Lissett Bastidas

Lissett Bastidas, Program Manager, CLAS, UC Berkeley.Program Manager
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Lissett manages the Center’s public educational program, including lectures, conferences, art exhibits, and the film series. She is responsible for community-building among UC Berkeley students, faculty, and the public, and maintaining links to partner organizations on and off campus. Lissett earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in International Development Studies and Middle Eastern and North African Studies from UCLA, focusing on historical factors of underdevelopment in Latin America and the Middle East, comparative colonialisms, and political violence. She received her master’s degree in folklore from the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology, where she focused on the historical relation of the concept of folklore to Indigenous peoples in the U.S. and Latin America, and that relationship's political context and consequences. Lissett has extensive experience in management and has also taught at UC Berkeley as a Graduate Student Instructor in the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics.