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.
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; 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.Department Website
Nadège T. ClitandreCoordinator, 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.Department Website
Funlayo WoodCBSR 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.
Associate Professor, History
M.D., Community Member
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle