Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

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  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle

Linda Alvarez

Linda Alvarez
Associate Professor
(818) 677-3258
Office location:
ST 221


Linda Alvarez received her Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University. She also holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. Her scholarly interests revolve around exploring the ways in which underrepresented and marginalized groups interact, challenge and resist dominant structures of power.


  • Ph.D. Political Science 2014, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A. International Relations 2007, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A. Latin American Studies 2005, California State University Los Angeles
  • B.A. Spanish Language and Culture 2001, California State University Northridge


  • Comparative Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Violence
  • Migration
  • Race and Ethnic Politics
  • Women and Politics