Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

A collaborative project born of student action

The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies (LALS Center) at Holy Names University was born in 2017 as a result of student demonstrations in defense of the Latin American & Latinx Studies major, the Intercultural Peace & Justice Studies major, and other academic programs reflecting the rich diversity of our student body. The Center is a collaborative venture—a partnership between HNU students, the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute, and the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement.

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Martivón Galindo
Emeritus Director and Distinguished Fellow, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Emeritus Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Holy Names University

Bob Lassalle-Klein
Distinguished Fellow, APPSI / Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Holy Names University

Arturo Lopez-Levy
Research Fellow, APPSI / Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ph.D., University of Denver
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Holy Names University

Zaida McCall-Perez
Distinguished Fellow, APPSI / Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Professor of Education, Holy Names University

Sara Salazar
Research Fellow, APPSI / Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Adjunct Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s Spirituality, CIIS

Chiho Sawada
Executive Director, Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute; Research Director, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor of Politics-History-Peace Studies, Holy Names University