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
  • Associate Professor

PhD. Assistant Professor, Latin American Iberian Studies: Performance analysis; Latin America, music/dance/theatre, identity politics

  • (805) 893-3261
  • Music Building 1105
  • Professor

Gender, race, and health inequalities,Science & New Technologies

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology: interventions to support the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and communities; privilege and oppression; intersections among gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; and social justice.

  • Assistant Professor

African Diaspora, Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies: literary and cultural study of the Caribbean, Europe and North Africa from the eighteenth century to the present

  • (805) 893-4668
  • SSMS 2109
  • Professor

American Politics, Identity, Asian American Politics, U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, Public Opinion and Political Behavior

  • 805-893-4983
  • Ellison 3709
Scott Marcus
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Music: North Indian and Middle Eastern music and performance practice, Arab music theory, North Indian folk music, tuning and temperament, gender and music

  • (805) 893-3261
  • Music Building #1137
Claudine Michel
  • Professor

Professor, Black Studies, and Director of the Center for Black Studies Research: moral development among African American women and youth, multicultural education, religion, children's literature

  • 805-893-8045
  • 3721 South Hall
Stephan Miescher
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: nineteenth and twentieth-century social history of west Africa, colonialism, gender, masculinities, oral historiography, history of sexualities; Modernity and History of Development

  • (805) 893-5681
  • HSSB 4241
  • Professor

Ph.D, Professor, Department of Classics: classicist and cultural critic with a wide range of in the ancient world. These include the ancient novel, mythology, literary criticism, art and text, sexual ethics, diversity, and pilgrimage. These interests are always connected to major contemporary concerns – leadership, class, race, feminism, aesthetics, law – a better understanding of which, in her view, comes through appreciating their investment in Classics.

  • (805) 893-3551
  • HSSB 4056
Catherine Nesci
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, French and Italian: nineteenth-century French literature and cultural studies, literary theory, feminist and gender studies; History of French feminism, including French women and politics (1789-present); French women writers and film directors; Colonial and post-Colonial Francophone Literature and Cinema

  • (805) 893-3111
Christopher Newfield
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, English: nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, literary and social theory, gender, sexuality, and race

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2517
Lisa Parks
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: global media and broadcast history, cultural studies; Science and Technology Studies; Media Theory

  • (805) 893-2347
  • 2431 Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS)
Constance Penley
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: film history and theory, media studies, literary and rhetorical studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, science and technology studies, contemporary art

  • (805) 893-4637
  • 2310 Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS)
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, and Director of Public Historical Studies: American colonial history, Native American history, history of women and the family; History of Women and the Family, Law and Society, Colonialism, History and Anthropology, Public History, Museum Studies, History of Memory

  • (805) 893-2713
  • HSSB 4215
Erika Rappaport
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: modern Britain and its empire, modern European gender history, comparative consumer cultures; imperial history; Modern European Cultural History; Transnational History

  • (805) 893.5681
  • HSSB 4253
  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Englsih

  • (805)893-7488
  • South Hall 2505