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. 

Deborah K Letourneau
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-2860 (email preferred)
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • 423 Nat Sci 2
  • Office Hours Spring: TH 12:30-1:15, ES 108 students after class
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Courses ENVS 108 - General Entomology; ENVS 129 - Integrated Pest Management; ENVS 190 - Capstone - Environmental Problem-Solving; ENVS 201N - Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Environmental Studies; ENVS 196 - Senior Seminars on redwoods, invasive plants, biological control; ENVS 230 - Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

Research Interests

Insect-plant interactions, biological control, trophic cascades, tropical ecology, community ecology in forests and agroecosystems, redwood forest food webs, landscape complexity and ecosystem services for pest control

Biography, Education and Training

B.S. Zoology, University of Michigan
M.S. Biology, University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. Entomology, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests

Sustainable agriculture and community ecology