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. 

Neda Atanasoski
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Co-director, Center for Racial Justice
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliations Film and Digital Media Department, Digital Arts and New Media, Legal Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2773, 831-459-1924
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 337
  • Office Hours Winter 2020: W 2-3, 6-7 and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Courses 125 Race, Sex, Technology; 80T Religion in U.S. Politics; 100. Feminist Theories; 126. Images, Power, and Politics: Methods in Visual and Textual Analysis; 194O. Politics of Gender and Human Rights; 200. Feminist Theories; 222. Religion, Feminsm, and Sexual Politics; 215 Postcolonial/Postsocialist Analytics; 202 Disciplining Knowledge

Summary of Expertise

Race and technology; war and nationalism; gender, ethnicity, and religion; cultural studies and critical theory; media studies

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Literature and Cultural Studies University of California, San Diego

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2019-2020  Co-PI “Speculative Futures” UC Multicampus Research Program
  • 2017-18 Committee on Academic Research Special Research Grant, UCSC 
  • 2016 Visiting Research Fellowship, GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2015-16 Co-PI, The Socialism/Postsocialism Research Cluster, Institute for Humanities Research
  • 2013-2015 Co-PI, Religion in Diaspora and Global Affairs, Luce Foundation Humanities Studio Grant, “Humanitarian Ethics, Religious Affinities,” 
  • 2012 Co-PI, UC Humanities Research Institute, Residential Research Fellowship, “Imperial Legacies, Postsocialist Contexts: History, Ethics and Difference in a Neoliberal Age,” Fall 2012
  • 2012 Co-PI, Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies Grant, “Reframing Race/Religion,” 
  • 2011-2012 Hellman Fellows Program, Fellowship
  • 2011 Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2010-11 Co-PI, UC Center for New Racial Studies Grant, “Reforming Religion: Race, Ethnicity, and Secularism in the New Europe” 
  • 2010-11 Co-PI, UC Humanities Research Institute Working Group Grant, “Imperial Legacies, Post-socialist Contexts: Transnationalizing Analytics of Race, Gender and Sexuality”
  • 2008 Faculty Research Grant, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2007-2008 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology 
  • 2007 FAHSS Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Individual Grant, SUNY Stony Brook
  • 2005-2006 Faculty Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara 

Selected Publications