People

The program in Latin American and Iberian Studies draws on faculty members all across campus. Faculty affiliates are based in their home departments and contribute to the Latin American and Iberian Studies program by offering courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, mentoring students, and participating in program activities. You can search the program website for individual faculty members under Faculty – Alphabetical. Their individual listings are linked to their departments’ or their own websites. 

Professional researcher affiliates are included under the Faculty – Alphabetical and Faculty-Fields. Although they do not offer courses on a regular basis, they are valuable participants in the program with expertise in Latin American and Latino issues.

  • 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

  • 2005

Tulare County District Attorney

  • 2003

Gerente de Contas (Account Manager), Rosetta Stone

  • 2006

Assistant Vice President, Project Manager at Union Bank in Los Angeles

  • 2010

Ph.D in Sociocultural Anthropology at UCSB

Craig Harmelin
  • 2005

Assistant Director, International Affairs &Programs Abroad at UC Merced

  • Alumni
  • 2009

Executive Assistant at Vitamin Angels, Santa Barbara, CA

Mark Hjerpe
  • Alumnus

Director of Business Development at Leading Global Language Services Company

  • 2005

Assistant Director, Casa Dolores non-profit organization

Anil Mukerjee
  • 2002

Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History United States Military Academy

Nicole L. Pacino
  • 2007

Assistant Professor in Latin American history at the University of Alabama at Huntsville

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