Affiliated Faculty

Neda Atanasoski
Professor of Feminist Studies
Race and technology; war and nationalism; gender, ethnicity, and religion; cultural studies and critical theory; media studies

Julianne Burton-Carvajal
Professor Emerita of Literature
Twentieth- and 21st-century Latin(o) American visual media, particularly film; melodrama as a transnational form; gender and authorship; literature, arts, and social history of California

Teresa de Lauretis
Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness
Semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism, film theory, literary theory, queer theory

Rosa-Linda Fregoso
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus of Latin American and Latino Studies
Human rights, feminist theory, culture and social theories, film, visual arts and media

Herman S. Gray
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Media, Race, Television Studies, Cultural Politics, Jazz Studies


Donna J. Haraway
Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness
Science, technology, and medicine studies; feminist theory; relations between life and human sciences; histories of animal-human relationships; cultures of nature and environment; science and politics; animal studies


Dee Hibbert-Jones
Professor of Art
Public art, sculpture, documentary film, animation


Isaac Julien
Distinguished Professor
Moving-image and Video Art practice in Contemporary Art.  Post-colonial and Topographies of Queer Cinema in Independent Film and Fine Art. The Poetic documentary. Scenographic and Curatorial approaches to multiple-screen installation. Black Cinema and the archive. 

David Marriott
Professor of History of Consciousness
Literary theory; psychoanalysis; black cultural theory and philosophies of race; the literary and visual cultures of modernism


Megan Moodie
Associate Professor of Anthropology
feminist theory, political and legal anthropology, post-socialist studies, indigeneity, affirmative action, development and microfinance, reproductive politics and maternity, film 

Mark Nash
Postcolonial perspectives on contemporary art and cinema, with a particular focus on curating.

Ed Shanken
Associate Professor of the Arts Division
Art, Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Art Theory, Digital Arts, Contemporary Art, Digital Media, History of Art and Visual Culture, Science and Technology, New Media