Cecilia M. Rivas
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Department||Latin American & Latino Studies, |
|Affiliations||Feminist Studies Department, |
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
|Office||Merrill Academic Building #31|
|Office Hours||Winter 2017: Wednesday, 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended.|
|Campus Mail Stop||Merrill Faculty Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Media and communication; transnationalism and migration; globalization; race and ethnicity; consumer cultures; modernity; El Salvador; Central America; Southern Mexico.
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego (USA)
M.A. Area Studies (Latin America), ILAS, University of London (UK)
- "Beyond Borders and Remittances: Discussing Salvadoran Emigrant Voting Rights," Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development (UAS). Special issue: Salvadoran Migration to the United States. Vol. 39, No. 1-2 (2010): 149-174.
- Salvadoran Imaginaries: Mediated Identities and Cultures of Consumption. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
- "'El Salvador Works': The Creation and Negotiation of a National Brand and the Transnational Imaginary," in Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centers. Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred R. Poster, Editors. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.
Professor Rivas teaches in the areas of national identity, nationalism, media, consumer cultures, and modernity. Some of her courses focus specifically on contemporary Central American societies.
Courses TaughtLALS 194R VIOLENCIA EN AMERICA (SENIOR SEMINAR)
LALS 80J RACE, NATION, WAR
LALS 80X CENTRAL AMERICAN PEOPLES AND CULTURES
LALS 122 MEDIA AND NATIONALISM
LALS 152 CONSUMER CULTURES
LALS 202 LATIN/O AMERICAN SPACES AND MODERNITY (GRADUATE)