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: Marta Maria Maldonado, Oregon State University 2017
Past Chair: Julie A. Dowling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2017
Chair-Elect: Victor M. Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Edward Orozco Flores, University of California, Merced 2017
Student Representative: Stephanie L. Canizales, University of Southern California 2017
Student Representative: Andrea Gomez Cervantes, University of Kansas 2018

Section Council

Maria Isabel Ayala, Michigan State University 2019
Jessica Vasquez-Tokos, University of Oregon 2017
Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago 2018
G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley 2019
Sylvia Zamora, Loyola Marymount University 2018
Veronica Terriquez, UC Santa Cruz 2017

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