Latin American & Iberian Studies Alumni

  • Alumnus
  • 2008

Client Services and Prevention Director at Tahoe SAFE Alliance

  • 2011

Assistant Professor at Quinsigamond Community College

Rafaela Acevedo-Field
  • 2005

Assistant Professor in History at Whitworth University

  • 2002

Asst. Professor of Sociology- Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Miguel Becerra
  • 2010

Program Assistant at Jodi House & Translator/ Interpreter at Goleta Union School District

  • Alumni

Special Education Teacher, LA Unified School District

Luz Maria Cabral
  • 2006

Administrative Assistant at Office of International Students and Scholars UCSB

  • Alumni

Organizer at UAW Local 5810, Los Angeles

  • Alumni

Acquisitions, Special Collections, Louisiana State University Library

Cheryl Frei
  • 2012

Ph.D. in Latin American History at UCSB


Latin American and Iberian Studies Master of Arts Theses


Amy Alton 2005. "Invisible Zapatistas: Women's Work Outside the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional."

Suzane Avellano 1984. "Social Conditions and Political Aspirations of the Black Community in Cuba’s Early Republican Period."

Brenna Avinelis 2006. "Racism and Interracial Marriage: Case Studies in Santa Barbara and Hollywood."

Lance Awbrey 2010. "Chile: overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to gain civilian control of the military."

Helena C. Barreto 1980. "The Life and Times of Fernão Carrilho: A Seventeenth- Century ‘Bandeirante’ of Northeastern Brazil."

Teresa Berenhauser Fernandes 1991. "Literary Tradition and Translation: Cummings in Brazil."

Timothy Karsten Braatz 1990. "Challenging the Myths: the Revisionist Movement in Mexican-American Historiography."

Jorge Cabrera 2012."Violent, Criminal, Illegal Immigrants" MS-13 - The Discursive Misrepresentation of a Global Gang."

Thomas Clark 2008. "Taking the field: baseball hegemony in Latin America."

Mónica Figueroa Landeros 1999. "Las Cristeras: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Women in the Cristero Rebellion, México, 1926-29."

Lillian Flores 1997. "The Paradox of Elite Coalition and Party Formation: A Comparative Study of the Argentine and Uruguayan Political Systems."

Jason Brian Ford 2004. "Alternative Representations of Sexuality in Post-Franco Catalan Cinema."

Sean S. Fromson 1991. "The Andean Cocaine Trade: the Destabilizing Effects of a Criminal Industry in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia."

Douglas M. Goodner 1995. "Of Women Seen But Not Heard”: The Spanish Women in Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s Chronicle of the Conquest of New Spain."

Alison Goodwin 2006. "Eugenio Dittborn and the 'Airmail Paintings': Remembrance in Chile after Pinochet."

Elizabeth Sheldon Greider 1980. "A Case Study of Two Urban Middle-Class Families of Oaxaca, Mexico."

Natalie Hernandez 2009. "Staging the Nation: the political context of ballet folklorico in the creation of Mexican national identity."

Heathe Kiger 2004. "Relationships between Socioeconomic Status and Disordered Eating Among Latin American Women."

Julianna Cecilia Krolak 1994. "The Influence of American Oil Companies on the Mexican Revolution of 1910."

Amelia Maureen Layne 2002. "Communicative Competence in the University Language Classroom.”

Andrew Leonard 2006. "The Historical Transition of the FARC: From Marxist Insurgent Guerrillas to Bolivarian State Competitor."

Michele L. Lipka 1999. "Filmmaking and the Making of Revolution: Jorge Sanjines, the Ukamau Group, and the New Latin American Cinema."

Edwin López 2000. "Race and Revolution: Indigenous Peasants and Reform in Guatemala, 1944-1954."

María Carmen Lozano Ibañez 2002. "The Sounds of Immigration: Cultural and Legal Discourse in Spanish Pop Music and Las Leyes de Extranjería (Spanish Immigration Laws)."

Karen Luna 2006. "Salvadoran Men's and Women's Testimonios: A Gender Analysis of Historical Claims of Truth."

John Patrick Lyons 1999. "Amaro Velho Cerqueira, A Life in Service of the Portuguese Crown in the South Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century."

Fernando Magallon 2005. "The Changing Landscape of Production and Labor Organization in Kings County Dairy Farms: From Family to Immigrant Labor."

Jeanine Anne Mendoza 1987. "Membership in the Portuguese Military Order of Santiago, 1668-1706."

Omideh Miri 2004. "Barriers to Educating Deaf Students: The Roles of Culture and Stereotypes."

Paul William Moncrief 1997. "The Rise and Decline of the PRI: The Emergence of the PAN and its Impact on Democracy in Mexico."

Tina Pérez 1999. "The Life and Times of Constantino Barradas, Fourth Bishop of Brazil (1603-1618).

Michael Efren Peyron 2003. "Devotion or Dissatisfaction?: Lucas Alamán and the Catholic Church."

Adriene Pilon 1997. "Chile: The Art of Mourning."

Graciela Reynosa 2002. "The Corrido as a (Re)Interpretation of Mexican Society: Los Tigres del Norte as Socio-political Discourse."

Anabel Rivadeneyra 1999. "Poor Women’s Struggles Against Gender Inequality: A Case Study From Urban Venezuela."

Natalie Marie Rogers 2009. "Staging the Nation: The Political Context of Ballet Folklóricoin the Creation of Mexican National Identity."

Maribel Roxana Roldán Pérez 1999. "Narratives of Five Guatemalans Residing in Washington, D.C.: Uncovering Through Life Histories the Importance of Cultural and Religious Traditions of Immigrants in the United States."

Leah Russell 2010. "Anything you can do I can do better: co-optation and agency within the AfroReggae cultural groups."

Anna Belinda Sandoval Girón 1999. "Anguish, Fear, and Motherhood: Madres Angusitiadas in the Guatemalan Post-Civil War."

Mary Aileen Seliger 2003. "El Exilio y sus Angeles Enigmáticos en la Narrativa de Cristina Peri Rossi y de Juan Goytisolo."

Daniel Anthony Smith 1986. "Siku Ensemble Music in the Urban Environment: Tradition and Change in the ‘Turgurios” of Lima, Peru."

Yolanda Swoopes-Jiménez 2001. "The Brazilian Popular Church and its Role in the Formation of Black Consciousness in Brazil."

Matthew A. Tompkins 2003. "Evangelical Protestantism in a Highland Maya Community: Reshaping the Religious, Social, and Economic Landscape of Santa Clara La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala."

Amy Vogel 2000. "Blaming Burnham for Guyana’s Decline."

Marcelo Warkentin 2000. "The Nationalization of the German-Russian Mennonite Schools in Brazil, 1930-1945."

Laura Suzanne Weingarten 1998. "Writing for Self-Discovery: Two Mexican-Jewish Women Explore Their Complex Identities."

Vanessa Ziegeler 2007. "The Rise and Fall of Fulgencio Batista in Cuban Politics."

Miguel Becerra 2010 Stereotypes of Afro-Peruvians through the media : the case of the Peruvian blackface

Cheryl Jimenez Frei (2012), Archetypes of the Veiled Other: Visual culture, travel literature, and the male gaze in the construction of the Spanish Morisca and the Peruvian Tapada, 1530-1900

Martin Jacinto 2012 Confronting Capitalist Globalization and Polyarchy in Oaxaca: An Assessment of the APPO Movement and the Prospects for Social Movements in Mexico

Jenae Jordan 2011  Modern Argentine soccer in mass media imagery : sexuality, nationalism, and the female body in historical context

Veronica Zavala 2013 ¡Venimos a Triunfar! A Discourse Analysis of Spanish Language Radio Piolin por la Mañana

Brian Wiley 2013 The 2006 Penguin Revolution and the 2011 Chilean Winter: Chilean Students' Fight for Education Reform

William Alexander Yankes 2012 Chile, una nacion resquebrajada desde su inicio: la incipiente novela "Cautiverio feliz del Mestre de Campo General Don Francisco Nunez de Pineda y Bascunan"

Marcus Cuellar 2014 Runners Left on Base: Cuban Baseball Defection Experience and a Reevaluation of Baseball Diplomacy

Angel Rodriguez 2014 Angel Ricardo, Infectious Imperialism : Race, Syphilis, and Human Experimentation in Guatemala City, 1946-1948