Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty serve as major advisors in the Latina/Latino Studies Department. In other words, we are here to support you throughout your studies in our department. We guide you through our degree programs, department events and special opportunities and, more generally, the academic field beyond the classroom. 

Students can choose their major advisor based on shared interests and focus. Students should inform the Department of their choice of advisor; alternatively, if a student does not have a preference, the Department will assign an advisor based on the student's expressed academic interests.

Jeffery Duncan-Andrade

Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Title: Professor and Department Chair

Appointment: 2004

Research Interests: Race and Schooling; Ethnic Studies; Critical Pedagogy; Community Responsive Pedagogy; Youth Wellness; Philosophy of Education; Educational Equity; Teacher Recruitment, Development and Retention; Urban Schooling.

Abadía Rexach

Bárbara Abadía-Rexach

Title: Assistant Professor

Appointment: 2020

Research Interests: Afro-Latinxs, Latinxs in U.S., Latin American Studies, Racialization, Blackness, Identity Formation, Popular Culture, Music & Race in Puerto Rico, Media Studies, Black Hispanic Caribbean & African Diaspora.

Teresa Carrillo

Teresa Carrillo

Title: Professor

Appointment: 1993

Research Interests: Latinos as political actors;  Latinos as transnational political actors;  Immigration and Migrant Rights; Citizenship/Transnational Citizenship; Mexican Politics; Transnational Motherhood and Domestic Service.

Yessica Garcia Hernandez

Yessica Garcia Hernandez

Title: Assistant Professor

Appointment: 2019

Research Interests: Paisa Studies, Fan Studies, Sexuality Studies, Puteria Studies, Porn Studies, Women of Color Feminisms, Queer of Color Critique, Fat Studies, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Latinx Cultural Production, Popular Music and Culture, Working Class Epistemologies, Girl Studies, Sound Studies, Ethnographic Methods, Rasquache Filmmaking. 

Melissa Guzman Garcia

Melissa Guzman-Garcia

Title: Assistant Professor

Appointment: 2016

Research Interests: Race, Migration, Citizenship, Punishment, Religion. 

Katynka Martinez SF State Professor

Katynka Martinez

Title: Professor and Interim Associate Dean, College of Ethnic Studies

Appointment: 2006

Research Interests: Cultural studies, media studies, community journalism, visual culture, community-generated artwork related to día de los muertos.

Michael DeAnda Muniz

Michael De Anda Muñiz

Title: Assistant Professor

Appointment: 2020

Research Interests: Latina/x/o communities, women of color feminisms, sociology of culture, art, space, policing, community-engaged scholarship. 

Carolina Prado, LTNS

Carolina Prado

Title: Associate Professor

Appointment: 2022

Research Interests:  Environmental justice, U.S.-México border issues, Gender and the environment, Climate justice, Water pollution, Participatory Geographic Information Systems, Community based research

Belinda Reyes

Belinda I. Reyes

Title: Associate Professor

Appointment: 2006

Research Interests: Demographics, education, immigration, urban economics, opportunity youth and the social and economic progress of Latinx in the U.S., the intersection of demographic change and policy, the examination of institutional policies and practices that limit opportunities and perpetuate unequal outcomes for people of color.

Meet LTNS Faculty Members