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. 

Mark Cioc
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations German Studies, Stevenson College, Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-295-6000 (cell)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • History Department
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Border Studies, Environmental History, German Studies
  • Courses HIS 70A, Modern European History, 1500-1815; HIS 70B, Modern European History, 1815-present; HIS 2B, The World Since 1500; HIS 200, Methods and Theories of History; HIS 196G, Modern Germany and Europe; HIS 172D, Hitler and Nazi Germany; HIS 172B, German Film, 1919–1945; HIS 172A, Modern German History; HIS 75, Film and Holocaust

Summary of Expertise

U.S.-Mexico borderlands, public history, environmental history, international relations, German history, modern Europe

Research Interests

public history, U.S. foreign relations, global environmental issues, German history

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley

Honors, Awards and Grants

Academic Senate's Administrator of the Year Award for 2010-11, UC Santa Cruz

Selected Publications

  • The Edge of Texas: A History of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez since the 19th Century. In-progress manuscript.
  • The Game of Conservation: International Treaties to Protect the World's Migratory Species. Athens: University of Ohio Press, 2009.
  • How Green Were the Nazis? Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich, ed. with Franz-Josef Brüggemeier and Thomas Zeller. Athens: University of Ohio Press, 2006.
  • The Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 1815-2000. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.
  • Water and the Environment since 1945: Global Perspectives, vol. 7 of History in Dispute, ed. with C. Miller and K. Showers. Detroit, Mich.: St. James Press, 2001.
  • Pax Atomica: The Nuclear Defense Debate in West Germany during the Adenauer Era. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.