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 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. Students who participate in this program will learn the structure, history and mission of the United Nations in POLS 420A. 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 you will represent in POLS 420B.  This program is open to all CSULA undergraduate students, irrespective of major.

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 2016

Course Course Title Day/Time Room Semester
POLS 2500 World Politics Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am -10:50am KH B4012 Fall 2016
POLS 3740 Foundation in Global Poiltics Tuesday & Thursday 10:50am -12:05pm KH D4047 Fall 2016
POLS/ECON 4260 International Political Economy

Monday & Wednesday 12:15-1:30pm

BIOS 247 Fall 2016
POLS 5260 Seminar: International Political Economy Tuesdays, 6:00-8:45pm ET A531 Fall 2016


Spring 2017

I will not be teaching any courses in Spring 2017 as I will be on sabbatical, but I will return in Fall 2017.