Ph.D in Hispanic Literatures
Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement
Ernesto Arciniega graduated Summa cum laude from UC Berkeley (BA. Spanish Peninsular and Latin American Literatures, 20016) and holds a Master’s degree in Hispanic Literatures from UCLA (2018). He is currently in the second phase of the doctoral program in Hispanic Literatures at UCLA. His primary research interests are Contemporary Transnational Studies (20th and 21st century Spanish Peninsular, Mexican and Chicanx literatures), specifically how immigration and gender and sexual identities are represented in contemporary literature, film and digital production.
Ernesto is the founder and current President of UCLA Hispanic Latinx Graduate Students Association. He has previously served as Student Ambassador of the European Union at UC Berkeley, President of UC Berkeley UARRL, Researcher for UC Berkeley Restorative Justice Center (research on Human Rights), Editor of UCLA Parrafo Magazine, and Vice President of UCLA Spanish & Portuguese GSA. As GSA D-DICE (AY 2018-2019) he will be working closely with GSA, administrators and several groups and organizations at UCLA to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across campus. He will also serve as Chair of the Student Interest Board at Forum.