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Accepting applications for 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted Fri, 05 Oct 2018

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows in Ethnic Studies. This is a one year appointment with a start date of August 16, 2019. To be considered, application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation) must be submitted by December 5, 2019. For complete details and to submit your application, see Illinois is an AA-EOE (

LLS Opens a New Exhibition Space: La EstaciĆ³n Gallery

Posted Mon, 27 Aug 2018

The Department of LLS was busy this summer creating a performance/art gallery on the first floor of our building. Please join us in revealing La Estación Gallery to the public on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, between 5:30-7:30pm. Our first exhibition will showcase the performance artist Erica Gressman in Limbs, Ligaments, Parts: My Body is There. In this solo exhibition of queer Latinx art, the gallery covers almost a decade of Gressman's work--photography, musical scores, videos, and installations! So come celebrate with us on September 12th and get a tour of some fascinating art that moves us from the human into the posthuman from the very artist herself.  

Also, be ready for Gressman's LIVE performance on September 13, 2018 from 7:30-9pm at Krannert Art Museum. Please click on this link here for more information on the live event:

LLS Teachers Ranked as Excellent

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2018

Congratulations to all of the LLS teachers and affiliate faculty ranked as excellent during the Spring 2018 semester!

Lisa Cacho (LLS 215 & 490), W. David Coyoca (LLS 296), Araceli Diaz (LLS 396), Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski (LLS 435), Julie Dowling (LLS 100 & 355), David Glisch-Sanchez (LLS 468), Ethan Madarieta (TA-LLS 100), Isabel Molina (LLS 250), Lisa Ortiz (TA-LLS 100), Lissette Piedra (SOCW 509 & 554), Marcela Raffaelli (HDFS 322), Sandra Ruiz (LLS 385 & 458)

Interview with Prof. Isabel Molina about her new book

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2018

Prof. Isabel Molina was recently interviewed by the Illinois News Bureau about her book Latinas & Latinos on TV: Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era (University of Arizona Press). Read the interview here, Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?.