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Critical Gender Studies

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

Core Faculty

Holly Okonkwo, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Roy Pérez, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies


Amanda Martin Sandino, PhD, Critical Gender Studies

Karen Shelby, PhD, Critical Gender Studies

Leila Whitley, PhD, Critical Gender Studies

Affiliated Faculty

Executive Committee

Maribel Gomez, Assistant Director for Education, LGBT Resource Center

Sarah Hankins, PhD, Music (Critical Gender Studies Faculty Director, 2021–2022)

Patricia Hemans, PhD candidate in Education Studies with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies

Sal Nicolazzo, PhD, Literature

Holly Okonkwo, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Roy Pérez, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies 

Leila Whitley, PhD, Critical Gender Studies


Rekha Chandrabose, MD, Anesthesiology


Suzanne Brenner, PhD, Anthropology

Hanna Garth, PhD, Anthropology

Joseph Hankins, PhD, Anthropology

Dredge Kang, PhD, Anthropology

Amy Non, PhD, Anthropology

Shirley Strum, 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

Erin Hill, PhD, Communication

Lilly Irani, PhD, Communication

Carol Padden, PhD, Communication

David Serlin, PhD, Communication

Elana Zilberg, PhD, Communication

Dimensions of Culture

Amanda Solomon Amorao, PhD, Dimensions of Culture Writing Program

Emily Johnston, PhD, Dimensions of Culture Writing Program

Education Studies

Amy Bintliff, PhD, Education Studies

Makeba Jones, PhD, Education Studies

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tara Javidi, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ethnic Studies

Yen Le Espiritu, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Andrew Jolivétte, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Curtis Marez, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Kianna Middleton, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Holly Okonkwo, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Shaista Patel, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Roy Pérez, PhD, Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Shelley Streeby, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Daphne Taylor-Garcia, PhD, Ethnic Studies

K. Wayne Yang, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Ana Celia Zentella, PhD, Ethnic Studies

Geisel Library

Alanna Aiko Moore, MLIS, UC San Diego Library

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

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


Carol Arcos, PhD, Literature

John Blanco, PhD, Literature

Amy Sara Carroll, 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

Camille Forbes, 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

Andrea Mendoza, PhD, Literature

Louis Montrose, PhD, Literature

Hoang Nguyen, PhD, Literature

Sal Nicolazzo, PhD, Literature

Roddey Reid, PhD, Literature

Ariana Ruiz, 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


Amy Cimini, PhD, Music

Sarah Hankins, PhD, Music

M. Leslie Santana, PhD, Music

Jann Pasler, PhD, Music

Carol Plantamura, MFA, Music


David Inwards-Breland, MD, Pediatrics

Political Science

Ann Craig, PhD, Political Science

Maureen Feeley, PhD, Political Science


Janna Dickerson, PhD, Psychology

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

Richard Pitt, PhD, Sociology

Vanesa Ribas, PhD, Sociology

April Sutton, PhD, Sociology

Mary Walshok, PhD, Sociology


Elaine Tanaka, MD, Surgery

Theatre and Dance

Jorge Huerta, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Emily Roxworthy, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Janet Smarr, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Jade Power Sotomayor, PhD, Theatre and Dance

Visual Arts

Lisa Cartwright, PhD, Visual Arts and Communication

E. R. Cho, MFA, Visual Arts

Babette Mangolte, PhD, Visual Arts

Nicole Miller, MFA, Visual Arts

Susan Smith, PhD, Visual Arts

Alena Williams, PhD, Visual Arts