Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Leslie Lopez
  • Title
    • Lecturer, PhD Anthropology
    • Director Oakes Certificate Program in Service Learning & Community Justice
    • Director, Corre la Voz
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Oakes College
    • Community Studies Program
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Education Department, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Oakes 218
  • Mail Stop Oakes College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses Oakes Core: Communicating Diversity for a Just Society; CMMU 10: Intro to Community Activism; Oakes 151: Community Literacies (Seminar & Field Study, Corre la Voz); Oakes Oral History Project; Latino/as in the News (Reporting and Media Analysis in Santa Cruz County); LALS 80D: Political Change in Mexico; Oakes 152: Transformative Literacies (Multi-modal communication and social change); Oakes 153: Community Mapping (Participatory asset mapping for problem-solving)
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