Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Working with faculty and administrators across the campus, Aldana will focus on increasing the diversity of the faculty and those in other career academic positions through community- and network-building, engendering an inclusive academic culture that values diversity and engagement, and enhancing efforts to increase diversity in the pipeline toward academic careers at UC Davis.
Aldana is a graduate of Arizona State University and Harvard Law School. She was a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before joining the McGeorge faculty in 2009.
Her scholarship has focused on transitional justice and criminal justice reforms in Latin America as well as immigrant rights. She has taught immigration law and international human rights, lawyering for immigrants, “crimmigration,” criminal law and procedure, international labor law, and Latin American comparative law.