Our Staff

UCSD Community and Labor Project Director

  • Amrah Salomon J.

    Amrah Salomon J.

    Amrah Salomon J. is a writer, organizer, researcher, community-builder, and educator. Her work has been published in both academic and literary publications in the U.S. and Latin America. She provides facilitation, workshops, popular education curriculum, research, and strategic consultation for community organizations, non-profits, unions, collectives, student groups, Indigenous organizations, youth, and activists in the U.S. and abroad. Currently Amrah is working on a PhD in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include Indigenous Studies, Autonomy, Decolonization, Chicana/Latina Feminism, Coloniality, Land, Movement and Belonging, Native Feminism, Non-Western and Indigenous Political Thought, Social Justice Organizing Practices, Social Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Radical Learning, Art and Media in Social Movements, Women of Color Feminism. She is the director of the UCSD Community and Labor Project.

    Office: Social Sciences 251
    Campus Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
    Email: ansalomo@ucsd.edu

Binational Research Director

  • Jorge Omar Ramirez Pimienta (Omar Pimienta)

    Jorge Omar Ramirez Pimienta (Omar Pimienta)

    Jorge Omar Ramírez Pimienta is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Literature, he received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2010 an his B.A. in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University in 2006. He is interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. His research and creative practice examines questions of identity, trans-nationality, emergency poetics, landscape and memory. He has published three books of poetry, including Escribo desde Aquí for which he has been awarded the Emilio Prado10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain in 2009. His work has been presented in galleries, museums and cultural centers in U.S, México, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Germany and Denmark. He is currently Binational Research Director of Community and Labor Project at UCSD.

    Office: Literature 234
    Campus mailing address: 9500 Gilman Drive #0410 La Jolla CA 92093-0410
    Email: j5ramire@ucsd.edu

Undergraduate Staff 2014-2015

  • Reyna Guzman

    Program Assistant
  • Mayra Rodriguez

    Economic Justice Organizer
  • Alexis Buz

    Migrant Rights Organizer
  • Dante Paul

    Prison and Deportation Abolition Organizer