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  • Graduate Student

Productive and Reproductive Labors

Denise Segura
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, feminist studies, Chicano/a studies, race relations, work and community studies; Latina/o education, and Chicana/Mexicana employment

  • (805) 893-4761
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3004
  • Associate Professor

Modern middle east, economic thought, development, the body, liberalism

  • Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies

Art & technology, media theory/practice, algorithmic culture, feminism middle east studies, global human rights, interactive design, creative coding, glitch art, live cinema, virtual/augmented reality, data viz, analytics

  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: photography, contemporary art, nineteenth-century French art and visual culture, feminist and critical theory

  • Graduate Student

Race and Nations

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture: contemporary art; material culture, craft, and design; gender and artistic labor; art criticism; feminist historiographies and theory; alternative spaces; art school pedagogies; global exhibition practice and history; queer culture and theory

  • Graduate Student

Race and Nations

  • Graduate Student

Race and Nations

  • Professor/Chair

Asian American Studies; immigration and welfare policy; health care access; race, class, and gender; urban theory; feminist theory and methods; environmental justice.


Ines Talamantez
  • Rest in Power
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies: Native American religious traditions and philosophies, religions of Mexico and Chicano religion, women and healing, religion and ecology

  • Professor
  • Chair

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Sociology: social movements, gender, feminist studies, sexuality, and health

  • (805) 893-3118
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3419
  • Ph.D Year 2014

Genders and Sexualities

  • Professor

Feminist Theory & Analysis, Gender & Literature, Critical Race Theory

  • 4711 South Hall
France Winddance Twine
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, girlhood, racism/anti-racism, feminist theory, critical race theory, field research methods, multiracial/transracial families; The Body, Culture, Ethnography, Intimacy, Privilege, Field Research Methods, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Visual Sociology, Comparative Racial Studies (Europe/US/South Africa)

  • (805) 893-4398
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3020
  • Associate Professor

LGBTQ Studies, queer theory, genders and sexualities, race and nation, performance studies, social justice, transnational American studies, popular culture, ethnography, cultural politics, political economy, visual art and culture, museum and archive studies

  • 4713 South Hall
  • Graduate Student
  • they/them

black, feminist, queer theories; sexuality studies; nonmonogamy and monogamy; cultural studies;  porn studies


  • Graduate Student
Janet Walker
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Film and Media Studies: film history and historiography, documentary film, film and ethnography; feminism and film theory; trauma and memory; media and environment

  • (805) 893-2347
  • 2314 Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS)
mariah webber, graduate student, pronouns: she/her
  • Graduate Student
  • she/her/hers

Black, queer, feminist theories; Sex, Sexualities, Erotics, and Sex Work; Black Diasporic Religions; Southern Studies

  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures: anthropology of the state, modernity, China and Chinese diaspora in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the West; critical theory; gender and feminism; media studies; sovereignty and state power; and cultural approaches to political economy

Xiaojian Zhao
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Asian American Studies: U.S. history, Asian American history, immigration, family, gender, and law

  • (805) 893-2825
  • HSSB 5030
  • Assistant Professor

Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology; sociophonetics; language, gender, and sexuality, especially within transgender and LGBQ communities; embodiment; language and identity; language socialization; ethnography; acoustic and perceptual phonetics; discourse analysis.