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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

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

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 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!

Dr. Natalie Lira interviewed about documentary film "No Más Bebés"

Posted Wed, 03 Feb 2016

LLS Postdoctoral Research Fellow Natalie Lira was interviewed by Salon to provide historical context on the documentary film No Más Bebés which aired nationally on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 1st. Here is the link to the interview: No Más Bebés, tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s (see

Congratulations to Marla Ramirez

Posted Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Congratulations to our postdoctoral fellow Dr. Marla Ramirez! In Fall 2016 she will begin a tenure-track professorship in the Sociology Department at San Francisco State University.

LLS December Newsletter

Posted Wed, 16 Dec 2015

Our new electronic newsletter. designed by our phenomenal student graphic designer Ana Rodas, can be found here