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. 

Catherine A Jones
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2927 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 272 Stevenson College
  • Office Hours Spring 2020: Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m., and by appointment, via zoom or phone. Email me catjones@ucsc.edu for more details.
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street, Stevenson Academic Services
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Civil War, Gender Studies, Race, Youth Studies
  • Courses History 10A: U.S. survey to 1877; History 100: Historical Skills and Methods; History 110D: Civil War Era; History 110H: Greater Reconstructions; History 109A: Race, Gender, and Power in the Antebellum South; History 114: Markets and Morality in the 19th C U.S.; History 190W: Research Seminar in the Civil War and Reconstruction; History 190M: History of Children Research Seminar; History 212: Citizenship in U.S. History (graduate seminar); History 280 A and C: Pedagogy and Job Market Proseminars
  • Advisees, Grad Students, Researchers Jaclyn Nicole Schultz

Summary of Expertise

Slavery and Emancipation

Civil War Era

History of Children and Childhood

American South

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 2007

M.A. Johns Hopkins University, 2002

B.A. Haverford College, 1996

Selected Publications

Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2015)