Faculty Members

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Anna Ochoa O'Leary
Department Head
Email: olearya@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8134
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207A

Dr. Anna Ochoa O'Leary, is Professor and Department Head. She received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. Her dissertation, "Investment in Female Education as an Economic Strategy among...
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Antonio Estrada
Email: aestrada@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7551
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez Bldg., Room 208

Antonio "Tony" Estrada is a Professor of Mexican American Studies and Public Health, and has been with the MAS department since 1991. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in Public Health, graduating from the UCLA School of Public Health in 1986. His primary interests are in...
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Patrisia Gonzales
Associate Professor
Email: pgonza@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0408
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 220

As the granddaughter of  Kickapoo, Comanche and Macehual peoples who migrated throughout the present-day United States and Mexico, Patrisia Gonzales specializes in Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Department of Life...
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Maurice Rafael Magaña
Assistant Professor
Email: mmagana0512@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1037
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207C

Maurice (Mauricio) Rafael Magaña is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the cultural politics of youth organizing, transnational migration, urban space, and social movements in Mexico and the United States. Specifically, Dr. Magaña’s work examines how youth construct...
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Lydia Otero
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Email: lotero@email.arizona.edu

Lydia R. Otero was a faculty member in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona from 2003 to 2020. They specialized in Public and Oral History, Latinx Urbanization and Placemaking in Latinx Communities. Otero's essays on (Re)claiming Place and History, Heritage...
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Roberto Rodríguez
Associate Professor
Email: rodrigu7@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0824
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207B

Roberto Rodriguez, PhD – or Dr. Cintli – is an associate professor, in the Mexican American Studies Department, at the University of Arizona. He is a longtime-award-winning journalist/columnist who returned to school in 2003 in pursuit of a Master's degree (2005) and a Ph.D. in Mass...
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Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: rrg@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-4987
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207C

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith is the Co-Director of the Binational Migration Institute at the Department of Mexican American Studies at UA....
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Michelle Téllez
Assistant Professor
Email: michelletellez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0409
Office: César Chavez Bldg., Room 228

Dr. Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, has been committed to mapping projects of resistance, exploring shared human experiences and advancing social justice for the last 25-years. Having been raised along the U....
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Ada Wilkinson-Lee
Associate Professor
Email: adaw@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-7766
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 214

Ada Wilkinson-Lee, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona.  She completed her postdoctoral work as a WARMER Fellow with the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Arizona. Both her Ph.D. and Master’s...
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