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. 

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2363
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-1925
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Office #334
  • Office Hours Spring 2014: Wednesdays 3:30-5pm
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Courses 80B. Sexuality and Globalization; 115. Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas; 120. Transnational Feminisms; 124. Technology and Latinidad; 194F. Chicana/Latina Cultural Production; 211. Sexuality, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Research Interests

Transnational feminism, migration, Latin American/Latino studies, Chicana/o studies, technology and the body, sexuality

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. American Studies (Minor in Advanced Feminist Studies), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Selected Publications

  • Books

    Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas, New York University Press, January, 2013.

  • Select Articles
  • “Spirit-Matters: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Cosmic Becoming Across Human/Nonhuman Borderlands.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43 (4), May 2018.    https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/696630

  • “BioRobotics: Surveillance and the Automation of Biological Life,” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 4 (1), 2018.https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/article/view/29635/pdf

  • “Transnationalism: Gender and Queer approaches,” Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender Studies, 2015.

  • "Flexible Technologies of Subjectivity and Mobility across the Americas," Special Issue of the American Quarterly Journal: Rewiring the 'Nation': The Place of Technology in American Studies, Fall 2006.

  • “Cyber-brides and Global Imaginaries: Mexican Women’s turn from the National to the Foreign,” in eds. Denise A. Segura and Patricia Zavella, Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A Reader.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

  • "Planet-Love.com: Cyberbrides in the Americas and the Transnational Routes of U.S. Masculinity," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Winter 2006 (vol. 30, no.2).

  • “Cyberbrides and Global Imaginaries: Mexican Women’s Turn from the National to the Foreign,” In Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Sciences 7, no. 1 (Feb 2004): 33-48.