American Sociological Association

Latina/o Sociology

The purpose of the Section on Latina/Latino Sociology (SLS) is to encourage and promote empirical research, theoretical development, and the teaching of issues relating to the Latina and Latino population, particularly in but not only the United States. The terms Latina and Latino are used to designate all individuals or groups of individuals who are identified or self-identity with the racial/ethnic membership attributed to Latin American origin and/or ancestry. Any member of the American Sociological Association who shares these research or teaching interests is encouraged to become a member of this section.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Victor M. Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara 2018
Chair-Elect: Elizabeth M. Aranda, University of South Florida 2018
Past Chair: Marta Maria Maldonado, Oregon State University 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Vaquera, The George Washington University 2020
Student Representative: Maria D. Duenas, University of California, Merced 2018
Student Representative: Andrea Gomez Cervantes, University of Kansas 2018

Section Council

Maria Isabel Ayala, Michigan State University 2019
Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago 2018
G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley 2019
Joanna B. Perez, California State University-Dominguez Hills 2020
Daisy Isabel Verduzco Reyes, Univeristy of Connecticut 2020
Sylvia Zamora, Loyola Marymount University 2018

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