Faculty Emeriti

The following distinguished retired Latina/Latino Studies faculty have conferred the title of Emerita/Emeritus. Please note that the Emeritus faculty’s service to the University does not include serving as academic advisors or chairs of a student’s thesis committee.

Tomas Almaguer

Tomas Almaguer

Title: Professor Emeritus

Appointment: 2000

Emeritus Since: 2019

Research Interests: Sociology, race and ethnicity, sexuality studies, Latino history, women and gender studies.

Carlos Cordova

Carlos Cordova

Title: Professor Emeritus

Appointment: 1974

Emeritus Since: 2021

Research Interests: Traditional Indigenous Shamanism and Medical Practices in Mexico and Central America. Latin American and Latino Art and Muralism. Traditional Afro-Caribbean Spirituality.

Jose Bernardo Cuellar

Jose Cuellar

Title: Professor Emeritus

Appointment: 1990

Emeritus Since: 2009

Research Interests: Coming soon.

Felix Kury

Felix Kury

Title: Lecturer Emeritus

Appointment: 1989

Emeritus Since: 2020

Research Interests: Mental health policy issues facing Latinnas/Latinos in the U.S.

Ale Murguia

Alejandro Murguia

Title: Professor Emeritus

Appointment: 1977

Emeritus Since: 2021

Research Interests: Currently researching early texts of exploration in California, Portola, De Anza, and others like Pedro Font, to write about their interactions with Indigenous communities they first encountered. Using these primary sources, I’m writing a series of poems about this encounter between two very different societies.

Roberto Rivera

Roberto Rivera

Title: Professor Emeritus

Appointment: 1970

Emeritus Since: 2011

Research Interests: Cultural studies, discourse theory and the foundations of social science.

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