Academic Advising Director;
Lecturer, American Studies
Christina Mesa has served as an Academic Advising Director for Academic Advising, part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, since the Academic Advising Director program began in 2004. She works with students on choosing courses and majors, connecting to faculty, getting involved in research, requesting exceptions to University policy, and managing academics in the context of difficult situations.
Christina began her career with Stanford’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education teaching for Introduction to the Humanities (1998-9) and Structured Liberal Education (SLE), a humanities program for first-year students (1999-2005). She has taught at Mills College and continues to teach at Stanford in American Studies. Courses taught include: Americans in Paris, Black and White Race Relations in American Fiction and Film, Jefferson in Paris, On the Road, American Automobility in Fiction and Film, Ten Ways to Study the Car, and Designing a Life in the Humanities, with Clare Whistler. Christina earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, and her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature. Projects currently in progress: American History of Black and White Race Relations in Film, with Eric Roth, Routledge, 2020. Fugitive Flâneur: A Walking History of William Wells Brown in England and France, with Cairn Macfarland-Whistler, American Modernism,Mobility, and Vehicles of Change, and Nella's Solo (a black and white film).
Residences: Stern (Sally Ride), Oak Creek, Munger, and Rains