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. 

Joy Hagen
  • Title
    • Rachel Carson College and Oakes College Academic Literacy Curriculum Liaison
    • Writing Program Faculty
    • UC-AFT Continuing Faculty
  • Division Humanities Division, Baskin School of Engineering, Undergraduate Education
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • Rachel Carson College
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Affiliations Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 333
  • Office Hours Summer 2020: All Zoom all the time! By Appointment and Wednesday drop-ins
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Rachel Carson Fac Serv, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses WRIT 2: Breaking Science (Rhetoric & Inquiry); WRIT 1: Introduction to Composition; Rachel Carson College 1, Academic Literacy and Ethos: The Environment and Us (previously, CRSN 80A/C/D); BME 185: Technical Writing for Biomolecular Engineers; Phys 182: Scientific Communication for Physicists (Win 2020); Writing Assistant mentoring/supervising; Core Course Instructional Assistant mentoring

Summary of Expertise

Ecology; agroecology and food systems; plant-insect interactions; entomology; plant population biology; matrix population models; political economy; writing in the physical and biological sciences; writing and learning

Research Interests

Ecological risks of genetically engineered organisms; population dynamics; agroecology and food systems; science and uncertainty

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, UCSC

Teaching Interests

Science writing; writing instruction for students of physical and biological sciences; environmental science; entomology; plant population biology; service learning and activism.