Dr. Clare Weber

Dr. Weber is the Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Development at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she is responsible for a number of academic related programs, personnel services for faculty, and faculty development.  Dr. Weber graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Relations from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a M.A. degree in Latin American Studies from California State University Los Angeles and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Dr. Weber has researched and published on international human rights, globalization, transnational feminism and community organizing from a multicultural perspective focusing on the ways in which race, class, and gender shape social justice activism. She is author of Visions of Solidarity: US Peace Activists in Nicaragua, from War to Women’s Activism and Globalization, Lexington Books 2006 and she is a co-editor, Cultural Politics in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Movements in the Americas, Palgrave-MacMillan, January 2012. Her research is community based. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Weber worked as a community organizer. She was a human rights investigator in Central America during the civil wars of the 1980s, a Regional Coordinator for the international Human Rights Organization, Witness for Peace, and coordinator of a campaign to legalize street vending in Los Angeles. She has consulted with non-profit organizations on program evaluation and strategic planning, both locally and internationally.