks, hikes 

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Heather Quarles

Latinx Studies courses taught: SPAN 218, 228, 308 

Right now, I'm reading: Papi by Rita Indiana 

Listening to: alt.Latino

Jamming out to: Niña Dioz 

Relaxing by: Pilates in the back yard 

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Cecilia Enjuto Rangel

Latinx Studies courses taught:  Span 448 or 407 Puerto Rico and Its Diaspora, Span 399 Children's Literature in the Bilingual Classroom 

Right now, I'm reading:  Puerto Rican poet Kadiri Vaquer Fernández's "Ritos de pasaje" and Chilean poet Jesús Sepúlveda's "Espejo de los detalles" 

Listening to: NPR 

Jamming out to: Residente and ABBA 

Relaxing by: hiking or going for walks, hugging my kids, watching movies at night, cooking, painting and reading 

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Alaí Reyes Santos

Latinx Studies Courses Taught: CRES MA Program 

Right now, I'm reading: Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai and Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson 

Jamming out to: Soy yo by Bomba Estereo and Vivir mi vida by Marc Anthony 

Relaxing by: doing pilates and Qigong. 

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Julie Weise

Latinx Studies courses taught: History 248, a bilingual History class: Latinos en las Ámericas

Right now, I'm reading: Short stories—that’s about the length of my focus during the pandemic! 

Listening to: French kids’ CDs (yes, CDs!) with my trilingual preschooler 

Jamming out to: Carlos Vives because he always puts me in a good mood 

Relaxing by: Taking a run every day, even if it’s very short 

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Ana-Maurine Lara

Latinx Studies courses taught: Transnational & Indigenous Feminisms, Black Feminist Theories,  

Right now, I'm reading: Leanne B. Simpson's Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies 

Listening to: Activist Theology Podcast Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza & Rev. Anna Golladay 

Jamming out to: Hector Lavoe 

Relaxing by: meditating, walking, cooking and gardening 

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