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

Fernando I Leiva
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Affiliations Research Center for the Americas, Oakes College
  • Phone
    831-459-5897
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-3125
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 30
    • Merrill Academic, room 30
  • Office Hours Fall 2018 - On Sabbatical
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Development Economics, Globalization, Labor and Social Movements, Latin American and Latino Studies, Political Economy of Development
  • Courses Taught LALS 200-A Power and Society, LALS 245 Epistemologies of the South, LALS 158 Latin American Political Economy, LALS1 Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies

Summary of Expertise

Political Economy, Latin American Development, Labor Flexibility, Social Movements, Post-neoliberalism, and Political Economy of Globalization

Research Interests

Currently, I am working on two projects. The first is a book manuscript The Left Hand of Capital: The Center-Left, Governabililty and Social Movements in Chile. The second aims to launch a long-term comparative research initiative titled “Flexible Accumulation and the Production of Social Cohesion in the Americas: Applying a Critical Cultural Political Economy Approach.” On the basis of paired sites, -- Chile and Ecuador in South America and California’s Silicon and Salinas Valleys in North America— I explore how more self-reflexive articulations of state, civil society, and corporate capital attempt to manage conflicts, contradictions and diverse hierarchies.

Biography, Education and Training

I am a transnational Chilean.
PhD in Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MA in Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
BA in Economics, American University (Washington D.C).

Teaching Interests

Latin American political economy, Critical cultural political economy.