Maura I. Toro-Morn is a faculty member of the Illinois State University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 1993 and is the Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
Maura has written the Migration and Immigration: A Global View and Immigrant Women in the Neoliberal Age; she is currently working on her third book, Puerto Ricans in Illinois
Through both her research and teaching, she is devoted to investigating, teaching, and working toward equality for people on issues of ethnicity, race, gender, and social class. This commitment was recognized in 1998 when Toro-Morn was awarded the David Strand Diversity Award. She regularly teaches courses for the Women’s Studies Program and and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
For her, “for immigrants like myself, we will always be connected and will exist in a transnational field, always seeking a connection to our new home.”