• Graduate Student
  • 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
  • Graduate Student
  • Professor
  • Chair

Reproductive politics, Health, Medicine, and Science

  • (805) 893-8444
  • 4714 South Hall
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)
  • Graduate Student

Genders and Sexualities

  • Graduate Student

Gender and Sexualities

  • 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
Linda Putnam
  • Professor
  • Chair

Ph.D., Professor, Communication: Negotiation and conflict management in organizations; discourse studies in organizations; gender and negotiation; Organizational Communication

  • (805) 893-5316
  • 4109/4409 SS&MS
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
  • Professor

Women's Movements,


Transnational History

  • (805) 893-6130
  • 4710 South Hall
  • Graduate Student

Productive and Reproductive Labors

Ph.D. Emphasis in Writing Studies

Certificate in College and University Teaching

  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Englsih

  • (805)893-7488
  • South Hall 2505
Chela Sandoval
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chicano Studies: cyber and millennial studies, third space feminism, critical media theory and production, oppositional consciousness, social movement

  • (805) 893-3363
  • 1701 South Hall
  • Financial Analyst
  • 805-893-4330
  • 4631E South Hall