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 a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University. Professor Alvarez's scholarly interests include Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Comparative Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Movements and the Politics of Food. Her current research focuses on political knowledge among the poor in Latin America as well as Transnational Politics and Civic Engagement among Latinos.
Professor Alvarez is also very committed to the animal rights cause. She dedicates much of her time to rescuing and re-homing of homeless, abused and neglected animals.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.