Research & Teaching


Teaching & Research Team



One of the greatest honors for a university professor is to be awarded an endowed chair. It means that your work as a teacher and scholar is recognized as noteworthy. In 2014 I was appointed the M.K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education at the University of Texas at Austin.

I am passionate about my teaching.  It is a medium for sharing with students what I know about clinical practice, personality theories and psychopathology, and research methods.  As a teacher, the magic of an undergraduate or graduate student discovering something new and making it their own is extremely rewarding.

In addition to teaching in the Department of Educational Psychology, and I am also affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, the Department for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, and American Studies. My primary administrative home is within the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology, which I directed for 13 years (1987-2000).

You may email me directly, or phone 512-471-0364.


Research Team

University of Texas Visual Media & Qualitative Inquiry Research Team

My research team at the University of Texas is a terrifically talented group. All are doctoral students in Counseling Psychology and in Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences.  Our focus is on the use of media in inquiry that has social and cultural implications.  We meet weekly, either working on my primary project, such as The Mark of War, or on their individual projects. We regularly present our work and our ideas at conferences, including the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, the APA Division of Psychoanalysis, the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, the Association for Psychoanalysis Culture and Society, and the Texas Psychological Association. 

Students interested in applying to the Counseling Psychology doctoral program to work with me may contact me at



Articles & Book Chapters


Publications: Articles & Book Chapters