Department Directory

Enter a name and/or lastname
Alexander Eduardo Nava's picture
Alexander Eduardo Nava
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
TEL: (520) 626-8149
Office: Harvill 347B
[more information]
Taylor Elaine Ardis Nye's picture
Taylor Elaine Ardis Nye
[more information]
Kathleen C. O'Brien's picture
Kathleen C. O'Brien
Adjunct Faculty; Project Coordinator for SUSI
TEL: (520) 626-7207
Office: Marshall Building, Room 283

Dr. Kathleen C. O’Brien is a cultural anthropologist with regional expertise in the Andes. She is currently adjunct faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies. She is also project coordinator for the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Women's Leadership. The institute brings...
[more information]

Kate O'Donnell's picture
Kate O'Donnell
Kate O'Donnell has been living and working with the Latin@ community in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. since 2002. She has a BA in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese from the University of New...
[more information]
Anna Ochoa O'Leary's picture
Anna Ochoa O'Leary
Assistant Professor, Mexican American Studies
TEL: (520) 626-8134
Office: Chavez 207A

Anna Ochoa O’Leary is an Assistant Professor in Mexican American Studies and Co-director of the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona.  She is a 2006 Garcia-Robles Fulbright scholar for research on repatriated and deported migrant women on the U.S.-Mexico...
[more information]

Elizabeth Oglesby's picture
Elizabeth Oglesby
Associate Professor, Geography and Center for Latin American Studies
TEL: (520) 621-5799
Office: ENR2 S423

Liz joined the LAS faculty in 2001 with an interdisciplinary background in Latin American Studies, Geography, and Sociology and previous experience working for non-governmental organizations in Central America. Her research interests include globalization and labor issues, human rights, and...
[more information]

Antxon Olarrea's picture
Antxon Olarrea
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
TEL: (520) 621-3749
Office: Modern Languages 538

Dr. Antxon Olarrea received his Ph.D. in Linguistics with a specialization in Syntactic Theory from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in...
[more information]

Stephen Oliver's picture
Stephen Oliver
[more information]
David Ortiz's picture
David Ortiz
Associate Professor, History
TEL: (520) 626-8419
Office: Social Sciences 229

I am a social and cultural historian of 18th, 19th, & 20th century Europe, with a growing interest in intellectual history.  My research interests center on public discourse in southern Europe, particularly in newspapers, magazines, and popular novels, during the '...
[more information]

Tracey Osborne's picture
Tracey Osborne
[more information]
Lydia Otero's picture
Lydia Otero
Associate Professor, Mexican American & Raza Studies
TEL: (520) 621-8985
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chavez 208

Lydia R. Otero is an associate professor and teaches courses in culture and history. Otero received a master’s degree in history from California State University, Los Angles, and a Ph.D., also in history, from the University of Arizona. Otero’s work on claiming place, historic...
[more information]

Thomas Patterson's picture
Thomas Patterson
Professor, School of Music
TEL: (520) 621-1157
Office: Slonaker House 214

Professor Patterson enjoys an active performance schedule, giving recitals to critical acclaim throughout North America. Recent performances have taken him to the Peoples Republic of China, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Italy. Since joiningThe University of Arizona faculty in 1980, he has...
[more information]

Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi's picture
Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi
Senior Research Scientist, Economic and Business Research Center, Eller College of Management
TEL: (520) 626-0520
FAX: (520) 621-2150
Office: McClelland Hall 103
[more information]
Erika Perez's picture
Erika Perez
[more information]
V. Spike Peterson's picture
V. Spike Peterson
Professor, Political Science
TEL: (520) 621-8984
Office: Social Sciences 318B

V. Spike Peterson is a Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy (website) with courtesy appointments in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (...
[more information]

Rachael Phenicie's picture
Rachael Phenicie
[more information]
Charles Poster's picture
Charles Poster
[more information]
Emma Quick's picture
Emma Quick
Student Worker

Student Worker

[more information]
Alfred Quiroz's picture
Alfred Quiroz
Professor, Painting & Drawing, School of Art
TEL: (520) 626-4672
[more information]
Nina Rabin's picture
Nina Rabin
Director of Border Research & Assistant Research Social Scientist, Southwest Institute for Research on Women; Director, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, Co-Director, Immigration Law Clinic, James. E. Rogers College of Law
TEL: (520) 621-7331
Office: RH 125
[more information]
Jeannine Elisa Relly's picture
Jeannine Elisa Relly
Associate Professor, School of Journalism
TEL: (520) 626-8680
FAX: (520) 621-7557
Office: Marshall Building 326

Dr. Jeannine Relly's research focuses on global influences on news media systems, government information policy, press-state relations, democratic institutions, freedom of expression and access to information in countries in conflict and political transition. She also has a line of research...
[more information]

Iliana Reyes's picture
Iliana Reyes
Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
TEL: (520) 621-4087
Office: Education 505
[more information]
Roberto Rodriguez's picture
Roberto Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
TEL: (520) 626-0824
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207B

Roberto Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the MAS department at the University of Arizona. He is a longtime-award-winning journalist/columnist who returned to school in 2003 in pursuit of a Master's degree (2005) and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications (Jan. 2008) at the University of Wisconsin...
[more information]

Philip Rody's picture
Philip Rody

Philip Rody is a dual-degree student in Latin American Studies and Law. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in 2017.

Philip's research interests focus on the various intersections between immigration and labor, with an emphasis on guest...
[more information]

Andrea Romero's picture
Andrea Romero
Associate Professor, Mexican American & Raza Studies
TEL: (520) 626-8137
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chavez 203A-1

Andrea Romero is an associate professor in the department. She also has appointments in Psychology and Family Studies & Human Development. Born in Visalia, California, she grew up in the Southwest United States, including Vallejo, California; Oxnard, California; El Paso, Texas; and...
[more information]

Cecilia Rosales's picture
Cecilia Rosales
Associate Professor, College of Public Health
TEL: (520) 626-0720
Office: Roy P. Drachman Hall A239

Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Community, Environmental and Policy Division at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Rosales, who joined the College in 2005, has offered courses that probe public health...
[more information]

Jennifer Roth-Gordon's picture
Jennifer Roth-Gordon
Associate Professor, School of Anthropology

Jennifer Roth-Gordon is a linguistic anthropologist who has been conducting research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 1995. Her current book manuscript, Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro (University of California Press,...
[more information]

Eliane Rubinstein-Avila's picture
Eliane Rubinstein-Avila
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
TEL: (520) 621-1488
Office: Education 525
[more information]
Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith's picture
Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Adjunct Lecturer, Mexican American & Raza Studies
TEL: (520) 626-4987
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chavez 207C

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, MA&RS adjunct lecturer, specializes in research and teaching on Mexican-American women's history, human rights, and immigration issues. A native of Douglas, Arizona, Rubio-Goldsmith completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law and Philosophy at the...
[more information]

Joaquin Ruiz's picture
Joaquin Ruiz
Executive Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
TEL: (520) 621-4090
FAX: (520) 621-2672
Office: Gould-Simpson Bldg. 1025
[more information]