Latinx Research Center

Faculty Profiles

Click on videos to find out more about UC Berkeley’s Latinx Studies Professors.

Professor Raymond Telles

Associate Adjunct Professor Latinx Studies
Released Nov 8, 2021

Interests: Chicanx/Latinx Films

Professor Raymond Telles is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and teaches courses related to Ethnic Studies and film.

Dr. Patricia Baquedano-López

Associate Professor School of Education
Released May 31, 2021
Interests: Indigenous Communities & Pedagogues
Dr. Patricia Baquedano-López shares insight on her research and the resources and experiences she can provide incoming UC Berkeley students with.

Dr. Marcial González Rodriguez

English Studies Professor
Released May 31, 2020

Interests: Chicano Literature
Dr. Marcial González shares his previous research and research interests.

Jesus Barraza

Chicanx Studies Lecturer
Released Nov 8, 2021

Interests: Chicanx/ Latinx Art

Jesus Barraza is a Chicanx/Latinx Studies lecturer and a local artist who is best known for his work with Dignidad Rebelde.

Dr. Juana Maria Rodriguez

Ethnic Studies Professor
Released May 31, 2020

Interests: Latinx Queer Studies

Dr. Juana Maria Rodriguez introduces themselves and their work as the chair of UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies department, as a professor, and as a researcher.

Professor Laura Enríquez

Sociology Professor
Released Nov 8, 2021

Interests: Latin American Migration and Development

Professor Laura Enríquez is a sociology professor whose research involves Latin American migration to Europe.

Professor Ronald Rael

Professor of Architecture, Art Practice Faculty
Released Nov 22, 2021

Interests: 3D Printing Architecture, U.S.- Mexico border

Professor Ronald Rael teaches architecture in the College of Environmental Design and is also a joint appointment in the department of Art Practice. Professor Rael talks about combining traditional knowledge with modern technology such as 3D printing.

Professor Maria Paz Gutierrez

Associate Professor of Architecture
Released Nov 22, 2021

Interests: Material Reclamation, 3D Printing

Professor Maria Paz Gutierrez is interested in the relationship between 3D Printing and the reclamation of traditional materials as well as the convergence between architecture, engineering, and science.

Professor Scott Moura

Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor
Released Nov 22, 2021

Interests: Energy, Batteries, Smart Grid

Professor Scott Moura runs the energy, controls, & applications research lab (eCAL). Some of Professor Moura’s research involves clean energy, batteries, and sustainable transportation.

Professor Lisa García Bedolla

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Dean of the Graduate Division, Professor Graduate School of Education
Released Dec 6, 2021

Interests: Voter engagement, Political inequalities

Professor Lisa García Bedolla is Berkeley’s Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division as well as a Professor in the Graduate School of Education. Her work with community organizations aims to increase political engagement in low income communities of color. 

Dr. Adrian Aguilera

Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare
Released Dec 6, 2021

Interests: Latinx mental health, digital health

Dr. Adrian Aguilera is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Aguilera is also the director of the Digital Health Equity and Access Lab(dHEAL) and the Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health (LCOEBH).

Professor Kurt Organista

Professor in the School of Social Welfare
Released Dec 6, 2021

Interests: Latinx health, HIV prevention

Dr. Kurt Organista is a Professor in the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Organista has done research on HIV prevention with Latino migrant laborers and mental health.

Professor Raúl Coronado

Ethnic Studies Associate Professor
Released Dec 20, 2021

Interests: Latinx literary & intellectual history

Professor Raúl Coronado is interested in the 18th and 19th centuries in Latin America. His research interests include Latinx literary and intellectual history, but his courses cover a wide range of topics including popular culture and sexuality in the Latinx community.

Dr. Pablo Gonzalez

Chicano/Latino Studies Continuing Lecturer
Released Dec 20, 2021

Interests: Mexico, Water & Land

Dr. Pablo Gonzalez is a Chicanx/Latinx Studies Lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies. He integrates podcasting, augmented reality, and other forms of creative storytelling into his courses.

Professor Ivonne del Valle

Associate Professor Spanish & Portuguese
Released Dec 20, 2021

Interests: Latinx health, HIV prevention

Professor Ivonne del Valle teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research interests include looking at the colonial period, especially as it relates to Mexico and issues of water and land.

Professor Damian Elias

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Released Jan 3, 2022

Interests: Animal Behavior

Professor Damian Elias teaches in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management. He leads a research lab that examines animal behavior, particularly the behavior of spiders.

Professor Rodrigo Almeida

Professor & Hildebrand-Laumeister Chair in Plant Pathology
Released Jan 3, 2022

Interests: Plant Diseases, Insects

Professor Rodrigo Almeida is the Hildebrand-Laumeister Chair in Plant Pathology and Professor of Emerging Infectious Disease Ecology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. He leads the Almeida Lab which researches the ecology of emerging insect-borne plant diseases.

Professor Gregory Aponte

Professor of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
Released Jan 03, 2022

Interests: Nutritional Sciences, Gut & Brain Signaling

Professor Gregory Aponte teaches in the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology. Professor Aponte’s research looks at the communication between the intestine and the brain.

The Faculty Profiles Project  is created in partnership with      The Division of Equity & Inclusion