Dr. Clara Oropeza is Professor of English Composition and Literature at Santa Barbara City College. Her research brings comparative mythology to literary studies and cultural theory. She is the author of several essays, most recent "The (Mal)Creation of Food the Monsanto Way: Returning a Mythic Sensitivity to Food Production." She received her BA and MA in English Literature from California State University, Los Angeles and her PhD in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Education
BA, MA in English Literature and PhD in Mythological Studies
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Modernism, Latin American literature, literary studies, comparative mythology, and cultural theory.
Personal Interests
Clara lives, writes, reads and plays in Santa Barbara, California.