Faculty & Staff


Bonnie Taub, Co-Chair, Latin American Studies
Kevin Terraciano, Co-Chair, Latin American Studies

César J. Ayala, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Stephen A. Bell, Ph.D. (Geography, History)
Verónica Cortínez, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Robin L.H. Derby, Ph.D. (History)
David H. Gere, Ph.D. (World Arts and Cultures/Dance)
Susanna B. Hecht, Ph.D. (Geography, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, Urban Planning)
Rubén Hernández-León, Ph.D. (Sociology)
J. Randal Johnson, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Steven J. Loza, Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology)
Elizabeth A. Marchant, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, Gender Studies)
Karin Nielsen, M.D., M.P.H. (Pediatrics)
José Luiz Passos, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Bonnie Taub, Ph.D. (Community Health Sciences)
Kevin B. Terraciano, Ph.D. (History)
Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Ph.D. (Chicana/o Studies, Urban Planning)
Maarten H. van Delden, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)
Jennifer Osorio, University Librarian, ex officio affiliate



Magda Yamamoto, Academic Counselor UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
Office of Academic Advising
10373 Bunche Hall, Mail Code 148703
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Tel: 310-206-6571

Academic Counseling drop in hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm in 10373 Bunche (10th floor)


Affiliated Faculty

The UCLA Latin American Institute maintains a list of faculty with interests in Latin American Studies. Please click here for the list of the Affiliated Faculty.