Critical Gender Studies

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

Core Faculty

Dayo F. Gore, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Sara Clarke Kaplan, PhD, Critical Gender Studies (Director, 2017–2020) and Ethnic Studies

Affiliated Faculty

Executive Committee

Sarah Hankins, PhD, Music

Roshanak Kheshti, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Alanna Aiko Moore, MLIS, UC San Diego Library

Hoang Nguyen, PhD, Literature

Laramie Smith, PhD, Global Public Health


Suzanne Brenner, PhD, Anthropology

Hanna Garth, PhD, Anthropology

Joseph Hankins, PhD, Anthropology

Dredge Kang, PhD, Anthropology

Amy Non, PhD, Anthropology

Shirley Strum, PhD, Anthropology

Saiba Varma, PhD, Anthropology


Patty Ahn, PhD, Communication

Patrick Anderson, PhD, Communication and Ethnic Studies

Boatema Boateng, PhD, Communication

Angela Booker, PhD, Communication

Zeinabu Davis, MFA, Communication

Kelly Gates, PhD, Communication

Valerie Hartouni, PhD, Communication

Lilly Irani, PhD, Communication

Carol Padden, PhD, Communication

David Serlin, PhD, Communication

Elana Zilberg, PhD, Communication

Education Studies

Makeba Jones, PhD, Education Studies

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tara Javidi, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ethnic Studies

Kirstie Dorr, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Yen Le Espiritu, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Roshanak Kheshti, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Curtis Marez, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Shaista Patel, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Shelley Streeby, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Daphne Taylor-Garcia, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Kamala Visweswaran, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Ana Celia Zentella, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Global Public Health

Anita Raj, PhD, Global Public Health

Laramie Smith, PhD, Global Public Health


Nancy Caciola, PhD, History

Suzanne Cahill, PhD, History

Benjamin Cowan, PhD, History

Todd Henry, PhD, History

Deborah Hertz, PhD, History

Judith Hughes, PhD, History

Christine F. Hunefeldt, PhD, History

Rachel Klein, PhD, History

Weijing Lu, PhD, History

Simeon Man, PhD, History

Wendy Matsumura, PhD, History

Natalia M. Molina, PhD, History

Rebecca Plant, PhD, History

Pamela Radcliff, PhD, History

Cynthia Truant, PhD, History

Daniel Widener, PhD, History


John Blanco, PhD, Literature

Gloria Elizabeth Chacon, PhD, Literature

Dennis R. Childs, PhD, Literature

R. Michael Davidson, PhD, Literature

Ben Doller, MFA, Literature

Page du Bois, PhD, Literature

Fatima El-Tayeb, PhD, Literature and Ethnic Studies

Camille Forbes, PhD, Literature

Ari Heinrich, PhD, Literature

Lily Hoang, MFA, Literature

Stephanie Jed, PhD, Literature

Sara Johnson, PhD, Literature

Todd Kontje, PhD, Literature

Jin-Kyung Lee, PhD, Literature

Lisa Lowe, PhD, Literature

Luis Martin-Cabrera, PhD, Literature

Louis Montrose, PhD, Literature

Hoang Nguyen, PhD, Literature

Sal Nicolazzo, PhD, Literature

Roddey Reid, PhD, Literature

Rosaura Sánchez, PhD, Literature

Kathryn Shevelow, PhD, Literature

Anna Joy Springer, MFA, Literature

Erin Suzuki, PhD, Literature

Nicole Tonkovich, PhD, Literature

Ameeth Vijay, PhD, Literature

Cynthia Walk, PhD, Literature

Kathryn Walkiewicz, PhD, Literature

Megan E. Wesling, PhD, Literature

Winifred Woodhull, PhD, Literature

Oumelbanine Zhiri, PhD, Literature


Sarah Hankins, PhD, Music

Jann Pasler, PhD, Music

Carol Plantamura, MFA, Music

Political Science

Ann Craig, PhD, Political Science

Maureen Feeley, PhD, Political Science


Christine R. Harris, PhD, Psychology

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Brad Werner, PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Abigail Andrews, PhD, Sociology

Mary Blair-Loy, PhD, Sociology

Bennetta Jules-Rosette, PhD, Sociology

Rebecca Klatch, PhD, Sociology

Martha Lampland, PhD, Sociology

Mary Walshok, PhD, Sociology

Brooke West, PhD, Sociology


Elaine Tanaka, MD, Surgery

Theatre and Dance

Nadine George-Graves, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Jorge Huerta, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Emily Roxworthy, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Janet Smarr, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Visual Arts

Lisa Cartwright, PhD, Visual Arts and Communication

Erica Cho, MFA, Visual Arts

Babette Mangolte, PhD, Visual Arts

Susan Smith, PhD, Visual Arts

Alena Williams, PhD, Visual Arts