Sociology Graduate Students

Alberto Ganis
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Affiliations Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 8
  • Office Hours Winter 2020: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Biography, Education and Training

I am a Ph.D. student in the Politics Department at UCSC. I hold a Master’s degree in Media Studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam and my research interests include sub-state nationalism, decentralization, cultural identity, European comparative politics, migration, and media.


I am currently TAing for Comparative Latin American Politics and working as a Graduate Research Mentor for the Cultivamos Excelencia program; a collaboration between UCSC and SJCC that strives to increase the academic success of LatinX students. I am also a Graduate Pedagogy Fellow (2020) for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning - CITL.


I am part of the CIRF - Interdepartmental Center for the Development of the Language and Culture of Friuli. 

I am also the Regional Liaison (Europe) for BESS, the Black Europe Summer School.

Selected Publications

Alberto Ganis (forthcoming), Sub-State Nationalism and its Other(s): Mediated Identity in Friuli, Nazioni e Regioni, 19:14.

Alberto Ganis (2019 ), The Global in the Life of a Small Town: The Case of Udine, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 18:1-2