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Sylvanna Falcon
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Affiliations Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, Sociology Department, Institute for Social Transformation
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    • , Merrill College
  • Office Hours On sabbatical - reach out in Fall 2024
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
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    • Faculty Areas of Expertise Human Rights, Activism, Border Studies, Community-based Research, Violence and Violence Prevention, Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, International and Global Affairs

    Research Interests

    Human rights, racism/antiracism, globalization, gender, transnational feminism, Latin America (Peru), United States

    Biography, Education and Training

    I an on the faculty of the Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I am also the founder and director of UC Santa Cruz's Human Rights Investigations Lab for the Americas and co-founder of the University of California Digital Investigations Network.

    Honors, Awards and Grants

    2016 Gloria Anzaldúa Book Award, National Women’s Studies Association

    Woodrow Wilson National Foundation's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellow
    UC Humanities Research Institute Grant
    UC Center for New Racial Studies Grant

    Selected Publications

    Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activism Inside the United Nations (University of Washington Press, 2016).

    WINNER of the National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Award

    Co-editor, New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights, Routledge, 2011.  Paperback version released in 2015.

    Select Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles [since 2015]

    “The Particularism of Human Rights for Latin American Women of African Descent,” Feminist Formations 28, No. 1: 190-204, 2016.

    “Transnational Feminism as a Paradigm for Decolonizing the Practice of Research: Identifying Feminist Principles and Methodology Criteria for U.S.-based Scholars,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 37, No. 1: 174-194, 2016.

    “The Globalization of Ferguson: Pedagogical Matters about Racial Violence,” Feminist Studies 41, No. 1: 218-221, 2015.

    “Shifting analytics and linking theories: A conversation about the ‘meaning-making’ of intersectionality and transnational feminism” (co-authored with Jennifer C. Nash), Women’s Studies International Forum 50: 1-10, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2015.02.010

    “Constellations of Human Rights,” Critical Sociology: 1-12, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0896920514565484.