Rachel Carson College Faculty Fellows

Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah is Rachel Carson College's new faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Dr. Jinnah is an Associate Professor in the Politics Department, an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department, and a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. Her most recent projects examine how key norms in global climate politics shape power relations, the role of U.S. preferential trade agreements in shaping environmental policy in trading partner nations, and the politics of climate engineering governance. 

Hunter Bivens
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • German Studies
  • Affiliations Jewish Studies, History of Art/Visual Culture, History of Consciousness Department, German Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4037 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 110
  • Office Hours T 12:00-2:00 pm and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise German Studies, Literature, Marxism, Critical Theory

Summary of Expertise

Twentieth and twenty-first century German literature, culture, and film; Marxism and critical theory; socialist realism and proletarian literature; modernism and left avant-gardes; novel theory

Research Interests

Anna Seghers; Bertolt Brecht; GDR literature and film; work and culture

Biography, Education and Training

BA Bard College; PhD University of Chicago

Teaching Interests

nineteenth to twenty-first century German literature and culture; Marxism and critical theory; film; Bertolt Brecht; Franz Kafka; cultures of socialism; represntations of work