The Chicano and Latino Studies Department Staff is committed to ensuring that the needs of the CALS community are met in an efficient and professional manner.

Dr. Patricia Kim-Rajal, Chair

Nichols 212, 707-664-3294
Office Hours Spring 2016
Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Thursdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & by appointment

Research interests: Latina/o representation, social media, Spanish-language media, popular culture, gender and sexuality
Affiliations: National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Latino Studies Association, American Studies Association

Dr. Ronald Lopez

Associate Professor
Nichols 208, 707-664-3039
Office Hours Spring 2016
Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm & by appointment

Dr. Daniel Malpica

Associate Professor
Nichols 209, 707-664-4217
Office Hours Spring 2016
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm & by appointment


Dr. Amanda Martinez-Morrison

Nichols245, 707-664-3294
Office Hours Spring 2016
Monday 12:00 – 1:30 pm & by appointment

Research Interests: Chicano cultural studies, comparative ethnic studies, hemispheric American Studies, youth and subcultures, expressive and popular culture, media anthropology, urban ethnography,

Affiliations: Member, North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) Education Task Force, Ethnic Studies Subcommittee

Lecturer Representative, California Faculty Association (CFA)

Ms. Nora Wilkins

Nichols 120, 707-292-5996
Office Hours Spring 2016
Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm & by appointment

Mariana G. Martinez

Schulz 1125, 707-664-3896
Office Hours Spring 2016
By appointment

Research Interest: Equity and Access in Education, Latina/o Students in Higher Education, K – 12 Schooling, Latinas and Education, Chicana Feminist Epistemology, Latina/o Critical Race Theory, Social Justice in Education     

Affiliations: Board member, Raizes Collective; Founder, Yolotli Scholarship (Elsie Allen H.S.); Mentor, SRJC Puente Project