Staff

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Sharon Tettegah

Director

Sharon's research and teaching interests center on the intersection of STEM learning, emotions, equity, and social justice.

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Rosa Pinter

Business 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.

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Rose Elfman

Managing 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.

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Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Community Coordinator

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet (the 2015–2017 Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara), a playwright, an environmental educator, and a peace activist.

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Candice Perez

Financial 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.

 

Research Affiliates

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Chris McAuley

Advisory Committee Chair; Coordinator, Black Radical Tradition initiative

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.

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Nadège T. Clitandre

Coordinator, Haitian Studies Initiative

Clitandre works on theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. She is an associate professor in Global Studies.

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Felice Blake

Coordinator, Engaged Scholarship initiative

Felice Blake is an assistant professor in English at UCSB.

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Claudine Michel

Senior editor, Journal of Haitian Studies

Dr. Michel is a founding member of KOSANBA and the Executive Director of the Haitian Studies Association.

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Vilna Bashi Treitler

Co-editor of Kalfou

Vilna Bashi Treitler is a professor of sociology and chair of the Black Studies Department at UCSB.

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George Lipsitz

Co-editor of Kalfou

George Lipsitz is a professor of Black Studies and Sociology at UCSB.

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Funlayo Wood

CBSR Postdoctoral Fellow

Focuses on African and Diasporic religions, indigenous knowledge systems, the divine feminine, and intersections of religion+technology. Founding director of the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association and managing editor of Africana Studies Review.

Dena Montague

Research Associate

Dr. Dena Montague is the founder of ÉnergieRich, an organization establishing local small-scale manufacturing of renewable energy powered appropriate technology in West Africa.

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Advisory Committee

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Chris McAuley

Advisory Committee Chair; Associate Professor, Black Studies

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Felice Blake

Assistant Professor, English

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Eileen Boris

Chair and Professor, Feminist Studies

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Julie Carlson

Professor, English

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Mhoze Chikowero

Associate Professor, History

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Nadège T. Clitandre

Nadège T. Clitandre

Asst. Professor, Global Studies; Haitian Studies Coordinator

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Rose Elfman

CBSR Editor and Publications Manager

Anna Everett

Professor, Film and Media Studies

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Diane Fujino

Professor, Asian American Studies

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Anne H. Charity Hudley

North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America

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Aaron Jones

Director, Educational Opportunity Program

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Terence Keel

Associate Professor, History

Esther Lezra

Assistant Professor, Global and International Studies

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Claudine Michel

Professor, Black Studies; Asst. Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Programs

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Charles Nicholson

M.D., Community Member

Victor Rios

Associate Professor, Sociology

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Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Community Coordinator

Chela Sandoval

Associate Professor, Chicano/Chicana Studies

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Vilna Bashi Treitler

Professor, Sociology; Chair, Black Studies

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Howard Winant

Professor, Sociology; Director, Center for New Racial Studies

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Chryss Yost

Student Affairs and former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara

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Undergraduate Student Assistants

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Jordan Mitchell

Student Assistant
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Unique Vance

Student Assistant