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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
  • Graduate Student
  • Associate Professor

Areas of interest:

  • Black queer theory
  • Trans theory
  • Black feminist theory
  • Literature and cultural criticism
  • LGBTQ history
  • Culture and film theory 

 

  • Professor

Women's Movements,

Sexualities,

Transnational History

  • 4710 South Hall
  • Ph.D. year 2019

Productive and Reproductive Labors

Ph.D. Emphasis in Writing Studies

Certificate in College and University Teaching

  • Associate Professor

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
Beth Schneider
  • Professor Emeritus

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
  • Graduate Student

Productive and Reproductive Labors

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

  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: photography, contemporary art, nineteenth-century French art and visual culture, feminist and critical theory

  • Graduate Student

Race and Nations

  • 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

  • Graduate Student

Race and Nations

  • Ph.D. Year 2021

Race and Nations

  • 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
  • Rest in Power
  • Professor

Ph.D., 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
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  • Graduate Student

Area of Emphasis: Genders and Sexualities

 

  • Lecturer

Anisha (she/her/hers) is a feminist law and society scholar. Prior to the completion of her Ph.D. in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London she was as a social woker supporting survivors of sexual violence in Mumbai. Most recently she was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton. Her research primarily examines survivor's experience of legal institutions and their expectations of justice. Other interests include the collation and analysis of data in criminology research, the regulation of marriage and sexuality and the formulation of legislation particularly in the colonial period.

  • Ph.D. Year 2014

Genders and Sexualities

  • Professor Emeritus

Feminist Theory & Analysis, Gender & Literature, Critical Race Theory

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
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the LGBTQ Minor

LGBTQ Studies, queer theory, genders and sexualities, race and nation, performance studies, social justice, transnational American studies, popular culture, ethnography, cultural politics, political economy, visual art and culture, museum and archive studies

  • 4713 South Hall
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • they or any pronouns

 

Research interests include:

  • black feminist and queer studies

  • sexuality and gender

  • queer and LGBTQ studies

  • cultural criticism

  • critical theories

 

 

  • Graduate Student

Genders and Sexualities

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)
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  • Professor

Feminist and queer theory; sex practices; sex cultures; dismantling the patriarchy; creating feminist futures; witchcraft.

mariah webber, graduate student, pronouns: she/her
  • Graduate Student
  • she/her/hers

Black, queer, feminist theories; Sex, Sexualities, Erotics, and Sex Work; Black Diasporic Religions; Southern Studies

  • Ph.D. Year 2014

Genders and Sexualities

  • 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.

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