Headshot of Kara Dellacioppa.

Kara Dellacioppa, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Chair
Email: kdellacioppa@csudh.edu
Phone: (310) 243-3937

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Interdisciplinary Studies, International Affairs, Globalization, Mexican Politics, Contemporary Social Movements

Professional Background

Dr. Dellacioppa has been teaching at CSUDH since 2003. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of social movements, political culture, and globalization. She has written and published several articles in peer-reviewed and scholarly journals such as Latino Studies and Social Justice. Her books include This Bridge Called Zapatismo (Lexington Books, 2009) and Cultural Politics and Resistance in the 21st Century (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011).

Currently, Dellacioppa is conducting a historical research project about political repression in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on a ACLU lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department (CAPA v. Gates) regarding the infiltration and monitoring of 140 community organizations in the Los Angeles area.

International Experience

Two years of field work in Mexico City


English, Spanish


Ph.D, Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara

M.A., Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

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