table of course offerings 2018-19
FALL 2018
LALS 1 Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies Arredondo
LALS 90 Contemporary Brazil Pinho
LALS 95 Undergraduate Research Seminar Ruiz
LALS 100 Concepts & Theories in Latin American & Latino Studies Patel
LALS 122 Media & Nationalism Rivas
LALS 143J Global Political Economy (taught in Spanish) Estrella
LALS 171 Brazil in Black & White (taught in Portuguese) Pinho
LALS 172 Visualizing Human Rights Falcón
LALS 180 Borders: Real & Imagined Patel
LALS 194R Violencia Cotidiana en las Americas (taught in Spanish) Rivas
WINTER 2019
LALS 1 Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies Patel
LALS 30 Social Movements in Latin America Illescas
LALS 80F Latinos in the US: A Comparative Perspective M. Ramirez
LALS 100A Social Science Analytics Taft
LALS 143 Race & Ethnicity Patel
LALS 152 Consumer Cultures Between the Americas Rivas
LALS 157 Las Revoluciones Sociales (taught in Spanish) Balloffet
LALS 169 South America: History, Society, and Culture Erbig
LALS 194X Extractivism & Socio-Environmental Conflicts in the Americas Leiva
SPRING 2019
LALS 5 Introduction to Human Rights & Social Justice Falcón
LALS NEW TBD (film and dictatorship class)
LALS 80E Latin American Philosophy Rasmus
LALS 100B Cultural Theory in the Americas Pinho
LALS 124 Brazilian Cinema Seara
LALS 133 Latina/o Art & Representation M. Ramirez
LALS 158 Latin American Political Economy Leiva
LALS NEW The Americas Balloffet
LALS 170 Indigenous Struggles in the Americas Erbig
LALS 178 Gender, Transnationalism, and Globalization Patel
LALS 194B NEW senior seminar on Global Migration Balloffet
LALS 194D New senior seminar TBD Ramirez

 
QUESTIONS about LALS course offerings, please email: LALSadvising@ucsc.edu

Cecilia M. Rivas
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
    • Merrill College
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, Anthropology Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-1959
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-3125
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, #31
  • Office Hours Fall 2018: Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended.
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Courses Taught LALS 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)

Research Interests

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)

Selected Publications

  • "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.

Teaching Interests

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.