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Fall 2016 Teachers Ranked Excellent

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017

Nine Latina/Latino Studies faculty, affiliates and teaching assistants made the list of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for the Spring 2016 semester: Prof. Adrian Burgos (HIST 390), David Coyoca (LLS 242), Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski (TA-LLS 240), Prof. Julie Dowling (LLS 100 & 392), Prof. David Luis Glisch-Sánchez (LLS 230), Prof. Rochelle Gutierrez (CI 546), Prof. Jonathan X. Inda (GCL 220), Ethan Madarieta (TA - LLS 100), and Prof. Lissette Piedra (SOCW 509). Congratulations to all!

Dr. Sandra Ruiz receives Humanities Without Walls project funding

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Sandra Ruiz! Sandra Ruiz, as part of a research team, received funds from Humanities Without Walls (HWW) for a project titled "Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest." The HWW consortium, based on our campus, is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes fifteen universities in the Midwest and beyond. Co-PIs for the research team are: Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern), Theresa Delgadillo - Project Lead (Ohio State), Claire F. Fox (Iowa), Sonia BasSheva Manjon (Ohio State), and Ramon Rivera-Servera (Northwestern). The funded research team also includes Karen Mary Davalos (University of Minnesota); Delia Fernandez, (Michigan State University); Lawrence M. LaFountain-Stokes (University of Michigan); Sergio M. Gonzales (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Elena R. Gutiérrez (University of Illinois, Chicago); Sandra Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign); and Ariana A. Ruiz (University of Iowa), in addition to three graduate students at OSU.

Alicia P. Rodriguez receives LAS and campus academic advising awards

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Alicia P. Rodriguez for receiving the 2016-17 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate sustained excellence in undergraduate advising and have a major impact on undergraduate students and their intellectual development through sustained academic advising relationships. The campus award is given to only one professional academic advisor on campus in a given year. The awardee is selected from among those who received a college award.

Prof. Edna Viruell-Fuentes receives Fulbright

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Edna Viruell-Fuentes for receiving a Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship to conduct research next year on health and migration in Mexico.

2017-18 Teaching Assistantships

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017

We are accepting applications for several teaching assistantships for the 2017-18 academic year. The application deadline is April 1, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.lls.illinois.edu/resources/department/.

LLS Major Scholarship

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017

We are are accepting applications from LLS majors for the 2017-18 LLS major scholarship. The scholarship is in honor of the 1992 student protests that led to the formation of LLS. The scholarship is for $1500. The application deadline is April 21st. For information go to http://www.lls.illinois.edu/resources/department/.

2017-18 Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2017

We are now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position for the 2017-18 academic year. The application deadline is March 3, 2017. See http://www.lls.illinois.edu/education/postdoctoral/apply/ for more details.

New Undergraduate Research Award

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2016

The Latina/Latino Studies Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the LLS Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes exceptional undergraduate research and/or critical analysis in the field of Latina/Latino Studies. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

Spring 2016 Teachers Ranked Excellent

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Fourteen Latina/Latino Studies faculty, affiliates and teaching assistants made the list of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for the Spring 2016 semester: Prof. Adrian Burgos (LLS 379), Prof. Lisa Cacho (LLS 296, LLS 465), Prof. David Luis Glisch-Sánchez (LLS 230, LLS 396), Prof. Rochelle Gutierrez (CI 508), Prof. Mireya Loza (LLS 279, LLS 382), Shantel Martinez (TA - LLS 100), Prof. Isabel Molina (LLS 435), Prof. Marcella Raffaelli (HDFS 422), Gabriel Rodriguez (TA - LLS 279), Prof. Richard T. Rodriguez (LLS 100), Prof. Rolando Romero (LLS 360), Prof. Sandra Ruiz (LLS 458), Prof. Patrick Smith (CI 477), and Prof. Edna Viruell-Fuentes (LLS 473). Congratulations to all!