Faculty Advisory Committee
Sociology Department and Urban Studies and Planning Department
Research Interests: Globalization, Development, Gender, Migration, Political Sociology, Latinos / Latin America, Urban Studies, Social Theory, Qualitative Methods.
Literature Department, Ethnic Studies Department
Director, African American Studies Minor Program
Research Interests: Prison Studies, Slavery Studies, African American Literature, Legal Studies, Blues, American Literature, Racial Gothic Literature.
Communication Department, Critical Gender Studies Department
Research Interests: Mass media, Film History, World Cinema, Folklore, African and African American cinema, African American Women, Black Deaf Culture. Dr. Davis is also an award winning filmmaker.
Visual Arts Department
Research Interests: Cultural Theory, Gender Studies, Cognitive Science, Digital Media, Latin American Art, Art Theory and Politics, Performance Art, Critical Pedagogy, Social Movements, Marxism.
Ethnic Studies and Literature Department
Associate Director of Critical Gender Studies
Research Interests: African Diaspora Studies, Queer Theory, Transnational Feminism, Film Studies, European Migrant and Minority Cultures, Queer of Color Critique, Visual Cultural Studies, Media Theory.
Ethnic Studies Department Chair
Research Interests: Visual culture (TV, film, new media) and difference; Chicana/o media and social movements; critical university studies; race in digital culture; farm workers in a global frame.
Associate Professor of Peninsular and Latin American Literature and Culture
Research Interests: Marxism and Psychoanalysis as a theoretical matrix toddress a series of problems such as the politics of memory in Spain and Latin America, the convoluted relationship between market, culture and State, the privatization of the public university, the critique of Neo-liberalism in Latin America and the development of intersectional analysis (the asymmetrical relationship between race, gender, class, and sexuality) as a tool to rethink labor history, neo-colonialism, migration and the global and national struggles against the expansion of capitalism.
Sixth College Interim Director of Culture, Art, and Technology Writing Program
Research Interests: Asian American Studies, Filipino American Literature, Transnational Labor Studies, Immigration, Filipino History, Culture, and Identity, Community Service Learning, Transformative Pedagogy.
Ethnic Studies Department and Literature Department
Director of Ethnic Studies Graduate Studies
Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century US Literature and Culture; Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies; Comparative Colonialisms, War, and Cultural Memory; Fantasy, SF, and Speculative Fiction; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; Film, Media, and Visual Culture; Labor, Transnational Social Movements, and Radical History; American Studies.
Ethnic Studies Department
Research Interests: Comparative colonialisms in the Americas; the coloniality of gender, sexuality, and being; visual economies of the casta system and plantation slavery; lumpen phenomenology; cultural studies; decolonial theory and politics.
Complex Systems Laboratory, Climate, Atmospheric Sciences & Physical Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research Interests: Complex Systems, Self-Organization, Geophysical Pattern Formation and Patterns in Vegetation, Arctic Landscapes, Permafrost, Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Glacial Geomorphology, Nonlinear Dynamics of Human-Landscape Interactions, Theory and Philosophy of Modelling, Models for the Dynamics of Science and Human Consciousness, and Environmental Justice.
Political Science Department
Director of the International Migration Studies Program Minor
Research Interests: The Politics of Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant "Illegality," Race, Ethnicity, the Politics of Identity, Law and Policy, and Quantitative Research Methods.