Executive Committee

Luke Roberts, PhD
Chair, Area-Global Initiative
Co-Director, East Asia Center
Professor, History

Email: lukerobt@history.ucsb.edu
Website: https://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/luke-roberts/

Paul Amar, PhD
Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies (2019-21; 2022-24)
Professor, Global Studies

Email: amar@global.ucsb.edu
Website: global.ucsb.edu/people/paul-amar

Mark Juergensmeyer, PhD
Founding Director & Current Interim Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Global Studies

Email: juergens@global.ucsb.edu
Website: https://www.global.ucsb.edu/people/mark-juergensmeyer

Xiaorong Li, PhD
Co-Director, East Asia Center
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Email: xiaorongli@eastasian.ucsb.edu
Website: eastasian.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/xiaorong-li

Aline Ferreira, PhD
Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Email: aferreira@spanport.ucsb.edu
Website: https://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/people/aline-ferreira

André Corrêa de Sá, PhD
Vice-Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Email: acorreadesa@ucsb.edu
Website: https://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/people/andr%C3%A9-corr%C3%AAa-de-s%C3%A1

Sherene Seikaly, PhD
Director, Center for Middle East Studies
Associate Professor, History

Email: seikalysseikaly@ucsb.edu
Website: history.ucsb.edu/faculty/sherene-seikaly

Heather Badamo, PhD
Vice-Director, Center for Middle East Studies
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture

Email: badamo@arthistory.ucsb.edu
Website: https://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/people/heather-badamo

Shiva Balaghi, PhD
Academic Coordinator, Area Global Initiative; Center for Middle East Studies; East Asia Center; Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies

Email: sbalaghi@ucsb.edu