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Kara Zugman, Ph.D

Title: Assistant Professor, Sociology

Department: Sociology

Office: SBS B-324
Phone Extension: x3937
Email Username: kzugman

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  • Alternative Political Cultures in the Américas: From the Other Campaign to the US Social Forum” in progress.
  • “The ‘Other Campaign’: The EZLN and New Forms of Politics in Mexico and Los Angeles,” submitted to Social Text (under review)
  • “Transcommunality in the Heart of Empire: Zapatismo, Immigrant Rights and the US Social Forum” Transcommunal News (forthcoming). 2008
  • “This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Urban Zapatistas from Mexico City to Los Angeles,” book manuscript in progress
  • “This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Transcultural and Transnational Activist Networks in Los Angeles” Latin American Perspectives July 2007 (under review)
  • “Walking at a Slower Pace: Transnational Zapatismo and the ‘Other Campaign’” chapter submitted for review for book manuscript Brown on Brown: Interethnic Organizing Against Empire June 2006
  • Autonomy in a Poetic Voice: Zapatistas and Politics Organizing in Los AngelesLatino Studies Vol. 3 No. 3 Nov 2005
  • Zapatistas in Urban Spaces in Mexico CityLatin American Perspectives Vol. 32 July 2005
  • “Indian Resistance in a Poetic Voice: The Urban Appropriation of Zapatista Thought in Mexico City” International Review of Modern Sociology Vol. 30. No. 2 June 2005
  • “Translating Indian Resistance: Zapatista Political Thought and Practice in Mexico City” UC Santa Cruz Chicano/Latino Research Center Working Paper No. 37 Winter 2003
  • Political Consciousness and New Social Movement TheorySocial Justice Vol. 30 No. 1 Winter 2003


Selected Presentations

  • “The Global North and the Global South: New Political Cultures in the Americas from the Other Campaign to the US Social Forum” panel presenter Ethnicity and Multinational Organizations Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Claremont McKenna College November 3, 2007.
  • “The Dilemmas of Global and Interdisciplinary Research in the Post Cold War Era” Panel Presenter and Organizer, New Directions in Feminist and Postcolonial Research, International Dimensions of Migration Conference April 13-14, 2007 California State University Pomona
  • “The ‘Other Campaign’: The EZLN and New Political Cultures in Mexico and the U.S.”, Panel Presenter, Social Movements and Change, Pacific Sociological Association Conference 2007 Mar 29-31, Marriot City Center, Oakland, CA
  • “Latina/o Community Activism in Los Angeles” Panel Organizer, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference 2006 Nov 3-4, California State University Dominguez Hills
  • “La Otra Campaña: Zapatismo and Transnational Politics” Panel Presenter, New Directions in Transnational Studies Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies 2006 Conference November 3-4, California State University Dominguez Hills
  • “’Zapatismo’ as a Global Political Vision’ Globalization and Local Communities panel presenter Pacific Sociological Association Los Angeles April 2006
  • “Re-visioning Transnational Political Change in Los Angeles and Mexico: The Case of the EZLN and Casa del Pueblo” invited lecture Representations, State Violence and Human Rights Pomona College. March 2, 2006
  • “Zapatismo as a Transnational Political Vision” Department of Sociology, Pomona College, Invited lecture, October 30, 2005
  • “Social Semiotics and Transnational Organizing: Zapatista Political Visions in Los Angeles” Refereed Roundtable/Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting August 2004, San Francisco
  • “This Bridge Called Zapatismo” Pacific Council on Latin American Studies, Whittier College, November 9, 2003
  • “Zapatistas and Transcommunality” Mini-conference on Inter-ethnicity, Chicano/Latino Research Center, UC Santa Cruz May 9, 2003
  • “Building the Alter/Nation: A Meditation on Zapatismo, Race, and Nationalism in the Age of Globalization: panel presenter, Nations/Nationalism panel, American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 2002
  • “Reflections on Zapatismo and Wallerstein: presented Inter-ethnicity Conference, Chicano/Latino Research Center, UC Santa Cruz, May 17, 2002
  • “Zapatistas in Urban Spaces” Universidad de Guerrero/UC Santa Barbara Conference on Ethnicity and Poverty, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico March 21, 2000
  • “Zapatistas and Civil Society in Mexico” Latin American Studies Association 1998 Palmer House Hilton, Chicago September 26-28, Panel Chair and Presenter, “Mexico’s Modern/Postmodern Revolutionaries”


Grands Awarded

  • College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Grant 1, 270 June 2007
  • RSCAAP CSU Dominguez Hills Research Grant $2,250 June 2005
  • RSCAAP CSU Dominguez Hills Research Grant $4,500 June2004
  • Graduate Affiliates Dissertation Fellowship UCSB $3,000 Spring 2000
  • Humanities and Social Science Grant UCSB $1, 967 Summer 1998
  • Humanities and Social Scient Grant UCSB $3,000 Summer 1997
  • Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy, SF State $2,000 Summer 1995


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