Chisu Teresa Ko teaches Spanish language and culture courses at all levels as well as Latin American Studies courses in English. She specializes in Latin American literary and cultural studies with a focus on nineteenth-century and contemporary Argentina. She is particularly interested on issues of race and ethnicity, multiculturalism, national identity, and the connections between Asia and Latin America. Her current book project, Argentina: Race in a Raceless Nation, examines racial discourses in Argentine cultural production from the nineteenth century to the present. Ko has been named a 2020 ACLS Fellow and 2021 UMBC Inclusion Imperative Visiting Faculty Fellow.