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
Beth Schneider
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: sexuality, feminist studies, social movements, AIDS, health; political and social movements

  • (805) 893-3300
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3419
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

  • Assistant 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/Chair

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


Ines Talamantez
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Religious Studies: Native American religious traditions and philosophies, religions of Mexico and Chicano religion, women and healing, religion and ecology

  • Professor
  • Chair

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Sociology: social movements, gender, feminist studies, sexuality, and health

  • (805) 893-3118
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3419
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
  • Assistant 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.