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. 

Stacy M Philpott
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Alfred & Ruth Heller Chair in Agroecology
    • Director, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-1549
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-4015
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 473
  • Office Hours Winter 2020: Mondays 3:00-4:20, Tuesdays 11:00-11:40
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ecology, Conservation, Agroecology and Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Mexico
  • Courses ENVS 100 - Ecology and Society, ENVS 131 - Insect Ecology, ENVS 133 - Agroecology Practicum, ENVS 130C - Field Research Experiences in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Research Interests

agroecology, biodiversity, climate change, community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem services, food sovereignty, landscape ecology, insects, tropical biology, urban ecology