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. 

David Brundage
  • Title
    • Chair, Santa Cruz Division of the Academic Senate
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Oakes College, Community Studies Program, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Merrill College, Center for Labor Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4645 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 222
  • Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm and by appointment; email in advance to set up Zoom meeting during office hours.
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Immigration, Class, Colonialism, Discrimination and Inequality, History, Labor and Social Movements, US History
  • Courses HIS 80X: The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Change and American Society, HIS 100: Historical Skills and Methods, HIS 123: Immigrants and Immigration in U.S. History, HIS 166: Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict, HIS 190Z: The Long Civil Rights Movement, HIS 201: Directed Research Colloquium, HIS 210B: Readings in U.S. History, HIS 215C: Topics in American History: U.S. Immigration and Ethnic History

Research Interests

U.S. immigration and working-class history, with a particular focus on the Irish experience in America; ethnicity and race in U.S. history, including the history of movements for racial justice; transnational history of diasporic radicalisms; Irish history and politics.

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. Reed College
M.A. University of Warwick
Ph.D. UCLA

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2016
  • President, Southwest Labor Studies Association, 2008-2012 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2009
  • UCSC Social Sciences "Golden Apple" Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997
  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 1994

Selected Publications