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  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Law and Society: the race/sex politics of police brutality; authoritarian legacies, and security regimes in Latin America and the Middle East, particularly Brazil and Egypt; state violence against racial and sexual minorities in the cities of Latin America and the Middle East.

  • (805) 893-7860
  • SSMS 2119
  • Professor

PhD., Professor, Department of Sociology: of democracy, constitutionalism, and Islam in Iran; social and political theory, concentrating on Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, the Orientalism debate, and critical criminological theory

  • (805) 893-3118
  • SSMS 3131
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Black Studies: African American Studies, race and racism, Black feminist theory

  • (805) 893-8045
  • 3708 South Hall
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: 18th and 19th –century European art, particularly British art

  • (805) 893-3138
  • Ellison Hall 2808
  • Professor
  • Chair

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese: twentieth-century peninsular and Latin American poetry and politics, literary and cultural theory; Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures; Transatlantic Studies; Peruvian Poetry

  • (805) 893-3161
  • Phelps 4309A
  • Professor

Professor, Sociology: women, culture, and development; transnational activism; feminism and race

  • (805) 893-3240
  • SSMS 3024
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Political Science: public law, law and society, feminist jurisprudence

  • (805) 893-3432
  • Ellison 3713
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, English: gender studies and feminist theory, the body, theories of subjectivity, British and European modernism, critical and cultural theory; Theories of mass culture

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2707
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Linguistics: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language, gender, and sexuality, African American English, Mexican and Chicano Spanish; discourse; language and identity; ; language and scientific practice; linguistic diversity of California

  • (805) 893-7488
  • 3509 South Hall
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, English: British Romanticism; feminist, race, and queer theories, social revolutions of the 1790s and 1960s; Early nineteenth-century British theater

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2523
  • Professor

PhD., Professor, Sociology: social inequality (gender, class, race) and quantitative methods; international comparative study of social inequalities, with particular attention to cross-national differences in women's economic, educational, and family roles; ideological and organizational factors that contribute to female underrepresentation in engineering and the physical sciences around the world

  • (805) 893-2532
  • SSMS 3109 (Chair's Office) & SSMS 3421
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, History, and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies: Colonial Latin American history, Atlantic world history, comparative studies of gender, race, ethnicity, and colonialism; globalization

  • (805) 893-2726
  • HSSB 4251
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, History: U.S. women's history, history of sexuality; 19th-c. U.S. women's history and the American Revolution; 19th-century health and sex reformers

  • (805) 893-2806
  • HSSB 4237
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, History: medieval women and gender, medieval towns, medieval poor, relations between western Europe and the east; and the history of the Bible in the medieval and early modern periods

  • (805) 893-2543
  • HSSB 4239
L. O. Aranye Fradenburg
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, English: Medieval English and Scottish literature, critical theory, gender and sexualities, public humanities; Literature and the Mind; Psychoanalytic Theory

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2708
  • Professor

PhD., Professor, East Asian Studies: modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world; gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the precarious status and condition of Japan’s contemporary military

  • (805) 893-2160
  • 2232 HSSB
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, History, and Chair of Middle East Studies Program: history of modern Middle Eastern and North African history; women and gender in Muslim societies

  • (805) 893-5681
  • HSSB 3257
Bishnupriya Ghosh
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, English: postcolonial theory and film; feminist theory and gender studies; literatures written in English; Transnational film and popular culture studies; Gender and sexuality; Marxist cultural theory

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2520
Avery Gordon
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: social theory, race, gender, culture and art, radical theory and politics

  • (805) 893-3280
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3405
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology and History: South Asian anthropology and history, ethnohistory

  • (805) 893-2907
  • HSSB 2071

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