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. 

G.S. Sahota
  • Title
    • Associate Professor, Aurora Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2487 (office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 630
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise South Asian Studies, European Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Religion and Secularism

Research Interests

Postcolonial studies; world literature and cultural studies; Indian literary and intellectual history (especially in Urdu, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Hindi, and English); historiography of South Asia; epic; religion and modernity (Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism); romanticism; Marxism; Continental Philosophy (especially Hegel and the Frankfurt School); film and media studies; translation as medium