Speakers & Experts


Jose Marichal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science

Email: marichal@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3328


Dr. Marichal is a professor of political science at California Lutheran University. He teaches courses on the Internet and Politics, public policy, race and politics, community development and American Political Institutions

His current projects include: a study of the relationship between acquiring digital skills and feelings of trust/efficacy among Latinos and African Americans and an examination of how civic hacking affects power dynamics at the local level.  He is founder of the blog ThickCulture, sponsored by Contexts magazine.


  • "Making Diversity Work"
  • "Living in Multicultural America"
  • "Diversity and Transformation"
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