Dr. Tettegah's research explores the persistence of students in STEM, in relationship to course structure and individual learner preferences.
(NSF funded 1826632)
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.
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
Funlayo Wood MenziesCBSR 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.
Terrance WootenDepartment 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.
Ph.D. alum, Educational Psychology
Retired CEO/President, State Farm
Ph.D. alum, Counseling Psychology