Olivia Quintanilla

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

oquintan@ucsb.edu

Olivia Quintanilla began her educational journey with the San Diego Community College District, transferred to San Diego State University to earn her B.A. in Urban Studies, and earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego in 2020. Olivia’s family is Indigenous to Guam and the Mariana Islands, and she’s used her academic opportunities as a Chamoru scholar to research the unique histories and futures of Pacific island life. Her research interests include critical island and oceanic studies, climate justice, marine-related environmental justice issues, and understanding how militarism impacts Indigenous life and environments. She is currently a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environmental Studies department at UC Santa Barbara

Specialization

Specialization

critical island and oceanic studies, climate justice, marine-related environmental justice issues, and understanding how militarism impacts Indigenous life and environments