Linda Alvarez joined the Central American Studies Program as a part-time faculty in the Fall of 2010.
Linda Alvarez received a B.A. in Spanish Language and Culture from California State University, Northridge. From there she went on to complete an M.A. in Latin American Studies at California State University, Los Angeles as well as an M.A. in International Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She is currently completing her PhD in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include: political psychology, specifically, altruism, compassion and identity; social movements; development, and the politics of food. Regionally, her research focuses on Latin America and Africa. She is currently working on research that deals with the determinants of public support for humanitarian aid.
Linda also works as a research consultant for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Projects with the district have included the assessment and evaluation of English language learner programs, minority achievement programs and after school programs.
In addition, Linda dedicates much of her time to rescuing and re-homing abused and neglected animals.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.