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. 

Brent M Haddad
  • Title
    • Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-331-0654 (cell)
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-4015
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 493
  • Office Hours Mondays 10-noon
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street/ENVS
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Water Policy and Management
  • Courses ENVS 165: Fresh Water Policy, ENVS 65: Introduction to Fresh Water

Summary of Expertise

  • Fresh Water Policy and Management
  • Renewable Energy Policy

Research Interests

  • Integrated Water Management
  • Regional Water Management
  • Water and Energy Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Renewable Energy

Biography, Education and Training

  • PhD, Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley, 1996
  • MBA, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 1991
  • MA, Georgetown University, 1985
  • BA, Stanford University, 1982

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Numerous research grants
  • Numerous teaching awards

Teaching Interests

  • Water Policy and Management
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Institutional Economics