Ethnic Studies and Liberal Arts (ESLA) Team

For Students, librarians can help you with your research and using Library resources. Explore our research assistance options, or email or schedule an appointment with a librarian using the list below. 


For Faculty, librarians are happy to offer instructional support and respond to resource inquiries.


Subject Areas




Mira Foster (Team Lead)

Anthropology, California Studies, Comic Studies, Global Peace Studies, International Relations, Liberal Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Music, Political Science, South Asian Studies 

(415) 405-2590

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Morning Star Padilla

Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Art & Art History, Asian American Studies, Cinema, Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Race & Resistance Studies, Theatre & Dance, Women & Gender Studies 

(415) 405-0997

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Kendra Van Cleave

Design, History 

(415) 405-5540

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