Inés Valdez named new director of the Latina/o Studies Program

September 12, 2019

Inés Valdez named new director of the Latina/o Studies Program

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Inés Valdez, associate professor of political science, will take over as the new director of the Latina/o Studies Program. In this position, she plans to emphasize the opportunity to pursue research for Latina/o Studies minors, offer Latina/o Studies junior faculty a forum to discuss their work, and launch a project connecting Latina/o Studies to pressing scholarly questions regarding the environment. As the director of the program, She will be part of the Executive Committee of the Center for Ethnic Studies (CES) and work with both the new director of CES, Namiko Kunimoto, and the director of the Humanities Institute, where CES is located.