Candidates for a Ph.D. degree in other departments may obtain a minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian studies by taking a minimum of 12 credits in graduate courses related to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal. A list of courses available for LACIS credit is prepared each semester by the program staff. This work is to be done outside the major field of the candidate's doctoral specialization. One course cross-listed with the major may be used for the minor so long as it is not taught by a faculty member from the major department and is not a required course for the major. The LACIS M.A. may be used as a Ph.D. minor, as long as the degree program meets the minor requirements. The LACIS Ph.D. minor is an Option A minor.  All Ph.D. minor candidates must consult with the program director or associate director at the time they begin their work for the Ph.D. minor. Certification of proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is required. Contact the LACIS office for information on language certification. 

A minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian studies consists of at least 12 graduate credits in LACIS-approved coursework.

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) teaching staff consists of over 100 faculty who teach LACIS language and area content courses.
LACIS Steering Committee: Calderon (Horticulture), Gomez (History), Simmons (Political Science), Beilin (Spanish & Portuguese), Kallenborn (Human Ecology).

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) teaching staff consists of more than 100 faculty who teach LACIS language and area content courses.

LACIS Steering Committee

Calderon (Horticulture), Gomez (History), Simmons (Political Science), Beilin (Spanish & Portuguese), Kallenborn (Human Ecology).

Affiliated Faculty

African Languages and Literature

Tejumola Olaniyan, Professor
Samuel England, Assistant Professor

Agricultural and Applied Economics

Bradford Barham, Professor
Laura Schechter, Associate Professor


Isabelle C. Druc, Honorary/Associate Fellow
Karen Strier, Professor
Armando Muyolema, Lecturer
Sarah Clayton, Associate Professor
Jerome Camal, Assistant Professor
Falina Enriquez, Assistant Professor
Jessica Hurley, Lecturer


Jim Escalante, Professor
Douglas Rosenberg, Professor
Henry Drewel, Professor
Jill Casid, Professor


Eve Emshwiller, Associate Professor
Donald Waller, Professor

Center for Global Health

Lori DiPrete Brown, Honorary/Associate Fellow

Communication Arts

Sara L. Mckinnon, Associate Professor

Community and Environmental Sociology

Samer Alatout, Associate Professor
Gary Green, Professor
Randy Stoecker, Professor
Jane Collins, Professor

Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies

Beatriz L Botero, Lecturer
Sarah Wells, Assistant Professor

Counseling Psychology

Stephen Quintana, Professor

Curriculum and Instruction

Margaret Hawkins, Professor
Kathryn McCleary, Associate Researcher
Thomas Popkewitz, Professor
François Victor Tochon, Professor

Dairy Science

Victor Cabrera, Associate Professor
Michel Wattiaux, Professor


Chris Walker, Associate Professor

Design Studies

Carolyn Kallenborn, Associate Professor


Maria Muniagurria, Faculty Associate

Educational Policy Studies

Nancy Kendall, Professor
Kathryn Moeller, Assistant Professor
Lesley Bartlett, Professor


Paul Block, Assistant Professor
Steven P Loheide, Associate Professor


Roberta Hill, Professor
Jesse Lee Kercheval, Professor
Christa Olson, Associate Professor
Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Professor
Catherine Vieira, Associate Professor

Environmental Studies

Adrian Treves, Professor
Lisa Rausch, Associate Researcher
Shari Wilcox, Associate Director, Center for Culture, History, and Environment


Erika Marin-Spiotta, Associate Professor
Sarah Moore, Assistant Professor
Holly Gibbs, Associate Professor
Lisa Naughton-Treves, Professor


Pablo Gomez, Associate Professor
Elizabeth Hennessy, Assistant Professor
Susan Johnson, Professor
Brenda Plummer, Professor
James Sweet, Professor
Patrick Iber, Assistant Professor


James Nienhuis, Professor
Claudia Calderon, Assistant Faculty Associate

Human Development and Family Studies

Lynet Uttal, Professor

Institute for Biology Education

Catherine Woodward, Associate Faculty Associate

Journalism Mass Communication

Hernando Rojas, Professor

Landscape Architecture

Sam Dennis Jr., Assistant Professor

Law School

Alexandra Huneeus, Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Tim Osswald, Professor

Medicine and Public Health

David Gaus, Honorary Associate/Fellow
David Kiefer, Clinical Assistant Professor


Javier Calderón, Professor
Ronald Radano, Professor

Plant Pathology

Caitilyn Allen, Professor

Political Science

Erica Simmons, Assistant Professor
Benjamin Marquez, Professor
Jon Pevehouse, Professor
Jonathan Renshon, Associate Professor

Population Health Sciences

Jonathan Patz, Professor
Leonelo Bautista, Associate Professor


Patrick Barrett, Assistant Faculty Associate
Jenna Nobles, Associate Professor
Gay Seidman, Professor
Erik Wright, Professor

Spanish and Portuguese

Grant Armstrong, Assistant Professor
Ksenija Bilbija, Professor
Glen Close, Professor
Ivy Corfis, Professor
Guillermina De Ferrari, Professor
Juan Egea, Professor
Diana Frantzen, Professor
Paola Hernández, Associate Professor
David Hildner, Professor
Steven Hutchinson, Professor
Luis Madureira, Professor
Ruben Medina, Professor
Marcelo Pellegrini, Associate Professor
Guido Podestá, Professor
Rajiv Rao, Associate Professor
Kathryn Sánchez, Professor
Ellen Sapega, Professor
Catherine Stafford, Associate Professor
Fernando Tejedo-Herrero, Associate Professor
Mercedes Alcalá-Galán, Associate Professor
Katarzyna Beilin , Professor
Sarli Mercado, Senior Lecturer

Urban and Regional Planning

Alfonso Morales, Professor
Carolina S. Sarmiento, Assistant Professor

Veterinary Medicine

Jorge Osorio, Professor


Warren Porter, Professor