About Faculty Affiliates

Left to right: Rebecca Covarrubias (Associate Professor of Psychology), Juan Pedroza (Assistant Professor of Sociology), Lily Pearl Balloffet (Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies)

A forum for investigation and exchange, the RCA brings together over 90 faculty at UC Santa Cruz in all divisions. Though our research is wide-ranging and hemispheric in scope, the RCA has eight primary scholarly focus areas that draws from the expertise of our faculty affiliates. These include:
  • Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, & Other Identities
  • Studies of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Media Arts
  • Citizenship, Migration, Immigration, & Mobility Studies
  • Political Economy and Social Movement Studies
  • Climate Science, Environment, Ecology, & Nature Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Environmental Politics, Indigenous & Afro-Descendant Communities, & the State
  • Culture & Equity Studies
Our faculty affiliates have programs of research in multiple areas and include research beyond the RCA's core foci noted above. Click here for a directory of our faculty affiliates and learn about their research which explores the incredible diversity of the Americas.
  

Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, & Other Identities

Researching the multiple aspects of identities and their shaping of lived experiences, politics, and formation of societies.

Gabriela F ArredondoLatin American and Latino Studies

Mark D. Anderson, Anthropology

Saskias Casanova, Psychology

Rebecca CovarrubiasPsychology

Jon D. Daehnke, Anthropology

Carolyn Dean, History of Art & Visual Culture

Grace Peña DelgadoHistory

Marí­a Elena Dí­azHistory

Jeffrey Erbig, Latin American and Latino Studies

Robert W Fairlie, Economics

Shelly GrabePsychology

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Literature

Craig W HaneyPsychology

L S KimFilm and Digital Media

John Jota Leaños, Film & Digital Media

Leslie Lopez, Oakes, College, Community Studies, LALS, Education

Adriana ManagoPsychology

Marc MateraHistory

Aims McGuinness, History

Steve McKay, Sociology

Marcia OchoaFeminist Studies

Matt O'HaraHistory

Gregory E. O'Malley, History

Shankari Patel, Latin American and Latino Studies

Justin PerezLatin American and Latino Studies

Patricia de Santana Pinho, Latin American and Latino Studies

Eric PorterHistory, History of Consciousness, CRES

Renya Ramirez, Anthropology

Catherine S. RamirezLatin American and Latino Studies

Felicity Amaya SchaefferFeminist Studies/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Amanda M. Smith, Literature

Jessica Taft, Latin American and Latino Studies

Studies of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Media Arts

Engaging, creating, and analyzing linguistic and artistic expressions across media. 

Mark AmengualLanguages and Applied Linguistics 

George C. Bunch, Education 

Giulia Centineo, Languages and Applied Linguistics

Jon D. Daehnke, Anthropology

Carolyn DeanHistory of Art & Visual Culture

Jeffrey Erbig, Latin American and Latino Studies

Kirsten Silva GrueszLiterature

Daniel GuevaraPhilosophy

Kimberly Adilia HelmerWriting Program

John Jota LeañosFilm & Digital Media

Leslie Lopez, Oakes College, Community Studies, LALS, Education

Eduardo MosquedaEducation

Marcia Ochoa, Feminist Studies

Maria Victoria González Pagani, Languages and Applied Linguistics

Juan PobleteLiterature 

Eric PorterHistory, History of Consciousness, CRES

Cecilia M. RivasLatin American and Latino Studies

Ana Maria SearaLanguages and Applied Linguistics

Amanda M. SmithLiterature

Jennifer Maytorena TaylorFilm and Digital Media

Gustavo VazquezFilm and Digital Media

Zac ZimmerLiterature 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship, Migration, Immigration, & Mobility Studies

Linking citizenship, im/migration by juxtaposing social-economic mobility and immobility in a globalized world.

Gabriela F ArredondoLatin American and Latino Studies

Lily Pearl Balloffet, Latin American and Latino Studies 

George C. Bunch, Education Department

Saskias Casanova, Psychology

Jeffrey Erbig, Latin American and Latino Studies

Regina Day LanghoutPsychology

Leslie Lopez, Oakes, College, Community Studies, LALS, Education

Aims McGuinness,  History

Steve McKaySociology

Judit MoschkovichEducation

Sara Niedzwiecki, Politics

Gregory E. O'MalleyHistory

Patricia de Santana PinhoLatin American and Latino Studies

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, Feminist Studies/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Juan PobleteLiterature 

Catherine S. RamirezLatin American and Latino Studies

Cecilia M. RivasLatin American and Latino Studies 

Veronica TerriquezSociology

Political Economy and Social Movement Studies

Understanding the impact of government policies on national and global economies as well as global movements for justice. 

Jon D. Daehnke, Anthropology

Kent Eaton, Politics

Madeleine FairbairnEnvironmental Studies

Shelly GrabePsychology

Fernando LeivaLatin American and Latino Studies

Leslie Lopez, Oakes College, Community Studies, LALS, Education

Aims McGuinnessHistory

Steve McKaySociology

Sara NiedzwieckiPolitics

Eric PorterHistory, History of Consciousness, CRES

Brenda Samaniego de la ParraEconomics

Jessica TaftLatin American and Latino Studies

Veronica TerriquezSociology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Science, Environment, Ecology, & Nature Studies

Exploring climate and nature as associated with restoration of ecosystems and environmental protection to build a sustainable world.   

Don CrollEcology & Evolutionary Biology Department

Gregory S GilbertEnvironmental Studies

Marcella M GomezApplied Mathematics

Karen HollEnvironmental Studies

Flora LuEnvironmental Studies

Andrew S. MathewsAnthropology

Aims McGuinness, History

Stacy PhilpottEnvironmental Studies, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Amanda M. Smith, Literature   

Science and Technology Studies

Studying the social and cultural meanings of science and technology and its impact on society, politics, and culture. 

Lily Pearl Balloffet, Latin American and Latino Studies 

Jeffrey Erbig, Latin American and Latino Studies

Robert W Fairlie, Economics

Fernando Leiva, Latin American and Latino Studies

Adriana ManagoPsychology

Aims McGuinness, History

Matt O'Hara, History

Brenda Samaniego de la Parra, Economics

Rasmus Grønfeldt WintherPhilosophy

Zac Zimmer, Literature

Environmental Politics, Indigenous & Afro-Descendant Communities, & the State

Encompassing the various land/environment/ cultural struggles throughout the region as they relate to displacement/resistance of indigenous & Afro-descendant communities.

Mark D. Anderson, Anthropology

Jon D. Daehnke, Anthropology

Marí­a Elena Dí­azHistory

Jeffrey Erbig, Latin American and Latino Studies

Susan GillmanLiterature

John Jota Leaños, Film & Digital Media

Fernando Leiva, Latin American and Latino Studies

Amy LonetreeHistory

Aims McGuinness, History

Triloki N PandeyAnthropology

Patricia de Santana Pinho, Latin American and Latino Studies

Renya Ramirez, Anthropology

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, Feminist Studies/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Culture & Equity Studies

Researching the methods and cultural approaches to achieving equity in various fields, including STEM, and in different spaces and places (i.e. school systems, countries).

George C. Bunch, Education  

Rebecca Covarrubias, Psychology

Regina Day LanghoutPsychology

John Jota LeañosFilm & Digital Media

Judit Moschkovich, Education

Eduardo MosquedaEducation

Barbara RogoffPsychology

Kristian Lopez VargasEconomics