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. 

Terry Terhaar
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • Biomolecular Engineering
    • Physics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 229
    • Working remotely for Spring quarter
  • Office Hours Spring quarter 2020 ~ via Zoom on Mondays 3-5pm in California and by appointment (email me for Zoom info)
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses Writing 2-Climate Change, Biodiversity, and the Environment; Biomolecular Engineering 123T Senior Thesis Writing; Physics 182 Scientific Communication for Physicists

Research Interests

Intense spiritual experience in nature.

Biography, Education and Training

M.F.S., Ph.D. Yale University

Teaching Interests

Writing in the sciences; inquiry-based (research) writing; science communication; western environmental writing and thought; biodiversity conservation.