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. 

Karen Barad
  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Affiliations Philosophy Department, History of Consciousness Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
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  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Rm 330
    • Humanities 1 Rm 330
  • Office Hours On leave, AY 2019-20
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Courses 80K/30. Feminism and Science; 100. Feminist Theories; 133. Science and the Body; 194D. Feminist Science Studies (senior seminar); 194W. Politics of Space, Time, and Matter; 202. Disciplining Knowledges; 214. Topics in Feminist Science Studies (different theme each offering); 268A. Science & Justice: Experiments in Collaboration (for the Science & Justice Training Program); 268B. Science & Justice: Experiments in Methods (for the Science & Justice Training Program); European Graduate School graduate course, Saas-Fee, summer 2017, 2019

Research Interests

Feminist science studies, materialisms, deconstruction, poststructuralism, critical posthumanism, decolonial studies, multispecies studies, science & justice, physics, continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, politics, philosophy of physics, feminist, queer, & trans theories

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Physics, SUNY Stony Brook
Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad's Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Barad held a tenured appointment in a physics department before moving into more interdisciplinary spaces. Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist theory. Barad's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Barad is the Director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC. Barad is affiliated faculty in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Barad received an honorary doctorate from Gothenburg University in 2016, and is on the faculty of the European Graduate School. 

See also: http://people.ucsc.edu/~kbarad/  and   http://egs.edu/faculty/karen-barad

Selected Publications

Selected Exhibitions

An Artistic/ Computer Animation Work: “Quarkland,” 3D computer animations of the physics of elementary particles for a CD-interactive version of Stephen Hawking’s best seller, A Brief History of Time. 1994