The Latinx Faculty Association was founded in in 2015.

Juana María Rodríguez, Co-chair

Professor Rodríguez is the author of two books, Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU Press, 2003) and Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU Press 2014) which won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize at the Modern Language Association and was a Lambda Literary Foundation Finalist for LGBT Studies. Her research focuses on racialized sexuality and gender; queer of color theory and activism; law and critical race theory; technology and media arts; and Latinx and Caribbean literatures and cultures. In addition to her publications in academic journals internationally, she has also been featured on NPR’s Latino USA,, Canadian News Network, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas. She is currently working on a book on visual culture and Latina sexual labor and co-editing a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on “Trans Studies en las Americas”.

Lisa García Bedolla, Co-chair

Lisa García Bedolla is director of the Institute of Governmental Studies and a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies why people choose to engage politically. She has used a variety of social science methods—field observation, in-depth interviews, survey research, field experiments, and geographic information systems (GIS)—to shed light on this question. She has published four books and dozens of research articles exploring this topic, earning five national book awards and numerous other distinctions. She joined the PPIC Statewide Survey Advisory Committee in 2017. She holds a PhD in political science from Yale University and a BA in Latin American studies and comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.