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Dr. Sandra Alvarez

Assistant Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: Latin American/Latina/o studies; Peace and Justice; Feminist studies
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 251
Office Hours: By Appointment
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D.


Sandra Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Chapman University and an activist scholar involved in peace and justice movements. She earned her doctorate in Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with designated emphases in Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Feminist Studies. Her research focuses on critical human rights, sovereignty, feminist methodologies, and transnational advocacy networks, particularly the theory and practice of Indigenous social movements across the Americas.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

“Their Shadows Still Walk with Us”: Mapping a Decolonial Cartography of Struggle with Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa” Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat (22): 97-108.
Alvarez, Sandra, Pascha Bueno-Hansen, Roya Rastegar, and Susy Zepeda. "Building on" the Edge of Each Other's Battles": A Feminist of Color Multidimensional Lens." HYPATIA-A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY 29, no. 1 (2014): 23-40.