Emily Acevedo

College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Office Location: ET A 529
Phone: 343-2243 Email: eaceved3@calstatela.edu


I am a native Californian, born and raised in Boyle Heights. I joined the Political Science department at CSULA in the Fall of 2008 and am also affiliated with the Latin American Studies Program.

I am also the principal undergraduate faculty adviser for POLS.  If you wish to schedule an appointment to see me, please click here.  If you have not already created an account through Appointment Plus, you will need to do so before you can sign up to see me.


I teach a wide variety of courses in World Politics, Model United Nations, Foundation of Global Politics, International Poltiical Economy (undergraduate and graduate courses), Latin American Politics (undergraduate and graduate) and Central American & the Caribbean.

I am also the faculty adviser for the Model United Nations program at CSULA.  This program is based on enrollment in two courses (POLS 4201 and POLS 4202) which are offered every other year.  This program is open to all CSULA undergraduate students, irrespective of major.  Students who wish to participate in this program will learn about the structure, history and mission of the United Nations in POLS 4201.  Additionally, students will learn how to prepare for the role of ambassador to the United Nations, as well as how to accurately represent the issues from the perspective of the country repesented in New York in POLS 4202. 

I am also the faculty adviser for the Model UN Club, which is a student-led organization that operates independently from the Cal State LA participation in the NMUN-New York conference.  The Club provides students with an opportunity to participate in civic engagement with local communities, putting into practice the values of the United Nations, as well as offer students the opportunity to compete in local conferences.  Please visit the Model UN Club's Facebook page for more information.

Our Model UN program is very strong and since I started in Fall 2008, we have had the privilege of representing Cuba, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, El Salvador, and Colombia.  Our student delegates have been recognized for their Outstanding Position Papers and their Outstanding Performance as delegates at the conference.


Ph.D. Political Science 2008

  • Claremont Graduate University
    Claremont, CA

M.A. International Political Economy 1999

  • Claremont Graduate School
    Claremont, CA

B.A. Political Science 1992

  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA

Course Listing:

Fall 2017

Course Course Title Day/Time Room Semester
POLS/ECON 4260 International Political Economy

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:15-1:30pm

SH C137 Fall 2017
POLS 4201 Model United Nations Tuesday & Thursdays 10:50-12:05pm KH B4016 Fall 2017


Spring 2018

Course Course Title Day/Time Room Semester
POLS 4202 Model United Nations

Mondays & Wednesdays 1:40-2:55pm

KH D2076 Spring 2018
POLS 5270 Seminar: International Relations Mondays 6:00-8:45pm E&T A532 Spring 2018