Advisory Board

Mary Beltrán is Associate Professor of Radio-Television-Film and faculty affiliate of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Beltrán writes and teaches on Latinx and gender representation in U.S. television and film, on racial and gender inclusion in the U.S. media industries and production cultures, and on Latinx and female media makers. Her publications include Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom (2009) and Latino TV: A History (2021), and Mixed Race Hollywood (2008), co-edited with Camilla Fojas.


Kevin Escudero is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University and previously served on the Editorial Board (2019-2021) and as a Co-Editor for Latinx Talk (2021-2024). The son of a Bolivian immigrant father and Vietnamese refugee mother, he received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley and M.S.L. from Yale Law School. Dr. Escudero’s research and teaching interests explore the areas of comparative racial and ethnic studies, immigration, social movements, and the law. His book, Organizing While Undocumented (NYU Press, 2020) examines instances of racial and ethnic coalition building in the immigrant rights movement. His current book project focuses on immigrant and indigenous community members’ participation in Guam’s decolonization movement. His work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, American Sociological Association, and U.C. Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society.

picture of Felipe HinojosaBorn and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Felipe Hinojosa received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 2009. He is the Jackson Family Chair in Latin America at Baylor University. His research areas include Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, American Religion, Race and Ethnicity, and Social Movements. His work has appeared in Zócalo Public SquareWestern Historical QuarterlyAmerican Catholic StudiesMennonite Quarterly Review, and in edited collections on Latina/o Studies. Dr. Hinojosa’s first book, Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) was awarded the 2015 Américo Paredes Book Award for the best book in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College. His new book, Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio (University of Texas Press, 2021) is set in four major cities (Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Houston) where in 1969 and 1970 Latino radical activists clashed with religious leaders as they occupied churches to protest urban renewal, poverty, police brutality, and racism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hinojosa previously served on the Editorial Board (2018-2020) and as a Co-Editor of Latinx Talk (2020-2023).


Daniel Martinez HoSang is Professor of American Studies at Yale University and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science and serves on the Education Studies Advisory Committee. His most recent book is A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, 2021). HoSang is the co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010). Through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, he has taught seminars for K-12 public school teachers on Anti-racist Curriculum and Pedagogy, and works with teachers and youth organizing groups in Connecticut on teaching about racism and racial justice in the K-12 curriculum through the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective. He is the co-editor of three volumes: Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines (with Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz) University of California Press, 2019; Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice (co-edited with Ramon Gutiérrez and Natalia Molina), University of California Press, 2019; and Racial Formation in the 21st Century (with Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido) University of California Press, 2012). © Photo by Mara Lavitt, 28 March 2023, Yale University.


Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is Professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the former director of the Latina/o Studies Program (2011-2016). He received his A.B. from Harvard (1991) and M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia (1999). He is author of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora (2009), Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails (2009), Abolición del pato (2013), A Brief and Transformative Account of Queer History (2016) and Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance (2021). He co-edited the CENTRO Journal on Puerto Rican Queer Sexualities (Spring 2007) and is currently writing on Puerto Rican transgender and drag performance and activism. He performs as Lola von Miramar since 2010. He previously served on the Editorial Board for Latinx Talk (2020-2023).


Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo is a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and American Studies and Culture in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race at Washington State University Vancouver. Dr. Lugo-Lugo has co-authored 4 books including Feminism after 9/11: Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat (2017), Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films (2014), Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children (2010); co-edited 3 collections; and published over 40 refereed journal articles and book chapters on Latinx identity and U.S. popular culture as well as cultural productions of 9/11, and cultural constructions of race, culture, citizenship, immigration, and gender. She previously served on the Editorial Board for Mujeres Talk and Latinx Talk (2016-2019).


Louis Mendoza is Director of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, where he is also a Professor of Latina/o literary and Cultural Studies. Louis received his Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Ethnic and Third World Literatures from the University of Texas at Austin.  His research interests include Chicana/o Literary and Cultural studies, U.S. immigration literature, prison literature, and oral histories.  He is the author of A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S. (University of Texas Press, 2012), Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the U.S. (University of Texas Press, 2012), and Historia: The Literary Making of Chicana and Chicano History (Texas A&M Press, 2001), as well as the editor of raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon is My Pen, and the co-editor of Crossing Into America: The New Literature of Immigration and Telling Tongues:  A Latino Anthology on Language Experience. He is also the director of a short film based on his research entitled, A Journey Across Our America: Observations and Reflections on the Latinoization of the U.S. He is lead editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina/o Literature (forthcoming 2018) and he is compiling an (auto)biography of raúlrsalinas, a project he was collaborating with the poet on before his death in 2008.


Mary Pardo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge.  She holds a PhD in Sociology from UCLA and an MA in Education from USC.  Her teaching areas include courses on gender, “Third World Women and the Chicana,” and graduate courses including “Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Theories” and “Chicana/o Studies and Social Science Research Methods.” She served as Chair of the Chicana/o Studies Department at CSUN in 2000-2003 and in 2013-20016. She is the author of articles and a book on Mexican American women and grassroots activism in East Los Angeles: Mexican American Women Activists: Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities, Temple University Press, 1998.

Petra Rivera-Rideau is Associate Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of Remixing Reggaeton: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico (Duke, 2015) and the forthcoming book Fun, Fitness, Fiesta (Duke). She is also the co-editor of Afro-Latin@s in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas. Dr. Rivera-Rideau co-founded the Bad Bunny Syllabus with Vanessa Díaz (Loyola Marymount), an online resource that contextualizes the cultural, social, and political impact of the reggaetón artist Bad Bunny. Petra has published articles in journals such as Latino Studies, Identities, and Journal of Popular Music Studies. Her article “If I Were You: Tego Calderon’s Diasporic Interventions” published in Small Axe in 2018 won the inaugural Blanca Sivlestrini Prize for Best Article in Puerto Rican Studies from the Latin American Studies Association. Petra frequently appears in popular media such as NPR, Al Jazeera +, and The Atlantic, among others, and she has written for The Washington Post and PBS’s American Experience. She has also served as a consultant on several reggaetón-related projects, including for Filmes Zapatero’s work on Bad Bunny’s historic 2023 Coachella headlining performance.


Jonathan Rosa is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and, by courtesy, Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Rosa’s research centers on joint analyses of racial marginalization, linguistic stigmatization, and educational inequity. He is author of the award-winning book, Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad (2019, Oxford University Press), and co-editor of the volume, Language and Social Justice in Practice (2019, Routledge). His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Harvard Educational Review, American Ethnologist, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and Language in Society, as well as media outlets such as The New York Times, The Nation, NPR, and Univision.


Past Advisory Board Members

Frances R. Aparicio (Northwestern University), 2020-2023.

María De Gúzman (University of North Carolina), 2020-2023.

John Morán González (University of Texas at Austin), 2020-2023.

Trinidad Gonzalez (South Texas College), 2020-2023.

Patricia E. Enciso (Ohio State University), 2017-2023.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs (Seattle University), 2017-2023.

Tanya Katerí Hernández (Fordham University School of Law), 2020-2023.

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (University of Michigan), 2017-2020.

Tony Mata (University of Florida), 2019-2023.

Lara Medina (California State University, Northridge), 2020-2023.

Chon A. Noriega (UCLA), 2017-2023.

Mariana Ortega (Penn State University), 2017-2023.

Rafael Pérez-Torres (UCLA), 2017-2023.

Andrea Romero (University of Arizona), 2017-2023.

Eliana S. Rivero (University of Arizona), 2017-2020.

Ramón Rivera-Servera (University of Texas at Austin), 2020-2023.

Alvina Quintana (University of Delaware), 2017-2020.

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (University of Michigan), 2017-2020.