DR. AMALIA PALLARES
Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity & Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies, UIC
Dr. Amalia Pallares serves as the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, as well as Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies. She has been on the faculty for 22 years, since earning her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Texas. She has engaged in academic program building, fundraising, and issues affecting underrepresented students and faculty. Previous administrative positions include Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2006-2008), and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (1998). A scholar of social movements and political identities in Latin America and the U.S., Dr. Pallares is the author and editor of several books and publications. Dr. Pallares is responsible for overseeing and guiding various units in the Office of Diversity;,facilitating campus-wide efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity; and engaging the wider community around these issues.