Jordan Hallbauer

LAIS Graduate Student


I’m a first-year graduate student in the LAIS program at UCSB. My research explores questions of political economy and social movements in Nicaragua in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Having an undergraduate degree in Literature and experience working with intersectional justice publications, I’m interested in the networks of communication and information transfer utilized in protest mobilization, and am dedicated to the principles of scholar activism. I chose LAIS because the program encourages interdisciplinary work and allows me to engage with incredibly talented scholars across several different disciplines at UCSB.