Faculty Fellow 2017

Tara Prescott

Dr. Tara Prescott

Los Angeles

Tara Prescott is a Lecturer in Writing Programs and Faculty in Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Poetic...

Areas of Expertise: Neil Gaiman is a contemporary British author living and writing in the United States. He is most famous for his...

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Sherryl Vint

Professor

Riverside

Sherryl Vint is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and English at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the Speculative Fictions...

Areas of Expertise: There are two main focuses in my research: on how science and popular culture intersect, and on how speculative fiction is part of a utopian tradition of...

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Zeb Rifaqat

Zeb Rifaqat

Santa Cruz

Zeb Rifaqat is a core course instructor at Stevenson College, UC Santa Cruz. In this role, Zeb introduces incoming freshmen to both secular and religious...

Areas of Expertise: My academic training is in social anthropology. I graduated from the anthropology program at UC Santa Cruz in 2011. My doctoral dissertation was titled...

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Melissa Sanders-Self

Melissa Sanders-Self

Santa Cruz

Melissa Sanders-Self lives in Santa Cruz, California and is a continuing lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing, at the University of California,...

Areas of Expertise: My area of expertise is in writing fiction, personal essays and memoir and in teaching the intricacies of craft involved in each of those forms. An...

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Tabassum "Ruhi" Khan

Associate Professor

Riverside

Tabassum “Ruhi” Khan is Associate Professor Media and Cultural Studies at University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD in Media...

Areas of Expertise: My area of expertise is in media studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies and cultural anthropology. My research examines production of media texts...

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Amber West

Writer & Educator

Los Angeles

Amber West is a writer, educator, theater maker, and nonprofit-Jill-of-all-Trades originally from California with roots in Tennessee. West’s...

Areas of Expertise: I am an interdisciplinary thinker and an intersectional feminist scholar and artist. I have developed an expertise in blending approaches from the...

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David Brundage

Professor

Santa Cruz

David Brundage is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published widely in the fields of U.S. immigration, labor and...

Areas of Expertise: A specialist in the areas of U.S. immigration, labor, and Irish diaspora history, I also teach courses on social movements in U.S. history, with a...

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Mia McIver

Lecturer

Los Angeles

Mia L. McIver teaches literature and writing at UCLA. She received a Ph.D. in English literature with a specialization in critical theory from UC...

Areas of Expertise: I study how writers during and between the two World Wars used experimental narrative form to contemplate anti-democratic concentrations of...

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Annapurna Pandey

Lecturer

Santa Cruz

Dr. Annapurna Devi Pandey teaches Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Pandey holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from...

Areas of Expertise: I am a cultural Anthropologist and have been working on Women's activism and women's movements in the context of neo- liberal policies of the...

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Kit Myers

Assistant Professor

Merced

Kit Myers is an assistant professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at University of California, Merced. Myers received his B.S. in Journalism ...

Areas of Expertise: I am trained in ethnic studies, which means I have interdisciplinary training in analyzing historical and contemporary ways that the notions of race ...

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Felicia Lopez

Professor

Santa Barbara

Felicia Rhapsody Lopez is a proud Indigenous Chicana Feminist. She is currently serving as UC Santa Barbara’s first Postdoctoral Scholar in ...

Areas of Expertise: I specialize in the critical analysis of iconographic and literary texts related to Indigenous and mixed Indigenous people of Mesoamerican heritage, ...

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Shelley Stamp

Film Historian

Santa Cruz

Shelley Stamp is the author of two award-winning books on women and early cinema, and founding editor of the journal Feminist Media Histories. She is...

Areas of Expertise: I am an expert on women and early Hollywood. My work charts the extraordinary role that women played in the first decades of moviemaking – ...

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Lisa Rofel

Professor

Santa Cruz

Lisa Rofel is an anthropologist who has written many books and articles on contemporary China. Originally inspired by China's twentieth century...

Areas of Expertise: Contemporary China, especially China's transition from socialism to capitalism, gender and sexuality in China, and grassroots activism. I would...

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Camilo Gomez-Rivas

Assistant Professor

Santa Cruz

I specialize in the cultures, history, and literatures of the medieval and early modern western Mediterranean. My book, Law and the Islamization of ...

Areas of Expertise: Medieval Mediterranean; Islamic Law and society; history of Islamic world; history of the Maghrib and Islamic Spain; Arabic literature

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Anthony Breakspear

Lecturer

Santa Cruz

Anthony is an educator, writer, social activist, and rhetorician; ze teaches a variety of innovative writing-based courses at UCSC that grapple with ...

Areas of Expertise: Creative non-fiction and avant garde writing; rhetoric and composition; queer theory; performance studies

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Serena Williams

Lecturer

Davis

Serena Williams received her PhD in Linguistics from UC Davis in 2015 with an emphasis in sociocultural linguistics. Her dissertation research ...

Areas of Expertise: Sociocultural linguistics is a field that requires astute observation of the language of human interaction. In this field, I study the how and why of ...

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Cecilia Cheung

Assistant Professor

Riverside

Dr. Cecilia Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Social ...

Areas of Expertise: My research aims to understand how children’s environment shapes their motivation and achievement in school. To this end, I have primarily ...

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Ianna Owen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Berkeley

Ianna Hawkins Owen is a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She works on ...

Areas of Expertise: My work examines literary and visual recitations of black failure in the forms and sites of misrecognition, betrayal, suicide, idleness, gender and ...

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