Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
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COLLEGE Teaching Fellow
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCultural anthropology; urban agriculture; farms and farming; food systems and foodways; food justice and sovereignty; environmental and climate justice; urban studies; agriculture and environment; citizenship; critical geography; critical race theory; ecology; ethnography; food (in)security/sovereignty; political anthropology; political ecology; political economy; race and ethnicity; racism(s); social movements and protest; social value; morality and ethics; community
Assistant Director, Sophomore College and Student Staff Development, Stanford Introductory Studies Operations
Current Role at StanfordAssistant Director, Sophomore College and Student Staff Development
BioStephanie Virginia Reist is a Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Education Department at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, financed by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. She completed a PhD in Romance Studies with a focus on Latin American Cultural Studies as well as a Master's in Public Policy at Duke University in 2018. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Williams College.
Her research and writing focus on issues of race, public policy, Black feminisms, cultural production, youth, and urban belonging in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Specifically, she is interested in the relationship between youth movements and access to higher education in Rio's predominately black, working class urban peripheries. As part of her commitment to public scholarship, her writing has been featured in RioOnWatch, Times Higher Education, The Independent and Jacobin Magazine.
She also co-directed a short documentary on expanded access to higher education in Brazil that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Q_60CIxvLHY
Alessandra Rister Portinari Maranca
Student Employee, Freshman and Sophomore Programs (FSP)
Student Employee, Mathematics
BioResearch Assistant in the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Rosenberg Lab member, Stanford Women in Mathematics Mentoring board and member of Data and Mapping for Society. International student from Brazil, class of 2024.