Congratulations Class of 2020!

 Congratulations  

The UCLA International Institute stands in solidarity with African Americans, people of color and all who are direct and indirect victims of systemic racism, discrimination, inequity and injustice.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others — and the disproportionate number of deaths among Blacks due to Covid-19 — are vivid reminders that deep-rooted and structural flaws in our society do not just threaten the life chances, but take the lives, of our fellow citizens. This is horrifying, unjust and violates the fundamental values that make us human. Racism is global, as witnessed in the marches that have taken place worldwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The UCLA International Institute pledges to continue to promote research, education and service that strive for a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and just world, and we pledge to care about peoples near and far with kindness and compassion.

Graduates of the International Institute Class of 2020, we are proud of each and every one of you and confident that you will use your education to confront these difficult issues, restore hope and build a better society.
 
Please find the International Institute’s EDI Committee Statement on Black Lives Matter here.
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Prof. C. Cindy Fan

Vice Provost for International Studies & Global Engagement

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Prof. Chris Erickson

Senior Associate Vice Provost & Director of the Institute

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Katya B. Daniel

2020 Commencement Speaker

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Prof. Harold Torrence

Chair of African Studies

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Prof. William Marotti

Chair of East Asian Studies

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Prof. Bonnie Taub

Chair of Latin American Studies

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Prof. Michael Thies

Chair of Global Studies

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Prof. Michael Thies

Chair of International & Area Studies

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Prof. Michael Lofchie

Chair of Intl. Development Studies

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Prof. Abraham Adhanom

Faculty

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Prof. Robin Derby

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Prof. Jennifer Jung-Kim

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Prof. Steve Zipperstein

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Sandy Valdivieso & Karen Quintanilla

Academic Counselors

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Magda Yamamoto & Katie Osterkamp

Academic Counselors

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 Institute Awards 

International Institute
Excellence in
Leadership Recognition

Kavya Gupta Kitty Hu Zhenye (Ryan) Pan Sahej Verma

International
Development Studies
- Academic Award

Viola Chow Danielle Moors Lia Cohen (Honorable Mention)
Madison Zeeman (Honorable Mention)

 

International
Development Studies
- Activist Award

Nam Sik Yoo Asha Kadakia (Honorable Mention)
Olivia Hansen (Honorable Mention)

 

 Presenting the International Institute Class of 2020 

 Class of 2020 

Departmental Scholar
Departmental Honors
Departmental Highest Honors

African Studies MA

Latin American Studies MA

Abrego, Leisy              Professor                 Chicana/o Studies

Arroyo, Patricia      Assistant Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Ayala, Cesar      Professor         Sociology

Baca, Judith              Professor Emeritus Chicano Studies

Bell, Stephen              Associate Professor Geography

Bergero, Adriana       Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Blackwell, Maylei       Associate Professor Chicano Studies

Calderon, Hector       Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Carney, Judith       Professor         Geography

Cortinez, Veronica       Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Chu, Clara       Associate Professor Infor Studies

Derby, Lauren       Associate Professor History

Garro, Linda       Professor         Anthropology

Geddes, Barbara       Professor         Political Science

Gere, David        Professor         World Arts and Cultures/Dance

Gomez-Quinones, Juan        Professor Emeritus History

Hayes-Bautista, David        Professor         Med-GIM & HSR/CESLAC

Hecht, Susanna        Professor         Public Affairs/Urban Plan

Hernandez-Leon, Ruben        Professor         Sociology

Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raul        Associate Professor Chicano Studies

Kristal, Efrain         Professor         Comp Lit/Span&Port

Lesure, Richard         Professor         Anthropology

Loza, Steven         Professor         Ethnomusicology

Lytle Hernandez, Kathleen     Professor         History

Marchant, Elizabeth        Associate Professor Gender Studies/Comp Lit

Marino, Katherine        Assistant Professor History

Menjivar, Cecilia        Professor         Sociology

Nair, Stella        Associate Professor Art History

Noriega, Chon                 Professor         Film & TV

Pagden, Anthony         Professor         Political Science/History

Passos, Jose Luis         Professor Spanish and Portuguese

Pebley, Anne         Professor         Pub Hlth-Cmnty Hlth Sci

Perez-Montesinos, Fernando Assistant Professor                 History

Pons, Maria C.         Associate  Professor         Chicano Studies

Quicoli, Antonio         Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Romero, Robert         Associate Professor Chicano Studies

Ruiz, Teofilo         Distinguished Professor Histr / Spanish & Portuguese

Santa Ana, Otto         Professor         Chicano Studies

Solorzano, Daniel         Professor Education

Speed, Shannon         Associate Professor Gender Studies 

Summerhill, William         Professor         History

Storper, Michael         Distinguished Professor Public Affairs/Urban Plan

Taub, Bonnie         Lecturer         Public Health, Anthropology

Terraciano, Kevin         Professor         History

Tilly, Christopher         Professor         Urban Planning 

Torres, Carlos         Distinguished Professor Education

Torres-Gil, Fernando         Professor         Public Policy/Soc. Welfare

Valentine, Jane         Associate Professor Pub Hlth-Envir Hlth Sci

Valenzuela, Abel          Professor Chicano Studies/ Urban Plan

Van Delden, Maarten Professor         Spanish and Portuguese

Vargas Bustamante, Arturo Associate Professor                 Public Health

Villasenor Black, Charlene Professor         Art History

African and Middle Eastern Studies


International Development Studies

 Let's Celebrate! 

Class of 2020 Photos

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UCLA International Institute - Class of 2020

Congratulations, once again, to our 2020 Graduates!