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. 

Daniel Guevara
  • Title
    • Chair and Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Philosophy Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Environmental Studies Department, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-3600
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Faculty Office Addition, Annex 103
  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Philosophy, Ethics
  • Courses Phil 1: Intro to Philosophy, Phil 100C: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists, Phil 142: Advanced Ethics, Phil 190: Kant's Moral Theory, Phil 290: Advanced Contemporary Ethics

Research Interests

Kant, moral philosophy, environmental ethics, history of modern philosophy, Wittgenstein

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

  • "Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind," Oxford University Press, 2012, co-edited with Jonathan Ellis
  • "The Role of Intuition in Some Ethically Hard Cases," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2011, see also AJP online, Feb 2010
  • "The Will as Practical Reason and the Problem of Akrasia," The Review of Metaphysics Vol. LXII, 2009
  • "Rebutting Formally Valid Counterexamples to the Humean 'Is-Ought' Dictum, " Synthese Vol. 164, see also Synthese online, August 2007
  • "Kant's Theory of Moral Motivation" Westview Press, 2000