Rosa PinterBusiness Officer
A seasoned professional with many years of financial and administrative experience on campus. Highlights of working at the Center are promoting social justice, positive community, interacting with Center folk, and our fantastic visiting speakers.
Jannie ScottPostdoctoral Fellow
Jannie Scott received her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests include historical archaeology, the African Diaspora, landscape studies, and historical geography.
Rose ElfmanManaging Editor for Publications
Rose Elfman has a Ph.D. in theater from UCSB. In addition to her work at the Center, she edits academic books and articles for Temple University Press and others.
Sojourner Kincaid RolleCommunity Coordinator
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet (the 2015–2017 Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara), a playwright, an environmental educator, and a peace activist.
Candice PerezFinancial Assistant
In addition to her position at the Center, Candice also works for the UCSB Chicano Studies Institute and is a community organizer with PODER SB, working to actively prevent and intervene in the criminalization and displacement of marginalized youth.
Chris McAuleyAdvisory Committee Chair; Associate Professor, Black Studies
Dr. McAuley researches northern and southern African politics, world systems theory, Black intellectual history, Caribbean and Latin American political economy, and the economic history of the Americas.Department Website
Nadège T. ClitandreHaitian Studies Coordinator; Assistant Professor, Global Studies
Clitandre works on theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature.Department Website
Claudine MichelProfessor, Black Studies; Asst. Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Programs
Dr. Michel is the senior editor of The Journal of Haitian Studies and a founding member of KOSANBA. She is also the Executive Director of the Haitian Studies Association.Department Website
Jonathan GomezResearch Associate
Dr. Gomez's research and teaching focuses on race, gender, space, and Black and Chicanx constellations of struggle in a neoliberal context. At the Center for Black Studies Research, he co-facilitates the Transformative Pedagogy Project.
Associate Professor, History
M.D., Community Member
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle