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.


Saskias Casanova
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Affiliations Education Department, Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas, Oakes College, Student Success Equity Research Center (SSERC)
  • Phone
    (831) 459-2532
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, Room 381
    • Room 315/317 (Lab)
  • Office Hours (Spring 2022) Email for Appointment
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Psychology, Education, Social Psychology, Immigration, Personal and Social Identities, Latin American and Latino Studies, Youth Studies, Discrimination and Inequality, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Child and Adolescent Development
  • Courses PSYC 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics, PSYC 144: Latinx Psychology, PSYC 159I: Psychology of Immigration, PSYC 182: Qualitative Methods, PSYC 213: Special Topics in Social Psychology, PSYC 231: Research in Social Psychology Seminar
  • Advisees, Grad Students, Researchers Valeria Jacqueline Alonso Blanco, Gloriana Lopez

Biography, Education and Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University

Ph.D., Education - Psychological Sciences, Stanford University

M.A., Psychology, Stanford University

B.A., Psychology & Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity w/ Honors, Stanford University

Selected Publications