Staff

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Sharon Tettegah

Director

Dr. Tettegah's research explores the persistence of students in STEM, in relationship to course structure and individual learner preferences.
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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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Marselina Ortiz

Financial Assistant
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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.

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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Claudine Michel

Haitian Studies Scholar and Professor Emerita of Black Studies

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

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Funlayo Wood Menzies

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.

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Terrance Wooten

Department of Black Studies

Dr. Wooten's research and teaching focus on black feminist and queer theory, homelessness, sexual violence, carcerality, spatial politics, and trauma-informed ethnography.

Advisory Committee

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Ingrid Banks

Associate Professor, Black Studies

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Vilna Bashi Treitler

Professor, Sociology; Chair, Black Studies

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Eileen Boris

Chair and Professor, Feminist Studies

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Rose Elfman

CBSR Editor and Publications Manager

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Olatukunbo Fashola

Ph.D. alum, Educational Psychology

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Devona Hawkins

BA/MA alum, Black Studies

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Greg Jones

Retired CEO/President, State Farm

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Kenneth S. Kosik

Harriman Professor of Neuroscience

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Marcus Mathis

Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives

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Chris McAuley

Advisory Committee Chair; Associate Professor, Black Studies

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Claudine Michel

Emerita, Black Studies and Student Affairs

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Mireille Miller-Young

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Feminist Studies

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Sharon Solis

Research Computing Consultant

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Helen Neville

Ph.D. alum, Counseling Psychology

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Sharon Tettegah

Director of CBSR

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Terrance Wooten

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Black Studies

Undergraduate Student Assistants

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Que'Aire Anderson

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Nazrawi Richard Allen

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Olivia Chijioke

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Paige Edwards

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Jordan Fobbs

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Mariyah Lewis

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Ellecse Logan

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Cyrus Roberts

Undergraduate Research Fellow
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Ruby Stewart

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Jaia Brown

Office Assistant
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Ciara Buchanan

Social Media Representative