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. 

Andrea Steiner
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer In Community Studies
  • Division Undergraduate Education
  • Department
    • Community Studies Program
  • Phone
    831-459-1267
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-4979
  • Office Location
    • Oakes College Academic Building, Oakes College Academic Building, room 207
  • Office Hours W 1-4 and by appointment
  • Mail Stop EPC/Community Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

Health policy, critical public-health studies, gerontology (aging), women's health, critical analysis of civically engaged education

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Health Policy Analysis, Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies (1993)
M.S., Gerontology, University of Southern California (1986)
A.B., Communication in Plastic Arts & Literature (cum laude), Brown University (1973)