Affiliated Faculty

  • Professor
  • Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity

Gender in Modern Middle East

Global Feminism

  • (805) 893-7136
  • HSSB 3047
  • 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
  • Professor
Early Modern Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, Post-Colonial Studies, Renaissance Literature, Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature, Theories of Gender and Sexualities


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  • Associate Professor

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

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

Race, Ethnicity, Nation; International migration; Urban Sociology; Culture; Ethnography/Qualitative Methodology


  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, department of Spanish and Portuguese: Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies, Iberian Feminisms, violence against women in Spain and Latin America. Her most recent publication is the co-edited volume (with Roberta Johnson) A New History of Iberian Feminisms (2008, University of Toronto Press).

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

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

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

Ph. D., Professor, Education: Science education, Teacher education and professional development, Educational equity

  • (805) 893-4110
  • Education 3103
  • Professor

Ph.D., 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
  • Associate Professor

the sociology of masculinities; the sociology of gender; the sociology of sexualities; the sociology of families; and gender theory.  All of my courses highlight contemporary issues of identity and inequality.


  • 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, Department of Chicana/o Studies: Chicana/o & Latina/o History, Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies, Race & Juvenile Justice, Latinas in the U.S., Latina/o Youths in Global Perspective, United States-Mexico Border, Spanish Borderlands, Qualitative Research Methods

  • (805)893-8880
  • 1709 South Hall
  • Assistant Professor
Chicana/o and Latina/o Performance Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Visual Culture, Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Studies, Afro-Latina/o Diaspora Studies, Chicana/Latina Feminisms, Afro-Latina/o Diaspora Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Theater History, Chicana/o and Latina/o Ethnomusicology, Dramaturgy, Acting Methodology


  • 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
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
  • Professor

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

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

  • (805) 893-5008
  • 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
  • Graduate Director
  • Professor & Kapany Chair for Sikh & Punjab Studies
  • 2125 SSMS, Department of Global Studies University of California Santa Barbara CA 93106, USA
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
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  • Professor
  • Department of Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy

Stephan Miescher
  • Professor

Ph.D., 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 in Department of English
  • Co-Director of Las Maestras Center for Xicana[x] Indigenous Thought
  • Art & Social Practice

DeColonial and Américan Indigenous Studies

  • 2709 South Hall. UCSB Santa Bárbara, California 93106-3170
  • 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
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)
Erika Rappaport
  • Professor

Ph.D., 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
  • In Memoriam

Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Englsih

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

Ph.D., 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
Denise Segura
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, feminist studies, Chicano/a studies, race relations, work and community studies; Latina/o education, and Chicana/Mexicana employment

  • (805) 893-4761
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3004
  • Associate Professor

Modern middle east, economic thought, development, the body, liberalism

  • Professor of Film & Media Studies

Art & technology, media theory/practice, algorithmic culture, feminism middle east studies, global human rights, interactive design, creative coding, glitch art, live cinema, virtual/augmented reality, data viz, analytics

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture: contemporary art; material culture, craft, and design; gender and artistic labor; art criticism; feminist historiographies and theory; alternative spaces; art school pedagogies; global exhibition practice and history; queer culture and theory

  • Professor

Asian American Studies; immigration and welfare policy; health care access; race, class, and gender; urban theory; feminist theory and methods; environmental justice.


France Winddance Twine
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, girlhood, racism/anti-racism, feminist theory, critical race theory, field research methods, multiracial/transracial families; The Body, Culture, Ethnography, Intimacy, Privilege, Field Research Methods, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Visual Sociology, Comparative Racial Studies (Europe/US/South Africa)

  • (805) 893-4398
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3020
Janet Walker
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Film and Media Studies: film history and historiography, documentary film, film and ethnography; feminism and film theory; trauma and memory; media and environment

  • (805) 893-2347
  • 2314 Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS)
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures: anthropology of the state, modernity, China and Chinese diaspora in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the West; critical theory; gender and feminism; media studies; sovereignty and state power; and cultural approaches to political economy

Xiaojian Zhao
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Asian American Studies: U.S. history, Asian American history, immigration, family, gender, and law

  • (805) 893-2825
  • HSSB 5030
  • Associate Professor

Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology; sociophonetics; language, gender, and sexuality, especially within transgender and LGBQ communities; embodiment; language and identity; language socialization; ethnography; acoustic and perceptual phonetics; discourse analysis.