Yamissette Westerband

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Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, SMC

Yamissette Westerband is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College. She has taught at multiple institutions in multiple disciplines, including UCLA Gender Studies, CSU Dominguez Hills Social Work, CSU Fullerton Chicana/o Studies, and Santa Ana College and Compton College Women’s Studies. Yamissette holds a BA in Women’s Studies and Law & Society, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, and a Ph.D. in Gender Studies. Her background in community organizing, social work and LGBTQ advocacy informs her teaching and research interests. Her courses draw from Critical Race Theory, Sociology of Education, Queer Theory of Color and Feminisms of Color.