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Executive Committee

Raúl Coronado
President
Curriculum Vita

Biographical Statement:

Raúl Coronado is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He is the author of A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture (Harvard 2013), which has received six book prizes. Long committed to the development of comparative Latina/o studies, he’s been involved in the Latina/o studies initiative since discussions began at LASA in 2012. He served as a member of the initial steering committee and co-chair of the conference program committee for the first Latina/o Studies conference (Chicago, July 2014). He serves on the founding executive committee for the MLA Latina/o literary studies forum.
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Ginetta Candelario
Vice President
Curriculum Vita

Biographical Statement:

Ginetta Candelario is Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American & Latina/o Studies and as well as a faculty affiliate of the Study of Women and Gender Program at Smith College. She has directed the LALS Program several times, most recently from 2011 to 2014. Her research interests include Dominican communities and identity formations, race and ethnicity in the Americas, beauty culture, Latina/o communities and identity formations, museum studies, Latin American and Latina feminisms. Her first book, Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Identity From Museums to Beauty Shops was published by Duke University Press in 2007 and received the 2009 Best Book Award from the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association and the 2008 Best Book Award from the New England Council of Latin American Studies. Her current research is on Dominican feminist thought and activism, 1880-1961, which she is developing into a book length study, tentatively titled Voices Echoing Beyond the Seas: Dominican Feminisms, 1882-1942.
Elizabeth C. Martínez
Treasurer
Curriculum Vita

Biographical Statement:

Elizabeth C. Martínez is Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University, as well as Director of the Center for Latino Research and Editor of the interdisciplinary studies journal Diálogo. She was previously Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at Sonoma State University. Her publications include Mexican American Writer, Josefina Niggli: A Critical Biography (2007); Lilus Kikus and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska (translation and critical introduction, 2005); Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s (2001); critical articles and journalistic essays. Achievements directing the research center include creating bylaws, and obtaining funds to expand the journal to biannual publication, and organizing an important anniversary.

Anthony Mora
Secretary
Curriculum Vita

Biographical Statement:

Anthony Mora is currently an Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies, American Culture, and History at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. His principal research interests focus on the historical construction of race, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. Mora’s book Border Dilemmas explores how racial and national ideologies influenced the first generations of Mexicans living along the nineteenth-century border. He has served in a number administrative roles including Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Chair for American Culture.