Affiliated Faculty

Advisory Committee, Professor Chicana/o Studies
Chicano Studies

Professor Armbruster specializes in race, labor, empire, social movements, urban studies, Latin American studies, pedagogy, Marxism, liberation theology.

Advisory Committee; Associate Professor Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Dr. Consoli, is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Professor Consoli's professional and research interests involve transnational collaborations, multicultural supervision, psychotherapy integration and training, systematic treatment selection, ethics and values in psychotherapy, access and utilization of mental health services within a social justice framework, and the development of a bilingual (English/Spanish) academic and mental health workforce. 

Professor Aida Hurtado
Advisory Committee Ex-Officio Member, Luis Leal Endowed Chair, Professor Chicano Studies
Chicano Studies

Dr. Aida Hurtado is a Professor in the UCSB Chicano Studies Department and a prolific author. With an academic background in psychology and sociology, Hurtado has focused her research on social and ethnic identity, feminist theory, media portrayals of ethnic and racial groups and equity in education. Professor Hurtado ​​​​made history as a featured speaker at the recent Women’s March in Washington D.C., said to be the largest such civic event ever in the U.S. Her book “Beyond Machismo: Chicana Intersectional Understandings of Latino Feminist Masculinities,” which she co-authored with Mrinal Sinha, a former graduate student who is an assistant professor at Cal State Monterey Bay, is often cited and becoming a staple in the field. The book is the result of more than 100 interviews with Latino men around the country ages 20 to 30, the book examines male views on feminism and gender consciousness. Dr. Hurtado holds a B.A. from Pan American University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Advisory Committee Chair; Associate Professor Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Professor Consoli specializes in multicultural, international and immigrant research, with an emphasis on Latino/a populations. In particular, she focuses on the areas of resilience and thriving and their relationship to cultural variables. All of this research is conducted through a social justice lens, utilizing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs as well as community-based research paradigms. Her goal is for research to be culturally relevant, informative in the development of prevention and other community programs, and useful in addressing societal issues of concern for the populations with whom she works.

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Director CSI, Professor of Education
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Professor Romo's research has focused on the impact of the Latina mother-daughter relationship on adolescent well-being. Topics include how mother-daughter communication is associated with their dating and sexual behaviors, body image, academic achievement and aspirations. As a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar, she designed and implemented a community-based mother-daughter sexual health education program to improve communication between Latina mothers and daughters about dating and sexuality. She is currently evaluating the efficacy of a science-based curriculum created by her research team to increase Latino preschoolers’ understanding of basic health concepts. This project received funding from the National Institute of Health. At the high school level, she is implementing a theory-based science curriculum that teaches students about risk behaviors (e.g., e-cigarettes) that increase their risk for cancer in adulthood.


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