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, an associate professor in the department, received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. Her dissertation, "Investment in Female Education as an Economic Strategy...
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Antonio Estrada
Professor
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
Email: lotero@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8985
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 224

Lydia R. Otero is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona where she teaches courses in culture, history and urbanization. Otero has contributed essays on claiming place, historic preservation, and Mexican American resistance to various...
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Roberto Rodríguez
AssociateProfessor
Email: rodrigu7@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0824
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Chávez, Room 207B

Roberto Rodriguez (Dr. Cintli) is an associate professor at the Mexican American & Raza Studies Department at the University of Arizona. He is a longtime-award-winning journalist/columnist who received his 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, MA&RS adjunct lecturer, specializes in research and teaching on Mexican-American women's history, human rights, and immigration issues. A native of Douglas, Arizona, Rubio-Goldsmith completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law and Philosophy at the National...
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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, writes about identity, transnational community formation, cross-border labor organizing, gendered migration, autonomy and resistance along the U.S./Mexico border. Dr....
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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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