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Kara Ann Dellacioppa
kdellacioppa@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3937
Associate Professor
Office hours: TTH: 11am-12noon & 4pm-5pm

Education

2001 University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD – Sociology
Dissertation “Mexican Awakening in Postcolonial America: Zapatistas in Urban Spaces in Mexico City” Chair: Dr. John Foran

Teaching Positions

2008-present California State University, Dominguez Hills
Associate Professor of Sociology

2003-2008 California State University, Dominguez Hills
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Teaching Interests:

Modern Sociological Theories, Postcolonial Studies, Globalization and Social Movements,  Latin American Studies,  Cultural Politics, Critical Theory

Research Interests:

Transnational Social Movements, Critical Theory, Globalization, Development Studies

Selected Publications:

Panel Presenter, “Zapatismo as a Theory of Social Change” UC Riverside Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American Studies, April 23, 2010

Panel Presenter, The Politics of the Impossible” Assessing the Impact of the Zapatista Movement on the Global Justice Movement” Rethinking Marxism Conference 2009: New Marxian Times November 4, 2009, Amherst, Massachusetts

“The ‘Other Campaign’: The EZLN and New Forms of Politics in Mexico and Los Angeles,” New Political Science September 2008.

“Transcommunality in the Heart of Empire: Zapatismo, Immigrant Rights and the US Social Forum” Transcommunal Cooperation  April 2008  www.transcommunality.org.

“This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Urban Zapatistas from Mexico City to Los Angeles,” book manuscript under contract with Lexington Books, June 2008.

“Autonomy in a Poetic Voice: Zapatistas and Politics Organizing in Los Angeles” Latino Studies Vol. 3 No. 3 Nov 2005
“Zapatistas in Urban Spaces in Mexico City” Latin American Perspectives Vol. 32 July 2005.

“Indian Resistance in a Poetic Voice: The Urban Appropriation of Zapatista Thought in Mexico City” International Review of Modern Sociology Vol. 30. No. 2 June 2005.

“Political Consciousness and New Social Movement Theory”  Social Justice Vol. 30 No. 1 Winter 2003.

Selected Presentations:

Horizontalism as a Theory of Decolonization. In progress

Cultural Politics in the 21st century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Change in the Americas edited volume Kara Dellacioppa, Clare Weber, Eds. Palgrave. Jan 2012

“Introduction to 21st Century Resistance in the Americas” book chapter Cultural Politics in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community Based Social Change in the Americas Edited Kara Dellacioppa, Clare Weber, Palgrave 2012

“This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Transcultural and Transnational Activist Networks in Los Angeles” Latin American Perspectives January 2011

Encyclopedia entry “Zapatistas” Blackwell Online Encyclopedia of Sociology August 2011

“This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Building Alternative Political Cultures in Mexico City, Los Angeles and Beyond” book Lexington Books  September 29, 2009

“The ‘Other Campaign’: The EZLN and New Forms of Politics in Mexico and Los Angeles,” New Political Science September 2008

“Transcommunality in the Heart of Empire: Zapatismo, Immigrant Rights and the US Social Forum” Transcommunal Cooperation  April 2008  www.transcommunality.org

“Autonomy in a Poetic Voice: Zapatistas and Politics Organizing in Los Angeles” Latino Studies Vol. 3 No. 3 Nov 2005

“Zapatistas in Urban Spaces in Mexico City” Latin American Perspectives Vol. 32 July 2005

Mexico City” International Review of Modern Sociology Vol. 30. No. 2 June 2005

“Translating Indian Resistance: Zapatista Political Thought and Practice in Mexico City”   UC Santa Cruz Chicano/Latino Research Center Working Paper No. 37 Winter 2003

“Political Consciousness and New Social Movement Theory”  Social Justice Vol. 30 No. 1 Winter 2003

“Crafting Global Alliances”  panel presenter Southwest Labor Studies Association Cal Poly Pomona May 16, 2008.

 “The Global North and the Global South: New Political Cultures in the Americas from the Other Campaign to the US Social Forum” panel presenter Ethnicity and Multinational Organizations Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Claremont McKenna College November 3, 2007.

“The Dilemmas of Global and Interdisciplinary Research in the Post Cold War Era” Panel Presenter and Organizer, New Directions in Feminist and Postcolonial Research, International Dimensions of Migration Conference April 13-14, 2007 California State University Pomona.

“The ‘Other Campaign’: The EZLN and New Political Cultures in Mexico and the U.S.”, Panel Presenter, Social Movements and Change, Pacific Sociological Association Conference 2007 Mar 29-31, Marriot City Center, Oakland, CA.

“Latina/o Community Activism in Los Angeles” Panel Organizer, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference 2006 Nov 3-4, California State University Dominguez Hills.

“La Otra Campaña: Zapatismo and Transnational Politics” Panel Presenter, New Directions in Transnational Studies  Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies 2006 Conference  November 3-4, California State University Dominguez Hills

Book projects

Cultural Politics in the 21st century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Movements in the Americas edited volume Kara Dellacioppa, Clare Weber, Eds. Palgrave. In progress

“Introduction to 21st Century Resistance in the Americas” book chapter Cultural Politcs in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community Based Social movements in the Americas Edited Kara Dellacioppa, Clare Weber, Palgrave in progress 

Articles

“This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Transcultural and Transnational Activist Networks in Los Angeles” Latin American Perspectives September 2010

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

  • Emeritus Grant Faculty Legacy Fund - $ 900  May 2008
  • College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Grant- $1, 270  June 2007
  • RSCAAP CSU Dominguez Hills Research Grant - $2,250  June 2005
  • RSCAAP CSU Dominguez Hills Research Grant - $4,500 June2004
 
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