Stephanie Arguera

Teaching Associate

Office Location

Room 3706 South Hall


Stephanie has been a Teaching Associate with our department since Fall 2020, and is also a PhD Candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, focusing her research in service-learning, university social responsibility and underrepresented undergraduate research opportunities, under the broad area of Culture and Development. A Texas native, her M.A. research at the University of Texas San Antonio examined Black-Brown conflict and solidarity in urban borderscapes of East Houston. Prior to coming to UCSB, she also worked in educational consulting and leadership development with youth and education administrators, as well as parent engagement. She has volunteered for over four years at the St. George Youth Center, creating four murals with IV teens in Estero Park, and most recently, smaller murals on classroom doors for the Department of Black Studies at UCSB. This academic year she is teaching BLST 118 Comparative Rebellion (F21), BLST 122 The Education of Black Youth (W22), and BLST 172 Contemporary Black Cinema (S22). Stephanie can be reached at