Executive Committee

Walid Afifi, PhD
Chair, Area-Global Initiative
Director, Center for Middle East Studies
Professor, Communication

Email: w-afifi@comm.ucsb.edu
Website: comm.ucsb.edu/people/walid-afifi

Paul Amar, PhD
Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies
Professor, Global Studies

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

Juan Cobo, PhD
Vice Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program
Assistant Professor, History

Email: jcobo@history.ucsb.edu
Website: history.ucsb.edu/faculty/juan-cobo

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

Cecilia Mendez, PhD
Director, Latin American and Iberian Studies Program
Associate Professor, History

Email: mendez@lais.ucsb.edu 
Website: history.ucsb.edu/faculty/mendez

Luke Roberts, PhD
Co-Director, East Asian Center
Professor, History

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

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

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