Faculty


Christina Garcia Lopez

Department Chair
(415) 422-4749

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She...

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of North Texas | MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds | PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Narratives of US America, Intro to Literary Study, Narratives of U.S. America, Great Works of Western Literature, Introduction to Chicano/a Literature Survey, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature

Jorge Aquino

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5971

Jorge Aquino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. His specialties...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Theological Union

Expertise:

Latin American theology and religious history, Liberation Theology, Race Theory and Faith-Based Social Movements

Courses:

Special Topics, Religion in Latin America, Liberation Theology, Panamerican Saints: Hagiography and Politics, Liberation Theology in Spanish, Methods and Theories in THRS, Liberation Theology, Panamerican Saints: Hagiography and Politics, Religion in Latin America, Ethics, Liberation Theology in Spanish

Sergio De La Torre

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5297

Sergio De La Torre's project work has focused on issues regarding immigration, tourism, surveillance technologies, and transnational identities....

Courses:

Art Fundamentals, Digital Photography I, Senior Studio, Artist as Citizen, Special Topics

Emma Fuentes

Associate Professor, International and Multicultural Education; Department Chairperson
(415) 422-5078

Education:

PhD, Education, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Special Topic Seminar, Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling, Social Movements and Human Rights, Directed Study, Special Topics Seminar, Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling, Social Movements and Human Rights, Dissertation Proposal Development, Dissertation Research and Writing, Directed Study, Special Topics Seminar

Danny Gascón

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4132

Danny Gascón received his MA and BA in Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his PhD in Criminology, Law &...

Education:

BA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | MA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

Courses:

Latin@-Chican@ Cult & Society, Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society, Sociology of Law, Juvenile Justice, Criminology, Urban Policing, Current Issues in Sociology, Fieldwork in Sociology, Directed Reading

Roberto Gutièrrez Varea

Professor, Theater
(415) 422-2071

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of...

Courses:

Perform & Cultural Resistance, Directed Study, Latin@ American Performance & Culture, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Latin@ American Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Special Topics in Theater, Directed Study

Karina Hodoyán

Associate Professor, Director of CELASA
(415) 422-6951

Associate Professor, received her Masters in Comparative Literature at San Francisco State University and her PhD from the Department of Spanish...

Education:

MA, Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University | PhD, Department of Spanish and Portugese, Stanford University

Courses:

Divisadero Publication, Directed Study, Cultural Manifestations, Research Seminar I, First-Year Seminar, Span for Bilingual Students I, Spanish for Bilinguals II, Gender/Sexuality in Latin@ Lit, Build Bridges: ESL/Span, Divisadero Journal, Lit of US-Mexico Borderlands, Special Topics, Dir Reading & Research

Susana Kaiser

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5141

Susana Kaiser teaches at the Media Studies Department. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at...

Education:

BA, Advertising, Thge Jesuit University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina | MA, The Department of Communication, Hunter College of the City University of New York | PhD, The Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Latin American Cinema, Human Rights and International Law, Media History, Latin American Cinema, Human Rights & Film, Special Topics in Media Studies, Directed Study, Race, Ethnicity, & Media, Media, Memory, History, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

Susan Katz

Professor, International and Multicultural Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(415) 422-2209

Education:

PhD, Education in Language and Literacy, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis, Cross-Cultural Literacy, IME M.A. Thesis/Field Project, Directed Study, Dissertation Proposal Seminar, Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis, Proposal Development, Cross-Cultural Literacy, Dissertation Proposal Development, Dissertation Research and Writing, Directed Study

Pedro Lange Churión

Professor
(415) 422-6135

Professor Pedro Lange Churión is both an academic and a visual artist. He has written and directed various films, including Crocodile (USA, 2000)....

Courses:

Directed Study, Intro to Film Studies, Directed Study, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Subversive Fem Enjoyments, Photography:Lit & Visual Image, Special Topics, The Latin American City in its Cinema: Urban Spaces and Living Practices, Urban Cultures, Special Topics

Lois Lorentzen

Professor
(415) 422-2413

Professor Lorentzen's research and teaching interests include: immigration, environmental ethics, gender and religion. She has conducted research in El Salvador and Mexico.

Education:

PhD, Social Ethics, University of Southern California

Courses:

Erasmus Community, Erasmus Community, Erasmus Overseas Program, Directed Study, Research Seminar I, Research Seminar II, Migratory Mobility, Special Topics, Directed Reading

Julio Moreno

Professor
(415) 422-6082

Julio Moreno, PhD is an experienced educator, presenter, and commentator. He has served as director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas...

Courses:

Latin American Perspectives, Modern Latin America, Latinos in the U.S., Directed Study, Latin American Perspectives, Latino/as in the United States

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-5741

Education:

PhD, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Special Topics, Skills for Scholarly Writing, Directed Study, Social & Critical Theoretical Foundations of Higher Education, Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs I, Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs II, Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs III, HESA Capstone I: Analytical & Reflective Writing for Aspiring Higher Education Professionals, HESA Capstone II: Analytical & Reflective Writing for Aspiring Higher Education Professionals, Directed Study, Special Topic Seminar, Higher Education in the Global Environment, Dissertation Proposal Development, Dissertation Research and Writing, Directed Study, Special Topic Seminar

Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2456

Dr. Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón is an assistant professor at USF. She holds a licensure in psychology from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas,...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College | PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston College

Courses:

Counseling Theory and Practice, Lifespan Developmental Counseling, Career Counseling, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis and Interpretation, Human Sexuality, Special Topic Seminar

Francesca Rivera

Adjunct Professor, Music Program Coordinator
(415) 422-4368

Francesca is an ethnomusicologist, teaching courses music, cultural anthropology and Latin American studies. Research areas include: genre labeling...

Education:

BA, Sarah Lawrence College | MA, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Anthropology of Music, Music of the Americas, Music and Social Protest, Music of the Americas, Anthropology of Music, Music and Social History, Expedition USF

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6112

Evelyn I. Rodriguez is a second-generation Pinay, who was born in Honolulu, raised in San Diego, and is now an Associate Professor for the University...

Education:

BA, Sociology, University of California, San Diego | MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Foreword: Comtemporary Issues, Special Topics, Directed Study, Research Seminar III, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, Research Methods, Current Issues in Sociology, Career Exploration & Planning, Directed Study, Sociology Capstone Sem

Desiree Zerquera

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-4535

Desiree Zerquera is an Assistant Professor for Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Leadership Studies. Born and raised in Miami...

Education:

PhD, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington

Courses:

Student Development in College, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, HESA Capstone I: Analytical & Reflective Writing for Aspiring Higher Education Professionals, HESA Capstone II: Analytical & Reflective Writing for Aspiring Higher Education Professionals, Directed Study, American Institutions in Higher Education, Organizational Theory: Applications and Implications, Dissertation Proposal Development, Dissertation Research and Writing, Directed Study

Contact Info

Office of Chican@ Latin@ Studies

Kalmanovitz Hall, 334 (415) 422-2940